Best Universities for Literature in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Literature. A graph of 175K citations received by 46.7K academic papers made by 281 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

For Literature

#1 in Europe
#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Literature

#2 in Europe
#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

For Literature

#3 in Europe
#6 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Literature

#4 in Europe
#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Literature

#5 in Europe
#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Literature

#6 in Europe
#13 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Literature

#7 in Europe
#15 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Literature

#8 in Europe
#22 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Literature

#9 in Europe
#23 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

For Literature

#10 in Europe
#28 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Literature

#11 in Europe
#30 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Literature

#12 in Europe
#34 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Literature

#13 in Europe
#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Literature

#14 in Europe
#38 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Literature

#15 in Europe
#39 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Literature

#16 in Europe
#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Literature

#17 in Europe
#44 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Literature

#18 in Europe
#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Literature

#19 in Europe
#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Literature

#20 in Europe
#50 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Literature

#21 in Europe
#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Literature

#22 in Europe
#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Literature

#23 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
#58 in the World
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Literature

#24 in Europe
#60 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Literature

#25 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
#61 in the World
Enrollment
33,020
Founded
1928

For Literature

#26 in Europe
#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Founded
1575

For Literature

#27 in Europe
#66 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

For Literature

#28 in Europe
#68 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Literature

#29 in Europe
#1 in Spain
#70 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508

For Literature

#30 in Europe
#72 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

For Literature

#31 in Europe
#2 in Denmark
#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1479

For Literature

#32 in Europe
#2 in Belgium
#85 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817

For Literature

#33 in Europe
#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Literature

#34 in Europe
#95 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

For Literature

#35 in Europe
#3 in Belgium
#97 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817

For Literature

#36 in Europe
#1 in Ireland
#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1592

For Literature

#37 in Europe
#1 in Norway
#108 in the World
Enrollment
26,650
Founded
1811

For Literature

#38 in Europe
#109 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

For Literature

#39 in Europe
#110 in the World
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

For Literature

#40 in Europe
#111 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904

For Literature

#41 in Europe
#1 in Russia
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Literature

#42 in Europe
#1 in Finland
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
31,312
Founded
1640

For Literature

#43 in Europe
#116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Literature

#44 in Europe
#1 in Poland
#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
41,661
Founded
1364

For Literature

#45 in Europe
#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

For Literature

#46 in Europe
#2 in Ireland
#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
33,321
Founded
1854

For Literature

#47 in Europe
#1 in Germany
#132 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

For Literature

#48 in Europe
#1 in Italy
#133 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

For Literature

#49 in Europe
#137 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Literature

#50 in Europe
#2 in Poland
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
42,700
Founded
1816

For Literature

#51 in Europe
#2 in Norway
#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1946

For Literature

#52 in Europe
#3 in Poland
#146 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
37,013
Founded
1919

For Literature

#53 in Europe
#152 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

For Literature

#54 in Europe
#155 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Literature

#55 in Europe
#2 in Italy
#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

For Literature

#56 in Europe
#158 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1636

For Literature

#57 in Europe
#1 in Slovenia
#161 in the World
Enrollment
37,874
Founded
1919

For Literature

#58 in Europe
#2 in Germany
#164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Literature

#59 in Europe
#2 in Spain
#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
30,926

For Literature

#60 in Europe
#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

For Literature

#61 in Europe
#1 in Austria
#181 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

For Literature

#62 in Europe
#1 in France
#183 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

For Literature

#63 in Europe
#184 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1923

For Literature

#64 in Europe
#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Literature

#65 in Europe
#3 in Italy
#191 in the World
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924

For Literature

#66 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
#196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1477

For Literature

#67 in Europe
#3 in Spain
#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390

For Literature

#68 in Europe
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Literature

#69 in Europe
#207 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

For Literature

#70 in Europe
#210 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Literature

#71 in Europe
#212 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Literature

#72 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,147
Founded
1878

For Literature

#73 in Europe
#1 in Greece
#214 in the World
Enrollment
70,461
Founded
1837

For Literature

#74 in Europe
#215 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

For Literature

#75 in Europe
#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004

For Literature

#76 in Europe
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

For Literature

#77 in Europe
#4 in Spain
#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1968

For Literature

#78 in Europe
#226 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Literature

#79 in Europe
#3 in Germany
#239 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

For Literature

#80 in Europe
#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

For Literature

#81 in Europe
#244 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

For Literature

#82 in Europe
#5 in Spain
#245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236

For Literature

#83 in Europe
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

For Literature

#84 in Europe
#248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

For Literature

#85 in Europe
#250 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Literature

#86 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
#254 in the World
Enrollment
49,150
Founded
1891

For Literature

#87 in Europe
#6 in Spain
#255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1979

For Literature

#88 in Europe
#1 in Hungary
#260 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,800
Founded
1635

For Literature

#89 in Europe
#7 in Spain
#263 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1495

For Literature

#90 in Europe
#8 in Spain
#269 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1531

For Literature

#91 in Europe
#4 in Italy
#272 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1404

For Literature

#92 in Europe
#3 in Denmark
#273 in the World
Enrollment
20,353
Founded
1974

For Literature

#93 in Europe
#9 in Spain
#274 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1542

For Literature

#94 in Europe
#4 in Belgium
#283 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2003

For Literature

#95 in Europe
#10 in Spain
#293 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,779
Founded
1952

For Literature

#96 in Europe
#296 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Literature

#97 in Europe
#11 in Spain
#297 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1218

For Literature

#98 in Europe
#3 in Ireland
#300 in the World
Enrollment
21,894
Founded
1845

For Literature

#99 in Europe
#4 in Germany
#302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

For Literature

#100 in Europe
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992