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Studying overseas: guide to Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA

Students looking to study in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US will need to do some extensive research to find the best place for them. This short video provides the key details to help you decide

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Seeta Bhardwa

Editor, THE Student
October 30 2017
Guide to studying abroad


The US, UK, Canada and Australia are four of the most popular countries for students to go to university. They are home to some of the highest-ranked universities in the world and the countries themselves are attractive destinations for students in terms of quality of life and employment prospects. 

However, if you are uncertain about which of these four you want to go to, we've put together this handy video guide breaking down the fees, the average rent and the cost of a burger and a beer. In addition to country information, we've also put some specific details about the highest ranked university in each country: California Institute of Technology; the University of Oxford; the University of Toronto; and the University of Melbourne

Scroll down for more resources to help you choose where to study, from lists of the best universities in each country to information on how to apply. 

If this video has inspired you to consider studying abroad then we have a ton of resources and student blogs on THE Student that can guide you through the process.


Best universities in the UK
How to choose a UK university
Guide to visas and funding to study in the UK
Apply to UK universities through Ucas as an international student


Best universities in the United States
International student application guide
Benefits of public universities v Ivy Leagues
How to write a US college admissions essay


A guide for international students choosing a university in Australia
Graduate employability: top universities in Australia ranked by employers
9 things every international student should know about Australia

Follow the journey of a student from America studying in Australia 


Best universities in Canada 
Indian students on why they study at the University of Toronto 
Why I chose my university and subject (University of Toronto, English)

Canada is the most popular destination for international students

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