Best Universities for Astrophysics and Astronomy in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Astrophysics and Astronomy. A graph of 7.16M citations received by 173K academic papers made by 304 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 Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  2. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  3. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  4. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  5. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  6. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  7. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  8. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  9. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  10. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  11. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Paris Diderot University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    25,889
    Founded
    1970
  12. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  13. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  14. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  15. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  16. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  17. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  18. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  19. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  20. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    International School for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1978
  21. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  22. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  23. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  24. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  25. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  26. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  27. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  28. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  29. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Hertfordshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  30. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  31. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  32. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Moscow State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1755
  33. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Liverpool John Moores University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  34. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  35. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  36. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  37. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of La Laguna logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1927
  38. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  39. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  40. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  41. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  42. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  43. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  44. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  45. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Basel logo
    Enrollment
    12,811
  46. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  47. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  48. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  49. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

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

    Paris-Sud University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    31,400
    Founded
    2014
  51. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  52. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  53. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  54. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  55. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  56. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  57. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  58. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  59. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  60. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  61. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    29,178
    Founded
    1911
  62. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  63. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  64. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Trieste logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1877
  65. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Turku logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    20,323
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1920
  66. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  67. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  68. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  69. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Autonomous University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1968
  70. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  71. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis logo
    Enrollment
    28,333
    Founded
    1965
  72. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Rome Tor Vergata logo
    Enrollment
    32,985
    Founded
    1982
  73. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Oulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,900
    Founded
    1958
  74. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    St. Petersburg State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1724
  75. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Pisa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    49,108
    Founded
    1343
  76. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Free University of Brussels logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1834
  77. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  78. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Pierre and Marie Curie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    35,037
    Founded
    1150
  79. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  80. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Aix-Marseilles logo
    Enrollment
    63,948
    Founded
    2012
  81. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  82. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Grenoble Alpes University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1339
  83. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Jagiellonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    41,661
    Founded
    1364
  84. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Central Lancashire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  85. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  86. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Eotvos Lorand University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,800
    Founded
    1635
  87. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  88. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Chalmers University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    10,300
    Founded
    1829
  89. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    11,449
  90. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  91. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  92. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Strasbourg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    50,822
    Founded
    1621
  93. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Charles University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    50,837
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1348
  94. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  95. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Palermo logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1806
  96. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  97. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  98. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Portsmouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  99. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    University of Crete logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1973
  100. For Astrophysics and Astronomy

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki logo
    Enrollment
    74
    Founded
    1925