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5 top cities to study in the world

By Maria Papagiannopoulou,

Deciding where to study is one of the most important decisions young people make when pursuing higher education.

1. Tokyo

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Tokyo, Japan has been crowned as the best student city in the world. The city scores highly in almost every category, helping it lead the survey. It has many top-ranked universities, great places to eat, and cheap technology. It has a high level of freedom of speech, above-average for security, and high institutions.

Japan is a very safe country to live and study in, and Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world. It is one of the most expensive cities in the world with a low crime rate, but it is also one of the safest. Tokyo has a low unemployment rate, so you are less likely to run into someone trying to take advantage of you. If a woman travels alone to Tokyo or any other Japanese city, she finds Tokyo to be one of the safest places in the world for women.

Japan is also a country with very few natural disasters. Japan is a country with fewer natural disasters than other countries. Moreover, Japan’s crime rate is also low compared to other countries with similar economies. These two factors make it a safe place to study and live and one of the safest places on earth.

2. Melbourne

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Second place is the city of Melbourne, Australia. Although he has never finished first in any category, Melbourne has performed consistently throughout. The city has a reputation for free speech and levels of security, as well as good food and cheap technology.

Melbourne is home to around 140 cultures, creating a diverse and welcoming environment for people from all over the world. For this reason, Melbourne is widely considered to be the best place to study in Australia for international students.

The city is home to countless festivals and events that celebrate diverse cultures and bring diverse community groups together. No matter what country you come from, there are always plenty of cultural treats to participate in.

The University of Melbourne is ranked the number one university in Australia in the 2022 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and 2022 World University Academic Rankings. Internationally oriented and affiliated with the world’s best universities, the University of Melbourne is ranked 8th in the world for graduate employability based on the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

3. Seoul

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The third place is Seoul, South Korea. Seoul has the highest number of top-ranked universities in the entire survey. The city also has relatively low rents and offers above-average freedom of speech.

Studying in Seoul offers a level of city-living convenience and comfort that rivals (and even exceeds) New York. Studying in Seoul makes you a dynamic element in the city that never sleeps. Seoul is the perfect place for those who want to expand their worldview while enjoying the comfort of home.

The official language of South Korea is Korean. But you do not need to know Korean to get around Seoul or most of the country. Thanks to a large government initiative several years ago, signs are displayed in Korean and English all over Seoul.

The South Korean government realized they had to help meet them along the way to attract more visitors to South Korea. This makes navigation easier (for English speakers, of course).

Top university rankings consider affordability, employer activity, attractiveness, student mix, rankings, and student perspectives. The reason for Seoul’s high score is clear when you sort the university rankings. It has the third-highest score in the overall university ranking.

4. Quebec City

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Fourth place is Quebec City, Canada. Quebec performs well in most categories, particularly its openness to free speech and the affordability of MacBooks and rent. The city also has a high level of security. Quebec’s education system offers a variety of programs at different levels. There are over 3,000 university programs available, half of which are Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Quebec is home to over 700 renowned university research centers in cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, aerospace, new materials, quantum technology, biomedical engineering, and visual arts. Access the best universities recognized for program excellence and faculty expertise by accreditation bodies such as AACSB International (USA), EQUIS (Europe), and AMBA (UK). Depending on the path chosen, a university degree facilitates access to the job market or university.

Quebec is Canada’s hidden gem. A vibrant, multicultural state that blends North American modernity with European charm. We offer students not only the opportunity to learn French but also a unique learning and living experience. Every year, he chooses over 50,000 students from all over the world to study in Quebec.

The cost of living for international students studying in most cities in Quebec is below the national average. Accommodation, meals, transportation, per diem, and other living expenses are lower in Quebec. In fact, 11 of Canada’s 20 cheapest cities are in Quebec.

French is the official language of Quebec and both French and English are spoken throughout the province. As a result, students can be educated in both French and English, learn a new language and study alongside bilingual colleagues.

5. Adelaide

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In fifth place is the city of Adelaide, Australia. With a high degree of free speech and security, it is the perfect place for students to live and succeed. Not only that, but laptops should be affordable and you should have plenty of options when it comes to diet.

Adelaide has three public universities, all of which are in the top 2% of the world. Many private universities and specialized higher education institutions also participate, all of which offer quality education to international students.

There are also Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions that offer courses to develop job-specific skills in a wide range of Australian industries and several quality institutions (University Paths) that can provide alternative routes to campus.

Adelaide is Australia’s most affordable capital city and with the lowest average rent in the country, Adelaide is up to 12% cheaper to live in than other major Australian cities.

Australia has a wide variety of industries offering part-time and casual work. As an international student, it is important to understand your employment rights. You should also familiarize yourself with the working conditions of your student visa and follow all terms and restrictions.

Adelaide is known for its friendly people and supportive community of over 200 different cultural and religious backgrounds. Local communities and councils, religious groups, and interest groups can help you settle into your new home and make new friends.

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Maria Papagiannopoulou
She was born in 1999. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Teaching with the University of Greenwich, UK. She also holds a Master's degree in TESOL with the University of Sunderland, UK. In her leisure time, she practices her artistic nature in photography. She also enjoys travelling.