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Top Ph.D. Destinations for Indian Students

  1. Germany
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. USA

1. Germany

  • A top go-to destination for Ph.D. aspirants!
  • 400 higher educational institutions and 1000 public & publicly funded institutions of research, development, and science
  • As per QS World University Rankings 2023, 11 German universities are ranked within the top 200; among these, the prestigious research university Technische Universität München is ranked first in the country and 49th in the world, shortly followed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in 59th place

Some of the top German Universities for PhD are:

  • Technical University of Munich
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

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2. Canada

  • One of the top-quality study destinations
  • In Canada, the University sector is the 2nd largest research driver in the country after the private sector
  • As per QS World University Rankings 2023, 2 Canadian universities are in the top 50 list – University of Toronto (Rank 34) and McGill University (Rank 31); 8 universities are in the top 200 list. 

Some of the top Canadian Universities for Ph.D. are:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Alberta

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3. Australia

  • Australia provides globally renowned and recognized programs, most accredited by AACSB and EQUIS.
  • Presence of Innovative Research Universities (IRU) and the Australian Technology Network (ATN)
  • As per QS World University Rankings 2023, 5 Australian universities figure in the top 50 list – The Australian National University (Rank 30), The University of Melbourne (Rank 33), The University of New South Wales (Rank 45), The University of Queensland (Rank 50), The University of Sydney (Rank 41) and a total of 7 universities is in the top 100 list
  • Highest Ph.D. completion rates

Some of the top Australian Universities for Ph.D. are:

  • University of Melbourne
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Queensland
  • RMIT University
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney

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4. USA

  • A top go-to destination for Ph.D. aspirants, along with Germany
  • As per the latest QS World University Rankings 2023:
  • 7 US universities are in the Top 30 list
  • 27 more US universities between Top 100 and Top 300 list

Some of the top US Universities for Ph.D. are:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford University

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