And the Oscar goes to... Montreal
OK. It looks like you have made up your mind already. You will, after all, travel overseas to continue your studies. You kind of know which field you want to tackle, and everybody is rooting for you. But there’s one little thing you still need to tick off your list. Which city should you go to?
So, which is the most student-friendly city in the world?
The annual QS World University Rankings has recently published its QS Best Student Cities rankings based on a variety of measurements including affordability, facilities, access to the employment sector, the international feel of the city, safety and pollution. Keeping all this mind, the winner for the best city in the world went to… Montreal, Canada.
The new political dynamics and shifts from within the United States undoubtedly influenced the way that the international education market operates, pushing students to think of alternatives to American cities. Montreal eclipsed all the other cities in the world, becoming a valid title-holder for a number of reasons. For instance, its ability to offer degree courses both in English and French is a valuable element on the agenda.
Reputation goes a long way, so harbouring renowned and eminent institutions is a strong selling point for the city. Here, students can apply to Université du Québec à Montréal or to McGill University, which is one of the top 50 universities in the world, offering over 250 graduate degree programs. Speaking of which, the best Canadian universities according to their most impressive alumni outcomes and their remarkable reputation amongst employers are: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia and McGill University.
If you are 100% convinced that Canada is the place to be for you, remember that other rivals of Montreal are also fighting for this position: Vancouver is ranked as the 10th best city in the world, quickly being chased by Toronto. If you are interested in studying in parts of the world, note that Paris and London are the other second-best options to get charmed by.