The Best Universities in Asia

If you are considering studying in Asia, it is more important than ever to know what are the best universities in Asia.

As more and more young people attend university, the choice of university is becoming increasingly important.  Studying in Asia can be a viable alternative.

All of the top 10 universities in Asia are ranked in the top 60 of the Times Higher Education’s world’s best universities.

With increasing competition for high achieving candidates, it is vital to know which universities in Asia offer you the best chance of entry and a degree that will stand out to prospective employers.

So, what are the best universities in Asia?

The following list reveals the best universities in Asia according to the Times Higher Education.




5.   Tsinghua University, China


The fifth ranked university in Asia Tsinghua University, China is ranked =47th in the Times Higher Education ‘s world’s best university list.

The campus is in Beijing and has been named one of the most beautiful in the world.

Tsinghua University is known as one of the most elite universities in China and admits only those students who score extremely highly in the national exams.  It is especially strong in engineering and technology.


4.   University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Fourth in the list of best universities in Asia is the University of Hong Kong (HKU), located in the area of Pok Fu Lam.

Ranked =44th in the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s best universities, competition for places is high with 12 applications for every place for an international undergraduate. For students from mainland China, the ratio for acceptance is roughly 1 in 30.


=2.   Peking University, China


Ranked =#2 in Asia and #42 in the world, Peking University is the world’s top Chinese university.

Located in Beijing, Peking University is a major Chinese research university that was influential in the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989.

Peking University has approximately 2,000 international students from countries all over the world including Europe, North America and South America, Australia and many countries in Africa.

The university is renowned for its campus grounds and its traditional Chinese architecture.


=2.   Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is ranked =#2 in Asia and #55 in the world.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best universities and in 2015 was listed as the fastest rising new universities by the Times Higher Education .

The university’s main campus is the largest university campus in Singapore, with 25,000 undergraduates enrolled at the university of which 20% are international students.

NTU has international programmes with elite universities including; Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Stanford University,  Caltech,  Beijing University and many more.


1. National University of Singapore


Ranked #1 in the Asia and #24 in the world, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is the oldest  and the largest by student numbers in Singapore.

It ranks in the top 30 in the world overall with particularly high scores for research and international outlook and a standout performance in engineering and technology.

Visit the Times Higher Education to view the full list of the best universities in Asia.