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Seven Australian cities made it into the top 75 best student cities this year


MAGICAL Melbourne has been named Australia’s best city for international students and second best in the world ahead of Tokyo, Sydney and London.

Paris came top in the QS Best Student Cities Index for the fourth year in a row, which was compiled before last month’s terrorist attacks. The ratings measure cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community.

Melbourne was named Australia’s best city for international students with Sydney coming in fourth, Canberra at 17th, Brisbane at 18th, Adelaide at 26th, Perth at 35th and Gold Coast at 69th. Melbourne received a perfect score (100/100) for a good mix of the city’s student population, levels of social inclusion, and tolerance.



1.      Paris

2.      Melbourne

3.      Tokyo

4.      Sydney

5.      London

6.      Singapore

7.      Montreal

8.      Hong Kong

9.      Berlin

10.   Seoul


*Source: Herald Sun by Andrew Jefferson