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QS reveals the world's best cities for students
LONDON, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Nearly 90% have become less affordable, QS finds

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, published today the 
10th edition of the QS Best Student Cities 
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students to compare 140 premier educational destinations, including 30 new 
entries. London retains its status as the world's best student city for the 
fourth consecutive edition. Munich (2nd =) shares its silver medal with Seoul 
(2nd =). Zurich (4th) and Melbourne (5th) break into the top-5 while Edinburgh 
(10th) joins the top-10.

Methodology <>: 
QS ranks cities with a population of at least 250,000, and with at least two 
universities placing in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a 
powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with 
over 98,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective 
students) and Student View (former students) indexes.

2023	2022	City
1	1	London
2=	2	Munich
2=	3=	Seoul
4	7	Zurich
5	6	Melbourne
6	5	Berlin
7	3=	Tokyo
8	9=	Paris
9	8	Sydney
10	12	Edinburgh
11	9=	Boston
12	15	Hong Kong
13	17	Singapore
14	9=	Montreal
15	13	Toronto
16	14	Vienna
17	19=	Osaka
18	16	New York
19	19=	Lausanne
20	18	Vancouver

London's leadership is supported by:

- Its high concentration of world-class universities; it achieves the world's 
second-best score in the Rankings indicator.
- Highly positive feedback from students that have studied in the city: it 
scores 98.5/100 for Student View, a result bettered only by Berlin.
- Outstanding career opportunities for graduates: it places fourth in the 
Employer Activity metric, scoring 92.7/100.
- Its high levels of openness to international students, which see it achieve 
the world's fifth-best score (94.9/100) for Student Mix.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior VP, said: "Responses to our surveys from students that 
have studied in London make it clear that it offers outstanding cultural, 
economic, and educational opportunities. With two of the world's ten best 
universities situated in the city, it remains a world-leading educational hub. 
Worryingly, cities are broadly becoming less affordable for students by QS' 
measures, with just under 90% declining in our Affordability metric."

Other highlights:

- UK, Germany, and Australia are each home to two of the world's ten best 
student cities.
- Paris rises to the eighth place. Barcelona (31st) is Spain's top-city.
Canada boasts three top-20 student cities, while US, Japan and Switzerland have 
two each.
- The US highest-ranking cities are Boston (11th) and NYC (18th).
- All the 18 US ranked cities decline in the Affordability indicator.
- Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur break into the top-30. 
- Seoul (2nd) is Asia's top-ranked city.
- China (Mainland) top entry is Beijing (29th)
- India doubles its representation. Mumbai (103rd) is the highest ranked.
- Latin America's number-one student destination is Buenos Aires (23rd)
- Sao Paulo (86th) and new-entry Rio de Janeiro (121st) are Brazil's ranked 
- Africa's top city for students is Cape Town (78th).
- Dubai (51st) is the top-ranked city in the Middle East.
- The fastest rising cities are Almaty (75th), Abu Dhabi (71st) and Ankara 

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Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds