If you are planning to go abroad for the purpose of completing your studies, you might be thinking that the United States, Japan, or Germany would be the best choice. But, forget them, because they are not. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) - a London-based organization that focuses on studying abroad has unveiled its annual report of the 125 best cities for students. According to this list, Canada’s cultural capital is ahead of London, Seoul, Melbourne, and many other popular cities in terms of education. Yes, Montreal has topped the list of best cities for students. Interestingly, another city of the same country is also in the top ten of this list. Yes, you guessed it right – it’s Vancouver. Other than this, three other cities of Canada have successfully secured positions in the top 100 best cities for students.

The list was generated after carefully analyzing six factors, i.e., the total number of students, the quality of the universities, the preference of the employers, the cost of education, the judgment and lifestyle of the students, and the popularity of the city. Here are the top five cities for students, according to the QS:

Montreal, Canada

The city that attracts a large number of tourists from all around the world is already known for commercial activities. It is a place of the best art and is one of the most advanced cities in terms of technology. Now, Montreal has been declared as the best city for students. Last year, it represented the seventh number in this list. What made this city to suddenly jump from number seven to the number one is its reasonably priced education system along with an excellent performance of the students studying there. Aside from this, Montreal is one of the safest cities around the world in terms of health. The city also has a very low crime rate.

Paris, France

For the past four years, Paris represented the top position in the list of best cities for students. But now, the “City of Light” is listed on the second number, but still doing very well in the area of education. Paris has some of the best-quality universities, including the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), which is one of the major educational institutions of technology and health in Europe. So, if you want to study abroad, then Paris would be the second-best choice for you after Canada’s Montreal.

London, United Kingdom

One of the many reasons people go to London is to get an education. The colleges and universities of this city are famous all around the world and people go there with a dream of a better future. The reputation of London in the area of education is prominent with the fact that more than 100,000 students from all around the world go there every year for the point of getting the education. Keeping all this in mind, it is not hard for anyone to figure out why this city has secured the third position in the QS’ list of best cities for students.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is the capital and largest city of the South Korea and aside from a major tourist attraction, this city is known for offering superior quality education to the students. This city is listed on the fourth number in the report unveiled by the QS. The headquarters of some of the world’s leading tech companies are located in this city. Furthermore, you can also enjoy the world’s fastest Internet speed there. If you want to go abroad for further studies, then Seoul would not be a bad choice for you.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is an eye-catching city for the tourists and it had won the title of the world’s most livable city last year. World’s premium hotels are located there and people from all around the world go to Melbourne for a number of reasons. The QS has placed the name of this city on the fifth number in the list of best cities for students. Check out the complete list by clicking here.

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