Germany has the best political and financial support to encourage international study, according to the British Council. Australia comes second in the organization’s “global gauge” for international higher education, while the UK sits in third place. The ranking is based on an analysis by the British Council, both of government policies that encourage international opportunities and those that act as a barrier.

Germany scored particularly highly in the British Council ranking because of policies that encourage domestic students and academics to spend time abroad, as well as its success in attracting international students. Among the attractions for international students is the increasing availability in Germany of courses taught entirely in English, so much so that students can complete degrees without ever having to speak German. It was also an attractive study destination because tuition fees were subsidized by the government.

1. Germany
2. Australia
3. UK
4. China
5. Malaysia
6. US
7. Japan
8. Russia
9. Nigeria
10. Brazil
11. India
Source: British Council

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