You’ve chosen the degree you want to pursue. You have a pretty good idea of what job title you want to nail after graduation. You have already purchased a strong 50-pound luggage to transport your belongings to your new home country. All that’s left now is to pick the city you want to study next.
Here is a list of the top student cities that can not only offer you valuable study and career opportunities but also unforgettable life experiences while you’re at it.
1. London, UK
Why study in London?
You’ll find here more than 15 top best international universities and colleges in the world, with University College London and Imperial College London being ranked in world’s top 10.
When you’re enjoying summer breaks or simply want to unwind and relax between exams, make sure you explore London’s top attractions such as the Coca-Cola London Eye, spot St Paul’s Cathedral from The Shard’s observation deck and discover London’s history at the London Dungeon.
2. Montréal, Canada
Why study in Montréal?
As soon as you arrive, friendly locals will greet you with warmth all year-round – yes, even if it’s winter! Regardless of the climate you’ve been used with in your home country, Montréal will open a whole new world for you, where the beauty of winter will be the main character.
No matter if you travel to Canada for a one-month study abroad experience or to study for a three-year Bachelor’s degree, you must definitely try out ice skating at least once and all the festive markets held in Vieux-Montréal.
3. Berlin, Germany
Why study in Berlin?
Regarded as one of the coolest urban hubs of Europe, Berlin promises students an unforgettable living and learning experience at decent prices.
The low cost of living combined with a colourful nightlife transforms Berlin into one of the most welcoming cities for international students. It offers endless travelling opportunities in every direction. So, why not wake up early on a Saturday, rent a car and drive around Europe with your new uni friends.
4. Sydney, Australia
Why study in Sydney?
With exhaustive English-language programmes for non-English speakers and home to some of the best universities in Australia, Sydney is the dream-city for every international student. The best part of coming here is that with the student visa, you are also granted permission to work up to 40 hours every two weeks. And that applies throughout your whole academic year!
With an amazing climate, iconic landscapes and, not to mention, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo daily Koala Encounter sessions, Sydney will quickly become a holiday resort for your studies.
5. Seoul, South Korea
Why study in Seoul?
Who could say no to a global city with a 24/7 vibe, ranked one of the best in the world for employer activity? Plus, the quality of education in Seoul is beyond exceptional. This comes at a very decent price since everything from accommodation to food is very cheap.
The modern skyscrapers, Buddhist temples and countless food markets prove that Seoul is a must-see city. And what a better way of discovering it if not by living and studying there? Visit The Trickeye Museum, the Lotte World (the world’s largest indoor amusement park) and Everland (South Korea’s largest outdoor theme park).
So, where to next?