Have a hankering to explore? We take a look at the best places to study abroad

Daydreaming of studying abroad but don’t want to end up somewhere dull as dishwater?

You’re in luck! The QS Best Student Cities Index has released the definitive guide to the best places to study as an international student. So, what are you waiting for?


10. Vancouver

Snowsport-loving students adore Vancouver’s culture and outdoorsy lifestyle with mountains, beaches and forests at their disposal.

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9. Munich

Situated in beer-loving Bavaria and home of Oktoberfest, Munich ranks highly for quality of life and affordability.

Find out more about Munich here.


8. Boston

Boston scores especially well in the eyes of students who praise its friendly, easy-going small-town feel.

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7. Tokyo

Tokyo is a great place to be a student thanks to the thousands of professional and internship opportunities it offers students.

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6. Berlin

Berlin’s liberal atmosphere is popular among students, as is its reputation as a party and music scene.

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5. Melbourne

Cultural hub Melbourne is often named as one of the best cities to live in the world, with its nightlife, access to beaches and good weather. What more could you want?

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4. Seoul

Seoul is known for its arts and gaming culture and scores particularly highly among employers, reflecting the strong reputation of universities.

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3. London

International students are drawn to London’s post-university opportunities – the city is a world leader for international finance, culture, cuisine, nightlife and diversity.

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2. Paris

The iconic French capital is popular among the international community for its low tuition fees, culture, cuisine and, of course, that extra “je ne sais quoi”.

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1. Montreal

Canada’s “cultural capital” storms into first place as the best world city to be a student, climbing six places from last year.

The French-speaking city is known for its creative and arts industries. It also regularly tops lists of the world’s best places to live.

Find out more about Montreal here.