Best Universities for Philosophy in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Philosophy. A graph of 534K citations received by 111K academic papers made by 362 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 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Philosophy

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  2. For Philosophy

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  3. For Philosophy

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  4. For Philosophy

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  5. For Philosophy

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  6. For Philosophy

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  7. For Philosophy

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  8. For Philosophy

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  9. For Philosophy

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  10. For Philosophy

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  11. For Philosophy

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  12. For Philosophy

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  13. For Philosophy

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  14. For Philosophy

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  15. For Philosophy

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  16. For Philosophy

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  17. For Philosophy

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  18. For Philosophy

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  19. For Philosophy

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  20. For Philosophy

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  21. For Philosophy

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  22. For Philosophy

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  23. For Philosophy

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  24. For Philosophy

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  25. For Philosophy

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  26. For Philosophy

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  27. For Philosophy

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  28. For Philosophy

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  29. For Philosophy

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  30. For Philosophy

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  31. For Philosophy

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  32. For Philosophy

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  33. For Philosophy

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  34. For Philosophy

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  35. For Philosophy

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  36. For Philosophy

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  37. For Philosophy

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  38. For Philosophy

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  39. For Philosophy

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  40. For Philosophy

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  41. For Philosophy

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  42. For Philosophy

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  43. For Philosophy

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  44. For Philosophy

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  45. For Philosophy

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  46. For Philosophy

    • #46 in Europe
    • #1 in Luxembourg
    • #135 in the World
    University of Luxembourg logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  47. For Philosophy

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  48. For Philosophy

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  49. For Philosophy

    University of Warsaw logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    42,700
    Founded
    1816
  50. For Philosophy

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  51. For Philosophy

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  52. For Philosophy

    Jagiellonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    41,661
    Founded
    1364
  53. For Philosophy

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  54. For Philosophy

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  55. For Philosophy

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  56. For Philosophy

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  57. For Philosophy

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  58. For Philosophy

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  59. For Philosophy

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  60. For Philosophy

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  61. For Philosophy

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  62. For Philosophy

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  63. For Philosophy

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  64. For Philosophy

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  65. For Philosophy

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  66. For Philosophy

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  67. For Philosophy

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  68. For Philosophy

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  69. For Philosophy

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  70. For Philosophy

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  71. For Philosophy

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  72. For Philosophy

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  73. For Philosophy

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  74. For Philosophy

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  75. For Philosophy

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  76. For Philosophy

    University of Navarra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1952
  77. For Philosophy

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  78. For Philosophy

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  79. For Philosophy

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  80. For Philosophy

    Autonomous University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1968
  81. For Philosophy

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  82. For Philosophy

    University of Hertfordshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  83. For Philosophy

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  84. For Philosophy

    University of the Basque Country logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
  85. For Philosophy

    University of Seville logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1505
  86. For Philosophy

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  87. For Philosophy

    Adam Mickiewicz University logo
    Enrollment
    43,200
    Founded
    1919
  88. For Philosophy

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  89. For Philosophy

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  90. For Philosophy

    Heythrop College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1614
  91. For Philosophy

    University of Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    15,868
  92. For Philosophy

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  93. For Philosophy

    Catholic University of Louvain logo
    Enrollment
    28,632
    Founded
    1425
  94. For Philosophy

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  95. For Philosophy

    University of Klagenfurt logo
    Enrollment
    11,553
    Founded
    1970
  96. For Philosophy

    University of Antwerp logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2003
  97. For Philosophy

    University of Konstanz logo
    Enrollment
    11,268
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1966
  98. For Philosophy

    Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  99. For Philosophy

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  100. For Philosophy

    University of Zagreb logo
    Enrollment
    56,113
    Founded
    1874