Edinburgh has been voted as one of the best student cities to live in of anywhere in the world, according to a survey.

Campus Advisor’s “30 Best Student Cities in the World 2022” research revealed that 98.8% of Edinburgh students asked would recommend living here.

Edinburgh’s overall score of 4.27 out of five puts it at 16th globally – and is formed from student responses to student friendliness, cost of living, nightlife, public transport, amenities, and safety.

The city has six universities: The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Scotland's Rural College University, and the Royal College of Surgeons.

Diversity was one of the lower scores among surveyed students, at 91.5% approval.

Students praised Edinburgh as a culturally rich and vibrant capital city, with its landmarks like Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, as well as a good selection of clubs and restaurants.

In addition to positive comments about its amenities and historic buildings, students also gave good reviews about Edinburgh’s public transport.

Regular transport running at late hours, such as the night bus, was found to provide greater protection for those going out at night.

One student said: "Edinburgh is a good city, not too crowded and not too small either. It has really good public transport with frequent buses to and from the university. Great nightlife, lots of places to eat and hang out in, a massive student population because Edinburgh has six different universities in the city and even more colleges. The cost of living is high though, just like any other city."

Another wrote: "After living in Edinburgh for university, it is now my favourite city. Lots of shops and places to eat. Definitely feel safe to be out on a night out. Student accommodation is quite pricey though. Lots of bus stops and a night bus which is convenient for going out. Easily accessible train station which is also accessible by bus."