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Top 10 E-learning Institutions in the World

There are some people who want to complete their education, get higher degrees or they are international students and want to study at a specific university. All of those find that it is a big problem to find their needs that are related to their education, but there is a solution for this problem which is distance learning that is also known as e-learning. There are some universities and institutions that offer this service for international students who find it difficult to travel or for those who want to get high degrees but do not have enough time to daily attend classes. Distance learning allows you to complete your education through online learning, correspondence courses or via conferencing which helps you to learn at your own pace and save your time. If you are looking for a good e-learning university to complete your education, take a look at the following top 10 distance and e-learning institutions in the world.

10 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

It is commonly known as IGNOU. The university is based in Maidan Ghari, Delhi, India and was founded in 1985. Because of the large number of students who are enrolled at the university, it has become the largest university in the world. The number of students who are enrolled at the university is approximately 4.000.000 students.


9 University of the Philippines Open University

The university is located in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and was founded in 1995. The university has three faculties of studies to allow its students to choose what meets their needs to complete their education.

8 University of South Africa (UNISA)

It was formerly known as the University of the Cape of Good Hope. The university was founded in 1873 and is based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The university is considered to be one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of students as it has more than 328.190 students.

7 Open University of Catalonia

It is a public university for distance learning. It was established in 1994 and is located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The total number of students who are enrolled at the university is nearly 60.109.


6 Open University of the Netherlands

It is a Dutch institution that was founded in 1984 for providing students with distance learning and helping them to study at their homes. The university is located in Heerlen, Netherlands and the total number of students who are enrolled at it is approximately 19.065.


5 Open University of Hong Kong

The university is based in Hong Kong and was founded in 1989. More than 17.287 students are enrolled at the university and are allowed to learn at their own pace according to their conditions.


4 University of Southern Queensland, Australia

The university is also referred to as USQ. It is situated in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia and was established in 1967. The total number of students who are enrolled at the university is more than 27.235 students.

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3 University of Phoenix, USA

The university is based in Phoenix, Arizona, United States and was founded in 1976. The university has about 249.500 undergraduates and 51.300 students are enrolled as postgraduates.


2 Open University, United Kingdom

It is located in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom and was established in 1969. The total number of students who are enrolled at the university is over 253.000 and 50.000 of those students are registered as overseas or distance learning students.


1 University of London, United Kingdom

It is located in London, England, United Kingdom and was founded in 1836. The number of distance learning students who are enrolled at this university is more than 50.000 students.

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