Top 10 Student Cities In The World: Explore The Rankings With QS

Choosing the right university alone will not complete the student's research. The location of the university also plays a key role in building the lucrative career. The geographic location of the university will make your stay at the university more memorable besides making the career path better by providing the professional opportunities. Most of the students feel that the location of the university will make them explore the culture and lifestyle of the place.


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which is well-known for publishing the World University Rankings, publishes the best student cities every year. The leading global provider of career information, QS, has recently released the QS Best Student Cities 2018. The prospective international students who are about to start their application process for the next intake are suggested to consider the best student cities across the world before finalising the universities. Let's explore the QS Best Student Cities!

Top 10 Best Student Cities In The World

QS Best Student Cities 2018

Rank 2018Rank 2017 Rank 2016City Country Overall Score


5London United Kingdom 482/ 600 2

7 3Tokyo Japan 479/ 600 3 5 2

Melbourne Australia 475/ 600 4 1 7Montreal Canada 465/ 600 5 2 1ParisFrance463/ 600 6 9 11MunichGermany460/ 600 7

6 9Berlin Germany 455/ 600 8 15 12

Zurich Switzerland453/ 600 9 13

4Sydney Australia452/ 600 10

4 14Seoul South Korea449/ 600

The European cities takes the lion's share in the top ten QS best student cities in the world. London, which is home to several leading universities such as Imperial College London and University College London (UCL), has been crowned as the best student city in the world.

Compared to last year, the capital of Japan, Tokyo, improved its rank. The two Australian cities has also increased their ranking compared to last year. Montreal, which topped the last year, dropped its ranking.

Methodology Of QS Best Student Cities 2018

The QS best student cities is considered based on the ranking indicators. The indicators are grouped into five key categories namely university rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity and affordability.

India's Share In QS Best Student Cities 2018

While coming to India's representation, only Mumbai got a place in the QS Best Student Cities 2018. The financial capital of India, Mumbai, has been ranked 99 out of 100. The overall score of the Mumbai is 223 out of 600.

Miami from the United States of America and Rio de Janeiro from Brazil are the only two cities followed by Mumbai.

Also Read: Why We Should Consider World University Rankings Before Shortlisting The Universities?

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