8 Top Universities ...


Wherever you come from and whatever your chosen specialist subject, as you get towards the end of your school career, you’ll be thinking about how to choose the right university for you.

The world is full of great opportunities to study and here are 8 top universities to give you an idea of how varied the choice is.

1. University of Cambridge, England

Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities, and is globally famous.

It is made up of 31 colleges and 150 departments, schools and institutes, which combine to form one of England’s top universities.

Since 1945, it has expanded significantly and now boasts world-leading research facilities in all disciplines.

The City of Cambridge also offers a wealth of social and cultural advantages, as well as the beautiful Suffolk countryside and the coast.

2. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Like its English namesake, Cambridge Massachusetts is home to a wide range of beautiful natural and cultural features and its University is the oldest institute of higher learning in the USA.2

Founded 375 years ago, it now has about 21,000 students at any one time, and a world-leading library.

Made up of 10 faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study it has 44 Nobel prizes to its name.

Its first ever benefactor, minister John Harvard of Charleston, after whom the University is named, would be very proud.

3. The University of Sydney, Australia

One of Australia’s top universities and founded in 1850, students come from 134 countries.

There are nine campuses across the city, and the university prides itself on excellence gained from diverging and crossing academic fields.

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, located on the south-east coast and the community has become one of the most cosmopolitan and international of any in the world.

When not studying, students at the University of Sydney also enjoy the parks and nightlife as well as the world-famous beaches.

The University of Freiburg, Germany
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