Top 100 Universities in Asia 2019

By Nur Hafiza Abu Bakar | Last modified 29 Oct 2019
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QS Asia University Rankings 2019 has listed the top 100 best universities in Asia, beating out more 28,000 universities across the Asian region. A total of 17 countries represented in the latest Asia’s ranking, with only 4 countries claimed the top 10 spots.

top universities in asia

When talking about studying abroad, most students in Malaysia would usually think of countries like the US, UK, Canada or the Netherlands. We’re impressed when someone we know gets to pursue their studies abroad in a European country. 

Of course, western countries have good universities and their qualifications are widely recognised internationally. But now it’s time to divert the traditional perception of seeing universities in Western countries as the only option to gain tertiary education abroad. 

Although studying there may sound fun, you have to consider aspects such as culture, cost of living, tuition fees and even administrative affairs that are going on right now such as Brexit in the UK, immigration and visa changes in the US. 

It’s time to consider universities in our Asian neighbouring countries when thinking about study abroad options. Universities in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and other Asian countries also deliver top-notch education, ranging from its academic staff, syllabus to the curriculum offered, students will be given the best educational approach. 

By studying in Asia, not only you get to feel the sense of closer to home, but you also get to experience the richness of culture and redefine the meaning of your ‘comfort home’. In terms of cost, the price can be slightly higher or even lower, depending on the currencies. 

QS Asia University Rankings 2019 has listed the top 100 best universities in Asia, beating out more 28,000 universities across the Asian region. A total of 17 countries represented in the latest Asia’s ranking, with only 4 countries claimed the top 10 spots.

national university of singapore campus

Source: International Business Times

The National University of Singapore (NUS) takes the first place from second place last year, made a significant one step rise to portray its standing as the best university in Asia. There are in fact, three Singaporean universities including NUS that represent the country in the rankings. 

It is reported that in the latest global rankings, there were 505 Asian universities successfully made it to the rankings, compared to 2018, only 450 universities in Asia entered the list.  So if you are seeking out a study abroad opportunity that comprehensively offers both academic and personal goals, universities in Asia will not disappoint you.

Top 100 universities in Asia based on QS Asia University Ranking:
 

No

University

Country

1

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

3

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

3

Tsinghua University

China

5

Peking University

China

6

Fudan University

China

7

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

8

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

9

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

10

Seoul National University

South Korea

11

University of Tokyo

Japan

12

Korea University

South Korea

13

Zhejiang University

China

14

Kyoto University

Japan

15

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

16

Osaka University

Japan

17

Yonsei University

South Korea

18

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)

Japan

19

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

19

Universiti Malaya (UM)

Malaysia

21

City University of Hong Kong 

Hong Kong

22

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

23

Tohoku University

Japan

24

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

25

Hanyang University

South Korea

26

Nagoya University

Japan

26

Nanjing University

China

28

University of Science and Technology of China

China

29

Hokkaido University

Japan

30

Kyushu University

Japan

31

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

32

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

33

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

India

34

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Malaysia

34

Wuhan University

China

36

Waseda University

Japan

37

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

37

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Taiwan

39

Sun Yat-sen University

China

40

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

India

41

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Malaysia

42

Keio University

Japan

43

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Malaysia

44

Chulalongkorn University

Thailand

45

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

46

University of Tsukuba

Japan

47

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Malaysia

48

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

India

49

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

50

Ewha Womans University

South Korea

50

Indian Institute of Science

India

52

Mahidol University

Thailand

53

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

India

54

Tongji University

China

55

Xi’an Jiaotong University

China

56

Beijing Normal University

China

57

Universitas Indonesia

Indonesia

58

Renmin (People’s) University of China

China

59

Kobe University

Japan

60

Sogang University

South Korea

61

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

India

62

University of Delhi

India

63

National Central University

Taiwan

64

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

China

65

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

66

Nankai University

China

67

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

68

National Sun Yat-sen University

Taiwan

69

Chung-Ang University (CAU)

South Korea

70

Harbin Institute of Technology

China

70

Hiroshima University

Japan

72

University of the Philippines

Philippines

73

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)

Indonesia

74

Gadjah Mada University

Indonesia

75

Xiamen University

China

76

Pusan National University

South Korea

77

Hitotsubashi University

Japan

78

Singapore Management University

Singapore

79

Jilin University

China

80

Taipei Medical University (TMU)

Taiwan

81

East China Normal University

China

82

Shanghai University

China

83

Tianjin University

China

84

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

South Korea

84

National Chengchi University

Taiwan

86

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

India

87

National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Pakistan

88

Beijing Institute of Technology

China

89

Shandong University

China

90

Sejong University

South Korea

91

Dongguk University

South Korea

91

National Yang Ming University

Taiwan

93

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

South Korea

94

Konkuk University

South Korea

95

Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)

Pakistan

96

Chiang Mai University

Thailand

96

Chonbuk National University

South Korea

98

University of Macau

China

99

Universiti Teknologi Petronas 

Malaysia

100

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Brunei

Posted on 24 Oct 2019
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