Valencia for students\r\n\r\nSpain’s third-largest city, located about 350km south of Barcelona on the east coast, Valencia is ranked 87th in the world in the Best Student Cities 2023 ranking, slipping a place since the previous edition. Despite this, the city has improved its rank for both desirability and student view.\r\n\r\nValencia has quite a large student population, with notable universities in Valencia including the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de Valencia, both of which make the top 600 of the QS World University Rankings® 2023.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Valencia - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 87th\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tRank\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=400\r\n\t\t\tUniversitat Politècnica de València\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t571-580\r\n\t\t\tUniversitat de Valencia\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Valencia\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\t2\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\tUniversitat Politècnica de València (=400th 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\t1,910,000\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$1,400\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\t54th\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\t126th\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\t46th\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\t87th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\nWhy study in Valencia?\r\n\r\nThe history and culture\r\n\r\nValencia’s city centre (Ciutat Vella) is packed with historical buildings and monuments and has plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés.\r\n\r\nThe transport links\r\n\r\nValencia has fantastic transport links, with regular links to major Spanish cities such as Madrid and Barcelona.\r\n\r\nThe beach\r\n\r\nThere’s no better way to relax after a long day of lectures than soaking up the sun on the beach. The beach is in very easy reach of the University of Valencia. \r\n\r\nValencian cuisine\r\n\r\nKnown for its paella, tapas and fideua, students won’t go hungry in Valencia.\r\n\r\nCost of studying in Valencia\r\n\r\nWith tuition fees only costing around US$1,400 per year and the city having relatively low living costs, Valencia ranks an impressive 46th for affordability this year. \r\n\r\nPrices in Valencia are about 12 percent lower than in Spain’s capital, Madrid according to Numbeo. A one-bedroom city-centre apartment in Valencia’s city center will cost around US$836, compared to approximately US$1,056 for the same apartment in Madrid.\r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Valencia\r\n\r\nValencia is probably best known for being the spiritual home of the delicious rice-based dish paella. It is also home of the massive Les Falles festival, where hundreds of giant puppets are paraded and then burned, and the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe. The ‘La Tomatina’ annual tomato fight also draws huge crowds to the city.\r\n\r\nAside from these events, Valencia is a major tourist magnet through much of the year, due to its beautiful beaches, attractive city center, museums and interest-packed Ciutat Vella (Old Town) – full of historic buildings and bustling bars.\r\n\r\nThe city is also home to the futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), which boasts the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe, among many other attractions.\r\n\r\nCareer in Valencia\r\n\r\nValencia is a prosperous area of Spain – its economy is the third largest of the Spanish cities.\r\n\r\nThe trade, hospitality, tourism, IT, engineering, finance and healthcare sectors are the most likely areas to find a graduate job in the city.\r\n\r\nSome jobs may require specialist knowledge, making them perfect for recent graduates in that field and prominent national and international companies are always looking out for skilled workers.