Study in South America

If you want to study in South America, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education 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.

South America has 68 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in South America is University of São Paulo, which is ranked at number 251–300.

Choosing where to study for a degree in South America 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 South America below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where South America’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 South America 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.

World rankings for South America

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

View the World University Rankings 2019

Countries in South America with ranked universities