University rankings, job opportunities, visa requirements, and accommodation are some of the most important things students will consider when deciding where to study. The city they will live in for the next 1-4 years is another incredibly important factor.
At StudentsGoGlobal.com, we’ve analysed 250 cities from around the world to identify the best cities for international students.
The cities have all been assessed under 4 key metrics:
Here’s our SGG Top 100 Cities In The World For International Students 2022
100. São Paulo, Brazil
Home to: University of São Paulo
São Paulo is Brazil’s vibrant financial centre, is among the world's biggest cities, with numerous cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition.
99. Mexico City, Mexico
Home to: The National Autonomous University of Mexico and The National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico
Mexico City is the largest city of Mexico and its capital. It is the most populous city in North America, with a reputation for great restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
98. Delhi, India
Home to: University of Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Delhi is located in the north of India and serves as the country’s capital. It is home to the massive Mughal-era Red Fort, a famous landmark of India. Delhi is one of the largest cities in the world and a popular tourist destination.
97. Rome, Italy
Home to: Sapienza University of Rome and Tor Vergata University of Rome
There aren’t many cities in the world whose streets have as much history and landmarks as Rome. Rome is Italy’s iconic capital and was once the epicentre of the Roman empire.
96. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Home to: University of Buenos Aires and The University of Palermo
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina. The city is well known for its beautiful architecture and great nightlife.
95. Bangkok, Thailand
Home to: Chulalongkorn University and Kasetsart University
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world also has a thriving international student scene. Bangkok is Thailand’s sprawling capital city and is home to many of the country’s finest universities.
94. Baltimore, MD
Home to: Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore is a major city in Maryland with a long history as an important US seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the National Aquarium.
93. Milan, Italy
Home to: University of Milan and Polytechnic University of Milan
Milan’s fashion and architecture is recognised and admired all over the world but it is also home to many fantastic universities. The city’s streets and museums are decorated with centuries of art and culture.
92. Philadelphia, PA, United States
Home to: University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love. It is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania and home to iconic landmarks such as The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
91. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Home to: University of Malaya and UCSI University
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is instantly recognizable as it is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers, with its public skybridge. The city serves as the financial, economic, and cultural centre of Malaysia.
90. Campinas, Brazil
Home to: The State University of Campinas
Campinas is a city northwest of São Paulo, in southeast Brazil. It has a population of over 1 million people and has become a top destination in Brazil for international students.
89. Washington, DC, United States
Home to: George Washington University, Howard University, and Georgetown University
Washington, DC is the U.S. capital and borders the states of Virginia and Maryland. The city is home to the federal government’s 3 branches: the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court.
88. Hamilton, Canada
Home to: McMaster University and Mohawk College
Hamilton is a Canadian port city on the shores of Lake Ontario. The city is a short drive to the US border.
87. St. Louis, MO, United States
Home to: University of Missouri- St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. The city is well known for fantastic barbeque restaurants and blues music
86. Mumbai, India
Home to: University Of Mumbai and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai is the largest city in India and one of the biggest cities in the world. It sits on the western coast of India and serves as the country’s financial centre.
85. Birmingham, United Kingdom
Home to: University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University
Another entrant from the UK, Birmingham is unofficially known as the the United Kingdom’s second city. Located in the West Midlands, approximately 100 miles north of London, Birmingham is considered to be the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands.
84. Cape Town, South Africa
Home to: University of Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Situated on South Africa’s southwest coast, visitors can take cable cars to the top of the mountain and enjoy sweeping views of the city and surrounding area.
83. Manchester, United Kingdom
Home to: The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester is famous for its music and football, while its great universities attract more and more international students every year. The city is a cultural hub with a
vibrant nightlife and fast paced atmosphere.
82. Phoenix, AZ, United States
Home to: Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the US. Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. The city is famous for its year-round sunshine and warm temperatures.
81. Lyon, France
Home to: ENS Lyon and University of Lyon
Lyon is home to incredible renaissance and mediaeval architecture. It’s one of the biggest cities in France and has some of the county’s finest restaurants.
80. Cleveland, OH, United States
Home to: Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland is a major city in the state of Ohio and sits on the southern shore of Lake Eerie. Cleveland was a major industrial hub in the US during the 20th century.
79. Bologna, Italy
Home to: University of Bologna
Bologna is known within Italy as a student city. It’s full of renaissance architecture, cosy cafes and busy restaurants.
78. Houston, TX, United States
Home to: University of Houston and Rice University
Houston is a large metropolitan area in Texas. The city’s compact downtown core includes the Theater District, home of the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with upscale restaurants and 19th-century architecture.
77. Minneapolis, MN, United States
Home to: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and
Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms "Twin Cities" with the neighbouring state capital of St. Paul. The city is famous for the beautiful parks and lakes that surround it.
76. Toronto, Canada
Home to: University of Toronto and Ryerson University
Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario. It is the largest city in Canada and sits along Lake Ontario. Toronto has a flourishing music scene and great nightlife.
75. Auckland, New Zealand
Home to: The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology
Auckland is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has sweeping views of Viaduct Harbour.
74. Monterrey, Mexico
Home to: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Monterrey is the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León. The city is a sprawling business and industrial centre surrounded by mountains.
73. Nashville, TN, United States
Home to: Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to a legendary country music scene. The city is full of lively bars and great barbeque restaurants.
72. Oslo, Norway
Home to: University of Oslo
Oslo is the capital of Norway and sits on the country’s southern coast. The city is known for its many museums and green spaces.
71. Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Home to: Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv is a beautiful city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. The city is the economic and technological centre of the country.
70. Tucson, AZ
Home to: University of Arizona
Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County. It is the second largest city in the state of Arizona.
69. Seattle, WA, United States
Home to: University of Washington and Seattle University
Seattle, a city in the Pacific Northwest of the US, is surrounded by mountains, water and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. It is the largest city in Washington State and is home to a large tech industry.
68. Chennai, India
Home to: University of Madras and Indian Institute Of Technology–Madras
Chennai sits on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India. The city is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s history as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost.
67. Belfast, United Kingdom
Home to: Queen's University Belfast and Belfast Metropolitan College
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It is the 12th largest city in the UK and 2nd largest in Ireland. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912.
66. Bangalore, India
Home to: Bangalore University
Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India's Karnataka state. The city has a thriving high-tech industry and is known for its parks and nightlife.
65. Edmonton, Canada
Home to: University of Alberta
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. The city is situated on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
64. Antwerp, Belgium
Home to: University of Antwerp
Antwerp is a port city on the River Scheldt in Belgium. The city has a history and culture dating to the Middle Ages. In its centre, the centuries-old Diamond District houses thousands of diamond cutters, polishers, and traders.
63. Hamburg, Germany
Home to: University of Hamburg and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to a legendary country music scene. The city is full of lively bars and great barbeque restaurants.
62. Bristol, United Kingdom
Home to: University of Bristol and University of the West of England
Bristol is a city along the River Avon in the southwest of England, very close to the Welsh border. Bristol has a proud maritime history. Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub.
61. Vancouver, Canada
Home to: University of British Columbia
Vancouver, a picturesque west coast port in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. The city is surrounded by mountains and water, with thriving art, theatre and music scenes.
60. Leeds, United Kingdom
Home to: University of Leeds
Leeds is a city in the county of Yorkshire, northern England. It sits on the south bank of the River Aire. The city of Leeds benefits from a strong economy with lots of job opportunities for students, while having affordable rent compared to other English cities.
59. Halifax, Canada
Home to: Dalhousie University
Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business centre, it is also famous for its maritime history.
58. Cork, Ireland
Home to: University College Cork and Munster Technological University
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and third largest city on the island of Ireland. It is located in the southwest of the country and is emerging as a tech hub within Europe.
57. Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia
Home to: King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah is a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea. The city is a modern commercial hub with a sprawling skyline and the gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina.
56. Rotterdam, Netherlands
Home to: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The vintage ships and exhibits in the Maritime Museum trace the city's seafaring history.
55. Basel, Switzerland
Home to: University of Basel
Basel is a city in northwest Switzerland on the Rhine River, close to the country’s borders with Germany and France. Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city. Its medieval old town centre around Marktplatz is dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall.
54. Geneva, Switzerland
Home to: University of Geneva
Geneva is a city in Switzerland that lies at the southern tip of the expansive Lake Geneva. Surrounded by the Jura and Alp mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross, it’s a global hub for banking and diplomacy.
53. Calgary, Canada
Home to: University of Calgary
Calgary is a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers. The city owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry.
52. Glasgow, United Kingdom
Home to: University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, and University of Strathclyde
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It's famed for its Victorian architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, and National Theatre of Scotland.
51. San Diego, CA, United States
Home to: San Diego State University
San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Its deep harbour is home to a big active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.
50. Columbus, OH, United States
Home to: The Ohio State University
Another entrant from the great state of Ohio is Columbus. Columbus is Ohio’s state capital and largest city.
49. Taipei, Taiwan
Home to: National Taiwan University, Taipei Medical University, and National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. The city is a modern metropolis with contemporary buildings, Japanese colonial lanes, and busy shopping streets.
48. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Home to: King Saud University
Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub. The city is located on a desert plateau in the centre of the country.
47. Porto, Portugal
Home to: University of Porto and Polytechnic Institute of Porto
This year’s most affordable European student city is Porto. Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. It is the second largest city in Portugal and the capital of the Porto District.
46. Austin, TX, United States
Home to: University of Texas at Austin
Austin is known for its vibrant live-music scene centred around blues, country, and rock. Its many lakes and parks are popular for biking, hiking, swimming and boating.
45. Ottawa, Canada
Home to: University of Ottawa and Carleton University
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Located on the Ottawa River, it has grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada.
44. Madison, WI, United States
Home to: University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, lies west of Milwaukee. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits between lakes Mendota and Monona.
43. Beijing, China
Home to: Tsinghua University and Peking University
Beijing is China’s sprawling capital with a history and culture stretching back 3 millennia. It’s famous for modern architecture and ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
42. Doha, Qatar
Home to: Qatar University
Doha is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. It is Qatar's capital and fastest growing city. Doha is Qatar’s political and financial centre with a large expat community. The city regularly hosts major sporting events, including the World Cup final in 2022.
41. Prague, Czech Republic
Home to: Charles University, Czech Technical University, and Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. The city is famous for colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. Prague is well known for its fantastic nightlife and is a popular tourist destination in Europe.
40. Bogota, Colombia
Home to: Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de los Andes
Bogota is the capital of Colombia and one of the largest of the largest cities in the world. It is the administrative, political, economic, and industrial centre of the country.
39. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Home to: The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh is Scotland's charming capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Edinburgh Castle stands tall over the city, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used for the coronation of Scottish rulers.
38. Wellington, New Zealand
Home to: Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. The city sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. Wellington has a lot to offer, including sandy beaches, a waterfront promenade, a working harbour and colourful timber houses.
37. Eindhoven, Netherlands
Home to: Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven is a city in the south of the Netherlands and is the 5th largest city in the country Known as a technology and design hub, Eindhoven has a thriving startup scene and a world famous soccer team, PSV.
36. Adelaide, Australia
Home to: The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia
Adelaide is the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia. The city is home to renowned museums such as the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history and the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art.
35. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Home to: Khalifa University and Abu Dhabi University
Abu Dhabi is the second largest city in the UAE and is a major global financial hub. The city is known for its beautiful beaches and modern skyscrapers. In recent years, it has become a popular destination for international students.
34. Santiago, Chile
Home to: The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and University of Chile
This year’s best student city in South America is Santiago. Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city. It sits in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes mountains and the Chilean Coast Range.
33. The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands
Home to: The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The Hague is a city on the north coast of the Netherlands. The city is home to the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, headquartered in the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court.
32. Dublin, Ireland
Home to: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Dublin City University
Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The city is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its many historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.
31. Atlanta, GA, United States
Home to: Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. This city hosted the Olympics in 1996 and played a crucial role in the1960s Civil Rights Movement.
30. Brussels, Belgium
Home to: Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels is the capital of Belgium. The city of Brussels is also the administrative centre of the EU, as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions in its European Quarter.
29. New York, NY, United States
Home to: New York University and Columbia University
New York City is made up of 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city is among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centres.
28. Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Home to: University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh is a city in western Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers. Its Gilded Age sites, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, speak to its history as an industrial capital in the early-20th-century.
27. Stockholm, Sweden
Home to: Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. The city encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on the Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize, and the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace.
26. Chicago, IL, United States
Home to: University of Chicago and DePaul University
Chicago is a major city on Lake Michigan in Illinois. It is among the largest cities in the U.S.. Chicago is famous for its bold architecture and a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft., Willis Tower, and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.
25. Singapore, Singapore
Home to: National University of Singapore and Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a city-state and sovereign island country in maritime Southeast Asia.
24. Montreal, Canada
Home to: McGill University, Concordia University, and University of Montreal
Montréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec, Canada. It’s located on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart.
23. Shanghai, China
Home to: Shanghai University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai is China's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its iconic skyline and fantastic restaurants have made it a top tourist destination in the country.
22. Gothenburg, Sweden
Home to: Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology
While Scandinavian cities have a reputation for being very expensive. Gothenburg is surprisingly affordable. Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is situated off the Göta älv river on the country's west coast.
21. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Home to: University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. The city is known for its elaborate canal system, artistic heritage, and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.
20. Zurich, Switzerland
Home to: ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, and University of Applied Sciences Zurich
The highest Swiss city to make our list, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is a global centre for banking and finance. The cost of living in Zurich is very high as it is one of Europe’s most desirable cities to live in.
19. Los Angeles, CA, United States
Home to: University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the centre of the US film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Universal, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours.
18. Madrid, Spain
Home to: Complutense University of Madrid and Autonomous University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain's capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s famous for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Velázquez, Goya, and other Spanish artists.
17. Perth, Australia
Home to: The University of Western Australia and Curtin University
Perth is the capital of Western Australia. The city sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer breathtaking views of the city.
16. Brisbane, Australia
Home to: The University of Queensland and Griffith University
Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Its South Bank cultural precinct is home to the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions.
15. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Home to: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s magnificent skyline, incredible food markets, and beautiful parks, combined with its many world class universities have made the city a top destination for international students.
14. Copenhagen, Denmark
Home to: Copenhagen University
Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, sits on the coastal islands of Amager and Zealand. The city's historic centre, Indre By, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district that's home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace.
13. Helsinki, Finland
Home to: University of Helsinki and Aalto University
Helsinki is Finland’s capital and sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present.
12. Munich, Germany
Home to: LMU Munich, Munich University of Applied Sciences, and Technical University of Munich
Munich is the third largest city in Germany and is the state capital of Bavaria. The city is known for its historic architecture and annual Oktoberfest celebration. Munich is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains.
11. Vienna, Austria
Home to: University of Vienna and Vienna University Of Technology
Vienna is the capital of Austria. The city lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its intellectual and artistic legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. Vienna is well known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.
10. Barcelona, Spain
Home to: University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University
Barcelona is one the most popular tourist destinations in Europe thanks to its beautiful beaches and iconic architecture. The city is also home to many fantastic universities and a thriving arts and music scene.
9. Boston, MA, United States
Home to: Harvard University, Boston College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston is famous for its baked beans, Fenway Park, and The Boston Marathon.
8. Berlin, Germany
Home to: Humboldt University of Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. The city is known for its art and music scene. It has many modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, built in 1963.
7. Melbourne, Australia
Home to: University of Melbourne and Monash University
Melbourne is a coastal city in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with bars, plazas, and restaurants by the Yarra River.
6. London, United Kingdom
Home to: University College London. London School of Economics, University of London, and Imperial College London
This year’s best student city in the UK is London. London has an abundance of world class universities and therefore is near the top of most international student’s desired destinations. The city is a global financial and technological hub and serves as the capital of England and the UK.
5. Canberra, Australia
Home to: University of Canberra and the Australian National University
Canberra is Australia’s capital. The city was founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation. It is the largest inland city in Australia and the eighth-largest city overall.
4. Raleigh, NC, United States
Home to: North Carolina State University
This year’s highest ranked city in the US is Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Durham (Duke University), and Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina) make the area known as the Research Triangle.
3. Tokyo, Japan
Home to: Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, and Keio university
Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is one of the most popular destinations in the world for students. The city is known for its historic temples, neon-lit skyscrapers, and the breathtaking imperial palace. Tokyo is the biggest city in the world with a metro population of over 37 million people.
2. Sydney, Australia
Home to: The University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, and Macquarie University
Sydney is one of Australia's largest cities and is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with its distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and the esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers incredible views of the city and suburbs.
1. Paris, France
Home to: University of Paris, Sorbonne Université, Université PSL, and Institut Polytechnique De Paris
This year’s SGG Best City In The World For International Students is Paris. Paris is one of the world's major centres of diplomacy, commerce, gastronomy, science, finance, fashion, and arts. The city is home to many of the world’s most iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. Its numerous world class universities continue to attract international students from all over the world.