It's almost time for school to begin and for students starting their final or second-to-last school year (along with their parents), the pressure is on to find great colleges to go to. Most parents and kids look for prestigious colleges abroad, many of which also tend to be very expensive.
We feature the top five of Best Student Cities in 2017 according to the QS World Rankings, along with a list of undergraduate and graduate scholarships available for international students in these cities.
While Canada’s winters can take some getting used to for those coming from warmer climates, the cities more than make up with the social atmosphere.
Each of these locations (in Canada), you must note, follows their own system of education. So you may need to do some research while trying to apply to Canada.
Commonly known as the cultural capital of Canada. This city has a largely French-speaking population but is nonetheless well-known for its cultural diversity and inclusivity with a penchant for art, cafes and nightlife.
Vancouver is well-known for its mountainous surroundings and serene atmosphere. As culturally diverse and interesting as any other Canadian city, Vancouver is also a paradise for those who love the outdoors with the surrounding beaches, boulevards and ski-resorts.
International Major Entrance Scholarship (University of British Columbia)
International Dean’s Excellence Entrance Scholarship (Simon Fraser university)
International Tuition Award (UoBC)
Ottawa is a history hub but has the multi-cultural diversity of the modern metropolis. With an exceptionally friendly atmosphere and a large international student population, Ottawa’s one of the best places a student could be home away from home.
Prestige Scholarships (Carleton University)
University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship (University of Ottawa)
President's Scholarship (uOttawa)
Chancellor's Scholarship (uOttawa)
There isn’t anyone who doesn’t quite love Paris. It’s regarded as a cultural capital world over and lays its claim solidly with beautiful streets, gourmet food and high art and fashion. Paris is not just the land of the fashionable elite, however. It’s also a reputed centre of learning with a high concentration of universities within one city making it an ideal setting for student life.
Ile-de-France Masters Scholarship (Paris Region)
The UK has continued to grow in stature over the years as a provider of quality higher education with an extremely vibrant student life.
These two scholarship offerings are applicable to both London and Nottingham since they’re meant for the UK.
South Korea (Seoul)
South Korea is today best-known among the urban crowd today for its cultural and technological exports of K-Pop and Samsung. Seoul as a city, is one of the most up-and-coming players in the educational field with one of the world’s highest rates of employability and a high concentration of well-ranked universities.
With generally-sunny weather and consistently high rankings on Student Desirability indices, Melbourne has long established itself as a top-tier destination for students. While the city’s growth has caused a slight decrease in the affordability factor. Melbourne nonetheless remains a popular educational destination with several universities, abundant beaches and an enjoyable vibe.