Best Civil Engineering Schools in Europe - University Rankings 2022

Civil engineers are the brilliant minds behind most of the buildings and facilities around us. They design everything, from railways to stadiums, from suspension bridges to water supply systems, and everything in between.

It’s a challenging, but fascinating profession, and the first step on this career path is enrolling in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. If your heart is already set on studying abroad in Europe, these are the best civil engineering schools you should look at:

1. QS Rankings 2021: Civil Engineering

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2. World University Rankings 2022: Civil Engineering

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3. Shanghai Rankings 2021: Civil Engineering

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Student reviews of the best civil engineering schools in Europe

There’s a lot of value in student reviews. You can learn more about professors, academic environment, and on-campus life.

No university is perfect, but each has strong points and aspects it can improve. And that’s why reviews from alumni are very important. You can find those on many university pages on our portals.

Student reviews of universities on Studyportals' websites

TU Delft

“The university is full of opportunities such as some of the best student teams in the world. As long as you actively seek for the chance, you can realize anything there. Also, there are a lot of international students coming all over the world, so you won't feel isolated even if you are not a Dutch person.”

Politecnico di Milano

“It is one of the best universities for international students; it has more than 40,000 students. It's ranking really reflects the quality of education at this university. Another important advantage of this university is, there are a lot of international students almost from all over the world, even the US. I recommend this university of a student who wants to specialize in Engineering, design, and architecture.”

National Technical University of Athens

“NTUA is a great university providing a high level of education, with professors who try to make you understand basic principles that govern engineering. The environment is very inspiring and pushes you to be creative and hard-working. I gained valuable experiences and engineering tools needed to thrive in my field. I am very grateful and attached to NTUA.”

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

“The faculty and infrastructure are very satisfying for any type of student, very supportive in each aspect. The location of the University, city life, culture, language, services and people are incredible.”

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