Top Universities in France 2019
Shivani Bhatt, 25 Oct 2018

Top Universities in France 2019 - One of the most well known tourist destinations, France is also upcoming as a study abroad destination. Students from all over the world want to study in France. Top universities in France provide not only world class education, they are also very economic as France is one of those countries where the cost of education is low. The state pays for most of the education at public universities. Most public universities charge €170 annually at the Bachelor's level, €243 per year at the Master's level, € 601 per year in an engineering school and €380 annually for a Doctorate degree.

Careers360 lists the top universities in France for study in France aspirants. The top universities in France have been collated from the top three ranking engines in the world - the ARWU, Times Higher Education World University ranking and QS World University Ranking.

Top universities in France vary according to the three rankings. Université PSL, Ecole Polytechnique, and Sorbonne University are the top three universities according to the QS and THE ranking 2019. Sorbonne University, University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11), and Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris rank as the top universities in France in the ARWU ranking 2019.

Paris, Lyon, Toulouse and Montpellier also feature as the top student cities of the world as ranked by QS. With more than 18 universities, Paris ranks as the number five in the world.  

French universities also feature among the top global universities for a number of subjects making them a top reason to study in France.

The table gives the details of the top universities in France 2019:

Top Universities in France 2019

S.no

University

QS

THE

ARWU

2019

2018

2019

2018

2018

2017

1

Université PSL

50

355

41

72



2

Ecole Polytechnique

65

59

108

115

401-500

401-500

3

Sorbonne University

75


73

--

36

--

4

CentraleSupélec

137

177

401–500

401–500

--

--

5

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

153

157

201–250

182

301-400

201-300

6

Sciences Po

221

220

401–500

401–500

--

--

7

Université Paris-Sud

239

242

201–250

181

42

41

8

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

263

270

201–250

251–300

--

--

9

Université Grenoble-Alpes

289

236

301–350

301–350

151-200

151-200

10

Université Diderot Paris 7

295

305

194

201–250

101-150

101-150

11

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

299

269

501–600

501–600

--

--

12

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

305

330

601–800

601–800

--

--

13

Université de Strasbourg

348

303

401–500

351–400

101-150

101-150

14

Université de Montpellier

422

381

301–350

351–400

201-300

201-300

15

Aix-Marseille University

453

411-420

301–350

251–300

101-150

101-150

16

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)

478

451-460

601–800

601–800

--

--

17

University of Bordeaux

489

501-550

401–500

301–350

201-300

151-200

18

Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

521-530

501-550

--

--

201-300

201-300

19

University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

531-540

551-600

--

--

--

--

20

Université Paris Descartes

571-580

441-450

--

--

151-200

151-200

21

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

601-650

501-550

401–500

401–500

201-300

201-300

22

Université de Lille

651-700

551-600

401–500

401–500

--

--

23

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

651-700

601-650

--

--

--

401-500

24

Université de Rennes 1

701-750

--

601–800

--

--

--

25

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

801-1000

--

--

--

--

--

26

Université de Cergy-Pontoise

801-1000

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

27

University of Lorraine

801-1000

--

601–800

501–600

201-300

201-300

28

Université de Nantes

801-1000

--

601–800

501–600

--

--

29

Université de Poitiers

801-1000

--

--

--

--

--

30

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

801-1000

--

--

--

--

--

31

Université Lumière Lyon 2

801-1000

--

--

--

--

--

32

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

801-1000

--

--

801–1000



33

Universit Paul-Valery Montpellier 3

801-1000

--

--

--

--

--

34

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

801-1000

--

--

--

201-300

301-400

35

Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail

801-1000

--

--

--

--

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