Best Universities for Physics in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 63.2M citations received by 2.15M academic papers made by 969 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.

For Physics

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

For Physics

#2 in Europe
#22 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

For Physics

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

For Physics

#5 in Europe
#32 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Physics

#6 in Europe
#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420

For Physics

#7 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
#48 in the World
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Physics

#8 in Europe
#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
24,703
Founded
1842

For Physics

#9 in Europe
#1 in Germany
#58 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

For Physics

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

For Physics

#11 in Europe
#69 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Physics

#12 in Europe
#2 in Germany
#75 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

For Physics

#13 in Europe
#1 in France
#76 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

For Physics

#14 in Europe
#1 in Russia
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1755

For Physics

#15 in Europe
#80 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Physics

#16 in Europe
#3 in Germany
#83 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

For Physics

#17 in Europe
#4 in Germany
#85 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Physics

#18 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
#87 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1829

For Physics

#19 in Europe
#1 in Austria
#97 in the World
Enrollment
29,341
Founded
1872

For Physics

#20 in Europe
#5 in Germany
#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

For Physics

#21 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1827

For Physics

#22 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
10,300
Founded
1829

For Physics

#23 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Physics

#24 in Europe
#6 in Germany
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

For Physics

#25 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1477

For Physics

#26 in Europe
#127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Physics

#27 in Europe
#130 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Physics

#28 in Europe
#134 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1956

For Physics

#29 in Europe
#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Physics

#30 in Europe
#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1636

For Physics

#31 in Europe
#7 in Germany
#140 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

For Physics

#32 in Europe
#1 in Italy
#141 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

For Physics

#33 in Europe
#4 in Sweden
#144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1666

For Physics

#34 in Europe
#2 in France
#146 in the World
Enrollment
31,400
Founded
2014

For Physics

#35 in Europe
#8 in Germany
#147 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

For Physics

#36 in Europe
#9 in Germany
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

For Physics

#37 in Europe
#160 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Physics

#38 in Europe
#2 in Italy
#163 in the World
Enrollment
62,876
Founded
1222

For Physics

#39 in Europe
#2 in Belgium
#165 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817

For Physics

#40 in Europe
#10 in Germany
#167 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

For Physics

#41 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

For Physics

#42 in Europe
#11 in Germany
#174 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828

For Physics

#43 in Europe
#3 in France
#175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,316
Founded
1794

For Physics

#44 in Europe
#12 in Germany
#177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

For Physics

#45 in Europe
#2 in Austria
#178 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

For Physics

#46 in Europe
#180 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Physics

#47 in Europe
#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

For Physics

#48 in Europe
#4 in France
#183 in the World
Enrollment
35,037
Founded
1150

For Physics

#49 in Europe
#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Physics

#50 in Europe
#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Founded
1575

For Physics

#51 in Europe
#2 in Denmark
#192 in the World
Enrollment
33,020
Founded
1928

For Physics

#52 in Europe
#13 in Germany
#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

For Physics

#53 in Europe
#14 in Germany
#196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
33,577
Founded
1946

For Physics

#54 in Europe
#3 in Italy
#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

For Physics

#55 in Europe
#199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Physics

#56 in Europe
#3 in Denmark
#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1479

For Physics

#57 in Europe
#15 in Germany
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

For Physics

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

For Physics

#59 in Europe
#16 in Germany
#210 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

For Physics

#60 in Europe
#4 in Italy
#211 in the World
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924

For Physics

#61 in Europe
#2 in Spain
#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236

For Physics

#62 in Europe
#215 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Physics

#63 in Europe
#17 in Germany
#216 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

For Physics

#64 in Europe
#218 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

For Physics

#65 in Europe
#3 in Spain
#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1968

For Physics

#66 in Europe
#3 in Belgium
#220 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817

For Physics

#67 in Europe
#5 in Italy
#221 in the World
Enrollment
43,965
Male:Female
66:34
Founded
1863

For Physics

#68 in Europe
#223 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1961

For Physics

#69 in Europe
#224 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

For Physics

#70 in Europe
#18 in Germany
#226 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

For Physics

#71 in Europe
#5 in France
#229 in the World
Enrollment
50,174
Founded
1441

For Physics

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

For Physics

#73 in Europe
#19 in Germany
#234 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402

For Physics

#74 in Europe
#1 in Greece
#237 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2005

For Physics

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

For Physics

#76 in Europe
#243 in the World
Enrollment
12,811

For Physics

#77 in Europe
#5 in Sweden
#244 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1975

For Physics

#78 in Europe
#245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Physics

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

For Physics

#80 in Europe
#20 in Germany
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

For Physics

#81 in Europe
#250 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1923

For Physics

#82 in Europe
#255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

For Physics

#83 in Europe
#1 in Norway
#257 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
42,031
Founded
1996

For Physics

#84 in Europe
#6 in Italy
#260 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
49,108
Founded
1343

For Physics

#85 in Europe
#261 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Physics

#86 in Europe
#7 in Italy
#264 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1859

For Physics

#87 in Europe
#265 in the World
Enrollment
18,576

For Physics

#88 in Europe
#4 in Belgium
#267 in the World
Enrollment
30,824
Founded
1425

For Physics

#89 in Europe
#8 in Italy
#268 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1321

For Physics

#90 in Europe
#6 in France
#269 in the World
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1289

For Physics

#91 in Europe
#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Physics

#92 in Europe
#21 in Germany
#272 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

For Physics

#93 in Europe
#22 in Germany
#273 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

For Physics

#94 in Europe
#23 in Germany
#276 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967

For Physics

#95 in Europe
#4 in Spain
#278 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390

For Physics

#96 in Europe
#24 in Germany
#279 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

For Physics

#97 in Europe
#25 in Germany
#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

For Physics

#98 in Europe
#1 in Poland
#283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
42,700
Founded
1816

For Physics

#99 in Europe
#26 in Germany
#285 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

For Physics

#100 in Europe
#5 in Spain
#291 in the World
Enrollment
42,500