It’s official: Australia can add Hottest Uni Destination in the world to its long list of bragging rights.
Over the past year, The Campus Advisor surveyed more than 12 thousand students about the cities they live in.
The global student review website asked students about cost of living, nightlife, public transport, amenities, safety and student friendliness in the city they were studying.
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Our beloved Melbourne, which held the title of ‘Most Livable City in the World’ for seven consecutive years, is officially the favourite study destination among Gen Zs.
One student told The Campus Advisor Melbourne was a “great city”.
“There are plenty of things to do whatever your hobbies are. Also if you want more “outdoor” activities the regional areas surrounding Melbourne also provide some excellent adventurous opportunities,” they said.
“The only downside is Melbourne is an expensive place to live. Renting is not cheap. But it has great opportunities to find work and support while studying.”
Students were asked questions like:
- “Would you recommend living in Melbourne as a student?” (98.9% did)
- “Is there a large student population living in Melbourne?” (98.9% agreed)
- “Do you think Melbourne has a diverse population?” (98.9% said it does)
- “Are there many opportunities for students to get jobs in Melbourne?” (96.3% said yes)
- “Is there a good variety of options for eating out?” (100% agreed)
- “Is there a good variety of bars and clubs for students?” (100% also agreed)
- “Are there interesting attractions for those looking for cultural experiences?” (95.3% said there are)
Second place in the 30 Best Student Cities in the World 2022 went to Newcastle, England.
Seoul (South Korea) took out third place, while Vienna (Austria) came in 4th and Montreal (Canada) 5th.
Sydney was ranked 27th overall.
So as Australia reopens to the world after more than two years of border closures, here’s hoping international students flock back to enjoy the university experience we’re famous for.
Welcome back, students – we’ve missed you.