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Best Universities in Europe 2021

If you wish to study abroad at some of the Best Universities in Europe, a good place to start searching for schools should be the top 4 most prominent international rankings that get updated annually. Just be certain you have the right finances and academic accomplishments to be granted admission.

In case you did not already know, the most renowned university rankings globally are: 

To make your study decision for 2021 less difficult, we are going to offer you the lists with the top 10 schools from Europe, as they were ranked by these world university rankings.

Times Higher Education Rankings 2021 – Best universities in Europe

In 2021, 500 out of over 1,500 universities ranked by Times Higher Education Rankings are universities from Europe. 

Listed below are the Best Universities in Europe as stated by Times Higher Education:

  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • University College London (UCL), UK
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden

World University Rankings ranks its top universities primarily by their focus on the research and references in academia, internationality, and student-teacher proportion.

QS World University Rankings 2021 – Best Universities in Europe

QS Rankings produce their rankings earlier in the year unlike other global rankings. That’s why they have already published their list for 2021. Listed below are the Best Universities in Europe from QS:

  • University of Oxford, UK
  • ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • University of Cambridge, UK          
  • Imperial College London, UK 
  • University College London, UK
  • EPFL, Switzerland
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK   
  • The University of Manchester, UK
  • King’s College London, UK
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

When gathering their university list, QS Rankings puts into consideration opinion from higher education professionals, companies which employed graduates, teaching quality, the ratio of teachers to students, and research papers referenced in academia.

US News Global Universities Rankings 2021 – Best Universities in Europe

The increasing number of universities that make it on the list highlights the fact that international education is becoming more global, with more options obtainable for students globally.

  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK    
  • King’s College London, UK
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark           
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sorbonne University, France

US News Rankings rank their top universities based on the rate of students still schooling in the university after the first year of studies, graduation rates, university functioning, university resources and student fulfilment.

Shanghai Rankings 2020 – Best Universities in Europe

Though some of the best universities in Europe are from the United Kingdom, there are lots of other institutions from other European nations lower on the list.

  • University of Cambridge, UK                          
  • University of Oxford, UK   
  • Paris-Saclay University, France
  • University College London, UK                       
  • ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland       
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • PSL University, France
  • The University of Manchester, UK
  • Sorbonne University, France
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK     

Academic Ranking of World Universities places more emphasis on scientists who won awards, quoted researchers, published articles and general university performance.

Other great universities in Europe

The following schools might not be in the European university top 10 lists, but they also rank quite high in Europe and even feature in the top 200 global rankings. These international universities are absolutely not something to overlook:     

  • KU Leuven (Belgium) 
  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Republic of Ireland) 
  • Utrecht University (Netherlands)
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

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