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London voted the best student city in the world once again

03 Aug, 2021
London voted the best student city in the world once again

We are delighted to report that London has been voted the world's best student city in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2022.

The ranking combines independent data about a range of factors important to university students: affordability, quality-of-life, the standard of universities, and the views of previous students who have studied in that location. To be eligible for the rankings, a city must have a population of at least 250,000 and be the home to at least two universities that rank in the QS World University Rankings.

It is the third consecutive year that London has topped the rankings. It has been consistently recognised for its world-leading institutions such as Imperial College and King’s College London, its openness to international students and its graduate career opportunities.

London's only lower-than-average marks came in the category of affordability, but with Kings London being based in the safe, attractive suburb of Beckenham, Kings students who choose to study in the capital benefit from close proximity to the city centre but less expensive living.

Elsewhere in the UK, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester made the top 30 out of the 115 eligible cities. Munich came second after London, while Tokyo and Seoul were tied for third place ahead of Berlin, Melbourne, Zurich and Sydney. Paris, Montreal and Boston all tied for ninth place.

With such a diverse population, a vast range of things to see and do, and of course a host of fantastic universities, we are not surprised that the UK's capital has achieved this outstanding recognition as the world's best study destination and are delighted to see it retain the top spot for yet another year.

Find out more about London's global ranking and its choice of top universities