Where Should You Study In Asia?

With online ranking lists several Asian universities stood out as superior in their academic and campus life. Among the top university cities in Asia are Singapore and Honk Kong. Indian institutions battle to make it into the top places each year. Here are the top Asian Universities for 2014/2015 from the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking list.


National University of Singapore, Singapore 

This university places #22 internationally and 2nd after the University of Tokyo on the Times Higher Education University World Rankings. This is a very large university with 37,000 students, three campuses, 16 faculties and an emphasis on a global approach to education and research with a focus on the Asian perspective. There is a vibrant student life, many campus activities and the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs and entrepreneurial internships.

Average Annual Undergraduate Tuition Fees – Domestic $6,000-$8,000; International students $12,000-$14,000

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Placing at #28 internationally this historic university is a respected comprehensive research-led institution. There are many international students and the university is known to offer funding and awards. Teaching is in English and there are opportunities to study abroad. Their graduates have a virtual 100% employment rate.

Average Annual Undergraduate Tuition Fees – Domestic $6,000-$8,000

University of Tokyo, Japan

Coming in at #31 internationally Tokyo’s university placed as #1 for best Asian university on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. This is Japan’s top research university and has several Nobel Prize winning alumni. The university is unique in breaking down the traditional boundaries between the sciences and arts. The interdisciplinary awareness is thought to give students a solid moral, ethical and social knowledge.

Average Annual Undergraduate Tuition Fees – Domestic $4,000-$6,000; International students $6,000-$8,000

Seoul National University, Korea

Seoul tied with Tokyo for #31 place on international rankings and excelled in the QS rankings with 5/5 in all categories. South Korea is passionate about education and through wars and social struggled the university has persevered. Today the university has 16 colleges, 6 graduate schools and 65 research institutes. There are nearly 23,000 students and 2,500 faculty member. The university is the top tertiary educational institute in the country producing leaders in many fields. 2,000 international students study here and 460 courses are taught in English. 

Average Annual Undergraduate Tuition Fees – Domestic $4,000-$6,000; International students $4,000-$6,000

Kyoto University, Japan

This is an historic institution founded in 1897 in Japan’s former capital. The university is liberal and open minded with much focus being on culture and an academic spirit of independence and self-reliance. It uses the traditional Japanese values to explore innovative solutions to international issues. The focus is on contributing to the wellbeing of the planet and ecological world community.

Average Annual Undergraduate Tuition Fees – Domestic $4,000-$6,000; International students $4,000-$6,000

The list of the top 10 Asian universities is rounded out with Nanyang University Singapore; Hong Kong Science and Technology University; KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea and Chinese University of Hong Kong; Tsinghua University, China.

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