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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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    Information Technology - BSc
    Bay Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,900 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Information Technology - BIT
    MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Information Technology - BSc
    St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,688 USD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Business Administration - Concentration in Information Technology - BBA
    Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,700 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Information Technology - BSc
    Fisher College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,992 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in information technology

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    Information Technology - Dip
    MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    4,200 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Information Technology with Co-op, Software Development, Graphic and Web Development - Dip
    Institute of Technology Development of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    11,000 CAD
    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Information Technology - Dip
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    21,000 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Information Technology - Dip
    La Trobe University - Didasko, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    21,000 AUD
    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Digital Media and IT - Dip
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,640 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Associate in information technology

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    Information Technology - AA
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,760 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Information Technology - ASc
    La Trobe University - Didasko, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,000 AUD
    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Information Technology - ASc
    Central Queensland University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,640 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Information Technology - ASc
    Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,870 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Health Information Technology - AASc
    Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 EUR
    Start date
    August
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Information technology graduate programs

Master's in information technology

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    MBA Concentration in Information Technology - MBA
    Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    11,700 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Graphic Information Technology - MSc
    Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,100 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Business Information Technology - MBA
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Information Technology & International Business - MSc
    University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    21,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Information Technology - MIT
    University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    38,825 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, 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
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 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
    Tuition fees per year
    37,493 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Information Technology - Dual BSc/JD
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's/Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,693 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in information technology

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    Information Technology - PGDip
    Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    33,216 USD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Information Technology - PGDip
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,900 NZD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Business Management – Information Technology Specialization - PGDip
    Northern Lights College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,425 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Certificate in information technology

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    Business Information Technology - PGCert
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,720 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Information Technology - PGCert
    University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    13,920 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Information Technology Solutions - PGCert
    Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,340 CAD
    Start date
    January
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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.