List of largest universities in the world by country

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The following is a list of largest universities in the world by country listing only the largest university in each country.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University, India tops the list with an enrolled strength of over 4 million students.

List of universities[edit]

Country University Founded Type Enrollment Ref
 Argentina University of Buenos Aires 1821 Public 311,175
 Austria University of Vienna 1365 Public 91,000 [1]
Bangladesh National University 1992 Public 1,000,000
 Bosnia and Herzegovina University of Sarajevo 1949 Public 30,866 [2]
 Botswana University of Botswana 1982 Public 32,000
 Brazil Estácio S.A. 1970 Private 215,000
 Canada Université du Québec 1968 Public 87,000
 China Shanghai Open University 1960 Public 80,000
 Denmark Aarhus University 1928 Public 43,600
 Dominican Republic Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo 1538 Public 170,530
 Egypt Ain Shams University 1950 Public 170,000
 Finland University of Helsinki 1640 Public 36,500
 France Centre national d'enseignement à distance 1939 Public 120,000
 Germany University of Hagen 1974 Public 76,689
 Greece Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 1925 Public 73,498 [3]
 Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala 1676 Public 153,000
 Iceland University of Iceland 1911 Public 13,782 [4]
 India Indira Gandhi National Open University 1985 Public 4,000,000 [5]
 Indonesia Universitas Terbuka 1984 Public 585,700
 Iran Islamic Azad University 1982 Private 1,500,000
 Italy Sapienza University of Rome 1303 Public 112,564 [6]
 Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA 1956 Public 100,000
 Mexico National Autonomous University of Mexico 1551 Public 330,382 [7][8]
   Nepal Tribhuvan University 1959 Public 143,899
 Norway Norwegian University of Science and Technology 1996 Public 39,000 [9]
 Pakistan Allama Iqbal Open University 1974 Public 1,121,038
 Philippines Polytechnic University of the Philippines 1904 State 68,249 [10]
 Romania Spiru Haret University 1991 Private 311,928
 Russia Modern University for the Humanities 1992 Private 200,000
 Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz University 1976 Public 177,234 [11]
 Singapore National University of Singapore 1905 Public 38,300 [12]
 South Africa University of South Africa 1873 Public 328,179
 South Korea Korea National Open University 1972 Public 173,758
 Spain National University of Distance Education 1972 Public 260,079
 Sweden Lund University 1666 Public 30,646 [13]
  Switzerland University of Zurich 1833[14] Public 26,356 [15][16]
 Slovenia University of Ljubljana 1919 Public 48,821
 Thailand Ramkhamhaeng University 1971 Public 525,000
 Turkey Anadolu University 1958 Public 1,969,733
 Trinidad and Tobago University of the West Indies 1960 Public 60,000+
 United Kingdom Open University 1969 Public 253,075
 United States University System of Ohio 2007 Public 527,127 [17]
 Venezuela Universidad Central de Venezuela 1721 Public 57,569

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References[edit]

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