World’s Best Countries for International Students 2021, as per CEOWorld Magazine

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Feb 24, 2021 07:22 PM

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 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-round 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, specialisation 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 46 countries in the world found to be the best for international students:

Rank

Country

Score

Region

1

United States

71.78

North America

2

Australia

68.04

East Asia and Pacific

3

United Kingdom

67.16

Europe and Central Asia

4

Canada

66.39

North America

5

France

66.06

Europe and Central Asia

6

Germany

65.27

Europe and Central Asia

7

Switzerland

64.14

Europe and Central Asia

8

Japan

63.2

East Asia and Pacific

9

Russia

61.3

Europe and Central Asia

10

China

60.97

East Asia and Pacific

11

Netherlands

60.66

Europe and Central Asia

12

New Zealand

60.25

East Asia and Pacific

13

Poland

59.85

Europe and Central Asia

14

United Arab Emirates

59.65

Middle East and North Africa

15

Sweden

58.8

Europe and Central Asia

16

Finland

58.59

Europe and Central Asia

17

Norway

58.37

Europe and Central Asia

18

Hungary

58.1

Europe and Central Asia

19

Austria

57.96

Europe and Central Asia

20

Italy

57.3

Europe and Central Asia

21

Portugal

57.12

Europe and Central Asia

22

Ireland

56.55

Europe and Central Asia

23

Spain

56.49

Europe and Central Asia

24

Brazil

55.97

Latin America and Caribbean

25

Turkey

55.55

Europe and Central Asia

26

India

55.05

South Asia

27

South Korea

55.04

East Asia and Pacific

28

Denmark

55

Europe and Central Asia

29

Thailand

54.87

East Asia and Pacific

30

Taiwan

54.6

East Asia and Pacific

31

Czech Republic

54.53

Europe and Central Asia

32

Singapore

53.53

East Asia and Pacific

33

Malaysia

53.26

East Asia and Pacific

34

Greece

53.01

Europe and Central Asia

35

Indonesia

52.65

East Asia and Pacific

36

Philippines

52.41

East Asia and Pacific

37

Thailand

52.03

East Asia and Pacific

38

Vietnam

51.77

East Asia and Pacific

39

Bulgaria

51.41

Europe and Central Asia

40

Cyprus

51.03

Europe and Central Asia

41

Croatia

50.95

Europe and Central Asia

42

Ukraine

50.63

Europe and Central Asia

43

Argentina

50.43

Latin America and Caribbean

44

Mexico

50.36

Latin America and Caribbean

45

Israel

49.85

Middle East and North Africa

46

South Africa

49.67

Sub-Saharan Africa

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