Study in Europe

If you want to study in Europe, 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.

Europe has 394 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Europe is University of Oxford, which is ranked at number 1.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Europe is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Europe below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Europe’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. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Europe 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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Best universities in the UK
The University of Oxford is top in a list of the best universities in the UK, which includes institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
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World rankings for Europe

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*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

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