List of Courses To Pursue After 12th for International Students

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What after the 12th? It seems a daunting question for almost all 12th-grade students or students who have completed Class 12th.

With thousands of course options available to pursue after the 12th, the challenge to choose the best one is quite a difficult choice. This choice often puts students in a dilemma concerning career prospects, job opportunities, scope, passion, preference, and whatnot.

Some students feel they do not have any option to choose, while some feel overwhelmed with the diverse number of course options available to pursue.

The main factor behind the confusion and worry among students regarding future studies is due to lack of proper guidance. To make a wise decision, students need to have overall knowledge regarding the eligibility, admission process, scope, and other factors for choosing the best course to pursue after the 12th.

Let us make deciding on a career after the 12th a highly motivating choice instead of just being an option by giving you a full-fledged guideline on Courses to pursue after the 12th. 

What is the Study Abroad after the 12th?

Every year thousands of students choose to study abroad to pursue further studies.

Studying abroad after the 12th is one of the best ways to gain experience at an early age in a completely different environment. Foreign universities provide a wide range of undergraduate options and prepare you for real-life skills.

Some of the best reasons to study abroad after 12th are:

  1. Wide range of options and subjects to choose from: Bangladesh universities are still in the kick-off stage in choosing unconventional career options such as Meteorologist, Food Scientist, Ethical Hacker, etc. Foreign universities are generally more flexible and will let you find your true passion.
  2. Easier to get admission: Compared to a master's degree, it is easier to get into an undergraduate course in a foreign university.
  3. Global opportunities: A degree from abroad makes you a global citizen, which opens up the horizons to a plethora of career options. A degree from abroad is a magnet for any employer.
  4. Exposure to advanced technology and better teaching methods: Bangladesh education still follows contemporary teaching methods and lacks advanced technology and equipment. Studying abroad gives you a massive advantage of exposure to these technologies, especially in science courses such as engineering or medical.

Eligibility Criteria: Courses to Pursue after 12th in Abroad

There is a wide range of options available to students in a foreign university. However, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria set by the specific universities and courses.

Also, it is equally important to choose the subject per your interest and passion. To make the process a bit easier, here, we have listed the eligibility criteria to fulfil to study abroad after the 12th.

The three main eligibility criteria that you need to accomplish to complete the study abroad process are as follows:

  1. Language Skill Test: These are standardized language tests that students need to appear to get admission to a foreign university.
  2. Standardized Academic Tests: These are the mandatory tests to clear to study in a foreign University. These tests are specific to the country.
  3. Entrance Exams: Entrance Exams are an essential part of the admission process in studying abroad. The exams differ as per the country, university, course, and program.

Here is a brief list of exams you need to appear for to study abroad after the 12th:


Academic Tests 

Language Skill Tests 

Undergraduate Degree 


  1. TOEFL for US, Canada 
  2. IELTS or PTE for UK, Australia, and New Zealand
  3. CELPIP for Canada 
  4. CAE or CPE for the UK 

Certificate and Diploma 

  1. TOEFL for US, Canada 
  2. IELTS or PTE for Uk, Australia, and New Zealand 
  3. CELPIP for Canada 
  4. CAE or CPE for the UK 



  1. TOEFL for US, Canada 
  2. IELTS or PTE for UK, Australia, and New Zealand 
  3. CELPIP for Canada 
  4. CAE or CPE for the UK 



  1. TOEFL for US, Canada 
  2. IELTS or PTE for UK, Australia, and New Zealand 
  3. CELPIP for Canada 
  4. CAE or CPE for the UK 

Best Courses to Study Abroad after 12th

The options of courses to study abroad after the 12th are exhaustive. There is something for everyone, and students must choose the subject wisely, as per their subject knowledge, passion, and interest in the study.

Here are some of the best courses to study abroad after the 12th.



Bachelors in Engineering (B.E/BTech) 

4 years 

Law (LLB, J.D) 

3 Years 

Arts (B.A, B.S.W, BJMC) 

4 years 

Medicine (MBBS, BDS) 

5 years for both MBBS and BDS 

Management (BBA, BMS) 

3-4 years 

Courses after 12th in Arts Stream

Students who have completed their 12th from the Arts stream or students who are not interested in science or commerce can opt for courses in the arts stream. The list of courses is exhaustive and promises you a fulfilling career.

However, you must pause a little and make a wise decision before choosing the course.

To make the process simpler, here we are listing some of the best courses after the 12th in arts stream that you can consider:

  • Bachelors in English, Literature & Writing,
  • Bachelor's in history
  • Bachelor's in Journalism & Mass Communications
  • Economics, Sociology, or any regional languages.
  • Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Fine Arts
  • Hotel Management
  • B.S. in Product Design,
  • Bachelor of Interior Design,
  • B.A. in Interior Design
  • Travel & Tourism Management
  • Animation & Film making
  • Game Design/Graphic Design
  • Education

Courses after 12th in the Science Stream

If you have completed your class 12th with flying colours and have decided to study abroad, here are some of the top courses that you can consider pursuing:

  • Bachelors in Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
  • B.S. in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • IT Engineering,
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Management and Engineering.

Courses after 12th in the Commerce Stream

If you are looking to study abroad in the field of commerce after completing your 12th, the world of an undergraduate degree has a wide range of options for you.

Here are some of the best courses:

  • B.S. in Management Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance
  • B.Com. (Finance and Accounting).
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A. Economics)
  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
  • Charted Accountancy (CA)

Study Abroad after 12th Medical

If you have chosen PCB in your 12th standard, then the medical stream consists of several valuable programs to study abroad. Some of the best programs are:

  • Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelors in Dental Studies (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc A.H)
  • B Tech Biotechnology
  • BSc/Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • BTech Food Technology
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc in Zoology/Botany/Medicine

How to Study Abroad after the 12th?

Studying abroad after 12th and getting admission to a foreign university is not difficult if you follow the guidelines thoroughly.

To make the procedure less daunting for you, we are here listing the complete steps that you need to follow to get admission to your dream college abroad.

  • Identify the field of study: This includes choosing the course and specialization you want to pursue.
  • Select the best destination: Once you have decided on the course, the next step is to choose the country you want to pursue your further studies. (Australia, Canada, UK, USA)
  • Identify the University: This is the most crucial step of your process. Go through the academic and research opportunities, courses availability, fee structure, and then finalize the university.
  • Appear for the standardized tests/Language Tests: Depending on the requirements of the course and university, you should appear for the standardized tests.
    • The Language Skill Tests include IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc.
    • Other Standardized Tests that you need to appear as per the requirements are SAT/ ACT.
  • Apply for the University: Once you have qualified for the mandatory tests, the next step is to fill out the application form of the universities within the timeline. It also includes submitting necessary documents such as mark sheets, Transcripts, Financial capability certificate, Statement of Purpose and Letter of Recommendation, Application Essays.
  • Apply for the Student Visa: Once your admission is confirmed, the final step is to apply for the student visa. For entering any new country as a student, you must hold a valid student visa.

Top Universities to Study Abroad

There is a plethora of options to choose on the basis of your specialization. Here are some top universities abroad to pursue your studies after the 12th.



University of Oxford 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology 


Harvard University 


Stanford University 


University of Toronto 


University of Cambridge 


Imperial College of London 


University of Bristol 


University of British Columbia 


McGill University 


Study Abroad after 12th with Scholarships

Do you want to study abroad but are worried about the hefty expenses? No need to worry, as countries across the world offer various scholarships to help students study abroad.

Given below is a list of merit scholarships offered by different countries:


Study Destinations

Narotam Sekhsarias Scholarships 

All Countries 

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 


Great Scholarships 


Commonwealth Scholarships 


TATA Scholarship 


Career Opportunities After 12th in Abroad

There are massive career opportunities to pursue after 12th in abroad.

However, some of the most popular and demanding courses to pursue abroad after 12th are:

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Computer Science
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Journalism
  • Sociology
  • Design

AECC is one of the world's leading educational consultancies with versatile expert professionals who are ready to help you with any queries you may have. Contact us so we can be of assistance to you in your journey of fulfilling your dream.

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