Computer nerds rule the world, everyone knows that. I expect that, in a few years’ time, we’ll all be expected to know how to code, but those with computer science degrees will truly rule the world. I don’t know if they’ll have the rest of us working in cubicle farms for 70 to 80 hours a week, but I’m sure that they’ll all live in mansions with enormous pools where they’ll be able to do their computer nerding in peace.
So, if you dream of owning the world, you might want to consider a computer science degree. The best part about studying computer science is that you can do it from all around the world; there is a myriad of excellent computer science programs all across the world, and when it comes to deciding where to go, the world is your oyster.
To help you out, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five university programs around the world. Here are the best five countries to study computer science:
5. National University of Singapore (Singapore)
I’m willing to wager that you thought Singapore was all about beaches and exotic food, but Singapore offers one of the top computer science programs all across the world at the National University of Singapore. The program ranked #11 in 2015 with an overall score of 86.5.
So, if you are leaning towards the exotic side, Singapore is definitely the place to go to.
4. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
If you are more into the European elegance and class, then look no further than the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Admittedly, Switzerland has a reputation for being on the expensive side, but where else will you get the chance to study in a country that has four official languages and where the Alps are the ultimate skiing destination?
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ranked #9 in 2015 with an overall score of 87.1.
3. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
If you are looking for a top computer science program and cultural diversity, then Hong Kong is the place to be. A former British colony, Hong Kong is known for its vibrant character and its amazing food scene.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranked #8 in 2015 with an overall score of 87.3, and if you are looking to become a computer nerd while eating well, then we definitely recommend it.
2. University of Oxford (England)
Few universities in the world share University of Oxford’s prestige and historic character. There’s nothing to inspire you towards excellence like walking the streets geniuses before you walked. And if you want to be the next Stephen Hawking in computer science, then the University of Oxford is the place to be, which ranked #3 in 2015 with an overall score of 92.8.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that MIT scored #1 in 2015 as the university with the best computer science program in the entire world. And with an overall score of 93.9, we are sure that there isn’t a student walking its halls who’s not completely satisfied with both the program and the university.
Massachusetts might not have the food scene Hong Kong does, but the fact that you’ll be able to network with the future leaders of the world is definitely worth the trouble.
So, there you have it: the top five universities in the world with the best computer science programs. While there are plenty of other top schools out there to study computer science, why wouldn’t you want to enjoy living somewhere different while studying?
Do you currently study computer science at one of these top universities, or have done so in the past? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below!