A growing number of international students, both from within the region and further afield, are choosing to study in Asia. The continent’s economic and population booms have been accompanied by rapid growth in the higher education sector, leading to ever more attractive options for prospective students.
From established education powerhouses like Japan and Hong Kong to the newly formed university hubs of the ASEAN region and, of course, the ever-increasing might of China, Asia offers a wealth of study abroad opportunities.
Top universities in Asia
If you’re looking for the top universities in Asia, be sure to check out the QS University Rankings: Asia, a dedicated ranking of the region's leading institutions. Consult the 2014 edition, and you’ll see the top five universities in Asia are the National University of Singapore – NUS (also ranked 22nd in the world), KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University – SNU and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and China all have plenty more high-ranking universities to choose from, as do Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Thailand – all claim universities among Asia's top 50.
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