Study: London world’s best city for students

London has been named as the world's best city for students for the second consecutive year, beating cities like Tokyo and Melbourne in the 'QS Best Student Cities Ranking' compiled by global education consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds released on Wednesday.

London named as the world's best city for students in a recent study. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
London named as the world's best city for students in a recent study. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

The study highlights each city's performance across six categories - the number of top-ranked universities; the proportion of a city's population made up of students; quality of life on offer; job opportunities available after graduation; affordability; and the feedback of the students themselves.

"The fact that London has again been ranked the best city in the world in which to be a student is fantastic news - and is no surprise given that London is home to world-leading higher education institutions and a vibrant cultural life," said London's Pakistani-origin Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The number of students from India going to study in London registered a hike of 20 per cent in 2017-18, up from 4,545 in 2016-17 to 5,455 in 2017-18. 

Oxford University, London. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Oxford University, London. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

London's high number of top universities, excellent employment opportunities and diversity of its student body were the standout factors for the UK capital to cement its number one position.

The rankings were dominated by Europe with the German cities of Munich (4th) and Berlin (5th), followed by the French capital Paris at the seventh place and Switzerland's Zurich at eighth place. The Canadian city of Montreal (6th), Australia's Sydney (9th) and South Korean capital Seoul (10th) complete the top 10.

India's best student city was Bengaluru (81st), followed by Mumbai (85th), Delhi at 113 and Chennai at 115 out of a total of 120 cities ranked in the list.


CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK, UAE and India. Connected to India covers developments around NRIs. Covers arts, political, sports, finance, entrepreneurship, business, movies, dramas, entertainment and other news for Indians living worldwide.


Which team do you think will win IPL 2023?

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Gujarat Titans
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Lucknow Super Giants
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Punjab Kings
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more