Best Universities for Sports / Exercise science in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Sports / Exercise science. A graph of 1.92M citations received by 48.9K academic papers made by 348 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 Sports / Exercise science

    Karolinska Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1861
  2. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  3. For Sports / Exercise science

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  4. For Sports / Exercise science

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  5. For Sports / Exercise science

    Maastricht University logo
    Enrollment
    18,000
    Founded
    1976
  6. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  7. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Jyvaskyla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    13,870
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1934
  8. For Sports / Exercise science

    Liverpool John Moores University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  9. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  10. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  11. For Sports / Exercise science

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  12. For Sports / Exercise science

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  13. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Southern Denmark logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  14. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  15. For Sports / Exercise science

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  16. For Sports / Exercise science

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  17. For Sports / Exercise science

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  18. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  19. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    29,178
    Founded
    1911
  20. For Sports / Exercise science

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  21. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  22. For Sports / Exercise science

    Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1913
  23. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  24. For Sports / Exercise science

    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1968
  25. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  26. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  27. For Sports / Exercise science

    Umea University logo
    Enrollment
    34,237
    Founded
    1965
  28. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  29. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  30. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  31. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  32. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  33. For Sports / Exercise science

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  34. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  35. For Sports / Exercise science

    German Sport University Cologne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1947
  36. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Eastern Finland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    2010
  37. For Sports / Exercise science

    Leeds Beckett University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  38. For Sports / Exercise science

    Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  39. For Sports / Exercise science

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki logo
    Enrollment
    74
    Founded
    1925
  40. For Sports / Exercise science

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  41. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Limerick logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  42. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  43. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  44. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  45. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Basel logo
    Enrollment
    12,811
  46. For Sports / Exercise science

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  47. For Sports / Exercise science

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  48. For Sports / Exercise science

    Linkoping University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1975
  49. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  50. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Oulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,900
    Founded
    1958
  51. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Bath logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  52. For Sports / Exercise science

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  53. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  54. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  55. For Sports / Exercise science

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  56. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  57. For Sports / Exercise science

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  58. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  59. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Murcia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1272
  60. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Verona logo
    Enrollment
    20,726
    Founded
    1959
  61. For Sports / Exercise science

    Free University of Brussels - VUB logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    11,101
    Founded
    1970
  62. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  63. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  64. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Tartu logo
    Enrollment
    16,025
    Male:Female
    33:67
  65. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Thessaly logo
    Founded
    1984
  66. For Sports / Exercise science

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  67. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Castilla La Mancha logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1982
  68. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Saragossa logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1542
  69. For Sports / Exercise science

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  70. For Sports / Exercise science

    Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  71. For Sports / Exercise science

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  72. For Sports / Exercise science

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  73. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Turku logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    20,323
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1920
  74. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  75. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  76. For Sports / Exercise science

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  77. For Sports / Exercise science

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  78. For Sports / Exercise science

    Democritus University of Thrace logo
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1973
  79. For Sports / Exercise science

    Bangor University logo
    Enrollment
    11,270
    Founded
    1884
  80. For Sports / Exercise science

    Federico II University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    78,324
    Founded
    1224
  81. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  82. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Extremadura logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1973
  83. For Sports / Exercise science

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  84. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  85. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  86. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Tampere logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1925
  87. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  88. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  89. For Sports / Exercise science

    Malmo University logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1998
  90. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  91. For Sports / Exercise science

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  92. For Sports / Exercise science

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  93. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    15,868
  94. For Sports / Exercise science

    Hannover University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,040
    Founded
    1971
  95. For Sports / Exercise science

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  96. For Sports / Exercise science

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  97. For Sports / Exercise science

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  98. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Rome Tor Vergata logo
    Enrollment
    32,985
    Founded
    1982
  99. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  100. For Sports / Exercise science

    University of Zagreb logo
    Enrollment
    56,113
    Founded
    1874