NCUK Celebrates Partner Universities’ Success in 2025 QS World Rankings


NCUK proudly announces that nine of its esteemed university partners have secured positions within the top 100 of the 2025 QS World University Rankings, highlighting the network’s commitment to providing high-quality education.

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The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) leads the list at an impressive 19th place, followed by The University of Manchester at 34th.

Rounding out the NCUK University Partners within the world top 100 are:

With an additional 10 university partners in the top 200, such as the University of Sheffield, Lancaster University, RMIT University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Exeter, Cardiff University, University of Reading, The University of Newcastle, Australia, University of York and University of Liverpool, NCUK offers students exceptional options for pursuing higher education at some of the world’s best institutions. This achievement highlights NCUK’s dedication to providing pathways to universities that not only meet but exceed international standards of excellence.

Holly Searson, Head of University Partnerships

We are thrilled to see our partner universities once again achieve outstanding results in the QS World University Rankings. This is a testament to the exceptional quality of education they provide and their commitment to student success. At NCUK, we are proud to partner with such prestigious institutions and offer our students a pathway to these world-class universities.

Holly Searson, Head of University Partnerships at NCUK