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The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.

UvA global rankings

US News Best Global Universities 40th
QS World University Rankings 61st
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 66th
Academic Ranking of World Universities 101-150th
Leiden Ranking 79th
  • QS World University Rankings
    • The UvA is ranked 61st in the 2020-2021 QS Rankings. The UvA is one of two Dutch universities in the top 100. 
    • The QS World University Rankings are compiled based on six criteria: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), student to faculty ration (20%), international faculty (5%) and international students (5%).

    QS World Rankings by Subject

    • In the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject  the UvA was listed as number one in the world for Communication Science and Media Studies.
    • Dentistry (a joint UvA-VU programme) is ranked second globally.
    • There are also top 20 positions for Sociology, Linguistics, Development Studies, Geography, Anthropology, and Library & Information Management.  A total of 28 subject areas at theUvA are ranked within the top 100. You can find a full overview here.

    See the QS Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

  • Leiden Ranking
    • The UvA is ranked 79th overall in the 2019 Leiden Ranking.
    • In the rankings by field, the UvA is ranked in the top 100 in two fields: Social Sciences and Humanities (8th) and Biomedical and Health Sciences (50th).

    See the Leiden Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.