Hello, class of 2019.

For the second consecutive year in a row, London (the capital of UK, not the city in Canada) has been named as the best city in the world for students. Tokyo in Japan and Melbourne in Australia came second and third respectively.

The list was compiled by global education consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds and each city’s performance is based on six categories, reports Business Today – the number of top-ranked universities; the proportion of a city’s population made up of students; quality of life on offer; job opportunities available after graduation; affordability; and the feedback of the students themselves.

As a proud Christite, it is my pleasure to state that India’s best city for students is Bangalore (which ranks 81st globally) and it is followed by Mumbai at number 85 and Delhi at 113.

“The fact that London has again been ranked the best city in the world in which to be a student is fantastic news – and is no surprise given that London is home to world-leading higher education institutions and a vibrant cultural life,” said London’s Pakistani-origin Mayor Sadiq Khan, according to PTI.

“This is further evidence that London is open to students and talent from around the world,” he added.

(Header credits: A picture of the Vidhan Souda, Wikimedia Commons)

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