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This is the best student city in the world

February 16, 2017 
James Thornhill

Downtown Montreal at DuskMontreal in, Quebec, Canada has been named as the best student city in the world for 2017.


Ranked on affordability, desirability and employer activity the Canadian city topped this year’s QS Best Student Cities 2017.


Speaking of the ranking Michèle Glémaud, Admissions Director at the Université de Montréal said, "The Université de Montréal is very proud of this victory and thanks the students, who for the first time, had a say in the ranking. We invite students everywhere to come and discover this modern, young and vibrant city which is both a great place to study and to live."


"The city of Montreal and its university have many similarities. Like the city of Montreal, UdeM is multicultural; out of its 67,632 students, there are 9,300 international students. And through its innovative pedagogy and its excellent academic offer, our graduates often find employment in one of the city's many innovative companies."


"With tuition fees for an international student master's at CAN$ 7,971 and the monthly cost of living estimated at CAN$ 1,225, the affordability of studying in Montréal is as attractive as its vibrant student life and promising job opportunities."


French capital Paris took the second spot, and UK capital London came in third place. Moving out of Europe and the Americas fourth place went to Seoul in Korea and fifth place to Melbourne, Australia.


The final places in the top 10 hop around the globe with two German cities featuring Berlin (sixth) and Munich (ninth). Toyko in Japan came in at seventh, with Boston, USA at eighth and Vancouver in Canada completing the top 10.


This year’s rankings included a Student View for the first time, asking over 18,000 students for their thoughts between December 2016 and January 2017.


Students praised Montreal’s inclusive, creative, student-friendly and multicultural environment. One students said, “the city lives with/for students.”

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