Tokyo has ranked second in the world for the second consecutive year in the 2025 QS Best Student Cities rankings compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education evaluation organization. The city has also received high praise, including first place in the attractiveness index and employer activity index.

 According to QS, the QS Best Student Cities ranking takes into account indicators such as a city's attractiveness to students, the employment situation for young people, the safety of the city, the proportion of students and international students in the population, and university tuition fees, and ranks cities around the world with a population of 25 or more and two or more universities included in the QS World University Rankings.

 Tokyo rose nine places to become the world's top city in QS' Attractiveness index, which reflects responses to a survey of prospective students conducted by QS, along with a wide range of data sets, from air pollution and safety levels to TripAdvisor reviews and political climate. Tokyo's particular rise in Attractiveness can be attributed in part to its reputation as a tourist and travel destination, having won Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice award as the world's top trending travel destination.

 Tokyo also ranked first in the "Employer Activity" index, as a city offering the world's best career advancement and work experience opportunities. This shows that Tokyo is one of the world's leading business and industrial centers offering employment and job opportunities to graduates. However, it received low marks in the areas of financial burden for international students, such as tuition fees, living expenses, and general prices, leaving room for improvement.

 Topping the list is London in the UK, followed by Seoul in South Korea in third place, Munich in Germany in fourth place, Melbourne in Australia in fifth place, Sydney in sixth place, Paris in France in seventh place, Zurich in Switzerland and Berlin in Germany tied for eighth place, and Montreal in Canada in tenth place.

 Among Japanese cities, Osaka rose two places from last year's 14th place to 2th, while Nagoya rose five places from 12th to 113th.

 QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter commented on the results, "Tokyo is once again one of the world's most attractive study abroad destinations, with many positive reviews from people who have actually visited the city on every aspect, from culture and cuisine to history and pop culture. At the same time, it offers employment and work experience opportunities that are characteristic of one of the world's leading business and industrial centers." He also praised the city for showing a 2023% recovery in the number of domestic international students in 21 after COVID-XNUMX.

reference:[QS Quacquarelli Symonds] QS Best Student Cities 2023

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