London has topped the rankings as the best university city in the world in 2018, beating Tokyo to hit the top spot. Previous winners Montreal and Paris slipped down to 4th and 5th places respectively.
The study, rating university cities, rather than the institutions themselves, is carried out by the QS higher education group which publishes the World University Rankings annually.
As some of the best Immigration
solicitors in London, we recognise the factors that have seen London do so well in these rankings: a high concentration of excellent and prestigious higher education institutions, a rich cultural life and great prospects for networking and stepping on to the career ladder mean it’s no wonder so many students want to study in London. As Immigration
lawyers, we also help students from outside the EEA
obtain their Tier 4 student visa
to enjoy the benefits of this wonderful city.
The Brexit effect on overseas students
Although London has achieved this accolade of being the best student city in the world in 2018, the International Student Survey, also run by QS, suggests that the Brexit
effect may be kicking in: the BBC reports that 39% of EU students who responded to the survey were put off studying in the UK.
likely to have an impact on EU students coming to study in London, the question must be whether other overseas students will continue to come to the UK. London benefits to the tune of £4.6 billion from overseas students – the UK, as a whole, receives around £20 billion from overseas students. As the Brexit
effect kicks in, students coming from the EU to study in London in future may find themselves needing a Tier 4 student visa
Our team of top Immigration
solicitors in London can help you obtain your Tier 4 student visa
, enabling you to come and study in London (or one of the other great university cities in the UK). A Tier 4 student visa
is available if you meet the eligibility rules relating to the course you are intending to study, and the funds you have available to support yourself while you are here in the UK.