These are the 10 best student cities in the world

Sally Bracegirdle
Head of Marketing

Believe it or not, London has been ranked the best city in the world for university students.

The best cities in the world to be a student have been revealed in new rankings by QS.

The results were indicated by scoring each city on the following factors: affordability, employer activity, desirability, student mix, rankings and student view.

Despite receiving a pretty poor score for its affordability, the UK's capital came out on top, pipping runners up Tokyo and Melbourne to the post. 

London is the only UK city to have made the top 10, with Edinburgh and Manchester following in 16th and 24th place, respectively. 

The 10 best cities in the world to be a university student are listed below, and you can find out more about the rankings here.



1. London, UK

Overall score: 482




2. Tokyo, Japan

Overall score: 479



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3. Melbourne, Australia

Overall score: 475



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4. Montreal, Canada

Overall score: 465



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5. Paris, France

Overall score: 463





6. Munich, Germany

Overall score: 460



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7. Berlin, Germany

Overall score: 455




8. Zurich, Switzerland

Overall score: 453





9. Sydney, Australia

Overall score: 452



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10. Seoul, South Korea

Overall score: 449




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