The top 10 student cities in the world

The world’s best student cities – based on university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability – have been revealed by education experts QS.

Fairing well in the top ten are Europe and Australia, which have at least two student cities on the list. Boston is the highest ranked US city at number 13.

London came out in first place, up from third in 2017, and last year's number one Montreal drops to third place.

Other UK cities that made it into the top 50 include Edinburgh (16th), Manchester (24th) and Nottingham at 47th.

To be included in the ranking each city must have a population of over 250,000, and must be home to at least two ranked institutions in the QS World University Rankings. 116 cities in the world qualify, and 50 have been ranked in the table.

The full top ten is as follows:

  1. London
  2. Tokyo
  3. Melbourne
  4. Montreal
  5. Paris
  6. Munich
  7. Berlin
  8. Zurich
  9. Sydney
  10. Seoul