QS Best Student Cities ranking: 2nd\r\n\r\nFor those who want to study amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, they don\u0027t come much bigger and busier than Tokyo, one of the world’s most populous urban areas. Tokyo is the best city in Asia in the QS Best Student Cities 2024 ranking, ranked second overall behind London.\r\n\r\nSuch is the mind-blowing scale of the Japanese capital that, even with 18 internationally ranked universities, it still has a very low proportionate student population. Tokyo, then, is a city for those who favour total immersion in local culture rather than living in a “student bubble”.\r\n\r\nThe upshot of Tokyo\u0027s gargantuan size is that it offers one of the most varied and cosmopolitan living environments on Earth. As one of the world\u0027s three leading financial centers, alongside New York and London, it also provides enviable professional and internship opportunities, consistently ranking as one of the best in the world for the employer activity indicator.\r\n\r\nAlongside a high rating from graduate employers, Tokyo scores notably well for desirability, which considers both the overall quality of living in the city, and how in-demand it is among prospective international students.\r\n\r\nHave you studied in Tokyo? Share your experience.\r\n\r\nInternationally ranked universities in Tokyo\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\t28\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Tokyo\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=91\r\n\t\t\tTokyo Institute of Technology\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=199\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWaseda University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t214\r\n\t\t\tKeio University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=481\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHitotsubashi University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t611-620\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tTokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t661-670\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tTokyo University of Science\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t801-850\r\n\t\t\tTokyo University of Agriculture and Technology\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t801-850\r\n\t\t\tYokohama City University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t901-950\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tSophia University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t951-1000\r\n\t\t\tTokyo Metropolitan University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t951-1000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tYokohama National University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1001-1200\r\n\t\t\tInternational Christian University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1001-1200\r\n\t\t\tMeiji University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1001-1200\r\n\t\t\tTokai University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1201-1400\r\n\t\t\tAoyama Gakuin University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1201-1400\r\n\t\t\tRikkyo University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1201-1400\r\n\t\t\tShibaura Institute of Technology\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Tokyo\r\n\r\nRanked fourth in the world for employer activity, Tokyo offers one of the most stimulating student environments on earth. Between high streets, bustling city streets and a vibrant local culture, studying in Tokyo is guaranteed to be a unique experience regardless of where you come from.\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\t18\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\tUniversity of Tokyo (28th 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\t37,194,000\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$8,600\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\t10th\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\t4th\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\t=78th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Mix rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t81st\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Voice rank\r\n\t\t\t22nd\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy study in Tokyo?\r\n\r\nDelicious local cuisine\r\n\r\nYou can\u0027t move to Tokyo without expanding your palate. The local cuisine is one of the most exciting in the world: sushi and sashimi aside, you\u0027ll get to experience the joys of Japanese street foods the likes of takoyaki, Japanese barbecues and an array of delicious noodle dishes. \r\n\r\nGreat standard of living\r\n\r\nThe quality of life in Japan is high - probably one of the reasons why Tokyo landed the first spot for desirability for yet another year.\r\n\r\nTokyo\u0027s streets are not only clean, they\u0027re also extremely safe for locals and foreigners, making it a great place to study in. And with a top-notch transportation system, you\u0027re guaranteed to be able to experience all it has to offer in a comfortable and reliable way. \r\n\r\nCost of studying in Tokyo\r\n\r\nTokyo ranked joint 78th in the world for affordability. While it\u0027s not one of the cheapest study destinations on a global level, the exceptional quality of life is likely to make up for the cost of living. Nevertheless, the city is still cheaper than European hubs such as London and Munich. \r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Tokyo\r\n\r\nPoliteness and innovation are at the forefront of Japanese culture. By being a student in Tokyo, you\u0027ll have the opportunity to experience life in one of the world\u0027s most technologically advanced locations while also experiencing extreme kindness from the locals. \r\n\r\nWith more than 13m people living in the greater area of the city, it\u0027s easy to say you\u0027ll never be short of people to meet or things to do. Tokyo is home to thousands of restaurants and a plethora of museums, parks, temples, shrines and events that celebrate its rich history and culture. \r\n\r\nCareers in Tokyo\r\n\r\nTokyo is one of the world\u0027s major international financial centres, housing the headquarters of some of the world\u0027s biggest investment banks, insurance companies and global firms. \r\n\r\nStudents who graduate from university in Tokyo are truly spoilt for choice. From high tech to transportation, trade, consulting, finance and medicine, the city\u0027s thriving economy allows talented individuals from all educational backgrounds to kick-start their careers and succeed in the long run.