Montreal has been named the world's best city for students! 18,000 international students were surveyed for this global ranking of 125 cities by Quacquarelli Symonds.
Montreal's first place is based on affordability (low cost of living and tuition fees), the high quality of its educational institutions, the high ratio of international student, and positive opinion of employers.
For National Theatre School students, studying in Montreal is a golden opportunity to create a vast professional network of Canadian and international artists working at the 50 indoor and outdoor theatre and performance venues, the city's many festivals: The Montreal Fringe Festival, FTA, The Montreal Jazz Fest, Blue Metropolis, Just for Laughs, Francofolies, FIFM, New Cinema, Mutek, The Montreal Baroque Festival, Osheaga, or its multiple museums and art galleries such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Arsenal and Centre PHI.
As one of our Playwriting students once said:
"Montreal is your effortlessly cool cousin who spent university abroad, smokes hand-rolled cigarettes, and once got arrested for protesting in the nude. #ifcanadiancitiesweremembersofyourfamily"
-Michaela Jeffery (Playwriting, 2016)