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 country guides, listed below.
Click on the country guides below for more detailed information:
If you’re looking for the top universities in Asia, be sure to check out the QS University Rankings: Asia, a dedicated ranking of the region's leading institutions. Consulting the 2016 edition, you’ll see that the top five universities in Asia are the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and China’s Tsinghua University. All of these are also ranked among the top 50 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 South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Thailand – all countries claiming at least one representative among Asia’s top 50.
Ready to study at one of the top universities in Asia? Click on the countries listed above for detailed information on each study destination.