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 66.7M citations received by 2.4M academic papers made by 978 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 Physics

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

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  3. For Physics

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

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

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  6. For Physics

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

    Delft University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    24,703
    Founded
    1842
  8. For Physics

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  9. For Physics

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

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

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  12. For Physics

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  13. For Physics

    Moscow State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1755
  14. For Physics

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  15. For Physics

    Technical University of Denmark logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1829
  16. For Physics

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

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

    Vienna University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    29,341
    Founded
    1872
  19. For Physics

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  20. For Physics

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  21. For Physics

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

    Chalmers University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    10,300
    Founded
    1829
  23. For Physics

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  24. For Physics

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

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

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

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  28. For Physics

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  29. For Physics

    Paris-Sud University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    31,400
    Founded
    2014
  30. For Physics

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  31. For Physics

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  32. For Physics

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

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

    Eindhoven University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1956
  35. For Physics

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  36. For Physics

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  37. For Physics

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  38. For Physics

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

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  40. For Physics

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  41. For Physics

    Polytechnic School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,316
    Founded
    1794
  42. For Physics

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  43. For Physics

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

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  45. For Physics

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

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  47. For Physics

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  48. For Physics

    Pierre and Marie Curie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    35,037
    Founded
    1150
  49. For Physics

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

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  51. For Physics

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  52. For Physics

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  53. For Physics

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  54. For Physics

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  55. For Physics

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  56. For Physics

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

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  58. For Physics

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

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

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  61. For Physics

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

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

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  64. For Physics

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

    University of Twente logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  66. For Physics

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  67. For Physics

    Autonomous University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1968
  68. For Physics

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  69. For Physics

    University of Bordeaux logo
    Enrollment
    50,174
    Founded
    1441
  70. For Physics

    Polytechnic University of Milan logo
    Enrollment
    43,965
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1863
  71. For Physics

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

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  73. For Physics

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

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  75. For Physics

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

    University of Basel logo
    Enrollment
    12,811
  77. For Physics

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

    Linkoping University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1975
  79. For Physics

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

    University of Bath logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  81. For Physics

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  82. For Physics

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  83. For Physics

    University of Pisa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    49,108
    Founded
    1343
  84. For Physics

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  85. For Physics

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  86. For Physics

    Polytechnic University of Turin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1859
  87. For Physics

    Catholic University of Louvain logo
    Enrollment
    28,632
    Founded
    1425
  88. For Physics

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  89. For Physics

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  90. For Physics

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  91. For Physics

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  92. For Physics

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  93. For Physics

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  94. For Physics

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  95. For Physics

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  96. For Physics

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

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  98. For Physics

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

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966