Study Abroad : Best Student Cities 2016

Best Student Cities

QS Best Student Cities 2016 rankings are out. QS is the leading global career and education network for ambitious professionals looking to further both their personal and professional development. The ranking presents  world’s leading urban destinations for international students. Use the interactive table to compare cities in five categories, and click here for details of the ranking methodology. For alerts about the latest rankings releases, sign up to our newsletter.

Ranking Methodology

The QS survey is carried out on a diverse range of indicators grouped into five key categories. These five main categories are: university rankings, affordability, student mix, desirability, and employer activity.

University Rankings

Collective performance of a city’s universities in the QS World University Rankings.

Student Mix

Student make-up of the city, both overall and from an international perspective.

Desirability

Overall desirability of each destination

Employer Activity

Indication of which cities are most highly sought among graduate employers.

Here are the top student cities of 2016.

10. Seoul

seoul , Best Student Cities

Population: 10.01 million (2014)

International students: 9.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$6,800

9. Berlin

Philologische Bibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin

Population: 3.502 million (2012) UNdata

International students: 16.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$0

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8. Hong Kong

university of hongkong

Population: 7.188 million (2013) World Bank

International students: 30.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$14,700

7. Montreal

mcgill university

Population: 1.65 million (2011) UNdata

International students: 27.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$13,500

6. Singapore

Singapore University of Technology & Design

Population: 5.399 million (2013) World Bank

International students: 30.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$12,800

5. London

london

Population: 8.539 million (2014)

International students: 42.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$21,600

4. Sydney

Sydney

Population: 4.293 million (2012) UNdata

International students: 25.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$27,100

3. Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Population: 13.35 million (May 1, 2014)

International students: 7.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$7,000

2. Melbourne

University of Melbourne , Melbourne University

Population: 4.087 million (2012) UNdata

International students: 30.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$23,800

1. Paris

eiffel tower paris

Population: 2.244 million (2010) UNdata

International students: 18.0% (of students at ranked institutions)

Average tuition fees: US$2,300

 

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