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Tokyo Chosen as Second-Best City for Study Abroad


Tokyo came second in a 2018 ranking of the best cities in the world for international students, following only London.

A 2018 survey by a British education marketing company found that Tokyo was the second-best city in which to study abroad. This was a substantial rise on its seventh-place finish in 2017. In the top spot was London, home to celebrated institutions of higher learning like University College and Imperial College.

City 2018 Ranking 2017 Ranking
London 1 3
Tokyo 2 7
Melbourne 3 5
Montreal 4 1
Paris 5 2
Munich 6 9
Berlin 7 6
Zurich 8 15
Sydney 9 13
Seoul 10 4

Compiled by Nippon.com based on a release by British education marketing company Quacquarelli Symonds.The ranking appraised cities based on six different factors including student opinion, public safety, and employment prospects. Tokyo was praised for its professional and internship opportunities, the ease of total immersion in local culture, and its 13 internationally ranked universities.The Kansai cities Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, received a combined ranking of nineteenth, a small drop from their spot at seventeenth in 2017, while Nagoya saw a slight bump in popularity, rising up from the hundredth position in 2017 to ninety-second this year.Elsewhere in Asia, Seoul finished tenth while Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taipei were twelfth, fifteenth, and twentieth, respectively. The Chinese capital of Beijing was selected in twenty-sixth place, Shanghai in twenty-ninth, and Nanjing in eighty-eighth.(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo: Tokyo Skytree.)

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