For the record, it is more than a little late to be considering this issue now... but certainly not as late as some, and hopefully not TOO late. But this is the kind of stuff that needs to be considered before starting a program, rather than a year before graduation. Just as a little tidbit for anyone reading this who has not started yet, I mean.
Originally Posted by lisa1921
If you only have Indian citizenship, then quite frankly training in Europe is going to be difficult. Not impossible (well, actually pretty impossible in a lot of EU countries), but fairly damn difficult. The US is already quite challenging and becoming more so, that is apparently already known to you based on your post. The UK is probably out because you are not an EU/UK citizen.
Most locations in Europe (France, Holland, etc.) are also not going to hire a non-EU applicant. Germany MIGHT give you a shot, if you speak fluent German (B2 at a bare minimum, C1/C2 preferred) and can show that you are able to integrate well into German society. You would need to work with a German recruiter, most likely, and they will not talk with you until you are already speaking the language -- and unless are within easy striking distance for traveling to interviews. They will not pay thousands of Euros to bring applicants in from other continents when they have more than enough applicants from Eastern Europe and other closer locations, it makes no financial sense for them.
The Nordic countries, especially Sweden, do not have training positions as a rule for non-citizens, but once you are trained in a specialty they may be willing to hire you to come work there. I know some people who have done this in a variety of capacities, but residency itself in Sweden is not happening for a foreigner.
You will have a lot of hoops to jump through to make a German training position happen with a Malaysian degree, but none of those can even be considered unless/until you can speak the language. So get cracking -- there are plenty of details on the steps here on VMD, just do a search and read up.
Also, 1) finding and 2) falling in love with and 3) marrying an EU citizen would simplify your life a lot, opening up much of the EU to you (depending on your language fluencies)... but please, for the love of Ed "Too Tall" Jones, do not try the stupid "marriage of convenience" bullcrap. It will bite you in the butt.
Good luck to you.
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