UK Universities Top in International Student Population
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 - 11:59 a.m. IST by Sudipta Mishra
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If one makes an analysis of the Top World Universities Ranking 2013, one thing which is consistent over the years is the dominance of the American universities.  The ranking is done by a number of top organizations on the basis of the academic and research performance of the universities which take into consideration factors like quality of faculty and education, alumni quality, student output etc. It can be seen that the USA overshadows other study destinations till rank 50 of the Top World Universities 2013.


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In the background of this study, an analysis of the percentage of international students in the top world universities of various popular study abroad destinations reveals a rather interesting fact. Whereas in the top 5 universities in the USA have around 13% average international student population, the top 5 universities in the UK have an average international student population of around 31%. The next most popular foreign education destination is Australia, followed by Germany. What's more, the top two universities in Singapore have quite high percentage of international student population. Similarly in North America, even Canada has a comparatively lower percentage of international students as compared to other popular study abroad destinations.

According to the survey, the most popular study abroad destinations are the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and Germany, with Singapore as an emerging destination. Below is a comparative analysis of the average percentage of international students in these countries based on the analysis of their top 5 universities.

 

# The data published is taken from various sources. There is no guarantee on the authenticity of the data.



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