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The US is the World’s Best Country for International Students 2021, as per CEOWorld Magazine

By Subhashri Roy

Updated On - Aug, 2021

Wish to pursue your higher studies in a foreign country?

Make sure you opt for the right country by checking the CEOWorld Magazine's 2021 rankings for the world's best countries for international students.

CEOWorld Magazine, a leading business magazine with over 12.4 million views, written exclusively for CEOs, business leaders, executive professionals, and high net worth individuals worldwide. Every year, the magazine ranks various countries across the world based on different categories, ranging from the best cities to top institutions.

Close to 4.3 million students are enrolled in a university outside their home country. While studying abroad does provide an opportunity to engage in world-class education, find better career opportunities, among other things, it will also depend on which destination you pick for your higher studies. Countries with a record of welcoming higher percentages of international students tend to attract more students from foreign countries.

In February 2021, it revealed the list of the world’s best countries for international students which includes the US, Australia, the UK, and 43 other countries. Scroll through to find the list of these countries ranked on the basis of a number of significant indicators important for international students to obtain an all-around education.

Highlights of CEOWorld World’s Best Countries For International Students Rankings, 2021

Here are the highlights of the CEOWorld World’s Best Countries For International Students Rankings, 2021 to give you a brief overview of the same:

  • The rankings are put forward based on various data points from sources such as World Economic Forum, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, QS Top Universities, Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Reuters World’s Top 100 Innovative Universities, CWTS Leiden Ranking, University Ranking by Academic Performance, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the World Bank and Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS).

  • The survey includes over 185,200 replies that were collected between December 12, 2020, and January 20, 2021.

  • The US tops the list with Australia, UK, Canada, and France grabbing the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.

  • 11 equally-weighted indicators have been considered to curate this list, which includes access to high-quality teaching, education system, government expenditure on education, industrial linkage, number of research institutions, specialization expertise, university funding and endowment, student visa, institutional output by research, and post-study work visa. Each of these indicators was graded on a 1-100 scale to obtain a final score.

World’s Best Countries For International Students, 2021

Given below are the top 10 countries in the world found to be the best for international students:

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