THE Student 2021: the articles you read the most

It was another eventful year for international students as the world continued to battle the coronavirus. Although we have become accustomed to sudden changes in travel rules and vaccination requirements, students are still looking for information that will make their study abroad trip easier.

Covering changes to visa applications on student blogs, scholarship guides and university rankings, we have published a series of articles this year that can be read wherever you are in your university journey.

Depending on where you are most interested in studying abroad, you might be interested in catching up with some of THE Student’s most read articles in 2021.

If you are considering studying abroad…

One of our most read articles this year was a guide to what to do if your visa application is rejected. Although this is quite rare, it is always good to be prepared in case it happens and to have a plan of action in place.

In this regard, many of our readers have also been interested in this guide to post-study work visas in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Germany. One of the main reasons people choose to study abroad is to improve their career prospects. Therefore, knowing what visas are available to students after graduation is valuable information.

We also found that many of the scholarship guides we published this year were particularly popular. Finding funding and scholarships as an international student can be a bit of a minefield, so our guides for students from India, China, Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and many other countries have helped break down some of the most popular scholarships and where to look for them.

If you are considering studying in the UK…

One of the biggest changes this year for international students in the UK has been the reintroduction of the post-study work visa. While the news was announced in 2020, applications opened on July 1, 2021. The visa allows international students who have completed an undergraduate degree or above to stay in the UK to work for an additional two years after graduation. graduation.

Readers were also very interested in the results of this year’s national student survey, which provided insight into how Covid-19 had affected the student experience in the UK. Brighton and Sussex Medical School ranked number one for student experience in this survey of over 330,000 students. The survey questions covered all areas of university life, including teaching quality, work feedback and learning resources – and more than 75% of respondents agreed that they were satisfied with the quality of their course.

And, any students who know they want to study in the UK but don’t know what subject to study where may want to check out these rankings for the best universities in the UK for law degrees, the best universities for law degrees Medicine, Best Universities for Business Degrees, and Best Universities for Psychology Degrees.

If you are considering studying in the United States…

Our most popular US content could easily be divided into two main categories: ratings and funding.

As in previous years, our rankings of US colleges are among the most popular articles, with our lists of the best public universities in the United States and the best liberal arts colleges among the most viewed articles. Our wide range of rankings for students wishing to study in the USA can be found here.

If you want to study in the United States, this guide to everything you need to know about enrolling in college in the United States will provide you with all the information you need to apply for a visa, prepare for the exams English and how much it will cost. .

Another one of our popular articles was this guide to scholarships in the USA, which explains the different types of scholarships available, where you can find them, and how to apply for them.

If you are considering studying in Canada…

Given the state of the world and the constant changes in travel restrictions and allowances, it’s no surprise that one of our most read stories about Canada is this guide to bringing the family with you on a Canadian student visa. It details the different types of permits available, entry requirements and vaccination requirements. We have similar guides for bringing your family on a student visa for Australia, the US and the UK as well.

Our most popular subject rankings for Canada included the best universities for business, medicine and life sciences, but Canada features in all of our subject rankings, so depending on which subject interests you most, a ranking is available.

Understanding the cost of studying in Canada was another popular and important topic for prospective international students and a key consideration when deciding where to study abroad.

If you are considering studying in Australia…

Students wishing to study in Australia in 2021 have struggled as the country has remained closed to almost all travelers for most of the year. In December, some states finally allowed international students to arrive as long as they were fully vaccinated and tested negative for Covid-19 within three days of arrival.

Students were also trying to keep up with any changes to the visa application process. This table on everything students need to know about student visas in Australia was therefore a useful tool.

2022 looks to be a more promising year for international students wishing to travel to Australia, so you might want to get a head start on learning about the country with this guide to everything you need to know about university applications in Australia.

The subject rankings for Australia that proved popular this year were medicine, psychology, law and business. Australian universities also performed well in our 2021 Impact Rankings, which explores how universities perform against measures of sustainability, climate change and gender equality.

Amanda J. Marsh