QS Best Student Cities in the World 2016

(CC) vic xia/FlickrParis is the best city for students for the third year in a row, according to this year’s QS world university rankings, followed by Melbourne and Tokyo in second and third position respectively. Madrid in 22nd position and Barcelona 30th, the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list.

Compiled before November’s terrorist attack on the city, the league table holds reminders of just some of the things that make Paris such a great city. Eighteen universities that can compete on a world stage, good quality of life and a strong jobs market mean Paris keeps hold of the top spot for a third year running.

The index was based on five main factors: university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employment and affordability.

To view the full ranking, click here.