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 2.94M citations received by 104K academic papers made by 338 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 Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#2 in Europe
#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Theoretical Physics

#3 in Europe
#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

For Theoretical Physics

#4 in Europe
#1 in France
#18 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#6 in Europe
#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1636

For Theoretical Physics

#7 in Europe
#1 in Italy
#22 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1978

For Theoretical Physics

#8 in Europe
#1 in Germany
#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Theoretical Physics

#9 in Europe
#2 in Italy
#26 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

For Theoretical Physics

#10 in Europe
#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#12 in Europe
#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Theoretical Physics

#13 in Europe
#2 in Germany
#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

For Theoretical Physics

#14 in Europe
#3 in Germany
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

For Theoretical Physics

#15 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
#39 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1834

For Theoretical Physics

#16 in Europe
#4 in Germany
#41 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

For Theoretical Physics

#17 in Europe
#2 in France
#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,316
Founded
1794

For Theoretical Physics

#18 in Europe
#1 in Austria
#44 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

For Theoretical Physics

#19 in Europe
#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

For Theoretical Physics

#20 in Europe
#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420

For Theoretical Physics

#21 in Europe
#3 in Italy
#52 in the World
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924

For Theoretical Physics

#22 in Europe
#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

For Theoretical Physics

#23 in Europe
#1 in Spain
#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236

For Theoretical Physics

#24 in Europe
#3 in France
#61 in the World
Enrollment
35,037
Founded
1150

For Theoretical Physics

#25 in Europe
#2 in Spain
#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1968

For Theoretical Physics

#26 in Europe
#5 in Germany
#63 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#28 in Europe
#4 in Italy
#70 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1982

For Theoretical Physics

#29 in Europe
#71 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Theoretical Physics

#30 in Europe
#2 in Belgium
#73 in the World
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Theoretical Physics

#31 in Europe
#6 in Germany
#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

For Theoretical Physics

#32 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1477

For Theoretical Physics

#33 in Europe
#7 in Germany
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

For Theoretical Physics

#34 in Europe
#5 in Italy
#82 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1404

For Theoretical Physics

#35 in Europe
#4 in France
#84 in the World
Enrollment
31,400
Founded
2014

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#37 in Europe
#2 in Austria
#89 in the World
Enrollment
29,341
Founded
1872

For Theoretical Physics

#38 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
#91 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1479

For Theoretical Physics

#39 in Europe
#3 in Spain
#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508

For Theoretical Physics

#40 in Europe
#94 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Theoretical Physics

#41 in Europe
#97 in the World
Enrollment
18,576

For Theoretical Physics

#42 in Europe
#7 in Italy
#99 in the World
Enrollment
62,876
Founded
1222

For Theoretical Physics

#43 in Europe
#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Theoretical Physics

#44 in Europe
#2 in Russia
#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1724

For Theoretical Physics

#45 in Europe
#8 in Germany
#102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

For Theoretical Physics

#46 in Europe
#4 in Spain
#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#48 in Europe
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

For Theoretical Physics

#49 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
#109 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,147
Founded
1878

For Theoretical Physics

#50 in Europe
#110 in the World
Enrollment
11,449

For Theoretical Physics

#51 in Europe
#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Theoretical Physics

#52 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
10,300
Founded
1829

For Theoretical Physics

#53 in Europe
#4 in Sweden
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1827

For Theoretical Physics

#54 in Europe
#10 in Germany
#116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

For Theoretical Physics

#55 in Europe
#117 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

For Theoretical Physics

#56 in Europe
#11 in Germany
#119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

For Theoretical Physics

#57 in Europe
#12 in Germany
#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

For Theoretical Physics

#58 in Europe
#5 in France
#126 in the World
Enrollment
2,469
Founded
1987

For Theoretical Physics

#59 in Europe
#1 in Hungary
#127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,800
Founded
1635

For Theoretical Physics

#60 in Europe
#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Theoretical Physics

#61 in Europe
#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#63 in Europe
#8 in Italy
#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

For Theoretical Physics

#64 in Europe
#133 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Theoretical Physics

#65 in Europe
#13 in Germany
#136 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

For Theoretical Physics

#66 in Europe
#6 in France
#141 in the World
Enrollment
25,843
Founded
1969

For Theoretical Physics

#67 in Europe
#1 in Greece
#144 in the World
Enrollment
70,461
Founded
1837

For Theoretical Physics

#68 in Europe
#2 in Poland
#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
41,661
Founded
1364

For Theoretical Physics

#69 in Europe
#9 in Italy
#146 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1859

For Theoretical Physics

#70 in Europe
#148 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Theoretical Physics

#71 in Europe
#3 in Poland
#149 in the World
Enrollment
25,500
Founded
1702

For Theoretical Physics

#72 in Europe
#150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Founded
1575

For Theoretical Physics

#73 in Europe
#153 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Theoretical Physics

#74 in Europe
#14 in Germany
#154 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

For Theoretical Physics

#75 in Europe
#10 in Italy
#155 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1321

For Theoretical Physics

#76 in Europe
#1 in Portugal
#157 in the World
Enrollment
49,769
Founded
1911

For Theoretical Physics

#77 in Europe
#15 in Germany
#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

For Theoretical Physics

#78 in Europe
#5 in Spain
#162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
30,926

For Theoretical Physics

#79 in Europe
#16 in Germany
#166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

For Theoretical Physics

#80 in Europe
#6 in Spain
#167 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1531

For Theoretical Physics

#81 in Europe
#7 in Spain
#169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1495

For Theoretical Physics

#82 in Europe
#172 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Theoretical Physics

#83 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Theoretical Physics

#84 in Europe
#174 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Theoretical Physics

#85 in Europe
#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
49,508
Founded
1348

For Theoretical Physics

#86 in Europe
#17 in Germany
#178 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

For Theoretical Physics

#87 in Europe
#179 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Theoretical Physics

#88 in Europe
#18 in Germany
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

For Theoretical Physics

#89 in Europe
#19 in Germany
#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

For Theoretical Physics

#90 in Europe
#20 in Germany
#182 in the World
Enrollment
23,900
Founded
1831

For Theoretical Physics

#91 in Europe
#3 in Russia
#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1902

For Theoretical Physics

#92 in Europe
#8 in Spain
#187 in the World
Enrollment
42,500

For Theoretical Physics

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

For Theoretical Physics

#94 in Europe
#3 in Belgium
#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
11,101
Founded
1970

For Theoretical Physics

#95 in Europe
#11 in Italy
#196 in the World
Enrollment
35,537
Founded
1944

For Theoretical Physics

#96 in Europe
#2 in Greece
#198 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1973

For Theoretical Physics

#97 in Europe
#201 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Theoretical Physics

#98 in Europe
#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Theoretical Physics

#99 in Europe
#22 in Germany
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

For Theoretical Physics

#100 in Europe
#7 in France
#205 in the World
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1289