Top 10 Best Countries to Study Abroad

Shaping career, getting a good degree and having a handsome salary falls under every students’ dreams. There are colleges and Universities in and out of the country providing great opportunities for students who are hardworking and brilliant. However, going abroad on a student visa can be really difficult because of high competition and irrational cutoffs that occur at different times. Studying abroad can be really a rewarding experience. With several opportunities and a wide- scope on related field can help students learn everything through the times they go through on a foreign land.

There are several colleges abroad that provide opportunities to international students but this shall require strength and confidence in the students together with a good resume and personal statements. Studying abroad explores the freedom of travel while also gaining real life independent experience, knowledge and understanding of a different culture and a good foreign degree required in shaping career and landing a great job. However, thinking of pursuing higher education on a foreign land requires good school credits, and the right decision. Here we list the top 10 best countries to study abroad and carry on with a higher education to have a prosperous life together with a bright future.

10. Spain

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Spain has been one of the most attractive country for studying abroad. With a good mix of the Mediterranean climate together with the European culture and attractive style, many young students think of going to cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Other places include the cities like Seville and Granada where a lot of international students live. Spain is famous for diverse culture and fascinating streets. Spain can best suit to students who are pursuing their education in arts and architecture. Some of the best universities of Spain for international students include Marbel Design Academy, European University (Barcelona), Universidad Carlos III De Madrid (Madrid), Marbel University etc.

9. Sweden

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Sweden was one of the biggest Empire of the 17th Century and is a home to a lot of Nobel Prize laureates. Because of the social justice and security that prevails in every nooks and corners of Sweden, a lot of international students come to this country. This country enjoys the lowest pay gaps between genders. Several business like Ikea and Volvo are established here. Together with its European beauty, tuition fees are free for students from any country of the EU. Most of the medical students are attracted to this country because of quality education at minimal cost in this country. Some of the top ranking universities of this country are Lund University, Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm School of Economics, etc.

8. Netherlands

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Netherlands is regarded as one of the most developed and wealthy nation in the entire world. It also has the most dense population in urban areas. The country is famous for its liberal arts education. The country had around 45,000 students around different parts of the world in 2009. Higher education system is said to have established since the 16th century in this country. Together with the education system, people are a lot familiar to speaking English as their second language. Considering Netherlands can be the best idea if you’re thinking of European education. Some of the top universities of this country includes the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University, etc.

7. Switzerland

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Switzerland is regarded as the true power house for international students thinking of pursuing their higher studies abroad. This beautiful country has a pristine nature with perfect mountains and lakes plus charming towns that provide additional benefit to students. Around 50,000 students came to this country during the year 2009 to pursue their higher education. The country has education system that is extremely international in its form. 4 of the eight ranked universities of the country made to the top 30 in the QS World University Rankings of the 2013/14. Some of the top universities of this country includes  Hotel Institute Montreux – HIM, Berner Fachhochschule, Business School Lausanne, etc.

6. France

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France also ranks as a top country in the list of world’s best study abroad destinations in the world. Together with highly developed infrastructure the country has a lot of histories in its cities, plus the country also enjoys scenic beauty of the mountains and verdant forests along with several azure seas and golden beaches. Regarded as the world’s most popular tourists destination, the country has a great educational history among people like Rene Descartes, author like Albert Camus and Marcel Proust, and several great filmmakers and artists. Similarly, there are a lot of famous scientists, mathematicians and researchers in this country with a total of 49 Nobel Prize laureates. Also, the country has almost the same fees for national as well as international students which come to be around US $1000 per year and is regarded as the cheapest. Some of the top ranking universities of this country includes Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech, which are ranked under the top 50 best Universities of the world.

5. Australia

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Australia is a huge country and offers great opportunities from people of the developing Asian countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh etc. This country also has great beaches and aquatic life that makes it a tropical paradise for students. With creativity and excellent local art, the country provides several business and entrepreneurship opportunities for people around the world. Perth is regarded as  the ‘education city’ of the country. The country has 1000s of universities and rank third in the number. If you are thinking of studying biology or marine technology, there could be no better place than this country. Some of the top ranked universities of this country are Australian Catholic University, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australian Graduate School of Management, Australian National University, etc.

4. Germany

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Germany is a great country for students thinking of pursuing their studies in engineering. The country offers great higher qualiy education at relatively lower fees with a number of scholarship opportunities for international students. Its engineering programs help in getting internship for great international companies like Volkswagen, Siemen etc. Plus, language is a compulsion in the country as only a few universities offer English education in the country for students below graduate level. Some of the top ranking universities of this country include  Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg,  Technische Universität München, etc.

3. Canada

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Canada offers great possibilities for international students regarding opportunities for higher studies. It is one of the richest countries in the world and has abundance of natural resources that include oil, timber, etc. Employment opportunities are very easy after completion of studies here. It also has an open immigration policy and really well managed healthy economical conditions. People in this country are regarded to be most friendly in the entire world who are tolerant as well as multi-cultured. International students are always welcomed to study, stay and live in this country after having their degree. Some of the elite universities of this country includes McGill University, University of Toronto, etc.

2. United Kingdom

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United Kingdom is all surrounded by great educational and sporting atmosphere with several football clubs and big stadiums in the country. This country has several reputed universities like the University of Cambridge, University of Wales, and the University of Oxford. Courses offered by these universities are highly revered by people in the entire world. This country also has no shortage of beauty. However, costs of living might be high for people coming from the third world. But once settled, there is no looking back here regarding several national and international opportunities that the universities provide to their students.

1. United States of America

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The United States of America is the world’s leading destination for abroad studies. Students from almost every part of the world come to pursue their education in several fields of engineering, medicine, management, liberal arts, computer, and mathematics. Around 780,000 international students were said to have been living in this country to pursue their higher education. Fast Paced cities, great beaches, and diverse culture present in this country is said to have attracted people from all around the world. Several universities of the country provide scholarships to students who are brilliant. However, visa procedures might be a little tough to manage if you don’t have good credits. Some of the top ranking universities of the country are California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT, etc.


Studying abroad can be one of the best experience for students. If you are looking to get off your monotonous routine and want to be inspired by different cultures around the world, pack your bags and get things done that you require for joining a reputed college abroad. The right time can be during your under grad or grad level of studies because the older you get and the better you start settling for your career, it gets harder. The best part of moving to another country to study abroad is that you learn about how the rest of the world lives. Have already moved somewhere and have a great story? Share us in comments!

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Naman is an engineering student and loves writing on several blog contents related to science, technology, sports, food, and travel.


QWERTY444 says:

Hi am from India n aspiring to study in new Zealand. Am a diploma holder in hotel management. But I have considerable gaps in between 10, 10+2 and the diploma and have been told by the agent that my student visa application would be most likely rejected bcoz of that. Is that true and if yes what are my alternatives?

Jayesh Darji says:

i have competed my in April 2013 and without ielts in which Europe country and how mach expanse for toally studey time pried

factofun says:

As you’ve completed your, it is better to do ielts while applying to any of the European countries as language proficiency is most to land in a great scholarship. Expenses vary from universities to universities and we can’t exactly tell you about the total cost. However, with good grades in your recent examinations and a couple of language tests, good application essays, etc would help you find scholarships to pursue your overseas education. Thanks.

Jamie Shaw says:

Hi Naman,
You are right in the Netherlands is indeed popular. That’s mainly because it is one of the few European countries that is almost completely bi-lingual. Its much easier for International people to live in. The cost of living is also much lower than many of the locations above. Nice post.

Naman Nepal says:

Indeed. This can be one of the best destinations for abroad study for international students.