Top 10 Best Cities For Students To Study Abroad In 2012

If you are planning to study abroad, check out the following listed cities for consideration of your higher education. They are all highly ranked in terms of educational environment they offer as well as places of living with history, culture, arts, research, sciences, creativity and facilities. The rankings of these cities have been done according to QS World University Rankings.

10. Montreal

QS ranked universities: Université de Montréal; Concordia University

The McGill University in Montreal is Canada’s highest ranking institution of learning and the world’s 17th best. Already the city is known as the cultural capital of Canada, which has predominantly French speaking people. Hence, if you want to experience Canadian culture as well as get your higher education, then go to Montreal. The city hosts many major international festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival and also the world’s largest comedy festival, Just for Laughs. Montreal is also one of the three UNESCO design capital of the world. There are a total of three universities in Montreal with an average fee of $13,400.

9. Dublin

QS ranked universities: Trinity College Dublin (TCD); University College Dublin (UCD); Dublin City university (DCU); Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin is a very cosmopolitan city, but yet retains its traditional and cultural touch. Seeing this one is bound to experience Irish touch to everything in Dublin. Trinity College Dublin is ranked at number 65 and University College Dublin is ranked at 134th internationally. There are four universities in Dublin with an average fee of $19,600.

8. Berlin

QS ranked universities: Freie Universität Berlin; Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin; Technische Universität Berlin

Berlin is one of the best places to head for higher education as the standard of living is high, but the cost of living is cheap. There could not be a better combination of the two than in Berlin. It is also a major global financial centre. There are a total of three universities in Berlin with an average fees of just $1,000-2,000. The highest ranking university in Berlin is at world’s number 66, Freie Universität Berlin and then comes Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the world ranking of 132. Technische Universität Berlin is at 205.

7. Zurich

QS ranked universities: ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology); University of Zurich

Zurich is home to ETH Zurich, which is Europe’s highest ranking university and is at number 20 in the world’s ranking. University of Zurich ranks at 106. There are a total of two universities in Zurich with an average fee of $1,500. Zurich is considered to be one of the world’s most liveable cities.

6. Sydney

QS ranked universities: The University of Sydney; The University of New South Wales (UNSW); Macquarie University; University of Technology, Sydney (UTS); University of Western Sydney

Sydney is no doubt the financial centre for Australia with a scenic beauty of the famous Sydney Harbour with a renowned opera house. The quality of life is high and hence it has been ranked in the top ten most liveable cities in the world. There are a total of five universities in Sydney, all of which make it to the top 500 universities in the world. The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales are ranked in the top 100. The average fee is $25,800.

5. Vienna

QS ranked universities: Universität Wien; Technische Universität Wien

Vienna is one of the most historic cities in Europe, it is full of art and culture of the West. It is often ranked amongst the world’s most liveable cities and is one of the lowest fee destinations for international students. Austria’s two highest ranking universities are located in Vienna, a city which has only two universities, Universität Wien at 155 of the world ranking and Technische Universität Wien. The average fees is $1,000.

4. Melbourne

QS ranked universities in Melbourne: The University of Melbourne; Monash University; RMIT University; La Trobe University; Deakin University; Swinburne University of Technologyä

If you want to get a full taste of Australia at its best, then go to Melbourne to see what it world class higher education it has to offer. It is Australia’s number city for international students. There are a total of six institutions in Melbourne, all of which rank in the top 500 institutions with the highest ranked at number 31. The average fee is $22,200.

3. Boston

QS ranked universities: Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Boston University; Tufts University; Brandeis University; Boston College; Northeastern University

Boston is one of America’s most historic cities, with a true sense of what the country offers at its best. Due to many historic universities located in Boston, it is known as “The Athens of America”.  Boston University is amongst the top 100 universities in the world. There are a total of seven universities in Boston and its highest ranking university is a number 2. The average fee is $39,600.

2. London

QS ranked universities: Imperial College London; UCL (University College London); King’s College London (KCL); London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL); Royal Holloway University of London; SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Brunel University; City University London; Birkbeck College, University of London; Goldsmiths, University of London; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London is essential the world’s academia having so many high-ranking institutions of learning. It is also vibrant in culture and arts as well as in economics. There are a total of twelve institutions in London, with the highest ranking at 6. The average fee is $20,600.

1. Paris

QS ranked universities: ENS Paris; Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech; Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC); Sciences Po Paris; Université Paris-Sorbonne (ParisIV); Université Paris-Sud II; Université Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne; Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7; École des Ponts ParisTech; Université Paris Descartes; Université Paris Dauphine; Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2); Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense; ESCP Europe; ESSEC Business School, Paris; HEC Paris

There are a total of 16 universities in Paris, all of which are globally top ranking universities, which is more than any other city in the world. It is the capital of France and is historic, culturally significant and full of life. The vibe of the city is truly international with not just the students visiting from all over the world, but also tourists. The highest ranked institution is at 33. The average fee in Paris is $2,300.

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