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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 11th

While rival Canadian city Montréal occupies the overall top spot in the QS Best Student Cities 2017, with Vancouver in 10th place, Toronto remains an extremely strong contender. In fact, it has the highest score of any city in the Desirability category of the index (one of the six areas assessed), reflecting both its all-round high quality of life and its status as an in-demand destination amongst students worldwide.

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All the attractions that make Canada an appealing place to study are on offer here in its largest city – a diverse community, vibrant cultural scene and nightlife, stunning natural surrounds, and of course world-leading universities. The highest-ranked of these is the University of Toronto, currently placed 32nd in the world (just two places behind Montréal’s McGill University).

In the student survey which fed into this year’s results, the word most often used to sum up the appeal of Toronto is “diversity” – in reference both to the huge range of activities the city has to offer, and the diverse and inclusive quality of its community. One respondent commented, “It's a very inclusive, multicultural and diverse city,” while another praised “the amount to see/explore when you have time, and the diverse quality of people that you meet.”

Is Toronto the student city for you? Have your say.

Internationally ranked universities in Toronto

 

More about Toronto

Number of universities ranked by QS

3

Highest-ranked institution

University of Toronto (32nd in the world)

Population

5,583,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$21,500

Desirability rank

1st

Employer Activity rank

28th

Affordability rank

64th

Student Experience rank

37th

 

 To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

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Hi my name is Dheeraj I want to complete my undergraduate studies in cannada in Toronto can you please suggest me what is the best university in that place and how much it would cost average per an anum..??

Hi, my name is Hayk, I'm geologist and planning to do PhD in Canada, in fields of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, could you please give me some advise, where to apply. Also I will need some information about scholarships.
Thanks in advance.

Hi Hayk, we've actually just published an article all about how to study a PhD in Canada, which includes advice on finding scholarships. To help you to choose a university, you might like to view our latest rankings by subject for environmental sciences, which can be narrowed down to show only Canadian universities. Hope this helps! 

Hi, my name is Harry and I'm from Mexico. I am planning to study a phd in Anthropology in Canada and I would like to know, if do you have information about good universities where I could study this and some options for geting a scholarship? Thanks!

Hi Harry, it might help to take a look at our latest rankings by subject for anthropology, with the results narrowed down to show only Canadian universities. You can find a range of scholarships to study in Canada here. Hope this helps! 

I am prerna and i am studying in 12th grade class and i have an interest in english and want to fo bachelors in english literature which college i should join

Hi I'm Victoria,I live in the US and I'm a sophomore in high school, and I've always been interested in going to Canada. Which Canadian school can I apply to that will give me scholarships and be affordable to me?

Hi Victoria, I can't recommend any particular universities, but here's a link to our list of scholarships to study in Canada, which includes a range of university-specific options. Hope this helps! 

Hi Sabrina, I am looking to migrate to Canada with a PR visa. I will work there and also try and study there. I am a Masters Degree holder in India, which will be valued as Bachelor Degree in Canada. So i will try and obtain a Masters degree. What kind of assistance can I expect as a PR, especially financial?

i am 23 years old residence of pakistan i done my bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering last year 2016 i want to entoll for masters degree in canada ,i want to study in canada simple my dream to study my further education in canada

Hi Zaheer, please take a look at our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada. You might also like to take a look at our rankings by subject for electrical engineering - the results can be narrowed down to show only Canadian universities. :)

Hi Sabrina
I am 37 years old working in india, I want to enroll for executive MBA in canada , I want to study in canada and settle post studies in canada. Is it possible? Also my medium of studies were in English , do I have to give ielts or GMAT.

Hi my name is parmis and I am a Canadian citizen and due to some family problems I live in Iran and I was just wondering because of my citizenship is it easy to get into universities in Toronto. Thank you

Hi, I'm Crystal, I am currently pursuing a BSN in Jamaica. I would love to transfer to a affordable college in canada and also find out if I qualify for any scholarship.
What do I need to do?

Hi Crystal, to help get you started, you may like to view our rankings by subject for nursing, with the results narrowed down to see only Canadian universities. You could then have a look on the official website/s of the institution/s you're interested in for information on the possibility of transfering, how much their tuition fees are and if there are any scholarships you could apply for. We also have a list of scholarships to study abroad in Canada here and nursing scholarships here. Hope this helps!

hi, this is jay here. I am pursuing my bachelors in mechanical engineering from GUJARAT TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, india. i will be completing my BTech in June,2017. and after that i wish to study in U of T for my masters.

i have two full years to prepare myself for any kind of entrance or scholarship exam. So please guide me for scholarships and minimum criteria for it.

Hi Jay, all the information you need should be on UoT's website here. Make sure to read everything thoroughly - particularly the admission requirements - and contact the school directly if you have any queries. The university itself has its own funding information but you can also look elsewhere for financial support and scholarships. Read our Scholarships FAQ for more information or look at our range of scholarship articles.

We also have this article - Graduate Study in Canada: International Student Guide - which should be useful for you!

Good luck with your studies :)

Laura