TORONTO – Students around the world have crowned Canada as their top choice for post-secondary education, ahead of the US, UK and Australia in a new survey by IDP Connect.

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The online survey, which was conducted between 27 August and 10 September 2021 by 3,650 respondents from 55 countries, found that more than a third of the students surveyed, or 39 percent, chose Canada as their top choice for post-secondary education. rated in studies.

The US and UK, both with 17 per cent, lag behind Canada, while Australia is behind at 16 per cent.


Of the students surveyed, 69 percent also said that Canada was their “most highly regarded” study destination, with the UK second with 48 percent and Australia and the US third with 46 percent.

The survey found that students reported that they were primarily motivated by future career opportunities in their study destination.

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Of those who chose Canada as the top choice, 72 percent said they preferred the ability to work part-time while studying, 66 percent preferred the affordability of tuition fees, and 64 percent preferred the cost of living. Gave.

More than 80 percent of international students surveyed say they were focusing on on-campus post-secondary school options abroad, while 18 percent said that as long as a pathway to on-campus learning is available, Till then they were comfortable with online study.

Only 10 percent of those surveyed said they would consider living in their home country to complete the program entirely online.

While many opportunities for study abroad were eliminated in Canada during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic with international travel restrictions, as the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues and vaccine mandates are implemented, the survey included 71 percent of the respondents said that they were looking to study abroad within 2022.