Best Country For Education: A Simple Guide

In this article, you will read about the Best Country For Education, and also the education systems of different countries based on many factors like the rankings given by the reputed ranking institutions like QS Ranking and Times Higher Education. We will also look at how many Nobel Prize Winners any country has given to study the higher education system in that country. Apart from this, we will also look at how much money is allocated for the education of the country and also how much of a country’s GDP is spent on education.

1. United States

United States is one of the best country for education. More than 1.18 million international students are studying in the US. As per the Open Doors report, the most popular courses are Business and Management, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. Apart from this, the most popular study destinations for students are New York, Texas, and California.

The main thing that students learn in US universities is that they must always think about how they can improve things, how they can develop something new. In the US, regular testing/homework and classroom participation is needed for getting a good result.

97 Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University of Chicago . 90 of them are listed as ‘UChicago’s Nobel Prize Winners’. They won the Nobel Prize and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Currently there are 13 US cities which are listed in the ‘QS Best Student Cities’ index. According to the QS Employer Survey, 13 universities for graduate employability are in the US.

2. United Kingdom

The UK is the world’s second-largest study destination hosting more than 442,000 international students. Currently, 4 UK’s institutions are ranked amongst the top 10 global institutions. Also, 76 UK universities also feature in the ‘QS World University Rankings 2019’.

In the 2018 QS System Strength rankings, UK universities were ranked second in the world. In fact, more than 30 prominent world leaders, 26 Nobel Prize winners, 120 Olympic medalists and 26 British Prime Ministers were educated at Oxford. Noted Indian leaders like Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi went to college at Oxford. B.R. Ambedkar (1891 – 1956) was an Indian politician who worked at the London School of Economics.

3. Canada

Canada is known for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. Moreover, 26 Canadian universities appeared in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018 and the QS World University Rankings 2019 out of which 3 are included in the global top 50. Additionally, 11 more universities are included in the world’ top 300. The most popular study destinations for international students are Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec.

There are different types of education providers in Canada:

  • Universities: They focuses on research and provide both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
  • Community colleges and technical, applied arts or applied science schools: They offer diplomas, certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees.

The easy application process, affordable study options, and great post-study opportunities make it the most popular destination for international students. In 2014, Canada spent 6.0% of its GDP on education, higher than the average of 5.2% in comparison to the OECD countries. Canadian universities are acknowledged for their high quality research and producing some of the greatest academicians. The University of Toronto has produced 10 Nobel laureates and 5 Canadian Prime Ministers.

4. Germany

It is considered as the third most popular study destination after the US and the UK. About 13 of them are on the top 250 list. This helps Germany to be one of the best education providers in the world. Germany is considered as the hub of innovation and world-class discoveries.

On average, Germany spends about 5% of its GDP on education. Further, 13 Nobel Prizes have been awarded in areas of Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine to the academics at the Technical University of Munich.

It has produced famous politicians and philosophers. One more in the list is the Humboldt University of Berlin, which has given a lot of important people to Germany . One of them is Albert Einstein and Walter Benjamin. The university has produced an impressive 40 Nobel prize winners, a majority in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

5. Australia

Australia is one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Australia’s excellent higher education system was ranked third in the ‘QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018’. Apart from this, the highest number of institutions of Australia appear in the ‘QS Top 50 Under 50’, which includes world’s leading young universities. The top 35 Australian universities are ranked in the ‘Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018’.

On an average, Australia spends more than 5% of its GDP on education. There were also six Nobel Prize winners who attended the university. Currently, it is run by a Nobel Prize winner, Brian Schmidt . He won the award in 2011 in Physics. Top 5 Australian universities have produced Nobel laureates, scholars and famous world leaders whose work has affected the world. 5 Australian Prime Ministers have been at The University of Sydney. The Booker Prize-winning writer Peter Carey went to Monash University. The Nobel Prize winner for Physiology and Medicine, Peter Doherty, and David Boger and David Solomon used to teach or research at the University of Melbourne.


Apart from the above mentioned countries, few European countries have also developed a well-balanced higher education system. In fact, many countries have developed a niche for some kind of course (field) like Germany and Netherlands holds in automobiles. Also, France is known for business-related courses and Finland for Artificial Intelligence. It can be argued that they have their corporate office in Ireland because of the tax structure which helps businesses. The presence of these companies has a huge impact on their higher education system. Apart from this, countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland have also developed an excellent higher education system. 

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