The basics
Study abroad : Latest News

Where are the happiest international postgraduate students located?

Students are most satisfied living in UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada.

436

Always wanted to know which are the best places for you to study and build a career?

 

Ever wondered where international postgraduate students are the most happy?

 

New student satisfaction data released by the International Student Barometer based on responses collated from more than 350,000 students studying at over 800 universities in the UKAustraliaCanadaNew Zealand and the US

 

Here’s what you need to know...

 

  • 86% of students would recommend the UK
  • The UK also has the highest satisfaction rates for the research student experience, ranking number one in 47 of 85 indicators including course content, expert supervisors and research
  • Australia and New Zealand have higher levels of student satisfaction in the learning environment for research degrees than for those on taught degrees
  • Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand all have high safety satisfaction levels, but the US is perceived to be the least safe country
  • Postgraduate researchers in the US are significantly more satisfied with their opportunities to teach than those anywhere else in the world
  • The UK rates the highest for multicultural environment in the learning experience
  • The satisfaction with social activities also varies for the different countries, with
  • The US and the UK coming are top for social activities while New Zealand and Australia lagging behind
  • International students in the UK are far more satisfied with UK culture than students elsewhere


After reading this article you’ll notice that the UK has performed well in a lot of areas for postgraduate student satisfaction. It’s worth noting though that all five countries rate highly for “being a good place to be” – so all are equally amazing options. Now it’s just up to you where you choose!

 

What are you waiting for? Start searching for your perfect course in these destinations now!

Want to know more about a certain university? Download university prospectuses now!

 

Useful links

Five ways to make the most of your study abroad

Eight mistakes to avoid when packing for your study abroad

Four things that you bring home from your study abroad

Five kinds of cameras that you should take during your study abroad

Choosing a course to study

How to save travel money guide for students

Search for a course

Choose a country
Study level*
About Author

A fan of anime and all things Japanese, Khai has been writing professionally since 2010 and “unofficially” for much longer. In her free time, you will often find her baking, reading, travelling and doing everything else in between.

Must read

Facts you never knew about famous people who have studied abroad

What have Bill Clinton, Emma Watson and YOU got in common? You all have an interest in study abroad ! By throwing themselves into new cultures, celebrities the world over have broadened their horizons, gained job opportunities and even learnt new languages. Let’s take a look at who studied where...   Emma Watson:   Brown University In 2014, Emma graduated with a degree in English Literature from Brown University. Intent on

4148

US gains, UK suffers and Singapore shines in new QS Rankings shake-up

Two Singaporean universities have entered the top 15 in this year’s QS World University Rankings   The US has improved its position, the UK has suffered and two Singaporean universities have entered the top 15 in this year’s newly adapted QS World University Rankings . Changes to methodology have seen more recognition placed on arts and humanities after QS acknowledged that while medical sciences accounted for more citations due to the subject’s

1497

Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings 2015: USA dominates, China grows

US universities are once again dominating the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) produced by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and at the lower end of the table, Chinese institutions are slowly climbing.   So what is happening in China? Despite having the same number of universities in the top 500 (44, second only to the USA), almost all Chinese universities have improved their position.

1033