Top 500 Universities in the World

By UniAdmission / March 01 2016

Female student raising hands after graduating from one of the top 500 universities in the world

The top 500 universities in the world ranking is conducted and published by the world renowned QS Ranking which is the leading authority on university rankings including the top 10 universities in the world, QS world university rankings and many other league tables and the times higher education university rankings.

This top 500 universities in the world is specifically for the year 2020 to help every international student and local student make a more informed decision on choosing the most suitable place to study. There are many other ranking reports available on UniAdmission.com website.

Top 500 Universities in the World

The QS Ranking 2020 lists the top 500 universities worldwide and is the most trusted and reliable for identifying the best universities in the world. It is part of or complete university guide for students who plan to study abroad for PhD, MBA, master, bachelor or international foundation.

If you’re a student planning to study abroad at one of the top 500 universities in the world and need professional advice and guidance, UniAdmission is one of the best education consultants in Dubai and the entire region to help you make the best decisions on your education and giving you the best opportunity of being able to get into one of the top 500 universities in the world listed on the university ranking league table below:

RankUniversityCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)USA
2Stanford UniversityUSA
3Harvard UniversityUSA
4University of OxfordUK
5California Institute of Technology (Caltech)USA
6ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
7University of CambridgeUK
8UCLUK
9Imperial College LondonUK
10University of ChicagoUSA
11Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU)Singapore
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
13Princeton UniversityUSA
14Cornell UniversityUSA
15University of PennsylvaniaUSA
16Tsinghua UniversityChina
17Yale UniversityUSA
18Columbia UniversityUSA
18EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerland
20University of EdinburghUK
21University of MichiganUSA
22Peking UniversityChina
22University of TokyoJapan
24Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA
25Duke UniversityUSA
25University of Hong KongHong Kong
27University of ManchesterUK
28University of California Berkeley (UCB)USA
29Australian National UniversityAustralia
29University of TorontoCanada
31Northwestern UniversityUSA
32Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
33King's College LondonUK
33Kyoto UniversityJapan
35McGill UniversityCanada
35University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)USA
37Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
38University of MelbourneAustralia
39New York University (NYU)USA
40Fudan UniversityChina
41Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
42University of SydneyAustralia
43University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)Australia
44London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)UK
45University of California San Diego (UCSD)USA
46Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong
47University of QueenslandAustralia
48Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
49University of BristolUK
50Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
51University of British ColumbiaCanada
52City University of Hong KongHong Kong
53Université PSLFrance
54Zhejiang UniversityChina
55Technical University of MunichGermany
56University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
57Brown UniversityUSA
58Monash UniversityAustralia
58Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)Japan
60Ecole PolytechniqueFrance
60Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
62University of WarwickUK
63Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
64University of AmsterdamNetherlands
65University of Texas at AustinUSA
66Ruprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergGermany
67University of GlasgowUK
68University of WashingtonUSA
69National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan
70Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia
71Osaka UniversityJapan
72Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
74Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)Argentina
75University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA
76University of ZurichSwitzerland
77Sorbonne UniversityFrance
78Durham UniversityUK
78University of SheffieldUK
80KU LeuvenBelgium
81University of CopenhagenDenmark
81University of BirminghamUK
82Tohoku UniversityJapan
83Korea UniversitySouth Korea
83University of AucklandNew Zealand
84Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia
85Rice UniversityUSA
86University of Western AustraliaAustralia
87Pohang University of Science And TechnologySouth Korea
89University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
90University of North Carolina Chapel HillUSA
91Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
92Lund UniversitySweden
93Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
93University of LeedsUK
95Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
96University of NottinghamUK
97University of SouthamptonUK
98Boston UniversityUSA
98KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
100University of St AndrewsUK
101Ohio State UniversityUSA
102Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
103Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico
104University of California DavisUSA
104Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
106University of AdelaideAustralia
107University of HelsinkiFinland
108Trinity College Dublin University of DublinIreland
108Washington University in St. LouisUSA
110University of GenevaSwitzerland
111Purdue UniversityUSA
112Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
113University of AlbertaCanada
114University of GroningenNetherlands
115Nagoya UniversityJapan
116Universidade de São PauloBrazil
116Uppsala UniversitySweden
118Leiden UniversityNetherlands
119University of OsloNorway
120Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGermany
120Nanjing UniversityChina
120Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
123University of BernSwitzerland
124KIT Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
125Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
125Wageningen University & ResearchNetherlands
126Queen Mary University of LondonUK
127Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileChile
128Lancaster UniversityUK
129University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
130Freie Universitaet BerlinGermany
130Ghent UniversityBelgium
132Hokkaido UniversityJapan
132Kyushu UniversityJapan
134Aalto UniversityFinland
135University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)USA
136University of Maryland College ParkUSA
137Université de MontréalCanada
138RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
139CentraleSupélecFrance
140McMaster UniversityCanada
140University of PittsburghUSA
140University of Technology SydneyAustralia
144Michigan State UniversityUSA
145Aarhus UniversityDenmark
146Newcastle UniversityUK
147Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)Germany
148University of YorkUK
149Politecnico di MilanoItaly
150Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
151University of BaselSwitzerland
152Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)India
153University of LausanneSwitzerland
154Cardiff UniversityUK
154University of ViennaAustria
156Emory UniversityUSA
156University of MinnesotaUSA
158Tecnológico de MonterreyMexico
159Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Malaysia
160École Normale Supérieure de LyonFrance
160Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Malaysia
162Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
163University of BergenNorway
163University of ExeterUK
165Universitat de BarcelonaSpain
165Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)Malaysia
167Case Western Reserve UniversityUSA
167Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)Belgium
167University of FloridaUSA
169Eberhard Karls Universität TübingenGermany
169Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet FreiburgGermany
170University of RochesterUSA
172University of BathUK
173National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
173Queen's University BelfastUK
173University of WaterlooCanada
176University of OtagoNew Zealand
177Sant'Anna - Scuola Universitaria Superiore PisaItaly
177Alma Mater Studiorum - University of BolognaItaly
179Technische Universität DresdenGermany
181University of LiverpoolUK
182Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India
183Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands
184Indian Institute of ScienceIndia
185University College DublinIreland
186King Abdulaziz University (KAU)Saudi Arabia
186University of TwenteNetherlands
188Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpain
189Texas A&M UniversityUSA
189Universidad de ChileChile
191Stockholm UniversitySweden
192Vienna University of TechnologyAustria
192Universidad Autónoma de MadridSpain
194University of AberdeenUK
195Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium
196Waseda UniversityJapan
197University of GöttingenGermany
198University of Cape TownSouth Africa
198University of VirginiaUSA
200Keio UniversityJapan
200King Fahd University of Petroleum & MineralsSaudi Arabia
200Vanderbilt UniversityUSA
203Sapienza University of RomeItaly
204Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly
205University of ReadingUK
206University of Colorado BoulderUSA
207Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityKazakhstan
207Dartmouth CollegeUSA
207University of Newcastle Australia (UON)Australia
210University of Notre DameUSA
211University of Western OntarioCanada
212Complutense University of MadridSpain
212University of WollongongAustralia
214Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)Brazil
215Arizona State UniversityUSA
215Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
217Radboud UniversityNetherlands
217Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia
219Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
219University of California IrvineUSA
219Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands
222Loughborough UniversityUK
223University of AntwerpBelgium
224Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia
224TELECOM ParisTechFrance
225National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)Taiwan
226Georgetown UniversityUSA
227National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
227Universität HamburgGermany
227University of CanterburyNew Zealand
230Curtin UniversityAustralia
231Novosibirsk State UniversityRussia
231University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)USA
233University of CalgaryCanada
234Saint Petersburg State UniversityRussia
234Universidad de los AndesColombia
234Università di PadovaItaly
237Macquarie UniversityAustralia
238RMIT UniversityAustralia
239Maastricht UniversityNetherlands
239Queen's University at KingstonCanada
239University of LeicesterUK
242Sciences PoFrance
243Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnGermany
244American University of Beirut (AUB)Lebanon
245University of NavarraSpain
246University of SussexUK
247Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand
247Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea
250Ecole des Ponts ParisTechFrance
251National Taiwan University of Science & TechnologyTaiwan
251Universite libre de BruxellesBelgium
253Tufts UniversityUSA
253Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombia
253University of ParisFrance
256University of GothenburgSweden
257Technion - Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
257Wuhan UniversityChina
259National University of Ireland GalwayIreland
260Technische Universität DarmstadtGermany
261Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
262Rutgers University–New BrunswickUSA
262Université Paris-SudFrance
262University of ArizonaUSA
265Tongji UniversityChina
266Universität InnsbruckAustria
266University of WaikatoNew Zealand
268Khalifa University of Science and TechnologyUAE
268Tomsk State UniversityRussia
270University of TsukubaJapan
271Deakin UniversityAustralia
271Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)India
271University of MiamiUSA
274University of South AustraliaAustralia
274University of SurreyUK
276Qatar UniversityQatar
277Beijing Normal UniversityChina
277Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
279Universität StuttgartGermany
280Dalhousie UniversityCanada
281Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)India
281King Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
281University of OttawaCanada
284Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussia
285North Carolina State UniversityUSA
285Universitat Pompeu FabraSpain
287Massey UniversityNew Zealand
287National Yang Ming UniversityTaiwan
287Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
287University of TurkuFinland
291Charles UniversityCzech Republic
291Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)India
291Royal Holloway University of LondonUK
291Universität Frankfurt am MainGermany
291University of TasmaniaAustralia
296Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia
296University of StrathclydeUK
298Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)Spain
298Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)Brunei
300Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC)Spain
301University of TartuEstonia
302Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)Russia
302University of MilanItaly
302University of DundeeUK
305Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneFrance
305University of Massachusetts AmherstUSA
307Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
308University of CologneGermany
309SOAS University of LondonUK
310University College CorkIreland
311Graz University of TechnologyAustria
312Ecole Normale Supérieure de CachanFrance
312Indiana University BloomingtonUSA
314Heriot-Watt UniversityUK
314Mahidol UniversityThailand
314Simon Fraser UniversityCanada
314Universität MannheimGermany
314University of East Anglia (UEA)UK
319Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergGermany
320Griffith UniversityAustralia
320Gadjah Mada UniversityIndonesia
322Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea
322National Research University Higher School of EconomicsRussia
324Aalborg UniversityDenmark
324Linköping UniversitySweden
326University of Hawai'i at MañoaUSA
327Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA
328Birkbeck University of LondonUK
329National Research Nuclear University MEPhIRussia
329United Arab Emirates UniversityUAE
331Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)Indonesia
331Ewha Womans UniversitySouth Korea
331National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
334Hiroshima UniversityJapan
335IE UniversitySpain
336George Washington UniversityUSA
336Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaSpain
338Jagiellonian UniversityPoland
338University of LisbonPortugal
340Umea UniversitySweden
340Universität JenaGermany
340University UlmGermany
340University at Buffalo SUNYUSA
344Northeastern UniversityUSA
344Pontificia Universidad Católica ArgentinaArgentina
346University of JyväskyläFinland
347Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterGermany
348Politecnico di TorinoItaly
349City University of LondonUK
349University of WarsawPoland
351Belarusian State UniversityBelarus
351Université Grenoble-AlpesFrance
353University of PortoPortugal
353University of UtahUSA
355University of Chemistry and Technology PragueCzech Republic
356Lincoln UniversityNew Zealand
356University of the PhilippinesPhilippines
358Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
359Brunel University LondonUK
359Norwegian University of Science And TechnologyNorway
359Stony Brook University State University of New YorkUSA
359Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)Japan
359Yeshiva UniversityUSA
364University of Victoria (UVIC)Canada
364Ural Federal University - UrFURussia
366Moscow State Institute of International RelationsRussia
367University of California Santa CruzUSA
368Nankai UniversityChina
368University of KentUK
370University of EssexUK
371Tilburg UniversityNetherlands
371American University of SharjahUAE
372University of KansasUSA
372University of Southern DenmarkDenmark
374University of OuluFinland
375Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied SciencesPakistan
376Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
377James Cook UniversityAustralia
377University of ConnecticutUSA
379Sultan Qaboos UniversityOman
379Taipei Medical University (TMU)Taiwan
379Université de StrasbourgFrance
379Universiti Teknologi BruneiBrunei
383Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)India
383Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
383Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia
383Universidad de Palermo (UP)Argentina
387National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityRussia
387University of MacauMacau SAR
389University of TrentoItaly
389University of PisaItaly
389University of Troms Arctic University of NorwayNorway
392Kazan (Volga region) Federal UniversityRussia
392RUDN UniversityRussia
392University of Colorado DenverUSA
395Kobe UniversityJapan
395Tampere UniversityFinland
395American University in CairoEgypt
398University of St.Gallen (HSG)Switzerland
398Wake Forest UniversityUSA
400Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
400La Trobe UniversityAustralia
400National University of Sciences & Technology IslamabadPakistan
400Universidad AustralArgentina
400University of WitwatersrandSouth Africa
400Washington State UniversityUSA
406University of CoimbraPortugal
407Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign StudiesSouth Korea
407Sharif University of TechnologyIran
407University of Tennessee KnoxvilleUSA
410Johannes Gutenberg Universität MainzGermany
410National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwan
412Chung-Ang University (CAU)South Korea
412Johannes Kepler University LinzAustria
412Shanghai UniversityChina
416Université LavalCanada
417Goldsmiths University of LondonUK
418L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU)Kazakhstan
419Ben Gurion University of The NegevIsrael
419Tulane UniversityUSA
421Illinois Institute of TechnologyUSA
421Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal
421University of IowaUSA
424Flinders UniversityAustralia
424University of Naples - Federico IIItaly
424Universität KonstanzGermany
427National Central UniversityTaiwan
427Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
429Dublin City UniversityIreland
429Tianjin UniversityChina
429Université de LiègeBelgium
432Boston CollegeUSA
432Ruhr-Universität BochumGermany
432Universidad de ZaragozaSpain
435Universidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
436Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina
436ITMO UniversityRussia
438Universidad de BelgranoArgentina
439Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversityRussia
439Universidade Federal de São PauloBrazil
439University of SaskatchewanCanada
442Aston UniversityUK
442Auckland University of Technology (AUT)New Zealand
442Bond UniversityAustralia
442Chiba UniversityJapan
442Colorado State UniversityUSA
442UCSI UniversityMalaysia
448Florida State UniversityUSA
448Hitotsubashi UniversityJapan
448University of FlorenceItaly
451Koç UniversityTurkey
451National University of Science & Technology MISISRussia
451Xiamen UniversityChina
454Dongguk UniversitySouth Korea
454National Technical University of AthensGreece
454Sogang UniversitySouth Korea
454University of California RiversideUSA
458University of BordeauxFrance
458Vilnius UniversityLithuania
460University of Maryland Balti CountyUSA
461Oregon State UniversityUSA
462Beihang University (former BUAA)China
462Concordia UniversityCanada
462Julius-Maximilians-Universität WürzburgGermany
462Swansea UniversityUK
462Catholic University of KoreaSouth Korea
462University of Science and Technology BeijingChina
468Brandeis UniversityUSA
468Pontificia Universidad JaverianaColombia
468Shandong UniversityChina
468Universität des SaarlandesGermany
468Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
468Yokohama City UniversityJapan
474Pontificia Universidad Católica del PerúPeru
474University of GeorgiaUSA
474University of DelhiIndia
477Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
478Christian-Albrechts-University zu KielGermany
478University of StirlingUK
480South China University of TechnologyChina
480Universidad Externado de ColombiaColombia
482UNESPBrazil
482Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)Malaysia
484Aberystwyth UniversityUK
484Chang Gung UniversityTaiwan
484Jilin UniversityChina
484University of CanberraAustralia
484Wayne State UniversityUSA
489Amirkabir University of TechnologyIran
489Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)Chile
491Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)India
491Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUTFinland
491Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU)Kazakhstan
491Universidad de Montevideo (UM)Uruguay
491Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
491University of DelawareUSA
491V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National UniversityUkraine
498Czech Technical University in PragueCzech Republic
498Université de MontpellierFrance
498University of Eastern FinlandFinland

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