The Top 10 Countries That Produce the Most Doctoral Graduates

 

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Ph.D., or DPhil) is a type of doctoral degree awarded by universities in many countries.

These degrees are awarded for a wide range of programs in the sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.), engineering, and humanities (e.g., history, geography, literature, musicology, etc.), among others.

Individuals with an earned doctorate can use the title of “Doctor” with their name and use the post-nominal letters “Ph.D.”, “PhD” or “DPhil”.

Want a PhD? These countries produce the most doctoral graduates.

10
Australia 8,000 PhDs

9
Italy 11,000 PhDs

8
Spain 11,000 PhDs

7
South Korea 13,000 PhDs

6
France 14,000 PhDs

5
Japan 16,000 PhDs

4
India 24,000 PhDs

3
United Kingdom 25,000 PhDs

2
Germany 28,000 PhDs

1
United States 67,000 PhDs

Learn more in this video from the World Economic Forum.

 

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