7 Reasons Why You Should Study in Asia

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Study in Asia ? With Asia’s booming economy more and more international students, as well as local students, make the decision to study in Asia.  And with a tropical climate, mouthwatering food, white sandy beaches, rich culture, vibrant cities and an outstanding educational system, what’s not to love about Asia?

1. Get to know the rich and diverse cultures around Asia

Asia has rich and diverse cultures and each country has its own traditions and culture. As a student in Asia, regardless of which Asian country you decide to study will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and take part in cultural celebrations which will be a life-changing experience. Whether it is the unique architecture, the beautiful art or the delicious food, Asian cultures are inspiring for students and visitors alike. 

With a plenthory of historical and cultural sights, attractions and street food markets around the corners, Asia has something for everyone. If you embrace the local culture and habits with an open mind, you will get the most out of your experience. Many Asian cities are very multicultural such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore for example. In those cities, everyone co-exists in harmony and there is mutual respect for each other’s unique beliefs, traditions, and customs.

It’s worth noting that there are several cultural differences foreigners should be aware of which are different from Western culture. For example, in Asian countries, punctuality is highly valued as well as courtesy, and respect. Asians also place a strong emphasis on education which is why the educational standards are very high. 


  1. Great value for your money

Let’s be honest, when it comes to studying abroad, one of the most important factors to consider is money and the cost of living. 

In Asia, expenses are generally a lot more affordable. When compared to study costs in Europe, Uk and North America, you would most likely be able to study for a full undergraduate degree in Asia for the same price of a year in the UK or North America for example. However, even though more affordable, the education system in Asia is usually much more intensive and competitive than in the West, so whilst the fees are cheaper there’s no skimping on the quality. 

With lower tuition fees, you will have more money left over to spend on accommodation and entertainment. For students looking for more budget-friendly options when studying abroad, Asia is a great option! 

Essentially, students get an exciting international student experience whilst acquiring their degrees without breaking the bank.


  1. Tokyo is one of the most incredible student cities in the world


Tokyo in Japan is one of the most fantastic student cities in Asia (or perhaps the world!).  The Japanese capital is full of friendly people and has a complex and interesting culture, rich history, delicious food (sushi anyone?), and a well-regarded education system. Tokyo is a global city, with a strong financial centre, and a vibrant city that effortlessly combines timeless traditions and exciting modernisation. The city offers historical sites, modern sightseeing buildings, and more than 50,000 restaurants(!). With its sheer size, Tokyo offers plenty to see and do as the world’s most populous metropolitan area which puts it at the top of many international student’s as well as travellers’ bucket lists!

An affordable price for accommodations is vital to international students and interns in Tokyo. The average cost of a dorm is 630 euros per month, and a shared house is approximately 350 euros per month. There are several student accommodation Tokyo such as student residence Tokyo and apartments for rent. Some students opt for a Tokyo international student house which is a great way to get to know other students. At studentroomrentals.com we have a great selection of international student accommodation Tokyo.

Read our full guide to studying in Tokyo here. 


  1. Enjoy exploring bucket-list destinations right on your doorstep 

Asia’s location and its close proximity to so many different countries on the continent make it a dream for travellers and adventurers. There are countless places to explore and exotic islands to discover. And, travelling within Asia is affordable with many low-cost carriers operating and offering great deals all year round (do pay attention to the Chinese New Year which is in February, many Asians travel during this time and flight prices are more expensive than usual). 

This means that whichever country you are studying in, travelling to other countries in Asia is a cake walk. Many students in Asia visit neighbouring countries during school breaks and long weekends. 

  1. Delicious and mouthwatering Asian food 

Asia is perhaps most famous for its incredible food. From Thailand’s Pad Thai noodles, and Malaysia’s Hasi Goreng, to Japan’s Sushi and Vietnam’s rice paper rolls, the endless food offerings makes it worthwhile studying in Asia just to be able to enjoy the food on a daily basis. 

Many Asian dishes are served outside of Asia, however, nothing beats the original recipes made from local ingredients. Both Singapore and Malaysia are particularly none for having an incredibly diverse cuisine with many hawkers serving dishes from different countries and regions, all for very affordable prices.

  1. Springboard your career

Asia’s economy is booming! Graduating in Asia will give you an edge over your competitors. 

With so many companies now setting up branches in Asia, there are plenty of opportunities for you to gain industry experience. If your heart is set on working for big multinationals, you’ll be pleased to know companies such as Facebook, Airbnb, Apple, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Glaxo Smith Kline, Bayer, Roche and countless others from all over the world are all based in Asia, offering internship programs for graduates. Studying in Asia is a great strategic move which can springboard your future career! 

  1. Great weather all year round

For those who want to escape cold winters and say goodbye to long johns, Asia is a great destination. 

However, because of its immense size, the climate in Asia varied widely from country to country. Southeast Asia tends to enjoy a warm and mild tropical climate all year round making it a popular destination for many sun-seeking students. East Asia, on the other hand, including countries such as Japan, Korea and China has four seasons. However, even with the four seasons, the winters aren’t as cold and harsh when compared to Northern Europe and North America. 

Enjoy a warm tropical climate and all the perks that come with it – ocean swims, fresh fruits and a nice summer wardrobe all year round! 


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