These 8 courses studied abroad can fetch you hefty packages. These are the starting salaries

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The number of Indian students going abroad to study is increasing every year. The international universities and courses on the offer are luring students in India.

As per a report by MM Advisory Services titled 'Indian Students Mobility Report 2016, US numbers from India jumped almost 30% in 2015.

"In the US alone, nearly 45% of international students are either Chinese or Indians. That's almost half the market. Canada seems to be headed that way too. In 2010, the percentage share for China plus India was 30%. In 2014, it was almost 42%," the report stated.

Most of the Indians who go to study abroad prefer subjects like finance and economics, engineering, computer science, art and design, etc.

The most preferred universities by Indian students are MIT, University of Chicago, Princeton University, University of Cambridge, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London, University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Australian National University, etc.

"However, it's important to note that a student may prefer to study in a popular university, but getting accepted into it is altogether a different scenario," said Natasha Chopra, Managing Director, The Chopras' that offers educational services to student world over.

As per Chopra, the other top ten universities popular among Indian students are, University of Southern California, San Jose State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Deakin University, Monash University, Manchester University, University of Warwick, Humber College, University of Toronto and York University.

Meanwhile, another objective to study abroad is fat packages. There are several courses that fetch lucrative packages. "Generally, STEM courses stand as one of the highest paying jobs worldwide," said Chopra.

"The minimum tuition fees for these courses would range between $20,000 to $40,000 depending on the country and the university," she added.

These are 8 courses that are popular with their starting salaries
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1. Finance

1. Finance
Country to work in: UK, Australia, USA, Ireland, Hungary, Japan

Average annual salary: $55,000- $89, 160

2. Actuaries

2.  Actuaries
Country to work in: Australia, UK, New Zealand, US

Average annual salary: $65,000- $97,070

3. Data Analytics

3. Data Analytics
Country to work in: UK, USA, Ireland

Average annual salary: $50,000- 60,000

4. Software engineering & development

4. Software engineering & development
Country to work in: UK, USA, Ireland

Average annual salary: $75,160- $98,260

5. Computer science & IT

5. Computer science & IT
Country to work in: UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Israel

Average annual salary: $60,000- $90,120

6. Mechanical engineering

6. Mechanical engineering
Country to work in: UK, USA, Australia, Canada

Average annual salary: $60,000- 70,000

7. Architects

7. Architects
Country to work in: UK, USA, Australia, UAE

Average annual salary: $60,000- 70,000

8. Corporate Strategy

8. Corporate Strategy
Country to work in: USA, Australia,

Average annual salary: $68,982
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