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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

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Information technology study abroad programs

Information technology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in information technology

  • Fisher College Logo

    Information Technology Fisher College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 31,992 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Atlantis University Logo

    Information Technology Atlantis University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 11,000 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, March, May, July, September
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    Information Technology MAHSA University, Malaysia

    • Tuition fees per year 6,600 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, April
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  • Bay Atlantic University Logo

    Information Technology Bay Atlantic University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,900 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • Arizona State University Logo

    Information Technology Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 29,253 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, May, August
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Associate in information technology

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    Computer Information Technology Atlantis University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 10,000 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, March, May, July, September
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    Information Technology RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 29,760 AUD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Central Queensland University Logo

    Information Technology Central Queensland University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 26,640 AUD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date March, July, November
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  • Mount Aloysius College Logo

    Information Technology Mount Aloysius College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 21,870 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Campbellsville University Logo

    Business Information Technology Campbellsville University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 25,400 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August, October
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Diploma in information technology

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    Information Technology MAHSA University, Malaysia

    • Tuition fees per year 4,200 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years 6 months
    • Start date January, April
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Information Technology RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 21,000 AUD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date February, July
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Information technology graduate programs

Master's in information technology

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    Information Technology Atlantis University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 14,500 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, March, May, July, September
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  • Arizona State University Logo

    Graphic Information Technology Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 26,100 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, August
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Business Information Technology RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 37,440 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Dundee Logo

    Information Technology & International Business University of Dundee, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 21,950 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Information Technology University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 38,825 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July, September
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Certificate in information technology

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    Business Information Technology RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 18,720 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Information Technology University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 18,395 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • Central Queensland University Logo

    Information Technology Central Queensland University, Australia

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

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

    • Tuition fees per year 18,340 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January
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Doctorate in information technology

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    Information Technology University of Tasmania, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 37,493 AUD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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Diploma in information technology

  • Charles Sturt University, Melbourne Logo

    Information Technology Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 33,216 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year 6 months
    • Start date March, July, November
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  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Logo

    Information Technology Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    • Tuition fees per year 18,900 NZD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date February, July
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  • Northern Lights College Logo

    Business Management – Information Technology Specialization Northern Lights College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 13,425 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, September
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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.