QS Best Student Cities ranking: 13th\r\n\r\nMontréal now ranks 13th in the 2024 edition of QS Best Student Cities. \r\n\r\nMontréal is multicultural, multilingual and is widely referred to as Canada’s “cultural capital”. It performs well across four of the six indicators assessed, ranking within the top 50 for all of them except affordability, its biggest drop in score.\r\n\r\nMontréal is home to several of Canada\u0027s highest-ranking institutions, including McGill University (currently ranked joint 30th in the world and second in Canada) and the Université de Montréal ( joint 141st in the world, seventh in Canada). The city is also a regular contender in lists of the world’s best places to live – and it seems students agree: the city is in fact ranked 15th for the student view ranking indicator.\r\n\r\nMontréal is celebrated by students for its arts and culture, as well as for its friendliness and diversity, which is likely not to come as a surprise. As a French-speaking city in a largely English-speaking nation that has experienced mass immigration from across the world, Montréal is known for its multicultural makeup and inclusive ethos.\r\n\r\nIt’s also renowned for its laidback yet lively lifestyle, attractive boulevards, thriving creative industries, café culture, and eclectic range of arts venues, live performances and nightlife.\r\n\r\nWhat’s your favorite thing about studying in Montréal? Share your experience.\r\n\r\nInternationally ranked universities in Montréal \r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld ranking\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t30\r\n\t\t\tMcGill University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=141\r\n\t\t\tUniversité de Montréal\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=387\r\n\t\t\tConcordia University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Montréal\r\n\r\nMontréal ranks well across all indicators compared with other top cities featured in the ranking. This is a significant feat for the Canadian city, considering other locations have serious advantages, such as great weather all-year-round. \r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t3\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tMcGill University (30th in the world)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t4,308,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$21,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t16th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t37th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t114th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent View rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t15th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy study in Montréal?\r\n\r\nWorld class education\r\n\r\nMontréal offers a plethora of study opportunities across disciplines. With top ranked universities such as McGill University and over 50 colleges, the city enjoys a great reputation as a world class study destination. \r\n\r\nFriendly student environment\r\n\r\nGaining the fifteenth spot worldwide for student view and ranking in the top 20 for desirability, Montréal is clearly well regarded among students. In fact, the city offers a safe environment with great public transportation and unique neighbourhoods for students to explore and relax in. Plus, the city is highly diverse, with plenty of cultural festivals taking place throughout the year.\r\n\r\nA mix of old and new\r\n\r\nMontréal is a great mix of old and new. Walking down its streets, you\u0027ll be able to get a feel of its history while also benefitting from its vibrant city life, home to a wealth of bars, restaurants, clubs, shops. It\u0027s safe to say you\u0027ll never get bored in Montréal.\r\n\r\nWhat is the cost of living in Montréal?\r\n\r\nIn terms of affordability, Montréal is ranked 114th most affordable city in the world, surpassing a few top ranked European cities as a cheap place for students to study.\r\n\r\nAccording to Numbeo, a one bedroom apartment in the city center costs US$1,630 - 53 percent less than the average rent in London. Students can expect to spend US$869 in extra monthly costs.\r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Montréal\r\n\r\nRanking among the best in the world for student view and desirability, Montréal is a bustling cosmopolitan city, ideal for people looking to live a variety of experiences.\r\n\r\nNamed \u0027Canada\u0027s Cultural Capital\u0027 by Monocle, Montréal is the home of major cultural events all year round, such as jazz, film and comedy festivals. Moreover, thanks to its diverse population, Montrealers can enjoy cuisines from around the world on a daily basis, from the classic Canadian poutine to incredible seafood and ethnic flavours.\r\n\r\nCareers in Montréal\r\n\r\nRanked 37th for employer activity, Montréal remains Quebec\u0027s center of several sectors, including tech, finance, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation and commerce.\r\n\r\nDepending on your educational background, there are dozens of local and global firms based in the area that you\u0027ll be able to apply to. Bear in mind, knowing both English and French is a plus!