Are you looking to study abroad? With the world at your hands, there’s a wide range to choose from. To make it easier for you, we’ve used The Campus Advisor to list the best countries for higher education. Rankings were decided based on factors including cost of living, student diversity, quality of education, social life, arts and culture and graduate career prospects.
United States of America
Ranked the highest on our list, the US achieved a 4.83/5 for student diversity. It also ranks 4.82/5 for quality of education and 4.81/5 for graduate degree prospects. There is plenty of choice and range for students to choose from in terms of its universities. Chicago was voted the best student city. However, Stanford University in California holds the rank of the best university this year.
The UK scored 4.51/5 coming second on the list with high rankings for student diversity, at 4.8/5, and graduate career prospects at 4.83/5. Unsurprisingly, the University of Oxford took the position of the best university this year,. However the best student city was voted as Newcastle.
The Aussies are third on our list, with an average of 4.48/5. The strength lies in their social life, which is ranked 4.92/5. This is best achieved in Melbourne, which was voted the best student city. As for the best university, the University of Queensland hold the title.
Fancy a bratwurst? Germany is fourth on our list, with arts and culture ranking 4.71/5 and graduate career prospects ranking 4.79/5. Their capital city, Berlin steals the spot as the best student city and Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich holds the title of the best university.
If you love arts and culture, Ireland is for you. Ranking high at 4.83/5, it comes fifth on our list. The best university also happens to be its own University College Cork. Its home, Cork, is also ranked the best student city.
Sixth on the list, Switzerland finds its strength in its student diversity: 4.85/5. Their quality of education is also high, at 4.79/5. Zurich took the spot as the best student city. It is also home to the best university of this year: ETH Zurich.
Averaging a 4.35/5, Canada ranks seventh on our list. It’s best student city is Montreal but the best university is the University of British Columbia. It’s appeal lies in its social life, which is 4.78/5 and student diversity: 4.62/5.
With high graduate career prospects, rated 4.82/5, Denmark ranks eights. Averaging at 4.34/5, its best student city is also home to its best university: the University of Copenhagen.
Ranking just below Denmark at 4.32/5, The Netherlands is ninth on the list. It’s strengths lie in its quality of education at 4.57/5. Their graduate career prospects is also high at 4.58/5. If you aren’t sure where in Netherlands to head, try Utrecht – the best student city. Alternatively, the University of Amsterdam holds the title for the best university.
Last on our list is France. It averages at 4.31/5. Its capital city is also ranked the best student city: Paris. The best uni this year is Sorbonne University. Their quality of education is ranked high at 4.61 and arts and culture at 4.55/5.
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