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Montréal crowned best student city in the Americas

Montréal is among the world’s Top 10 Best Student Cities

August 5, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Montréal earned the title of best student city in the Americas and was No. 6 in the 2019 QS Best Student Cities world ranking. Montréal is also viewed very positively by international students as it earns the No. 2 spot, just behind Munich, based on a survey that gauged student experience and students’ desire to set up in the city once they have completed their studies.

So many reasons to choose Montréal

While Montréal keep its place among the top in this prestigious ranking year after year, its popularity is also reflected in a record number of international students flowing into the city for university studies. There were over 35,500 international students in the Montréal area in 2018 (+ 6.1%)[1]. And that trend is going strong!

In addition to Montréal’s undisputed qualities, such as its friendliness, diversity and outstanding quality of life, the city has so many more advantages:

  • Quality educational institutions recognized across the world – McGill University (35th in the world, 2nd in Canada) and Université de Montréal (137th in the world, 5th in Canada).
  • Unique fields of expertise and programs in the world (such as AI).
  • The lowest tuition fees in North America.
  • Job opportunities for international students during and after their studies.
  • An environment that encourages young companies and young entrepreneurs.
  • Montréal is the safest city among 20 major cities in Canada and the US.

These arguments are the ones the I choose Montréal team has been proudly using around the world to convince students to come to Montréal for their studies.

To view the world ranking and Montréal ranking.

Methodology: Each year, QS publishes a ranking of Best Student Cities.  The 120 Best Student Cities in the world are ranked based on six criteria that measure different aspects of student life: student view, student mix, desirability, employer activity, affordability, and how universities in each city performed.

[1] Source: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), fall 2018 university enrollments, Montréal International analysis.