Top 25 Performing Universities in Student Mobility

In this list we present the U-Multirank 2018 top performers on the indicator ‘student mobility’.

Having an international student body and offering students the opportunity to study part of their degree-programme abroad is an indication of the international orientation of a university. In order to provide a full picture of mobility and international exchange U-Multirank takes into account both incoming and outgoing mobility.

Among the U-Multirank participants, business schools are particularly high performers in student mobility. Almost half of the top 25* performers are business schools or higher education institutions specialised in business and economics. Except Tecnológico de Monterrey all institutions from the list are European. 8 of the top performing institutions are French; 6 each are from Germany and the UK.

The 25* top performers in student mobility are:

  • Varna University of Management (Bulgaria)
  • St Mary's University College (United Kingdom)
  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) (Russian Federation)
  • AGROSUP DIJON (France)
  • École Centrale de Nantes (France)
  • Toulouse Business School (France)
  • IÉSEG School of Management (France)
  • London Business School (United Kingdom)
  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany)
  • Glasgow School of Art (United Kingdom)
  • EBC Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Andrássy Universität Budapest (Hungary)
  • Munich Business School (Germany)
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Rose Bruford College (United Kingdom)
  • Rennes School of Business (France)
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany)
  • Sciences Po (France)
  • EM Strasbourg Business School (France)
  • Kufstein Tyrol University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
  • University of Applied Sciences the International School of Management (Germany)
  • Audencia Business School (France)
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (Germany)
  • The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • Hasselt University (Belgium)

* Due to a tie the list includes 26 institutions

The list is sorted by indicator scores in descending order; possible ties are not marked.

Information about the indicator:


Student mobility


International Orientation


A composite of international incoming exchange students, outgoing exchange students and students in international joint degree programmes.

Data source

Institutional questionnaire

Time reference

Average 2013 - 2015

Stay informed about U-Multirank:

Financial Partners: