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:
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.
Here’s our SGG Top 10 Cities In The Europe For International Students 2022
Europe Rank: 10
Global Rank: 20
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.
Europe Rank: 9
Global Rank: 18
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.
Europe Rank: 8
Global Rank: 14
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.
Europe Rank: 7
Global Rank: 13
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.
Europe Rank: 6
Global Rank: 12
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.
Europe Rank: 5
Global Rank: 11
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.
Europe Rank: 4
Global Rank: 10
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.
Europe Rank: 3
Global Rank: 8
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.
London, United Kingdom
Europe Rank: 2
Global Rank: 6
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.
Europe Rank: 1
Global Rank: 1
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.