London voted world’s best student city for second year
London is the world's best student city for the second consecutive year, according to the latest guide to the globe's top urban study destinations. The sixth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, compiled by global consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds, sees London outrank competition from Tokyo and Melbourne.
London remains the world's leading student city due to the high number of top universities present in the city, its high levels of employer activity and student diversity, and the regard in which it is held by the global student body.
Cities are ranked according to: the number and performance of their universities, the extent to which employers are actively hiring there, the city's affordability, the city's desirability and quality of life, and the diversity of a city's student body. Feedback from over 87,000 current and prospective international students also informs the results.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
"The fact that London has again been ranked the best city in the world in which to be a student is fantastic news – and is no surprise given that London is home to world-leading higher education institutions and a vibrant cultural life. This is further evidence that London is open to students and talent from around the world."
With two campuses in Richmond and Kensington, Richmond, The American International University in London, is ideally located in two highly desirable locations, perfect for students to explore everything that London has to offer. It is also the only university in the UK which can award students a UK and US degree with one programme.