A new ranking has listed the world’s best countries for international students, and Canada made the top five.
According to the CEOWORLD, the United States has been recognized as the best country in the world for international students. Australia and the United Kingdom placed second and third, respectively.
Canada placed fourth, wedged in between the United Kingdom and France.
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The list ranked countries based on 11 “equally weighted indicators,” says CEOWORLD, compiling the list based on the education system, access to higher-quality teaching, number of research institutions, university funding and endowment, specialization expertise, industrial linkage, institutional output by research, higher education institutions, government expenditure on education total, student visa, and post-study work visa credentials.
CEOWORLD says the annual global survey is a tool that can be used for university students, industrialists, academic educational professionals, university professors, global business executives, and education policy experts.
“Studying abroad renders you something more than just an educational qualification,” says the publication. “It provides you an extra edge over others with that country’s culture, international language proficiency, better career opportunities, varied activities, and interests.”
All countries were graded on the “weighted indicators” and given an overall score out of 100.
Here’s how the top 25 places in the world stack up in regards to the best countries for international students:
|1||United States||North America||71.78|
|2||Australia||East Asia & Pacific||68.04|
|3||United Kingdom||Europe & Central Asia||67.16|
|5||France||Europe & Central Asia||66.06|
|6||Germany||Europe & Central Asia||65.27|
|7||Switzerland||Europe & Central Asia||64.14|
|8||Japan||East Asia & Pacific||63.2|
|9||Russia||Europe & Central Asia||61.3|
|10||China||East Asia & Pacific||60.97|
|11||Netherlands||Europe & Central Asia||60.66|
|12||New Zealand||East Asia & Pacific||60.25|
|13||Poland||Europe & Central Asia||59.85|
|14||United Arab Emirates||Middle East & North Africa||59.65|
|15||Sweden||Europe & Central Asia||58.8|
|16||Finland||Europe & Central Asia||58.59|
|17||Norway||Europe & Central Asia||58.37|
|18||Hungary||Europe & Central Asia||58.1|
|19||Austria||Europe & Central Asia||57.96|
|20||Italy||Europe & Central Asia||57.3|
|21||Portugal||Europe & Central Asia||57.12|
|22||Ireland||Europe & Central Asia||56.55|
|23||Spain||Europe & Central Asia||56.49|
|24||Brazil||Latin America & Caribbean||55.97|
|25||Turkey||Europe & Central Asia||55.55|
The survey was conducted between December 12, 2020, and January 20, 2021, gathering over 185,200 replies.