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Popular Destinations for students studying abroad

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 11 Jun 2018


Having completed a level of education in their resident countries, students often look for educational avenues abroad. A degree in a course abroad offers better opportunities, higher quality of education and an entry into a new culture. If you are a prospective student looking for universities abroad, it is very important for you to choose the right course. Here are our top picks for the most popular destinations for international students, categorised by main subjects.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Columbia University – United States of America: Located at the heart of New York City, Columbia is a private research-based university that offers 20 schools and 9 Columbia Global Centres.

California Institute of Technology – United States of America: Internationally renowned for their science & technology programmes, Caltech has one of the toughest admissions to process.

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich – Switzerland: Considered as one of the world’s most prestigious universities for science & technology, ETH Zurich also has one of the most beautiful locales surrounding it.

Karolinska Institute – Sweden: World’s leading medical universities, Karolinska belongs to one of the most beautiful countries.

Wageningen University & Research – Netherlands: Apart from being the world’s top university, Wageningen UR is the only university in Netherlands to focus so heavily on healthy food, living environment and life sciences.


University of Oxford – United Kingdom: The world’s second oldest university to survive till date, Oxford University is a place to be at for all students. Situated at the ‘city of dreaming spires’, Oxford University is associated with many Nobel Prize winners, world leaders and thinkers of the present.

University of Cambridge – United Kingdom: With an 800-yr old history, Cambridge is split into 31 autonomous colleges, each offering world-class education to students from across the world.

Stanford University – United States of America: Situated in Silicon Valley, Stanford has one of the largest campuses in the United States that houses more than 16,000 students and 18 interdisciplinary research institutes.

Harvard University – United States of America: One of the oldest universities in the US, Harvard is a prestigious Ivy League institute ranked the best world over. Its alumni include Nobel laureates, former US presidents, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more notable personalities.

Arts & Humanities

LMU Munich – Germany: Known as Europe’s premier academic and research institute, LMU has a large international student population from across the globe.

Heidelberg University – Germany: Germany’s oldest university till date, Heidelberg focuses on a wide range of subjects catering to 30,000 students from across the world. It also has a great culture full of music events, festivals and extracurricular activities.

University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong: HKU is renowned for its world-class research programmes, and spectacularly diverse population of 30,000 students, with 9000 international students from 104 countries.

Paris Sciences & Lettres – PSL University – France:

Business and Management

California Institute of technology – United States of America: While known internationally for their science and technology programmes, Caltech is one of the leading universities offering excellent education in business and management.

Imperial College of London – United Kingdom: While this is a science-based institute, Business is one of the four main pillars that the university focuses on.

University of Toronto – Canada: University of Toronto offers a spectacular number of 700 undergraduate degrees and 200 postgraduate degree programmes.

National University of Singapore – Singapore: Singapore’s flagship university, NUS has 17 schools across its campus that are actively involved in international academic and research networks.

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One response to “Popular Destinations for students studying abroad”

  1. sidhu says:

    I was looking for a list of best colleges to purse law and happened to find this useful guide. Thank you so much for sharing. This is definitely very helpful!

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