School For Visa, an online publication that provides insights on Education, Jobs, and Scholarship, has released the list of the top 30 countries with the best education system in 2023. Championing the list is Switzerland, also known as the Swiss Confederation.
Switzerland practices a decentralized education system, whereby individual cantons set the standards for education municipality. The canton spread across German, Italian, and French. There is a set compulsory education, which lasts for nine to eleven years.
The second country on the list is Norway, another European country situated in the North part of the continent. In the country, Primary and secondary education lasts for 13 years. This includes primary and lower secondary education (years 1–10) and upper secondary education (years 11–13). The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training is responsible for supervising primary and secondary education quality.
Canada ranks 6th on the list and first from their continent, America. Canada has a strong and well-funded public education system, largely managed provincially. Consequently, some aspects of the education system can vary between provinces. However, as the federal government oversees education, the standard of education remains consistently high throughout the country.
The UK, also known as the United Kingdom, ranks 11th on the School For Visa’s Top 30 Countries With the Best Education System 2023. The British education system is divided into four main parts, primary education, secondary education, further education, and higher education. Children in the UK have to legally attend primary and secondary education from about five years old until the student is 16 years old.
Next to the UK is the USA (United States of America). The country pride itself in offering life-changing opportunities for international students. Education in the United States follows a similar pattern in many systems. Early childhood education is followed by primary school (called elementary school in the United States), middle school, secondary school (called high school in the United States), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education. Postsecondary education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six-degree levels: associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. The US system does not offer a second or higher doctorate but does offer postdoctorate research programs. Adult and continuing education, plus special education, cut across all educational levels.
Other countries on the list include New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Ecuador, Belgium, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Peru, Romania, Thailand, Croatia, Uruguay, and Chile.