This international ranking of university cities has seen Paris slip from first place, a
position the French capital has held for four years.
The Canadian city has come top of the QS Best Student Cities, a spin-off from the annual QS World University Rankings.
It will add to suggestions that Canada will attract a bigger slice of the lucrative international student market. It also has the benefit of being able to offer degree courses in two big international languages – with English-speaking universities such as McGill University, and French-speaking, such as the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Entry to this league table requires cities to have at least a population of 250,000 and to be home to at least two universities in the World University Rankings.
QS Best Student Cities 2017
11. Hong Kong and Toronto
19. New York
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