Study in Asia | Top Universities

A growing number of international students, both from within the region and further afield, are choosing to study in Asia. The continent’s economic and population booms have been accompanied by rapid growth in the higher education sector, leading to ever-more attractive options for prospective students.

Established education powerhouses like Japan and Hong Kong are seeing strong competition from more recently formed university hubs such as Singapore and South Korea – alongside, of course, the ever-increasing might of China. More top universities in Asia are to be found in Taiwan, Malaysia and India, with further opportunities in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines and beyond.

Start your own journey to study in Asia with our student-focused destination guides, listed below.

Top universities in Asia

If you’re looking for the top universities in Asia, be sure to check out the QS World University Rankings: Asia, a dedicated ranking of the region's leading institutions. Some of the top ranked universities in Asia are the National University of Singapore, China’s Tsinghua University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), the University of Hong Kong, and Zhejiang University. All of these are also ranked among the top 55 universities in the world.

However, it’s not just all about Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Plenty more of the top universities in Asia can be found in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, South Korea and Thailand – all destinations claiming at least one representative among Asia’s top 50.

Ready to study at one of the top universities in Asia? Click on the locations listed above for detailed information on each study destination. 

See the full results of the QS World University Rankings: Asia