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Top Universities in Asia

Asian universities have been pushing into the top slots for world ranking for several years now. They have not only developed the infrastructure necessary to meet the growing demands of the digital age but also inculcated the right faculty to impart the knowledge to students.

Without doubt, few regions in the world can offer the diverse environment as has been offered by Asian countries. Asia is known for its rich history and cultural heritage — a legacy of multiple civilizations and their meeting one another at various historical crossroads. As a result, it offers vibrant range of traditions, worldviews, and belief system.

If you are looking to continue your education in Asia, and experience for yourself the thrill of a learning modern arts and skills in a completely different cultural setting borne of diverse traditions and civilizations, then the following top ranking universities are your best bet at receiving quality, world-renowned education.

Additional information about the state, the average annual cost of graduate and postgraduate programs and total student population is also given to assist you in making the right decision. For further information about each university or local universities in the country of your station, please visit the institute’s website.

NOTE: All costs refer to annual tuition fees exclusive of registration taxes, cost of living, and other expenses. Tuition fees are subject to changes on a yearly basis.


University Name Located in Cost of Programs Total Student Population Global Ranking
The University of Tokyo Japan Ranges between (Yuan) ¥520,800 – ¥804,000 >27,000 23
National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore Between $28,600 – $129,200.Students in receipt of Ministry of Education (MOE) pay a significantly lower amount. >37,000 26
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong HK $42,100 for local students.  For non-local students, the composition fee for the 2014-15 academic year is HK $135,000. 43
Seoul National University Republic of Korea 6,000 USD per semesters, $ 12,000 per year (subject to variation based on major and credits taken) >2,000 44
Peking University China From 26,000 RMB – 40,000 RMB(RMB = Chinese Yuan Renminbi) >30,000 45
National Tsing Hua University China From 33,000 RMB  for Masters in Science, Engineering to 238,000 RMB for MBA (full program). >28,000 50
Kyoto University Japan from  ¥535,800 (undergrads and grads) to  ¥ 804,000 (Law Students) >27,700 52
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea Not disclosed >8,200 56
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong HKD 120,000 >12,000 57
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) Republic of Korea 3,062,000 per semester, 6,124,000 (Korean Won) per year. >3,100 60