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Top 10 Best Countries to Study Abroad Where Everyone Wanna Go in 2023

Wanna know the best countries to study abroad?

What if I tell you about the 10 top countries to study abroad where almost half of the world wants to go in 2023?

You bet...

In the coming lines, I have the top 10 study abroad destinations popular with the students.

Now whether it is the cheap cost of living, the charming locals, the beautiful landscapes. OR...

..if it is the highest education standard that makes them the best countries for study abroad.

I'll discuss 'em all.

Stay tuned!

Factors You Should Consider for the Best Countries to Study and Work Abroad

You, tell me?

What factors should you consider before deciding on a country to study abroad?

Do you have anything in your mind?

No? Alright, lemme help ya.

There're a couple of factors you should consider. Most of them are personal preferences.

But if you're more than conscious by taking your degree, career, and quality teaching sort of thing.

Then I would suggest you look into the article I wrote about the top 10 best places to study in the world.

For the rest, you should consider these important factors.

  • Cost of living.
  • Education mode and quality.
  • Native people, language, or climate.
  • And professional outcomes.

A Handy List of Best Countries to Study Abroad for 2022 and Onward

These are some of the great study abroad destinations of the world, we have piled up for you.

I’m not grading these countries from best to worse.

Else, sorting them in a way they cast a spell on me (Most to Least).

Feel free to change the order. But I believe these are the best countries for education abroad where the magic exists.

Just pack up and go there if you are going to study abroad.

France

France

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Beautiful culture, love in the air and a sense of being loved. Because ‘Paris loves lovers’ so the whole of France does.

Education mode is French. But there are many disciplines that are also available in the English language.

And for those courses graduation is mandatory.

Paris is one of the top destinations for inbound mobile students. Hosted about 298,000+ students during the year 2014-2015.

The tuition fee is remarkably low. Engineering, Humanities & social sciences are some popular courses to study in France.

There are many Universities in France that are actually the best ones to study abroad. Mainly, École Normale Supérieure and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, etc.

Side Note

Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris, France.

Paris City

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An 11th century school of medicine and science that is still present in the heart of France, Paris. Not only present but consistently continues to grow.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Shanghai world rankings give it a top position. Comes as 7th European University in the list, and world ranking is top 5th.


UPMC offers 25 various programs to the international students. For which the selected candidate also receive the financial assistance. The language preparation support and other encouragement is also a part of the plan.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

Paris as an area, location or place is filled with smaller, tiny-many wonders. I mean what if I tell you something that I shouldn’t but you still like to know? A wonder for you, definitely.


If you haven’t been there or you never been aware. Once there, you’ll be able to find condom vending machines in the streets of Paris. (Ops! I shouldn’t tell you that.)


More than 1100 city bars would be waiting for you get drunk. 1700 bakeries are there to offer you delicious baguettes. 6000 beautiful streets for you to get lost some day. And half a million trees to provide you fresh oxygen every day.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

It says Paris loves, lovers. If you are that type of human being, this must be the right time to fell in love with Paris.

Germany

Germany

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Germany is an important European hub in the field of science and technology.

And the most preferred study destination of Europe also.

In 2013-2014, there were over 301,300 international students in the country. Studying in different German institutions at different levels.

Almost all German schools offer scholarships to the international students. And lots of it (scholarships/grants).

If you are recently graduated and looking for scholarships to study abroad.

Then Germany would be my no. 1 recommendation in the index of good countries to study abroad on scholarship.

Because there are heavy scholarships for graduate and postgraduate scholars.

Popular disciplines there (as I talked in the intro) are mostly related to technology.

As far as tuition fee is concerned, you can say it is very low up to no tuition fee level, means its exceptionally low.

This way it also qualifies for the cheapest countries to study abroad in europe.

Munich and Berlin come with the top academies in the country.

Side Note

Free University of Berlin – Berlin, Brandenburg.

Berlin City

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Freie Universität or Free University of Berlin is a renowned university of Berlin.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Established in 1948. After tireless work of professors, students, and other workers. It was elected for Excellence Initiative in 2007 organized by Federal Government of Germany and the federal states.


There were 9 other Universities in the line along with the Free University to receive that distinction.


At current, Freie Universitat is a notable research center of Germany who needs no definition.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

Berlin is one of the earliest city which has records to be known in early 1237. Though many people consider this the way more ancient than 1237 but anyhow.


The berlin wall that covers the major portion of the berlin’s history. And almost the whole of West Berlin has been one of the hottest topic and tourist attraction in Germany. You can still find some pieces of its ruins at present.


With over 965 small bigger bridges and the streams/canals, it has become a more beautiful place in actual than what one can describe in word.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

A way to learn the brilliant Berlin art. Sail its water lakes, swimming, biking and many other things this has to offer you.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

It says Paris loves, lovers. If you are that type of human being, this must be the right time to fell in love with Paris.

Australia

Australia

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Australia is a very popular country to go for study abroad. A strongly wished-for land of Asian (more often Indian) students.

After the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, this is most sought-after destination.

247,000 (approx.) students were delivered the Australian higher education degree in 2013.

The cost of living is comparatively low when to talk about the cost of living in UK and USA.

Sydney and Melbourne are notable metropolitan areas, with the major Australian schools in the country.

Side Note

The University of Queensland – Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane City

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The University of Queensland (UQ) enjoys a pivotal place in almost every single ranking.


Whether it is Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings. Or Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings Or US News Best Global Universities Rankings.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

UQ is always seen as Australia’s one of the most appreciated research & teaching center.


They have the best faculty out there.


UQ becomes a most preferred study destination by offering the mode of study in preferred languages of the world. If a student doesn’t want to study in English as a first language he also can choose other Languages of the world.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

The story bridge of Queensland was constructed in 1935 and is one of the biggest attraction of the city.


It has fast flowing rivers. Coffee culture, crazy nightlife, restaurants, and dining halls.


Speaking about the hall, the Brisbane city hall is the second largest in Australia. Its clock tower is raised up to 92 meters in height. A beautiful building to watch if in Brisbane.


Along with that, old spring hill water reservoir which is now an open opera house. The delicious lamington and queen’s street are some other things to add.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

Opportunity to meet the wild dolphins. And feed them at Moreton Island National Park or Tangalooma Island Resorts.

Canada

Canada

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A happiest multicultural nation. Where English and French are widely spoken languages throughout the country.

Canada entertained over 268600 international students in the country during the year 2013-2014. And so was in the list of top 10 most desired study destinations of the year.

Canada is a cool country both for the living and studying. They have high standards in education. Which leads to a greater number of opportunities in this field for sure.

Important cities include Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver.

The cost of living is slightly lower than the all above-stated countries.

Side Note

University of British Columbia– Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver City

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Twentieth-century University sites in a city that was burnt completely once in 1886.


Yes, Great Vancouver Fire. There was a fire basically to clear the land. But it gently engulfed everything in his path and destroyed the whole of the Vancouver.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Since 1915, UBC is multiplying its reputation on the world’s educational radar systems.


It is an important research & learning school in British Columbia. Ranking among world top teaching & research centers as well.


UBC let you join in their campus and their unique study styles in all possible ways. I.e. UBC exchange students, Visiting students, summer study abroad, and others.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

The biggest Stanley Park is a great place to experience nature in Vancouver. It covers about 1001 acres of land.


Spectacular beaches, huge stadiums, lovely people, and sushi food. California Roll is the one (sushi food) example that you can’t come back without tasting.


It's all that you are going to enjoy in free while your study-stay in Vancouver.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

There’s a place to get off your clothes publically and feel how it feels.


Wreck beach (clothing optional beach) is the only single place in the Canada to get nude on the beach if you want to.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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The UK is a right mix of cultures.

Almost all type of people from around the globe live, study, and work here. The UK hosts lots of students every year.

In the list of best countries to study abroad, it falls second on the list. After the US, it is considered the most desired country mapped by the students to study abroad.

Around 293000 students were admitted to the UK’s different educational institutes in 2014. Where most of the students were from China, U.S, India, Nigeria, and Germany.

Best universities in the country are the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge.

I’m sure many of you guys may know Great Britain just because of Oxford or Cambridge. Isn't that true?

Side Note

Imperial College London – London, UK.

London City

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The current Imperial College London is a blend of 19th-century old schools.


The Royal college of Science, The Royal Schools of Mines, The City & Guild Colleges. All three were grouped into one to make the Imperial College London in 1907.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Since that, the Imperial College is making a long history in the field of education.


They award 6100 degrees annually. Forming an international community with over 125 nationals from all over the world.


If you are looking for the high standards in Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Sciences. Then this is what Imperial College of London specializes in.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

London is the home of almost anything. I mean you can imagine to do and expect anything here.


Let’s say randomly, robbery? Worse but yes. Do rich people live there, of course, they do. Important landmarks?


It verily has worlds’ most recognizable landmarks. i.e. London Eye, London Bridge, Big Bang, Trafalgar Square. Culture? The unique one. What else? Everything else.


I’m not really exaggerating but London is a city that one must visit before dying. It’ll tell you how man has turned a simple piece of earth to such an amazing place.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

Time to meet your favorite celebrity of the past (or even present) and take a photo with them at Madame Tussauds.

Italy

Italy

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Go to Italy for your studies abroad...

..if you are looking for an ancient and the modern blend of educational monasteries.

Italy is the home of early age Universities, having their roots in the twelfth century.

You can see a deep impression of the past days on the walls of the University of Bologna. Yes, it was established in 1088.

Similarly, the University of Naples Federico II, and the University of Siena, and ... the list goes on.

Notable disciplines to go for are arts & design, architecture, and applied sciences.

Dominican Republic

Basilica Cathedral, Dominican Republic

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This country has also given shelter to the ancient churches of the world.

One of the most ancient is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. Says, this 500 years old church has roots to the greatest explorer of all the time, Columbus.

This must mean a lot to any other explorer (student), ain’t that?

Besides, this beautiful ancient land has so much to offer to you.

And you’ll realize it soon after you clap on landing (It’s a Dominican Law to clap on landing) over there.

Side Note

Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University

Dominican Republic City

IMAGE: Urs Blickenstorfer

PUCMM is situated in Santiago de los Caballeros. Santiago de los Caballeros or Santiago is a beautiful city of Dominican Republic.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

PUCMM is basically a private sector community college-University established in 1962.


As an institute, the core of this University is to provide higher education beyond any basis. Without involving a religion, race, beliefs or social class values in it.


Their aim is to face scientific problems as a human and find their solutions for the humans.


PUCMM also facilitates the international students in achieving their academic objectives. And that is subject to their educational and cultural values.


They have short-term international experience programs for the interested students. To dive into their culture, to live with their host families. And to integrate Santiago’s cultural richness with theirs.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

A Spanish immersion program can help you in learning Spanish as your second language. Learning living in a Spanish-speaking country is a most effective way of learning Spanish.


And PUCMM at Santiago is not less than an amazing idea. You better weigh it.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

The beautiful campus of PUCMM covering the wide area of 950,000 m2 consists of marvelous gardens. The amazing green paths, make it a more attractive & suitable place for learning.

China

China

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China is said to be the most popular study destination after US and UK.

Gained the value and strength from previous years in having most inbound international students in the country.

There were about 377000 international students in the country during 2013-2014.

Most noteworthy is that it's most liveable land. China is one of the best suitable places for living and studying as a foreigner.

It cost you like staying and studying in your home country. It gives you access to the world-class institutes with a very low tuition fee.

Cheap food, inexpensive travel, low-priced everyday things and good neighbors like Singapore. Which is, yet another cool study destination.

What else would you like best about the best countries to study abroad?

Israel

Dormition Abbey, Israel

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Tel Aviv is a contemporary city in Israel and is believed to be the first modern Jewish city.

It’s so rare that you get up on mornings and won’t meet the sun over there. The sun shines on this part of the earth on almost 300 annual days that are noticed.

Side Note

Bar-Ilan University – Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Israel.

Tel Aviv City

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Located in an important district of Ramat Gan, in one of an important city of Tel Aviv, Israel.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Just like many others, Bar-Ilan is yet another public research university of Israel. Their area of expertise is researching on building leadership for the Jewish Nation.


Don’t panic. Bar-Ilan also invites other religious or secular students to learn with them. And within their award winning campus.


But it is always a good idea to join in them if you have any level of interest in Jewish culture or Judaism. As they ask their students (mostly or only for Jews) to be a part of Judaism learning classes. And learn at least the basics of the religion or more if want.


Bar Ilan opens its boundaries to international students as an exchange student. As well as an internationally admitted student in the University. They normally call them newly immigrant students or new immigrants only.

Beside conventional studies, Bar Ilan also invites tourists to their special courses. These short courses are to provide an oppertunity to learn in a Jewish environment...


..to take part in there and learn in a Jewish environment.

Mechana is a popular short-term program, being offered in summer breaks. It is a kind of complete language immersion programs.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

You can have lots of chances to enjoy outdoor or on beaches (that are graded among top ten best beaches in the world).


You’ll find the best Japanese restaurants there. Coffees and drinks are also available 24/7.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

One quote that I’m liking the most about Bar Ilan is:

“At Bar-Ilan University we provide our students with “wings and roots” – the wings to ‘fly’ academically, scientifically – to push back new boundaries of knowledge, learn new things, explore new intellectual universes; and the roots to ‘bind’ them to this earth, to ensure they fulfill their moral and ethical obligations, and become better people and better Jews.”

Spain

Spain

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Around 189198 international students made their way to Spain in 2014 to study abroad.

The number seems growing from the past years. And it also has a sizeable percentage of American students.

Best cities in the country are Barcelona and Madrid, two of the hottest tourist spots in the world.

 Because Spain has an exclusive social environment, thus people there are very friendly.

The cost of living is pretty OK. The tuition fee isn’t that high either.

And overall, Spain makes it an affordable and worth studying abroad country.

New Zealand

Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, New Zealand

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You know what, New Zealand is awesome. And it has been a home of international students for a very long.

Almost 50,000 students worldwide studied abroad in New Zealand in 2021. And this has been the case for many years.

However, the most inbound students are from India, China, and Malaysia.

Side Note

Victoria University of Wellington – Wellington, NZ.

Wellington City

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Surrounded by spectacular parks & gardens. Victoria University of Wellington is stretched in Wellington city and Auckland.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Victoria University has got splendid building blocks. So it makes the whole campus a wonderful place.


They have a wide range of programs offered to international students. Including the graduate, postgraduate programs as a complete degree program. And one to two semesters long short degree or pathway programs.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

You are going to taste world’s finest wine and coffee while in Wellington.


As two of New Zealand’s wineries are world’s most popular classic wineries. And both Wairarapa & Marlborough lies on the North and South of Wellington simultaneously.


Just like Seoul, free Wi-Fi is everywhere in Wellington. Just find one and hopefully, it’ll not ask you for an encryption key or password.


The Wellington waterfront in another attraction that is going to mesmerize you.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

The prettiest capital of the prettiest country. Where you don’t have to walk for miles and you’ll meet someone who is actually a celebrity. Either a Hollywood celeb or a locally famous person.


The music is in the air which blows quite fast sometimes. So, be careful, or you could happen to change your plan to come back home.

United States

United States

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It is reported that the US is hosting a huge number of international students since 1940.

And this figure is greater among the world's best countries to study abroad.

In each season, an average of 75000 students took admission. And study in different US colleges or Universities countrywide.

Furthermore, 974000 students took their higher education in the United States during 2013-2014. 60% of which were from China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

In 2015, these International students brought $30 billion to the US economy.

On the economic terms, it is quite huge. And so, enough to judge the quality delivered in the academic institutions of a country.

Boston and San Francisco are major student cities. Both are top expensive but highly desirable study spots of the United States.

South Korea

Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea

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South Korea is a very interesting place and a very interesting country for many reasons. And has many stories to tell۔

First, there are a few weird things, that have a status of law and can only be found in Korea. i.e. their age counting system.

For example, a newborn baby can be two years old in just a few weeks. Interesting

And second, there are lots of interesting stories about their people and culture. From their strange habit of eating octopus alive to must serving in army if you're a male.

Their higher education system is wonderful and ranks on the top position in OECD listing.

Also, they warmly welcome international students to live, study, and work with them.

Side Note

Seoul National University – Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul City

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SNU lies in the midst of the Seoul, a metropolitan city and the capital of South Korea.


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

The first national university of South Korea built in 1946. It is considered one of the first research center university of South Korea.


Now they have a largest faculty team working for the University. Growing number of colleges, graduate and professional schools are also working under SNU.


They also have a huge record of graduate and undergraduate alumnus, who have studied. And still studying (higher education) on their campus.


The university has wide relations with other educational centers worldwide.


It allows the international students to study at their campus as an exchange student for a semester or 2. OR, on the other hand, you can directly apply for a degree at SNU as a foreign student also.


The only difference occurs is the fees that you pay. As an exchange student you pay your tuition and other fees to your home university but study at SNU campus. But as an international student you pay your dues directly to the SNU.


Please refer to Office of International Affairs for more information or apply here.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

South Korea is amazing as a country and Seoul is said to be the hub of Korean culture and wonders.


It is said a man gets one year old right after taking birth on Korean land. And a year further right after falling the New Year.


No matter if you were born in December and it is January now. You are 2 years old in Korea though technically you should be just a one-month-old infant. Weird ha!

Food is cheap. But beware, they can serve you dogs as a meet in restaurants.


Transportation fare is almost negligible. People are friendly, loving, and open. And they have no problem in sharing their relationship in public. They can often hug, kiss and share the likeness in public.


OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

The Internet is free and everywhere in Seoul. You'll rarely find that your device is receiving some Wifi signals and it is a protected network.

Japan

Japan

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Study abroad in Japan would be a wise move for multiple reasons.

First of all, they have a very rich culture.

And then, they have plenty of Nobel prize winners. land of peace, safety, and martial arts, etc. The list grows.

The number goes to 139185 if talk about the mobile students throughout the year 2014 in the country.

Japan is one of the best countries for management studies. Humanities and engineering are some other major discipline to study in Japan.

Side Note

Tohoku University – Sendai, Japan.

Sendai City

IMAGE: Sean Pavone

Tohoku is placed among the greenest, the city of trees, Sendai (Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.)


UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Tohoku is weighed as Japan’s pioneer in accepting female students. It wasn't just possible before this. None of a female student was admitted in any Japanese University before 1913. The year when Tohoku took that initiative.


And now it is the home of researchers, scholars, professors and students. Who are treated as individuals and without the gender discrepancies.


Whether or you are pursuing Tohoku as an exchange student or as an international student. There are multiple courses for you ranging from one to two semesters at Tohoku.


The University offers non-degree programs of different durations usually one year long. They have also summer abroad programs for their partner university students.

For more information please visit their international support office website.


AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

Those of you people who love fox, there’s fox village you must go and visit. It is a huge place filled with foxes all around. I’m sure you’d like to cuddle with some beautiful fox or click a selfie with it.


Another notable mark is ‘the Ruins of Sendai Castle’, also known as Aoba Castle. It was built in 1602 and functioned till 1875. Must it be the greatest attraction for the history students?


They have appealing downtown shopping malls, museums, and attractive yet peaceful mediatheques.

Though a little expensive, but their fast moving trains are always on the time. The average delay is of 10 to 20 seconds which is the least number in the world.


Vending machines are also abundant throughout the city.

OUTCOMES OR CHARMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT

Rich cultural activities and festivals of Japan that are an amazing experience to be a part of them.


A chance to meet and live with the old people that are enjoying a healthy life at the age of hundred or more.

Possibly going to visit in some of the world heritage sites of Japan.

Switzerland

Switzerland

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It is a beautiful country with its mesmerizing landmarks, clean air, and sociability.

They have a fine educational system, an appropriate proportion of inbound mobile students. Moderately fair tuition fee, and high living standards.

Official languages are French, Italian, German, and Romansh. But English is also spoken within the country. Which means you could find a couple of good institute in Switzerland where English is the mode of education.

The cost of living is rather high because of the expensive food items. According to an estimate, it could cost you between $1,600 and $2,600 for one month stay in Switzerland.

A little exorbitant, but Switzerland possess every single quality that all other best countries to study abroad do.

Alright'O this is it..

But wait a second!

How do YOU refer to some countries, the best places to study abroad?

Is it best because of a school's best world rankings? Best because of a city's best living standards?

Or is it best near you because of the location, landscapes or the history of your study destination?

And what if some places have all the above-stated qualities together in them?


What's Your Top 1, 2, 3 Best Places to Study Abroad in This List?

Ok, tell me in the comment section what's your top best study abroad destination?

And right above we have the top ten of such destinations that are best for the students to study abroad because...

As an institute, they are matchless. As a location, it's mesmerizing. And as a city, it is most liveable, affordable, and desirable.

The courses offered, the faculty, the area, and the people around, everything is said to be the best.

But most of all, the students are found to have a huge desire for them.

This and everything makes these places the heavens on the earth for the students.

Hey, I’m Shahzaad Kamboh, the man behind Frostfairs.com. I think I'm a blogger, writer, analyst, and an art aficionado. But you can rather call me an addict, mastering the art of business administration and Injecting the love-n-hate of words-n-webs.

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