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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 55th
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 66th
Academic Ranking of World Universities 101-150th
Leiden Ranking 82th



  • QS World University Rankings
    • The UvA is ranked 55th in the 2021-2022 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 2021 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 third globally.

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