If you are interested in studying abroad, the list below is indispensable for choosing the best place to go. Created by the Top Universities website, the selection takes into account not only the universities available, but also the quality of life, the possibilities of getting a job, the cost of living and economic and social data collected directly from students who have gone through the experience.
- Paris, France
Paris has been at the top of the ranking of the best cities for students for some years, mainly due to the large number of universities available, with above-average teaching quality. The city offers great options for tourism and leisure and has a good quality of life.
Despite being a place with a very high cost of living, the amount spent on education (with tuition, tuition, etc.) is usually lower than the average for other places in the world. Among the 18 best rated in the city, according to the Top Universities ranking, the best placed is the Escola Normal Superior de Paris, which appears as the 23rd best in the world.
- Melbourne, Australia
This is just the first Australian city to appear in the top 20 best cities to study in the world. Some of Australian best universities are loated in Melbourne, including the University of Melbourne, Moash University, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). The city is known as the cultural capital of the country and has one of the best quality of life of any city in the ranking. Despite the high cost of living there, the student will enjoy many events and activities to do, as well as beautiful beaches to visit.
- Tokyo, Japan
Big, cosmopolitan, bustling city, permeated by technology and yet full of traditions: that’s Tokyo. There are 13 universities ranked among the best universities in the world and one of the highlights of the city is providing good opportunities also in the professional sphere that goes beyond the classroom, with good training and internship programs. Other positive points are safety and quality of life.
- Sydney, Australia
Australia’s best-known city also ranks well in the Top Universities ranking, with five universities in the world rankings. Sydney offers many opportunities for its international students to mingle with locals. Despite being another high cost of living place, the Australian city also has many employment opportunities for you to be able to stay well during your study period.
- London, England
London is home to two top 10 universities worldwide-UCL (University College London) in 7th place and Imperial College London in 8th. Also, there are 17 more academic centers well positioned in the ranking and an excellent infrastructure for their students, with libraries, museums, a vibrant art scene and a lot of history. The city is also among the top places to work with media and art. All these aspects are important when making a counterpoint to the high English cost of living.
- Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Singapore is an academic center that has been growing a lot in recent years, especially due to the universities, say National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, 11th and 13th in the world rankings, respectively. In addition to the possibilities for study, the low crime and unemployment rates make the city appear well placed in the general ranking. An ideal destination for those who love living in a stone jungle, with many architectural buildings, but who can easily escape to a tropical landscape, as it is close to countries like Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Montreal, Canada
Montreal is a city with three internationally certified universities-McGill University is the 2nd in the world and the 1st in the Canadian ranking-and which has a lot to offer its students. The city has a pulsating cultural environment, being a French-speaking city with many waves of immigration from all over the world. There, you will also find many options for contact with nature and entertainment, with great music, theater and comedy festivals.
- Hong Kong, China
Studying in Hong Kong means being in one of the biggest financial centers in the world. There are seven universities in the Top Universities ranking, some of which are among the best in the Asian continent. There, the student will find a very busy city with good job opportunities. The great diversity of its population is also a positive point, with students from all over the world, guaranteeing greater chances of a good adaptation, even in a culture as different as the Chinese one.
- Berlin, Germany
The German capital is an incredible cultural center that has in its streets and buildings the marks of a recent past that changed the way we see the world. Berlin, once divided in half by two totally different political ideologies, has three universities among the best in the world. One of your most positive points regarding education is that many places do not charge you to study, even if you are a foreign student. Also, the city has a low cost of living by the standards of the other options on this list.
- Seoul, South Korea
Despite not being a very popular option among students from all over the world, Seoul stands out in the selection of the 20 popular cities for having, in addition to excellent universities, a good working field for students arriving there. There are more than ten options of university centers within the site’s selection in a city that has a lot to offer lovers of technology, games and night life, with restaurants and bars open for you not only to study, but also to have fun.
- Munich, Germany
Munich is the third largest city in Germany and has a number of qualities that place it on our list. There, the student will not pay tuition to study at public universities, even if he is from another country-just like in Berlin. Munich also offers a great quality of life and you will spend less than in other cities in Europe. To top it off, the student will still be in the beer capital of the world, to enjoy the popular Oktoberfest and get in touch with tourists and university students from all over the planet.
- Zurich, Switzerland
In Zurich, you will find the ninth most qualified institution in the world to study, ETH Zurich. The city, which is famous for its millionaires, can be a great destination for those looking for a safe, clean place with a great quality of life. These aspects end up leading to a slightly higher cost of living, but on the other hand, university fees are low and, at the tip of your pencil, you end up spending less than in destinations like London and Sydney, for example.
- Toronto, Canada
Toronto is another Canadian destination in the 20 cities in the world for students. In addition to having three universities among the most qualified, the largest city in the country brings a combo of positive points: vibrant cultural scene and vibrant nightlife, great natural landscapes nearby and excellent study and development options. In addition to the academic life, you will be enchanted by its art, fashion, cuisine and you will also meet people of all nationalities.
- Vancouver, Canada
Another option for those who want to complete their studies in Canada, Vancouver is technically tied with Toronto and Boston. Like the neighbor mentioned in the previous topic, students should find students of various nationalities and have many options for entertainment and nature tourism, which can enhance even more the experience of studying abroad. Among the best universities in the world are the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
- Boston, United States
Boston is home to nothing less than the top two universities in the 2015/2016 world ranking of Top Universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, respectively. In addition, it is there that the student will find a city rich in history, culture and politics, as well as a very attractive environment for those looking to study and work at the same time. The reason Boston is not at the top of the list, even with its top universities, is the college’s tuition costs, which can easily exceed the sum of $40,000 a year.
- Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria, is one of the cities with the best cost of living in the ranking, as well as being among the best cities in which to live. With this, one of the most historic capitals in Europe, guarantees its place in the list of the best cities in the world for students, even with only two universities among the best in the world-which only appear after the 150th position. The city that had the first performances of Mozart and Beethoven and that houses the Sigmund Freud Museum lives and breathes art and places its inhabitants and visitors within this surrounding climate.
- Canberra, Australia
Despite being the least known Australian city on this list, Canberra is the country’s capital and has been climbing the ranking of best cities for students since the first year it appeared in 2014. Like other destinations in the country, it stands out for offer a great quality of life, lots of entertainment and exchanges with students from all over the world and incredible natural landscapes. This is where the Australian National University is located, the best university in the country and 31th in the overall ranking.
- Auckland, New Zealand
Its highest scores are in the categories of quality of life, possibility of entering the labor market, and a very diverse and tolerant student community. Furthermore, Auckland is among the least corrupt cities in the world. Among the best universities on the planet are the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.
- Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is not only among the best cities in the world to study, but also among the best cities in the world to live. This other Australian destination has three high-quality universities and a large and diverse academic population. Culture, entertainment and nightlife are high points there, but those who choose this destination are still close to the beautiful beaches of the coast of Australia and can visit koala and kangaroo sanctuaries.
- New York, United States
New York is among the cities most desired by students and has universities well positioned in the global ranking. Studying there puts you in one of the biggest business and entertainment centers in the world. Despite the relatively low costs of living, as in Boston, ranking position is hampered by the high fees paid for tuition in the United States. Still, it’s worth the experience of finding knowledge and people from all over the world inside the Big Apple.