Top Universities in Netherlands 2019
Shivani Bhatt, 01 Nov 2018

Top Universities in Netherlands 2019 - The first European country to introduce academic programs in English making it one of most wanted countries to study in Netherlands. As many as 13 top universities in Netherlands 2019 rank among the top universities in the world according to the QS and THE rankings. ARWU ranking lists 12 universities in 2018 and 2017. Delft University of Technology ranks as the top university in Netherlands according to the QS and THE ranking 2019. Both Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) rankings feature 13 Dutch universities. The Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2019 ranks 12 dutch universities but have as many as 4 in the top 100. 

Education system of Netherlands in top universities in Netherlands supports three types of universities; research universities, universities of applied sciences, institutes of international education. Presently, there are 13 research universities, 39 universities of applied sciences and 14 other institutions in the Netherlands. While the research universities in Netherlands offer research-oriented programs,  the Universities of Applied Sciences offer courses focussing on practical applications of arts and sciences.

 

According to QS and THE ranking 2019, Delft University of Technology and University of Amsterdam the two top universities of Netherlands feature among the 100 top universities in the world. University of Groningen which ranks at number 3 in the QS tables features at 4th position in the THE table and is number 2 in the ARWU tables.

According to the ARWU ranking 2019, Utrecht University, University of Groningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University are the four top universities in Netherlands in 2019. These universities also feature among the top 100 in ARWU ranking. 

Delft University of Technology has maintained its previous years position as the top university to study in Netherlands and has also improved its ranking. The university which featured at 54th rank in the world in 2018 now ranks at 52nd. University of Amsterdam has improved in ranking in the QS tables and lost its rank in the THE ranking tables. 

 

The ARWU rankings rank Utrecht University at 51 making it the top in Netherland, the university to was ranked at 47 in the top universities in the world 2018. It is followed by University of Groningen, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam at 66, 74 and 79 ranks respectively.

 

The table below gives you the opportunity to check the rankings of the top universities in Netherlands 2019 arrived upon by THE, QS and ARWU.

 

Top Universities in Netherlands 2019

S.no

University

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU Rank

2019

2018

2019

2018

2018

2017

1

Delft University of Technology

52

54

58

63

151-200

151-200

2

University of Amsterdam

57

58

62

59

101-150

101-150

3

Eindhoven University of Technology

99

104

167

141

301-400

301-400

4

University of Groningen

120

113

79

83

66

59

5

Leiden University

122

109

68

67

74

88

6

Utrecht University

124

109

74

68

51

47

7

Wageningen University

125

124

59

64

101-150

101-150

8

University of Twente

172

179

184

179


301-400

9

Erasmus University Rotterdam

179

147

70

72

79

73

10

Radboud University

204

204

123

122

101-150

101-150

11

Maastricht University

211

200

128

103

201-300

201-300

12

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

231

218

166

165

101-150

101-150

13

Tilburg University

319

357

201–250

195

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