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2021 World University Rankings: All You Need To Know

Whether you’re choosing to chase an overseas undergraduate degree or to boost your career with a Master’s degree abroad, university rankings play a key role in helping you decide on your potential destination. 

More than just numbers, the more prominent and recognised ranking providers - QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - provide deeper insights into the strengths of each university, focusing on aspects like research output and faculty-student ratio. 

With students becoming more certain of what they seek in a course and how that will impact their future, university rankings have adapted and evolved in terms of ranking methodology - delivering a more comprehensive assessment of each university. 

Below, you’ll uncover more about each specific ranking provider, complete with its own Top 10 list of universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, the USA and the UK. If you already have a preferred destination country, we’ve filtered those for you as well. 

World University Rankings 

QS World University Rankings 

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 

Top Universities in Australia 

Top Universities in New Zealand 

Top Universities in the UK 

Top Universities in Canada 

Top Universities in Ireland 

Top Universities in the USA 

Confused? Get free guidance on how to enter your dream university 

With over 50 years’ of experience connecting students to the right university and course, IDP is able to identify and narrow down the options for you. Our counsellors will guide you on how to use the university rankin gs, among other things, as part of your journey towards an exciting study abroad adventure. 

If you’re ready to chase your goals, fill in your details and we’ll help you get to a top institution. 



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