29 August 2023
London has been named the world's best student city by QS in the 2024 Best Student Cities Ranking.
London has finished top of the ranking for the fifth year in a row, seeing off competition from Tokyo, Seoul and Melbourne. Edinburgh, a popular study destination in Scotland, finished 16th overall. Key highlights included huge scores in the diversity of its student mix, students’ feedback on their overall experience in London and the number of world-class universities in the city.
The QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2024 combines data about various factors important to international students, including rankings, employer activity and student mix.
Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – representing 50 universities and higher education colleges in the UK capital – said: “This prestigious title is a testament to London's unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional experience for students wherever they come from in the world. London’s universities strive to nurture the brightest minds, create a diverse and inclusive environment, and equip students with the skills and opportunities they need to shape the world.
"This recognition is a celebration of the collaborative efforts of the capital’s world-class universities, innovative businesses, and its incredible local communities.”
I sincerely thank SI-UK for getting me accepted to UCL. The MSc in Urban Development and Planning is extremely competitive, but the right guidance provided by SI-UK made my dream of studying at University College London a reality. The services were exceptional from beginning to end.
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