World’s Best Study Destinations for International Students in 2021, Ranked by CEOWORLD

The United States has ranked as the best study destination globally for international students, according to a survey assembled by the CEOWORLD magazine, which is the world’s leading business magazine.

CEOWORLD’s survey which has been carried out between December 12, 2020, and January 20, 2021, has collected more than 185,200 answers, Erudera College News reports.

Just after the United States, ranks Australia, which is then followed by the United Kingdom and Canada listed the third and fourth, respectively.

According to findings of an earlier survey, conducted by the global education provider, Navitas, Canada has been listed as one of the safest and more stable study destinations along with New Zealand.

Furthermore, ahead of Germany ranks France, which is ranked fifth in the list.

Here are the top ten countries ranked as the best for international students in 2021:

  1. The United States – with 71.78 scores
  1. Australia – with 68.04 scores
  1. The United Kingdom – with 67.16 scores
  1. Canada – with 66.39 scores
  1. France – with 66.06 scores
  1. Germany – with 65.27 scores
  1. Switzerland – with 64.14 scores
  1. Japan – with 63.2 scores 
  1. Russia -with 61.3 scores
  1. China – with 60.97 scores

Whereas behind China, ranks the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the United Arab Emirates and Sweden placed 15th in the list.

The CEOWORLD said that countries had been listed based on 11 “equally weighted indicators,” which include:

  1. education system
  2. access to higher-quality teaching
  3. number of research institutions
  4. university funding and endowment
  5. specialization expertise
  6. industrial linkage
  7. institutional output by research
  8. higher education institutions
  9. government expenditure on education total
  10. student visa
  11. post-study work visa credentials.

Among others, according to CEOWORLD, this annual global survey could be used as a tool for university students, industrialists, academic educational professionals, university professors, global business executives, as well as the education policy experts.

“Studying abroad renders you something more than just an educational qualification. It provides you an extra edge over others with that country’s culture, international language proficiency, better career opportunities, varied activities, and interests,” the publication reads.

The 2020 Open Doors Report on the International Education Exchange found that despite pandemic and decline in the number of students in countries worldwide, the US managed to welcome more than one million international students for the fifth year in a row.

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