Saturday, February 18, 2012

Paris, London, Boston, Melbourne and Vienna Top list of Best Places to be a Student

Paris has topped a new list of the best places in the world to be a student, compiled by the university guide QS.


The French capital beat London out to the first choice, after examining factors ranging from the reputation of universities to affordability and the quality of living to compile the best places in the world to be a student.

Western Europe clearly swept the list, seizing six of the top ten destinations, including Vienna, Zurich, Berlin and Dublin.

North America, by contrast, secured two spots in the top ten, Boston in second place and Montreal ranking tenth place.

Australia was also home to two of the best cities to be a student, with Melbourne ranked fourth and Sydney ranked sixth.

Unfortunately, Asian cities did not make the top ten, although they did win nine spots in the top fifty; highest ranked was Singapore in 12th place, while Hong Kong and Tokyo shared 19th place.

COMMENT: The top ten list, in priority order, includes: (1) Paris; (2) London; (3) Boston; (4) Melbourne; (5) Vienna; (6) Sydney; (7) Zurich; (8) Berlin; (8) Dublin; and (10) Montreal.

For a copy of the list, please go to:

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a company specializing in education and study abroad. The company was founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli. Today, QS has over 200 employees and operates globally from a number of world cities. QS offers publications and events to broaden the scope of study abroad.

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