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Top 10 universities for undergraduate study overseas

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Studying abroad for your undergraduate degree may be the best option for you, if you are in for an amazing adventure overseas. An undergraduate degree from some of the top reputed institutions overseas adds to your knowledge and benefits you with a rewarding career.

Choosing the best university for your degree can be a challenging task. This why we have compiled a list of top universities across the world.These universities are known for their academic excellence and widespread career opportunities. From renowned faculty members to esteemed alumni, these universities are the pride of their countries.

Teaching and research are the main criterion for these rankings. Read further to check top 10 universities with best reputation in the world. 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Established in 1861
Undergraduate student population: 4,503

Most attractive elements:

  • The mission of MIT is to educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the world in the 21st century.
  • The institute dedicates to provide education that combines academics and research.
  • MIT is an independent, coeducation and a privately endowed institution.


Harvard University, USA

Established in 1636
Total student enrollment: 20,000

Most attractive elements:

  • This university is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research.
  • Best student experience.
  • Generous financial aid programmes.

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Founded in 1209
Total student enrollment: 18,187

Most attractive elements:

  • It is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
  • Its reputation reflects the intellectual achievement of its students.
  • It is known for the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University.


UCL (University College London), United Kingdom

Founded in 1826
Total student enrollment: 26,698

Most attractive elements:

  • UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research across the academic spectrum.
  • Teaching at UCL is 'research-led'.
  • The programmes offered here reflect the latest research and are taught by active researches in the fields.


Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Established in 1907
Total student enrollment: 13,410

Most attractive elements:

  • The university is known for world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and health-care.
  • The institute promotes interdisciplinary research through several institutes.
  • Undergraduate teaching is provided in all branches of science, engineering and medicine.


University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The year of establishment of this university is unknown, but teaching existed here since 1096.
Total student population: 22,116

Most attractive elements:

  • Oxford is one of Europe's most innovative and entrepreneurial universities.
  • Students are attracted by the chance to study at an internationally-renowned seat of learning, with a centuries-old reputation for outstanding academic achievement and innovation.
  • It is internationally renowned centre for teaching and research.


Stanford University, USA

Founded in 1885
Total students enrollment: 15,877

Most attractive elements:

  • It is recognised as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, with one of the most renowned faculties in the nation.
  • Stanford University offers its students a remarkable range of academic and extracurricular activities.
  • The university offers collaboration across disciplines with pursuing multidisciplinary initiatives in the areas of biosciences, the environment and international affairs.


Yale University , USA

Founded in 1701
Total student population: 12,223

Most attractive elements:

  • The goal of the institution is to become a truly global university educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge.
  • Yale commits to meet the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants.
  • Undergraduate admission to Yale College is considered highly competitive.


University of Chicago, USA

Founded in 1890
Total student enrollment: 15,245

Most attractive elements:

  • Curriculum here is dedicated specifically to interdisciplinary education, comprehensive examinations instead of course grades, courses focused on the study of original documents and classic works, and emphasises on discussion, rather than lectures.
  • The institute is dedicated to primacy of research and the relationship of research to teaching across traditional disciplines that creates not only new knowledge but whole new fields of knowledge.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA

Established in 1891
Total student population: 2231

Most attractive elements:

  • The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.
  • The institute investigates the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere.



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