The Safest Countries To Study Abroad In
Studying abroad is a fantastic journey filled with new discoveries, new friends, and a whole new learning environment.
For students planning to embark on your new experience studying abroad, safety is considered one of the top priorities when choosing a study destination. To help you make a decision, we have put together five of the most popular and safest places to study abroad based on the Global Peace Index 2019 and other indicators.
The 5 Safest Countries to Study Abroad
When it comes to studying abroad, the United Kingdom is one location at the forefront of everyone’s minds. With more than 500,000 students enrolling into universities in the United Kingdom each year, it is definitely one of the world’s leading study destinations.
Aside from topping the QS Best Student Cities, London is the most popular student city in the United Kingdom. With its excellent higher education opportunities with notable universities such as UCL and LSE as well as a vibrant culture, London’s popularity for international students is a no brainer. What’s more, international students can now get a two-year post-study work visa after studying in the UK, making the city even more attractive.
While Central London and its touristy areas may have a larger concentration of pickpockets than other parts of London, the overall safety in London is comparable to other major cities.
If the bustle of city life doesn't suit your fancy, there are also many other rural and seaside universities in the UK such as the University of Aberdeen.
New Zealand is growing in popularity among international students due to its breathtaking scenery and high-quality British-style education! With a Peace Index of 1.221, you should have no qualms studying in the second safest country in the entire world.
Apart from being one of the safest places to live in the world, New Zealand offers a wide range of higher education opportunities. The eight universities boast a wide range of subjects from speech and language pathology to business and are all featured in the QS rankings.
For the adventurous, there is a myriad of outdoor activities you can participate in such as mountaineering and water rafting.
In the English-speaking world, Australia is the third most popular country for international students. With its friendly locals, excellent universities as well as work and immigration opportunities, studying abroad in Australia seems like an ideal choice.
Being a global centre of research for areas like the sciences and humanities, Australia offers fantastic opportunities for those who are keen to either research independently or as part of their coursework.
Look no further as the Down Under is one of the safest countries in the world, ranked 13th on the Global Peace Index.
Ireland is one of the safest cities in Europe and in the entire world, ranked 12th on the Global Peace Index with a score of 1.327.
Famed for its charming, historical cities and impressive higher education institutions such as Trinity College Dublin, Ireland is a choice destination for many students around the world. With a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, whether you are interested in Biotechnology or Finance, there is something for everyone in Ireland.
If studying in Canada is on the horizon, safety is no cause for concern. Ranked as the sixth safest country in the world, in Canada, violent crime is almost non-existent.
The city of Toronto, home to the eminent University of Toronto (ranked 29th worldwide!), is rated as the safest city in North America!
With its diverse culture, there is an abundance of festivals and cultural activities all year round, such as the hugely popular Vancouver Celebration of Light, you can be part of studying abroad in Canada.
Set the Ball Rolling on Your Adventure Abroad
Studying abroad is a rewarding experience with much to look forward to.
For many, safety within the destination country is considered a priority which helps to complement what would be a fruitful and engaging study abroad experience.
If you’re keen to find out what it’s like to study and live in the cities mentioned above - namely Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and the UK - simply book an appointment with one of our friendly Counselors today.