Universities in Singapore
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6 out of 11
  • Universities in Singapore
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
30
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Singapore
  • (24 institution and 6 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Singapore
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Singapore

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Singapore
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with National University of Singapore ranked highest among 5 listed universities in Singapore.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific. National University of Singapore with highest ranking among universities in Singapore ranked #30.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. National University of Singapore with highest ranking among universities in Singapore ranked #10.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: New edition of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Civil & Structural). 62 universities in Singapore ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Singapore

Engineering - Civil & Structural
#2 
National University of Singapore
Sociology
#6 
National University of Singapore
Chemistry
#7 
National University of Singapore
Journalism
#12 
Nanyang Technological University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#12 
National University of Singapore
Linguistics
#17 
National University of Singapore
Library & Information Management
#18 
Nanyang Technological University
Statistics
#21 
National University of Singapore
Art & Design
#28 
National University of Singapore
Agriculture
#62 
National University of Singapore

Rankings of universities in Singapore 2021

#1

National University of Singapore

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  • #1 
  • #25 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #11 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #27 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Nanyang Technological University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1029 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #47 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #13 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #46 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Singapore Management University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #3 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #390 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #769 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#4

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (261 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #331 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #507 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #585 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


  • #4 
  • #2375 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #3003 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#6

SIM, Singapore Institute of Management

  • #6 
  • #3969 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#7

University of National Technique

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (351 reviews)

#8

SIM University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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#9

Republic Polytechnic


#10

Singapore University of Social Sciences


#11

Singapore Institute of Technology


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FAQ

National University of Singapore ranks #1 in Singapore in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Singapore National University of Singapore is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 37 rankings where National University of Singapore is listed.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Engineering (Engineering - Civil & Structural). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Social Studies & Humanities (Sociology). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

Nanyang Technological University is ranked best in Singapore for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the Nanyang Technological University.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

Nanyang Technological University is ranked best in Singapore for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the Nanyang Technological University.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

National University of Singapore is ranked best in Singapore for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the National University of Singapore.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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