The QS introduces an annual ranking of the UK’s top cities for students in the world to pursue an education in abroad, with consideration given to factors such as cost, attraction, and the opinions of currently enrolled international students from other countries. This year’s research focused on 110 communities; of those, 58 cities showed evidence of improvement, 6 cities showed no change, and 46 cities showed signs of decline.

After obtaining excellent grades in every categories, comprising Student Mix (94.9), Desirability (94.9), Employer Activity, and Student Voice, London keeps living up to its position as the world’s most desirable city in which to pursue an education in a foreign country. It achieved the world’s second-best score on the Rankings Indicator mostly as a result of the quality and number of its top-ranked universities, which contributed significantly to this achievement.

In spite of the fact that London has performed remarkably well in these categories, the city still has a long way to go before it can be considered affordable, as it ranks 127th out of 133 cities.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior VP, said: “Responses to our surveys from students that have studied in London make it clear that it offers outstanding cultural, economic, and educational opportunities. With two of the world’s ten best universities situated in the city, it remains a world-leading educational hub. Worryingly, cities are broadly becoming less affordable for students by QS’ measures, with just under 90% declining in our Affordability metric.”

As of right now, Seoul and Munich are tied for second place because they both received a score of 95.1. This year, Munich shone out due to its Student Voice score, which is an indicator of the total student experience. On the other hand,

Seoul’s top place was boosted by the number of exceptional institutions it hosts, and the WUR indicator received a perfect score of 100.

Despite the fact that it is now ranked sixth instead of fifth, Berlin continues to be a popular option for students looking to spend part or all of their academic careers in another country. 

The city came in first place in two different categories, including Student Voice and Desirability, the latter of which is a measure that takes into account a wide variety of characteristics, such as its Economic Livability Index, safety, pollution, and corruption. 

Over 98,000 survey responses were contributed to the Desirability (for prospective students) and Student View (for past students) indices, respectively. Both of these indicators provide a powerful window into the attitudes of prospective and former students.

This year, Edinburgh earned a perfect score of 97.3 and moved up one spot, moving from 12th to 10th position overall. This area is a fantastic place to study because it ranks third for Student Mix, which examines a city’s student population in great depth (including the percentage of international to local students as well as the extent to which students from different backgrounds are accepted and included).

QS Best Student Cities 2023 evaluates university places based on aspects such as affordability and popularity, according to the opinions of current students-

City NameRankingScore
London 1100

Therefore, the United Kingdom has been at the top, with 15 cities in the UK ranking across the world. Nevertheless, studying and living in the UK might be an enticing prospect for international students coming from other countries.

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