Best Architecture Schools in Asia. University Rankings 2021

Architects are the creative geniuses behind most common buildings we see every day: from cosy houses to open office spaces, from classy theatres and opera houses to villas with pools and beautiful gardens, from unique restaurants to one-of-a-kind cafes, and so on.

To work in the construction industry, you’ll need a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture. But if you have your eyes set on studying abroad in Asia, which are the best Architecture universities there?

1. Architecture – QS Rankings by Subject 2020

Check out the full Architecture ranking on the official TopUniversities website.

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2. Architecture – Times Higher Education Rankings 2021

View other top-ranked architecture schools in Asia.

The Forbidden City, in Beijing, China

Student reviews of the best architecture schools in Asia

Check out what other students have to say about these universities; this should make the decision-making process a lot easier for you. But remember: to increase your admission chances, you should always apply to more than one university.

Tongji University – student review

“It was extraordinary! The experience and knowledge I gained helped me grow enormously career-wise and as an individual. I shall forever be grateful for the Chinese government scholarship provided to me.”

National Taiwan University – student review

“It is a good university. There are enough facilities and source for students. Most of the professors here are good at teaching. There are many libraries for students to study. Couples of clubs are flourishing here.”

National University of Singapore – student review

“NUS is a great university. I am from Africa and decided to take the challenge to Asia to further my education. It was a bit challenging because I wasn’t used to their culture and ways of doing things. But the school’s management made sure I was given extra attention and also made sure I was picking up well in class.”

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – student review

“Friendly learning environment with wide ranges of courses and extracurricular activities to enrich students. It was encouraging and supportive to let me explore more besides my own major, such as social science courses, cultural and performing arts, philosophy, psychology etc. Students receive great autonomy to explore the sea of knowledge as much as they want!”

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University – student review

“Antai College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has provided me with an excellent platform to pursue my academic life. I believe the largest benefit I’ve gained is the well-designed curriculum, including finance, economics, maths, and programming language courses as major courses and various elective courses in the field of economics, management, and international trade.

I’ve accumulated abundant knowledge and skills in order to achieve further study and to achieve career goals. Also, SJTU offers exceptional career and alumni resources. The career coaching offered by the career development team helped me spot my unique interests and enhance career-related skills.

And there are numerous chances to network with alumni, helping me to obtain precious perspectives and suggestions from predecessors and become prepared to be an outstanding candidate for my future career.”

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