Overseas universities outside the Top 10

The biggest mistake one could do is to limit one’s search to the top universities while planning to go abroad, advises Rahul Choudaha,  Director of Development & Innovation at WES, New York. Normally most students freeze on the discipline first and then seek out countries based on their preferences, concentration of Indian students, cost and a host of other factors. And invariably they end up applying to the best if they have the academic credential or settle for the ordinary ones in countries like the USA, UK and Australia.

The ostensible reason for such an attitude is the fact that these countries are on top of the mind and most consultants peddle the wares of universities from there. To increase the choice set of the prospective students, we have given a list of institutions that come within the Top 100 department listings by QS World rankings (given in brackets). We have purposely excluded US and UK institutions since they are quite well known. The list is broadly categorised in five disciplines namely Arts, Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Management, based on their ranks.

 

University

Country

Medicine & Life Science

National University of Singapore (12)

Singapore

University of Melbourne (15)

Australia

University of Toronto (16)

Canada

University of Sydney (18)

Australia

Peking University(24)

China

McGill University(26)

Canada

University of Hong Kong (26)

Hong Kong

ETH Zurich (30)

Switzerland

University of British Columbia (32)

Canada

Monash University (33)

Australia

University of Queensland (37)

Australia

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität (38)

Germany

Australian National University (39)

Australia

Seoul National University (41)

South Korea

Ludwig-Maximilians (44)

Germany

Natural Sciences

ETH Zurich (10)

Switzerland

National University of Singapore (16)

Singapore

Peking University (17)

China

Australian National University (19)

Australia

École Normale Supérieure (20)

France

 

University of Toronto (21)

Canada

University of British Columbia (22)

Canada

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (24)

Germany

University of Melbourne(25)

Australia

Tshinghua University (26)

China

Technische Universität München (28)

Germany

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität (30)

Germany

Université Pierre et Marie (31)

France

University of Sydney (33)

Australia

Seoul National University (35)

South Korea

Social Sciences & Management

National University of Singapore (13)

Singapore

Australian National University (16)

Australia

University of Melbourne(19)

Australia

University of Toronto (20)

Canada

Peking University  (21)

China

University of British Columbia (22)

Canada

University of Hong Kong  (23)

Hong Kong

University of Sydney (25)

Australia

Seoul National University (31)

South Korea

McGill University (32)

Canada

University of New South Wales (35)

Australia

Monash University (36)

Australia

Chinese University of Hong Kong (38)

Hong Kong

University of Amsterdam (39)

Netherlands

University of Auckland (41)

New Zealand

 

 

 

University

Country

Arts & Humanities

National University of Singapore (12)

Singapore

Australian National University (13)

Australia

University of Toronto (14)

Canada

Universite' Paris 

Sarbonne

 (17)

France

Peking University (18)

China

University of Melbourne (22)

Australia

University of Sydney (23)

Australia

University of Hong Kong (25)

Hong Kong

Humboldt-Universität 

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 Berlin (27)

Germany

McGill University (29)

Canada

Freie Universität Berlin (30)

Germany

University of British Columbia (31)

Canada

Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (34)

France

Leiden University (37)

Netherlands

Ludwig-

Macmillans

 Universite' (38)

Germany

Engineering & Technology

ETH Zurich (8)

Switzerland

National University of Singapore (9)

Singapore

Tshinghua

 University (10)

China

Delft University of Technology (18)

Netherlands

University of Toronto (21)

Canada

Hong Kong Univ of Science&Tech (2 2)

Hong Kong

Nanyang University of Tech (26)

Singapore

Korea Adv Inst.of Science&Tech (27)

South Korea

Ecole' Polytechnique (28)

Switzerland

Technische Universität München (29)

Germany

University of Melbourne(30)

Australia

Seoul National University (33)

South Korea

Peking University (34)

China

Rheinisch-Westfälische (35)

Germany

Ecole' Polytechnique  (36)

France

 

The resultant list is quite revealing. Good departments exist in China, Singapore, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. And in many of these countries fees are almost nil!

 

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