London has been crowned the world’s top city for students for the third year in a row, according to a new survey which looks at the best places to live and study around the world, with its increasing affordability one of the factors.

The QS World Student Cities 2022 was compiled by examining a number of key metrics, including affordability, quality of life, the standard of universities, as well as the views of former and current students.

London topped the poll by scoring well in most categories, beating rival cities such as Paris, Melbourne and Montreal, which all dropped in this year’s ranking.

London’s growing affordability was a major factor which helped propel it to the top. A drop in the value of the pound has reduced the cost of rent and tuition significantly for foreign students.