Study in Europe | Top Universities

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With a long history of pioneering higher education, Europe is home to many of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities – and many of the most exciting and attractive student cities.

European countries, and their universities, are of course all very different – in terms of language, lifestyle and living costs. However, under the Bologna Process, European universities are working to standardize degree systems. For EU students, choosing to study in Europe outside your home country should be relatively straightforward, with tuition fees charged at local rates and no visa requirements.

Click on the links below to find out more about studying in a range of European countries, including details of top universities, student cities, costs, visas, applications and more.

Out Now! QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024

Top universities in Europe

One look at the QS World University Rankings®, and you’ll see the UK remains Europe’s leader at the top of the tables, with four UK universities in the top 10 and a total of 18 UK entries in the top 100. Of these, the University of Oxford leads in fourth place, while the University of Cambridge is unsurprisingly not far behind at seventh.

Switzerland also has two universities ranked within the global top 20, with ETH Zurich in sixth place and EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) joint 18th. Other top European universities include France’s Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL) (ranked 53rd in the world) and Ecole Polytechnique (=60th), the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology (50th), Denmark’s University of Copenhagen (=72nd), Germany’s Technische Universität München (55th) and many more

Ready to study in Europe? Click on the country guides above for more detailed information.

Out Now! QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024