Best Cities For International Students

Toronto and Montreal Among the Best Cities For International Students

Toronto and Montreal are among the top 30 world’s best cities for international students, according to Campus Advisor. This organization provides information about higher education, using comprehensive data gathered from ratings and reviews of students around the world.

For this rating, Campus Advisor took into consideration a range of factors such as student friendliness, cost of living, nightlife, public transport, amenities, diversity, and the opinions of current students. According to the rating:

  • Toronto ranked 25th, with a score of 4.12 points, and
  • Montreal ranked 4th, with a score of 4.44 out of five possible points on the global network’s ranking system.

Best cities to live and study in from around the world

– Toronto 25th In Top Cities For Students

Students think “Toronto is a diverse, interesting city with lots of history and cultural experiences.” They also consider that public transit is accessible, affordable and efficient. “Like any big city, it’s important to be cautious and careful when travelling alone and/or at night. However, most areas are fairly safe,” says Campus Advisor.

Although students recommend Toronto, they also advise others about the cost of living. “The city is the most multicultural city I have ever visited. The only negative is that the cost of living is pretty high in Downtown, but you can find better-priced accommodation out of Downtown.”

The breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for Toronto is the following:

Student Friendliness 4.45
Cost of Living: 2.59
Nightlife 4.68
Public Transport 4.39
Amenities 4.43
Safety 4.15
Total 4.12

It is important to mention that Toronto is also one of the favourite places for immigrants to live once they settle into the country. Statistics Canada reports that Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton enjoy some of the highest immigrant retention rates in Canada.

– Montreal 4th In Top Cities For Students

Montreal was considered a huge student town. Students also wrote that “Montreal is a great city for both locals and internationals alike. There are tons of great restaurants, bars, concerts and events to suit everyone.” Moreover, they mentioned that “the French component introduces an interesting cultural experience close to the US but is not overwhelming and very accommodating for English speakers.”

The breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for Montreal is the following:

Student Friendliness 4.77
Cost of Living: 3.91
Nightlife 4.80
Public Transport 4.56
Amenities 4.32
Safety 4.25
Total 4.44

The top three best cities in the world for international students were deemed to be Melbourne (Australia), Newcastle (United Kingdom), and Seoul (South Korea).

Study in Canada

If you intend to study in Canada, you probably need a study permit. The following article explains what a study permit is, who needs to apply for one, and who is exempt from it.

Let us help!

Whether you intend to apply for a study permit or study in Canada without a study permit, fill out the following form. Of course, you may alternatively book a consultation session.

    How old is the student (required)

    Has the student taken an English or French test?

    How knowledgeable the student is in English or French languages (one language is enough)

    Has the student evaluated their educational credentials in Canada?

    How much money the student has to support their living expenses and tuition in Canada for the first year of studies in Canada?

    At which level do you wish to study?

    Does the student have accompanying family members?

    Do you have a letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institute?

    Additional information (optional but helpful)

    Please share more information to help us better assess you:

    Are you currently inside Canada?

    Read this in Spanish

    Related Posts

    Canada has the largest share of post-secondary degree holders in the G7

    Canada has the largest share of post-secondary degree holders in the G7

    Feb 1, 2023
    average weekly earnings by provinces in Canada January 2023

    Average weekly earnings by provinces in Canada: January 2023 update

    Jan 31, 2023
    Temporary measure for spouses and children of temporary foreign workers

    Temporary measure for spouses and children of temporary foreign workers

    Jan 30, 2023
    What is the BC PNP Tech Stream

    What is the BC PNP Tech Stream?

    Jan 29, 2023

    Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!

    Disclaimer:
    This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

    The characters and places in the articles:
    All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.

    Important Notes:
    For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.

    Click to read the disclaimer.

    Andrea Neira

    Do you have any questions?