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Is it bad to study till I’m 27 years old

I’m (21F) an Indian student who is gonna do her 18 month PG in Design starting August (I’ll be 23 when I complete). That’s the only proper qualification I will have in the field since I did a BA in a very different field. I want to move abroad to live a better life but just this one creative qualification will not be enough so I want to do an advanced diploma in Canada. But it’s gonna be for 3 years. I’ll just turn 24 if i choose to go and may finish by 27 and then work.

My Dad said don’t worry about the costs and do whatever you wanna do to get educated. But then he also said something like “But see properly because you don’t wanna go on studying for the rest of your life, right?” and I feel like he was hinting towards my age and how I won’t be properly working till 27. Because Indian mentality is you have to get married within your 20s, anything after is old, nobody will marry you.

6 thoughts on “Is it bad to study till I’m 27 years old”

  1. Just work on what makes you happy, don’t worry about time, don’t think you have to be like others. Just go at the pace you feel comfortable with. I know lots of people who got married later in life, and they are much more happy than people who felt they had to get married by a certain age.

  2. Use your BA to support yourself when you are looking for a job, everything you learn can help you in one way or another. Combine your BA and PG and the skills and knowledge on job interviews.

    Getting a job is about applying to wherevwr you feel like and then selling yourself. Degree has little to do as I studied Video game coding but work in IT. I know ppl who studied Pshychology and do UX/UI or software testing.

    And if that does not seem reasonable for you then I think that studying until you are 30 or older is fine if you can juggle other responsibilities.

    If you move abroad, maybe marriage etc is also not an issue if theres a change in cultures. I dont know how to comment on that.

  3. There is no age restriction to study. There is always a scope for study. It is alright to study until you are 27–28 and beyond, for a better future. 💡 😀

  4. I first went to Uni age 35, I didn’t feel too old or out of place, cant comment on the “fun” side as I was there to work and my course was quite demanding, plus I am married and have children. I am going to be doing it all again so it cant have been that bad lol.

  5. Hi everyone, this was great to read peoples thoughts and comments.I turn 30 next year, it’s not my age that bothers me, it’s weather I pass and get a degree after three years (and is it worth it etc)I’m at a stage in my life where I cannot stand meaningless bar work jobs, working all evenings and weekends, not being able to see family and friends and gaining nothing from it. I know I get paid for it but the job is going no where promotion and training wise.I want to run my own business bar/resturant/maybe hotel.I have been waiting m for my company to let me do a government funded NVQ. In bar and hospitality. Well I’ve waited five years, it’s clearly not happening so thinking about uni. Im in a similar boat as biggeezywee, have always been quite vocational, I studied performing arts at college. A very practical performance assessed course. I found this great to do as I enjoyed performing and im dyspraxic and tend to get distracted (oh look a butterfly!!……)Any whoop, I still love performing but don’t think a degree in this field would land me a good enough job to afford a mortgage alone. i Have seen alot of friends do performance and media degrees and now just work in retail (shops) for years to come at minimum wage. I would like to gain a sense of freedom and independence as I still living with parents (I know, I’m nearly 30 but I can’t afford to by a house alone) so… Have been thinking of going to uni for a while now, to study business management, or perhaps marketingAny recommendations/suggestions on what courses and where?

  6. I worked in a bar for 6 years. All the way up to deputy general manage. I just left, turned 30 and started uni.

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