London, July 19, 2023 — London, the cultural capital of the world, has once again cemented its position as the world’s best destination for students, as it proudly receives the esteemed title of “Best Student City 2024” by QS World University Rankings. This recognition reflects London’s commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience, vibrant student life, and outstanding opportunities for career growth.
The QS Best Student City award is a testament to London’s thriving ecosystem of world-class universities, and is all the more impressive considering recent challenges such as the cost of living crisis. The capital’s 50+ higher education institutions have consistently attracted top talent from across the globe, fostering a diverse and intellectually stimulating learning environment.
London’s success in being voted “Best Student City 2024″ can be attributed to the academic prowess of its many universities and colleges, their support for wellbeing and employability, as well as the unparalleled cultural experience the capital has to offer. The city boasts cutting-edge research facilities, a plethora of student societies, a vibrant arts scene and world class museums, all joined together by diverse communities which create an environment that encourages students to broaden their horizons, embrace new perspectives, and nurture their creativity. Furthermore, the thriving job market in London provides students with a wealth of options to kick-start their careers and unleash their full potential in both the public and private sectors. From the life sciences to the creative arts, London offers students an unrivalled opportunity to build a career in their chosen area.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – the collective voice for 50 universities and higher education colleges in the capital – said, “We are immensely proud and honoured to be recognised as the ‘Best Student City 2024’ by QS. This prestigious title is a testament to London’s unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional experience for students wherever they come from in the world. London’s universities strive to nurture the brightest minds, create a diverse and inclusive environment, and equip students with the skills and opportunities they need to shape the world. This recognition is a celebration of the collaborative efforts of the capital’s world-class universities, innovative businesses, and its incredible local communities – and everyone in the UK should be proud that London continues to the flag for the quality and appeal of a British higher education ahead of all other major global cities.”
Jessica Turner, QS Chief Executive, congratulated London for securing the top spot in the QS Best Student Cities rankings for the fifth consecutive year. She emphasised that London is a global magnet for students, offering a remarkable blend of academic excellence, cultural vibrancy, diversity, and a thriving economy. The city’s dynamic and progressive environment, fosters an enriching and transformative educational experience, she added.
Turner further praised London as a beacon of inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and innovation, making it an attractive destination for students from all around the world.
As London basks in the glory of being named “Best Student City 2024,” it reaffirms its commitment to empowering students to become global leaders, fostering innovation, and creating a brighter future for all.