The 10 best international student cities

We've said it before: studying abroad is a unique experience and it looks good on your resume. The most difficult question is: where to go for an Erasmus? We give you an overview of the 10 best cities for the ultimate student life!


1. Paris

Paris can be expensive, but with cheap tuition, a great lifestyle and a great atmosphere among students it's worth it! With 17 good universities, you can go to Paris for any subject. The best university in Paris is Ecolé Normale Supérieure - which is located in the Latin Quarter.


2. London

London also has excellent universities. 18 universities are in the top 100 in the world, including 2 in the top 10. The best university in London is UCL, listed as number 4 in the list of best universities in the world. The job opportunity after studying in London is high and the student life is one to write home about. The downside of London is that it is a very expensive city to live in.


3. Singapore

Admit it, you didn't expect this one in the list. However, Singapore is becoming an increasingly popular student city - despite having only two universities in the rankings. Singapore is a fine city, where students have a good time. Even after studying, there are enough jobs to keep on living there. The top university in Singapore is The National University of Singapore.


4. Sydney

Sydney is an international city with a vibrant cultural life and it is also a great city to study: think of sun, sea, beach, nightlife, culture and great universities. The University of Sydney is ranked number 38.


5. Melbourne

Melbourne has as many as 7 ranked universities. Melbourne is known as the vibrant and cultural capital of Australia. The best university is The University of Melbourne - number 31 in the world rankings.


6. Zurich

Studying in this city is really great; international students, a vibrant nightlife and high quality education. It is just a shame that Zurich is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The price of everyday life is compensated by the low tuition fees. The EHT University scores highly: number 12 in the ranking.

Hong Kong

7. Hong Kong

The third largest student city in Asia, Hong Kong is the cheapest city on this list. Daily life is relatively cheap and tuition fees low. The only thing that is expensive in Hong Kong is the rent. This vibrant city has 7 educational institutions, 3 of which are in the top 40 best universities in the world. The University of Hong Kong is ranked at number 26.


8. Boston

With its combination of art, culture, rich history and top-ranked universities, Boston is a great city to study. Think of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. In addition to great education, Boston is a top city for employment - so even after you graduate, Boston is attractive.


9. Montreal

This international city with its many cultural events, lively music scene and annual comedy festival has a lot to offer students. The McGill University ranks high - at number 21 in the world rankings.


10. Munich

Those who study in Germany have made a good choice. The prices are relatively low, the tuition fees as well and the education is high quality. Moreover, the quality of life is high in this city; the Technische Universität München is the third best in Germany and number 53 in the world. Oh yes, and the Oktoberfest is also hosted in Munich. ;)


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