University Rankings

Just as in the United Kingdom, there is a wide range of universities in almost every country around the world. Some of which are renowned for world class research while the majority specialise in providing a more vocational education.

Global University Rankings

Trying to work out which is the best university for a particular course can be difficult. Such global rankings of international universities as currently exist tend to focus almost entirely on research reputation and as such are not helpful when trying to establish whether a particular university is a good place to learn, particularly at undergraduate level. However, if you wish to consult international rankings the best two to consider are:

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong Ranking)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Generally speaking, the best universities in Europe do not teach undergraduate degrees in English but there are a number of exceptions in our database.

National University Rankings

Most countries operate some form of university ranking but often these are not based on academic performance or reputation. Mostly they will cover student experience, employment outcomes and other such measures of university performance.

In many countries these rankings are not available in English and they will rarely, if ever, specifically address the experience of international students on English-taught courses. However, they will give a general idea of the overall attractiveness of a university to its domestic audience.

An example of national university rankings:

Keuzegids (Netherlands)

If you are interested in choosing a university there is a wide range of information and ranking data available. One of the most renowned guides for choosing a college or university is:

Petersons (USA)

About A Star Future

A Star Future provides information and guidance to British students looking to pursue their undergraduate studies abroad.

Through our presentations in schools and our websites we aim to ensure that British-educated students are well informed about their choices.