With fantastic courses all over the globe, it can be tricky to decide where to study. If you’ve been considering Asia, but can’t decide which university is right for you. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 rated universities, to help you out.

1) Tsinghua University – China

If a good reputation, stunning surroundings and diverse activities are high up on your university must-have checklist, Tsinghua University could be the place for you. It’s been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, as it’s built on the former site of the Qing dynasty royal gardens in Beijing and with 200 different student groups you’ll never be short of things to do!

The university features in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings top 20 and has over 70 different undergraduate programmes and more than 200 postgraduate degrees to offer.

Tsinghua has a great reputation for science and Nobel prize winner and particle physicist, Chen-Ning Yang, received his M.Sc. (Master of Science) degree at the university. Many graduates go on to become successful, nationally and internationally, with many alumni taking up prominent positions in Chinese politics.

2) National University of Singapore – Singapore

The National University of Singapore is extremely popular with students and as the oldest institution in Singapore, boasts 6000 residential places on campus and the largest student numbers in the country.

The National University of Singapore ranks in the top 25 in the world and number 1 in Singapore, with particularly high scores for research, engineering and technology.

Many alumni go into politics, with the university producing 4 Singaporean prime ministers and presidents, as well as 2 Malaysian prime ministers.

3) Nanyang Technological University – Singapore

Nanyang Technological University enables ground-breaking research and features in the top five universities in Asia.

The Yunnan Garden Campus, spread over 200 acres, is the largest university campus in Singapore and is featured as one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world.

The university ranks highly for engineering and technology and computer science courses and its alumni span 160 countries, with achievements in innovative research, cutting-edge products and services.

4) King Abdulaziz University (KAU) – Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz University (KAU), named after the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, is ranked the number 1 Arab university and is recognised as a world-class prestigious university.

KAU leads the way in research and innovation, with alumni including women’s rights activists and highly successful billionaires. Manal al-Sharif, a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist.

Nahed Taher, who was ranked in Forbes magazine’s list of the ‘100 Most powerful women in the world’ as the Saudi founder of Gulf One Investment Bank. As well as billionaire, Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi and owner of Al Rajhi Bank, who was declared the 38th richest person in the world.

5) Peking University – China

This university is particularly popular with international students and is known for its 216 incredible research centres, as well as for physical sciences and engineering.

You’ll have easy access to resources, as Peking University has the largest university library in Asia, housing 11 million books. You’ll also be able to take in the stunning views as Peking University’s campus is built on former Qing dynasty imperial gardens and still has some of the original features, including pagodas and historic buildings.

Peking University encourages progressive thinking, with famous writers, leading political figures and 3 Nobel prize winners all going through Peking University’s doors.

If you would like to learn more about studying in Asia, contact our friendly advisors today on +44(0)2392 839210.

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