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By Sabrina Collier

Updated July 28, 2021 Updated July 28, 2021

Quebec is filled with history and culture. Let's take a closer look at the other reasons why students choose Quebec for their studies.

If you like picturesque and historic cities, you can’t really do much better than Quebec City. Founded in the early 17th century, Quebec is the capital of the province with which it shares its name, and of French-speaking Canada as a whole.

Its Old Town, with pretty cobbled streets surrounding the striking Château Frontenac and the only preserved city ramparts in North America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Quebec as a whole is full of historic and architectural interest. In fact, there are 37 National Historic Sites of Canada in Quebec City and its enclaves.

But of course Quebec is not just a giant museum – it’s very much a living and changing city. There’s no shortage of things to do here, in terms of both nightlife and culture, and the city is especially known for its colorful Winter Carnival, lively gay scene, and intimate live music venues.

Quebec has a large and diverse student population in relation to its size, ranking just outside the top 50 for student mix in the QS Best Student Cities 2022.

Notable universities in Quebec include Université Laval (=414th in the QS World University Rankings® 2022) and the Université du Québec (591-600). The city is also home to the oldest educational institution for women in North America, the Ursuline Convent of Quebec City. Teaching at universities in Quebec City is primarily in French.

Would Quebec get your vote? Tell us why.

Best universities in Quebec: QS Best Student Cities ranking: =113rd

Laval UniversityUniversité du Québec

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This article was originally published in July 2021 .

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The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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