Best Universities for Theoretical Physics in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Theoretical Physics. A graph of 3.09M citations received by 111K academic papers made by 345 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 Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International School for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1978
  8. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

    Free University of Brussels logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1834
  13. For Theoretical Physics

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  14. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  16. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    University of Rome Tor Vergata logo
    Enrollment
    32,985
    Founded
    1982
  30. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  33. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

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

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  39. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    St. Petersburg State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1724
  48. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  51. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

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

    Swansea University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1920
  56. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  58. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    11,449
  60. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Eotvos Lorand University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,800
    Founded
    1635
  62. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Normal Superior School of Lyon logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  64. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

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

    Francois Rabelais University logo
    Enrollment
    25,843
    Founded
    1969
  68. For Theoretical Physics

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  69. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  71. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Wroclaw logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    25,500
    Founded
    1702
  72. For Theoretical Physics

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  73. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  75. For Theoretical Physics

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

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  77. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  78. For Theoretical Physics

    Jagiellonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    41,661
    Founded
    1364
  79. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  81. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

    Heriot-Watt University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  84. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    49,769
    Founded
    1911
  86. For Theoretical Physics

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

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

    Charles University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    50,837
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1348
  89. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Santiago de Compostela logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1495
  91. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Free University of Brussels - VUB logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    11,101
    Founded
    1970
  93. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  94. For Theoretical Physics

    Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  95. For Theoretical Physics

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

    Tomsk State Pedagogical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1902
  97. For Theoretical Physics

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

    University of Salerno logo
    Enrollment
    35,537
    Founded
    1944
  99. For Theoretical Physics

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  100. For Theoretical Physics

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914