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Study information technology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying information technology as an international student.

Information technology degrees abroad

Information technology (IT) degrees give you in-depth training in how to design IT systems, and you’ll learn about things like web development, information systems foundations and IT infrastructure.

It’s one of the most popular subjects for international students to study overseas, with thousands of students choosing to study computing degrees abroad every year. It’s an exciting field that offers graduates strong career options with nearly all employers in need of talented IT experts.

Choosing to study an information technology degree abroad means you’ll be able to choose from some of the best programs in the world. You can also take advantage of new technologies and approaches that you might not find at home, all while improving your language skills and experiencing a new culture.

Information technology program structure

IT degree programs are available at all levels including bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Programs can be defined differently by different universities; for example, some may use the name computer science to refer to information technology degrees, so it’s important to look at the course content before you apply to make sure it’s right for you.

At undergraduate level you can study a bachelor’s as a BSc, which will take three or four years to complete. As a graduate you can study for an MSc, which usually takes one or two years. If you want to continue your education after a master’s, you can study a PhD in IT, which can be completed in between two and four years.

You’ll be assessed through a combination of exam papers, written coursework and project work. Teaching will be mainly through lectures, computer lab work and small group seminars with close support from personal tutors. Many programs also offer the opportunity to work in placements getting real world experience in local industries.

The exact curriculum and program structure of each information technology program will differ depending on the university you’re attending. Each program will include a number of core modules you must study, and electives you can choose from. Some common modules you’ll study include:

  • Computing systems architecture and operating systems
  • Information security and cybercrime
  • Software development
  • Database systems and big data
  • Web programming
  • IT in organizations
  • Quantum computing
  • Advanced analytics

Types of information technology degrees

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Information technology study abroad programs

Information technology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information technology

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    Computer Information Systems - Information Technology - BSc Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,186 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,186 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Information Technology - BIT MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    January, April
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    Business and IT - BSc IUBH University of Applied Sciences - Online, Germany
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,183 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,730 EUR

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Business Information Technology - BBA Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    42 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,335 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Information Technology - Information Architecture - BSc University of Massachusetts, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,649 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,649 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Associate in information technology

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    Health Information Technology - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Information Technology: Computer and Information Systems Security - AASc Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,822 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Business Information Technology - ASc Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,400 USD

    Start date
    January, August, October
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    Information Technology - ASc Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,870 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Information Technology - AA Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in information technology

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    Information Technology - UGDip MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,200 USD

    Start date
    January, April
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    Enterprise IT Management - PBcDip St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,325 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,436 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Information Technology Systems - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    33,179 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,535 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Digital Media and IT: Web Design and Development - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,404 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Information Technology Diploma - Dip Canadian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,420 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Certificate in information technology

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    IT Technology - Cert Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,807 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 EUR

    Start date
    August
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    IT Controlled Electronics - Cert North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Information technology graduate programs

Master's in information technology

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    International Management - IT Management - MA IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,011 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,990 EUR

    Start date
    April, May, October, November
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    Management: IT Management - MA IUBH University of Applied Sciences - Online, Germany
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,400 EUR

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Management of Information Technology - MBA Schiller International University, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,057 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,140 EUR

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Information Technology Management - MSc Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,165 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,650 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    IT: Enabled Innovation - MSc Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,239 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in information technology

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    Business Administration: Concentration in Information Technology Management - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 USD

    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Information Technology - PhD University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,493 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Diploma in information technology

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    Business Management – Information Technology Specialization - PGDip Northern Lights College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,425 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Information Technology - PGDip Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    26,431 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,216 AUD

    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Information Technology - PGDip Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    26,431 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,216 AUD

    Start date
    March, July, November
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Certificate in information technology

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    Information Technology Solutions - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,340 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Information Technology - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,637 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,395 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Information Technology - PGCert Central Queensland University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 AUD

    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Business Information Technology - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Future information technology careers

As a graduate with an IT degree from a university abroad, you’ll have a wide range of career options and opportunities available. All organizations need IT skills, so you won’t be short of choices when looking for work after university. Here’s some of the popular roles for IT graduates:

  • IT consultant
  • IT support officer
  • Information security analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Web developer
  • Software developer
  • Project manager
  • Database administrator

You’ll get career guidance and support from your university to find the right career path for you. They can help you work out what roles to pursue, and outline the best way to get there with links to local industries.