The Best Student Cities, living in the best cities as Student is very important because it provides you with the best quality of life, as well as Career and employment opportunities.
The comparisons, which include a survey of the views of 50,000 students, are an attempt to quantify some of the attractions and disadvantages of cities for students.
The Best Cities For Student 2018
10.Seoul, South Korea
Long since labeled as an up-and-coming destination, Seoul is certainly making good on this prediction as it continues to climb the QS Best Student Cities ranking, claiming 10th place in the 2018 edition, down six places from last year. Despite the drop, it continues to be one of Asia’s strongest representatives.
South Korea’s capital scores well in a number of indicators used to compile the ranking, including employer activity where it ranks fourth – reflecting the strong reputation of universities in Seoul among both domestic and international employers.
Although Melbourne takes the crown as Australia’s leading student city, Sydney remains a very strong rival, climbing four places this year to now rank within the top 10 of the QS Best Student Cities ranking.
Sydney comes just one spot behind Melbourne for the student mix indicator, thanks to it’s large, diverse and inclusive student community, and is also ranked fourth in the world for desirability, reflecting the all-around high quality of life in the city, as well as its popularity among prospective students.
Climbing seven spots in this year’s Best Student Cities ranking to now be within the top 10 cities for students, Zurich is renowned for its prosperity, orderliness and low taxes, which may make it sounds more like a place for millionaires than international students, but look a little closer and you’ll see it certainly deserves its place among the world’s top student cities.
Currently ranked 10th in the world, ETH Zurich is the highest-ranked university in continental Europe – and the highest rankings entry from outside the US or UK. The University of Zurich is also ranked within the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2018, placing joint 73rd.
Germany has been growing steadily in popularity as a study abroad destination, and its capital city is also growing in popularity, down one place this year in the QS Best Student Cities ranking but nonetheless staying strong in the top 10.
Having flourished into one of the world’s coolest urban hubs – a major center of the design, fashion, music, and art to rival even New York or London – Berlin offers both unbeatable culture and a hot financial market, making it as perfect for history buffs and art aficionados as it is for budding financiers.
In accordance with Germany’s growing status as an international study destination, the country has not just one but two entries in the top 10 of the QS Best Student Cities, with the latest edition seeing Munich climb three places, overtaking capital city Berlin in the process.
Munich’s improved spot in this year’s ranking was no doubt helped by Munich’s impressive climb in the student view indicator, for which it climbed a whopping 24 spots to now be ranked as the second most popular city with students after Montréal, showing that students are appreciating factors in the city such as affordability, ease of getting around, nightlife and friendliness.
Having previously reigned supreme as the world’s top student city for four consecutive years at the top of the QS Best Student Cities ranking, the French capital has fallen three places this year to now rank fifth in the QS Best Student Cities ranking.
Paris’ consistently strong placing in the ranking is largely due to its high concentration of internationally ranked universities. Home to 18 universities featured in the QS World University Rankings.
Montréal has slipped three places in the 2018 edition of the QS Best Student Cities to now be placed fourth. Despite this drop, it’s nonetheless the highest-ranked entrant in North America.
Montréal is multicultural, multilingual and is widely referred to as Canada’s “cultural capital”. It performs well across five of the six indicators assessed, ranking within the top 50 for all of them except affordability. Montréal is home to several of Canada’s highest-ranking institutions, including McGill University.
Melbourne climb to third place, thanks to an improved score in the student view indicator. Melbourne is a highly attractive destination for international students, and – home to one of the world’s most diverse student communities and retains the ranking’s strongest score for student mix.
Seven universities in Melbourne are featured in the QS World University Rankings 2018, the highest-ranked of which is the University of Melbourne at joint 41st in the world – second only to Australian National University on the Australian leaderboard.
For those who want to study amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, they don’t come much bigger and busier than Tokyo, one of the world’s most populous urban areas. Tokyo is now Asia’s leading city in the QS Best Student Cities index, overtaking Seoul and climbing five places to rank as the world’s second top student city after London.
Such is the mind-blowing scale of the Japanese capital that, even with 13 internationally ranked universities, it still has a very low proportionate student population. Tokyo, then, is a city for those who favor total immersion in local culture rather than living in a “student bubble”.
Counteracting any fears about Brexit affecting its appeal to international students, the 2018 edition of QS Best Student Cities sees London overtake Montréal to rank as the world’s number one student city for the first time – helped in part by its improved score for the desirability and student view indicators, climbing 10 places for the latter this year to now rank 13th.
Of course, London is not exactly a cheap option for international students, home and EU students alike. In addition, rent and living costs are significantly higher in London compared to the rest of the UK.