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Discover the best universities around the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, or find out which institutions will best prepare you for a top career with the Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.

Welcome to the QS World University Rankings® 2018. Use the interactive ranking table to explore the world’s top 1000 universities.

Now featuring 500 universities, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 provides vital information about how successful today’s students are at securing a top job after graduation. Stanford University has retained its place at the top of this year’s ranking, helped by the fact it achieved perfect scores in three categories: employer reputation, alumni outcomes and partnerships with employers.The rest of the top 10 is dominated by other American universities, with the University of California, Los Angeles, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley all featuring. 25 more US institutions appear in the top 100.Top universities from the UK, China and Australia are also producing some of the most employable graduates in the world, with each of these countries represented in the top 10 alongside the US. 65 countries are included in this year’s ranking in total.

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The QS World University Rankings® 2018 are here, ranking over 900 of the best universities in the world. Find out which universities are in the overall top 10, as well as which is the top university in each country.



Where in the world should you study abroad, and which course is the best match for your interests and ambitions? In our discover section, find information about programs, locations and scholarships.

Find out which Ivy League students are receiving the most call-backs from graduate employers.

Study somewhere that will take your breath away. Here are some of the most photogenic universities in the world.

Want to study in Europe? Check out this list of scholarships for international students, including merit-based scholarships and other options.

Dreaming of studying close to a beach, with the sea breeze in your hair? Check out our selection of UK universities by the sea.


7 regions. 68 cities. 400 universities. US$1.7m scholarship fund. Join the world's biggest university tours now. QS offers two tours: the QS World Grad School Tour for all students who are interested in postgraduate studies and the QS World University Tour for all those who want to start undergraduate studies.

Are you thinking about undertaking a Masters or PhD? Need to understand the admissions process, the requirements, and the benefits?

Find out how attending a university fair such as the QS World Grad School Tour can benefit your university application.


Get ready to study abroad with our free guides and advice on choosing a university, funding your studies, preparing for admissions exams, and applying for student visas. The countdown to your adventure starts here!

Get ready to apply to grad school, with our annual guide to studying a master’s or PhD abroad.

Get your free guides to studying abroad in popular locations, plus advice about scholarships, careers and more.

Find out if you could apply for the QS Undergraduate Scholarship, worth up to US$10,000 towards tuition fees.



Ready to apply? Use our free resources for each stage of the process, from compiling your application and writing a personal statement, to making a strong impression in an admissions interview.

Applying for a graduate degree? Find out which graduate admissions tests you need to take, what to expect and how to prepare.

Prepare for your university admission interview with this list of common admission interview questions, and tips on how to answer them.


Not sure what to do after graduation? Explore career options with your degree, and get practical advice to prepare yourself for the competitive graduate jobs market.

Economics graduates earn more than any other students according to new statistics from the UK’s Department of Education.

Sometimes, getting a full-time job doesn't mean the end of your education. If you're planning to go back to university and study a master's while you work full-time, here's what you should know.

Nobody enjoys writing their cover letter, but it's arguably more important than a CV. Here's how to ensure yours catches the eye.

Stay in your job longer than Scaramucci as White House Director of Communications with these masters degrees.


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