Best Countries to Study Computer Science and Information Systems

Best Countries to Study Computer Science and Information Systems

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Feb 5, 2024 12:53 IST

Dreaming of a career in Computer Science? This guide reveals the top 25 universities for you, ranked by QS and THE. From MIT and Stanford to Cambridge and ETH Zurich, explore world-class institutions that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the tech industry. Dive into the rankings, discover exciting job opportunities, and embark on your journey to becoming a tech innovator!

Computer Science

As we progress in the 21st century, Science and Technology are at their peak, especially the field of Computer Science. In the past few years, this field of Science and Technology has gained momentum and till now, continues to grow with some new inventions at its doorstep. Thus, students are also seeking to study Computer Science and Information Systems to be abreast with such inventions or be a part of one. As more students opt to study abroad, it is imperative to know which universities are offering the best education and services to students and helping them become well-rounded individuals.

Here, we present to you a list of the top 25 universities to study Computer Science and Information Systems as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings by Subject and THE World University Ranking by Subject are based on certain criteria, such as academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. You can also read more about the QS Methodology by which they rank all the world universities.

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Best Universities in the World for Computer Science

The table given below provides a list of the best universities in the world for computer science. By best universities, we are referring to QS computer science rankings and THE computer science rankings.

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The Top 25 universities in the World University Subject Rankings by QS and THE are as follows:

University/Institute  QS World University Ranking 2023 THE World University Ranking 2024

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology 

Cambridge, United States 

#1 #3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburg, United States

#2 #4

Stanford University 

Stanford, United States 

#3 #2

University of California Berkeley 

Berkeley, United States

#4 #10

University of Oxford 

Oxford, United Kingdom 

#5 #1

National University of Singapore 

Singapore, Singapore 

#6 #11

University of Cambridge 

Cambridge, United Kingdom

#7 #7

Harvard University 

Cambridge, United States 

#8 #6

ETH Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland 

#9 #5


Lausanne, Switzerland

#10 #17

Nanyang Technological University 

Singapore, Singapore 

#11 #20

University of Toronto 

Toronto, Canada 

#12 #25

Princeton University 

Princeton, United States

#13 #9

University of Washington 

Seattle, United States

#14 #18

Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom 

#15 #8

Tsinghua University 

Beijing, China 

#15 #12

Cornell University 

Ithaca, United States

#17 #14

University of California Los Angeles 

Los Angeles, United States

#18 #21

Peking University 

Beijing, China 

#19 #16

The University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

#20 #26

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada 

#21 #49

University of Waterloo 

Waterloo, Canda

#22 #39

Columbia University 

New York City, United States 

#23 #24

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom 

#24 #28

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Champaign, USA

#25 #19

A majority of US universities have been ranked for Computer Science courses, get more details at Best Computer Science Universities in USA.

Job opportunities for Computer Science graduates

Computer Science and IT professionals are in high demand in different sectors. With increasing remote learning and remote working, their demand is growing exponentially. People with the right skills have great chances of getting good packages. A Computer Science graduate is not just responsible for inventing new technologies but also for managing the existing ones efficiently. Below you can read about the Computer Science jobs for Computer Science graduates.

  • Web Developer
  • AI and Machine Learning Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager

You can also check out these country-wise top universities for Computer Science:

Top Computer Science Universities in Canada

Top Universities in UK for MSc in Computer Science

Top 10 Colleges for Computer Science Engineering in Australia

Top Universities in US for MS in Computer Science

Job opportunities for Information Systems Graduates

Right now it is not just big organizations but every organization from schools to hospitals to industries or corporate offices is dependent on technology like never before. These are heavily dependent on the design and management of IT. So, after pursuing an Information Systems degree you have the required skills to design, implement and manage IT-related issues. Also, IT professionals can work in any of the sectors. Some of the jobs that Information Systems graduates can do:

  • IT Consultant
  • Information systems manager
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Application Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Applications Developer

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Priya Sharma

2 years ago

Is it south Korea is best for MS in computer science( artificial intelligence, ml and data science course) and is safe for Indian students

Reply to Priya Sharma

Currently, we have no information on this.


Gurleen Kaur

2 years ago

For getting into Chinese universities do we need to be expert in writing,reading and speaking mandarin...and is it good to go there and get jobs??

Reply to Gurleen Kaur

Yes, it is mandatory as most of the courses are taught in their language only and it is easier for international students to stay there and communicate if they know the nation's language.


Sakshi Kathote

3 years ago

I got admit from Illinois institute of technology, Chicago, USA. From UK I got admit from Queen Mary University London, University of Exeter, University of Sussex, University of York, University of Liverpool for MS Computer Science. Which admit I should finalize ? Please help

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Samidha Goyal

3 years ago

Hi Sakshi, Out of the universities that you have got through in UK, University of York holds a better Ranking and also Course Content. I would be happy to discuss this in detail with you as this is one of the most important decision and various factors are involved before finalizing. Please share y



Manasvi Modh

3 years ago

srishti ma'am what do you think regarding the scope of computer science in germany specially because it is cheaper than other universities of US and UK ?

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3 years ago

Hi Manasvi, I believe you are referring to the public university options in Germany, which ofcourse offer cheaper as well as free education many a times, however their acceptance criterias are one of the most competitive with a mandatory requirement of min B1 level German language. Incase you are lo



Pranay C

3 years ago

How do I proceed with this approach? There's a lot of information online, but it's really confusing to decide - what country? which university? what exam? What do you think I should do ?

Reply to Pranay C

Hi Pranay, you can refer to this article: It will help you with all your questions, but you should definitely start with the exams. IELTS is preferred by students usually. For further info on exams,