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The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.

UvA global rankings

US News Best Global Universities 40th
QS World University Rankings 64th
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 62nd
Academic Ranking of World Universities 101-150th
Leiden Ranking 79th
  • QS World University Rankings
    • The UvA is ranked 64th in the 2019-2020 QS Rankings. The UvA is one of two Dutch universities in the top 100. 
    • In the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject (published in February) the UvA is ranked in the top 100 worldwide in 29 of the 48 subject areas defined by QS.
    • In the area of Communication & Media Studies the UvA is ranked best in the world for the second year in a row.
    • Dentistry (a joint UvA-VU programme) is ranked second globally.

    The 2019 World University Rankings by subject also include top-20 positions for the UvA in Sociology, Linguistics, Psychology, Anthropology, Geography, and Library & Information Management. You can find a more comprehensive overview of the UvA's 2019 rankings by subject here.

    See the QS Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.

  • Leiden Ranking
    • The UvA is ranked 79th overall in the 2019 Leiden Ranking.
    • In the rankings by field, the UvA is ranked in the top 100 in two fields: Social Sciences and Humanities (8th) and Biomedical and Health Sciences (50th).

    See the Leiden Rankings website to find out more about the ranking methodology and scores.