Top research universities worldwide
The 2019 Best Global Universities rankings include data on 1,250 universities across 75 countries. Read about how some of the top institutions cater to international students or provide opportunities for global learning.
20. University of Toronto
International students from more than 190 countries make up about 25 percent of the student population at the University of Toronto in Canada, according to the school’s website.
18 (tie). Imperial College London
18 (tie). University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
In the U.S., the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor hosts more than 2,000 international scholars from 90-plus countries, according to the school’s website.
17. University of California–San Diego
Students at the University of California–San Diego, in the U.S., have the opportunity to experience different cultures through food and music each week at the school’s Friday International Cafe.
16. University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania, in the U.S., offers extensive English language programs for international students and courses in dozens of languages, globalization studies and international culture.
15. University of California–San Francisco
The University of California–San Francisco only offers graduate degrees in the health sciences. The school also assists admitted international students with securing a student visa.
14. University of Chicago
13. University of California–Los Angeles
Each year, the University of California–Los Angeles, in the U.S., admits students from nearly 90 countries across the world, according to the school’s website.
12. Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University, located in the U.S., has international students at the undergraduate level from more than 61 countries who can study at the university for a semester or year through its Visiting International and Exchange Student Programs.
11. Yale University
Yale University, located in the U.S., has a Center for International and Professional Experience, which offers funding options to help undergraduate financial aid recipients study, work or conduct research abroad.
10. University of Washington
Nearly 16 percent of the University of Washington‘s student body is international. The school is located in the U.S.
9. Princeton University
8. Columbia University
7. University of Cambridge
6. California Institute of Technology
5. University of Oxford
At the University of Oxford in the U.K., 43 percent of undergraduate and graduate students are international students and come from more than 140 countries and territories, according to the school’s website.
4. University of California–Berkeley
3. Stanford University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most of the international students at the U.S.-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology are graduate students, according to the school’s website.
1. Harvard University
Located in the U.S., Harvard University offers more than 200 study abroad programs for students, according to the school’s website.
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