Singapore In Top 15 World Best Cities For Students

The QS higher education has revealed the top 30 student cities based on a number of factors including cost of living, diversity and top universities.
Singapore In Top 15 World Best Cities For Students
By Veathika
Do your children attend a Singapore school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.
LET'S GO

Singapore is the 15th best city for university students in the world, according to the QS higher education data analysts.

The top 30 rankings for student cities, is based on a number of factors including the concentration of top universities in a city, the local jobs market, cultural diversity and quality of life.

The survey, which represents the views of some 50,000 students, is an attempt to identify of the pros and cons of the world's cities for its undergraduates.

London ranks first as it has a higher concentration of world-class institutions that includes Imperial College, University College London, the London School of Economics and King's College.

In Asia, Tokyo came second, followed by Seoul in the tenth place, Hong Kong in the 12th spot and then Singapore. 

Singapore scored highly for 'Desirability' and Employer Activity, but was let down by Affordability.

Full details of how the rank broke down below.

 

Singapore rankings

Number of Singapore universities ranked by QS 3
Highest-ranked institution National University of Singapore (11th)
Population 5,610,000
Average international fees (at ranked unis) US$14,400
Desirability rank 6th
Employer Activity rank 8th
Affordability rank 104th
Student View rank 30th

 

The best student cities of 2018:

1 London United Kingdom
2 Tokyo Japan
3 Melbourne Australia
4 Montreal Canada
5 Paris France
6 Munich Germany
7 Berlin Germany
8 Zurich Switzerland
9 Sydney Australia
10 Seoul South Korea
11 Vienna Austria
12 Hong Kong Hong Kong
13 Boston United States
13 Toronto Canada
15 Singapore Singapore
16 Edinburgh United Kingdom
17 Vancouver Canada
18 New York United States
19 Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Japan
20 Taipei Taiwan
21 Brisbane Australia
22 Canberra Australia
23 Auckland New Zealand
24 Manchester United Kingdom
25 Buenos Aires Argentina
26 Beijing China
27 Amsterdam Netherlands
28 Moscow Russia
29 Shanghai China
30 Prague Czech Republic
31 Barcelona Spain
32 Madrid Spain
33 Stockholm Sweden
34 Dublin Ireland
35 Los Angeles United States
36 Milan Italy
37 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
38 San Francisco United States
39 Perth Australia
40 Chicago United States
41 Adelaide Australia
42 Lyon France
43 Glasgow United Kingdom
44 Coventry United Kingdom
45 Copenhagen Denmark
46 Ottawa Canada
47 Nottingham United Kingdom
48 Brussels Belgium
49 Budapest Hungary
50 Lisbon Portugal
51 Birmingham United Kingdom
52 Mexico City Mexico
53 Warsaw Poland
54 Bangkok Thailand
55 Aberdeen United Kingdom
56 Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
57 Gothenburg Sweden
58 Philadelphia United States
58 Stuttgart Germany
60 Washington DC United States
61 Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman United Arab Emirates
62 Atlanta United States
63 Brno Czech Republic
63 Santiago Chile
65 Oslo Norway
66 Rome Italy
67 Istanbul Turkey
68 Pittsburgh United States
69 Christchurch New Zealand
70 Sao Paulo Brazil
71 Cape Town South Africa
72 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
73 Hsinchu Taiwan
74 Tomsk Russia
75 Helsinki Finland
76 Athens Greece
76 St. Petersburg Russia
78 Toulouse France
79 Johannesburg South Africa
80 San Diego United States
81 Bogota Colombia
82 Ankara Turkey
83 Monterrey Mexico
84 Vilnius Lithuania
85 Graz Austria
86 Daejeon South Korea
87 Gold Coast Australia
88 Nanjing China
88 Quebec Canada
90 Balti United States
90 Valencia Spain
92 Brighton United Kingdom
92 Nagoya Japan
94 Cairo Egypt
95 Manila Philippines
96 Novosibirsk Russia
97 Houston United States
97 Montpellier France
99 Mumbai India
100 Miami United States
100 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

 

Comments
Latest Singapore articles
New Schools

New: An Alternative, Affordable Primary!

A new primary school has opened in Singapore with annual tuition fees of just $14,900. Lo…

Which Curriculum

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award: What, Why & How?

The blisters, putting up a tent in the pouring rain, or the challenge of scaling a mounta…

Society

Covid-19 Tracing App Compulsory for Students

From December, all students aged seven and above at local and international schools …

Courses & Curricula

IB Exams 2020-21: What You Need To Know

The Covid-19 pandemic continues, and it has been nearly a year of disruption to learning,…

Secondary Schools

Mock Exams to be 'Plan B' for A Levels, GCSEs

‘Rigorous’ mock A level and GCSE exams are to be held this winter as part of…

Choosing A School

Which International Schools are in East Singapore?

A quieter corner of Singapore with lots of natural beauty, the East  is a largely r…

School Performance

Autumn 2020: What’s New in Singapore’s Schools?

All children below the age of six are no longer legally required to wear masks; the cut-o…

School Fees

Singapore School Scholarships, Discounts, Waivers

The cost of an education has never been such a talking point. In the current climate of c…

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All