The QS Best Student Cities of 2015 were announced in November 2014 and Melbourne was ranked as the #2 top city in the world to be a student, after 1st place Paris and ahead of #3 London. Not only did Melbourne receive high marks as a great place for students, but QS also considered Sydney to be the world’s #4 best city to live as a student; the Australian national capital of Canberra was rated #21; Brisbane #23; Adelaide #29; and Perth was the 38th top place on the planet for students. Universities around the globe were evaluated by researchers based on such factors as the quality of the university, safety, cost of tuition, pollution and cultural tolerance. Boasting six of the 50 best cities in the world to be a student, it is no wonder that so many international students in particular, and foreign nationals in general, want to move to Australia!
Australia is frequently and consistently ranked among the world’s top countries for various factors that people consider important for a high standard of living. For example, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Melbourne as the #1 “Most Livable City in the World” for 2014 (and also included Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in its list of the world’s top 10 most livable cities), while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) considered Canberra to be the “Best City in the World to Live” in 2014. Not only is Melbourne rated as the world’s #2 best place to live as a student, but it was also rated in 2014 as the #1 “Friendliest City in the World.” The October 2014 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report listed Australians as the richest people on the planet, while the April 2014 Global Youth Wellbeing Index declared Australia as the #1 country in the world for Youth Well-Being. These are just some recent examples illustrating the high standard of living enjoyed by Aussies and why hundreds of thousands of people move to Australia every year. If you would also like to experience this high-quality lifestyle and want to find out if you are eligible to apply for immigration to Australia, click here!