University Rankings

It is very common for students to use a ranking as a way to understand the university that they intend to study at. Although rankings are, of course, important, they are not the only reason you should choose a university. Other factors that must be taken into consideration are the location of the institute, the course content, value for money and access to senior members of staff. UKEAS counsellors will be able to sit down with you and provide a much clearer insight into these areas. It is important that you base your choice on more than just the ranking. You should be aware for example, that most UK university rankings are aimed at UK students and therefore many of these criteria are not suitable for international students. Also bear in mind that universities will rank very differently under different ranking schemes. Your UKEAS counsellor will be able to guide you through this confusion though and provide you with all the information you need. Please find below details on several different UK university ranking schemes:

There are also several world rankings that can provide insight into the UK university you are applying or thinking of going to:

The first is provided by QS Top Universities:

Another is prepared by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and called the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It can be found here


If you still have questions, please contact your local UKEAS office for the latest and most professional advice. Remember our service is free.

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