In 2013, for the second consecutive year, Paris topped the best student city rankings*, ahead of London. What makes Paris so appealing to students is the performance of its universities, quality of life, diversity of students and employment prospects.
Paris, the largest university city in Europe with eight universities, attracts some 300,000 students and more than 16,500 researchers and research-lecturers in the public sector. It has some 300 higher education institutions of all sizes.
There is no shortage of attractions for students in the City of Light, and indeed city of culture and knowledge, where you have chosen to study.
The international renown of its universities and the draw of the qualifications on offer in the most prestigious institutions have persuaded you.
Paris has a multi-facetted appeal, with its must-see spots (the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, Montmartre, Sacré Cœur, the Latin Quarter), its more unusual and unexpected places, its museums, musical events, leisure facilities. It is hard not to love it. One thing is certain - you will love being a student in Paris and the surrounding Ile-de-France region.
*Best Student City rankings by British firm QS
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