Study in Bangladesh

There are many reasons to study in Bangladesh. Since independence from Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh has developed into a significant country in its own right, and Bangladeshi culture and art have had a big impact on the evolution of culture in South Asia as a whole. Bangladesh itself is inspired by other nations, with the influence of India and Nepal evident in its  cuisine, art, language and festivals. 

Bangladesh is also famous for its climate, with mild winters and warm tropical summers culminating in a famous monsoon season. In terms of student life, one of the best-known universities in Bangladesh is the University of Daka. 

Established in 1921, the University of Dhaka holds the distinction of being the oldest university in Bangladesh, and boasts a list of famous alumni including Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammed Yunus and the first Bangladeshi president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. More than 10 former presidents and multiple prime ministers also studied there. 

If you want to study in Bangladesh, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Bangladesh does not currently have any universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. However, if we have data about any institutions in the country, then they will appear on the map.

Choosing where to study in Bangladesh is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice. We’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Bangladesh’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more about them. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Bangladesh is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Browse the top-ranked universities in Bangladesh

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Statistics about Bangladesh

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 13.82%
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 13.39%
  • Population 160,995,642
  • Unemployment 4.3%
  • Annual GDP 6.55%
Data source: The World Bank