Top Universities in North Macedonia


Students can obtain higher levels of education by attending one of the country’s five state universities: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, St. Clement of Ohrid University in Bitola, Goce Delev University in tip, State University of Tetova, and the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid (see list below). There are a number of private university institutions in the country, including the European University, the Slavic University in Sveti Nikole, the South East European University, and others. The European University is the largest private university in the country. After falling to 59th place in the Global Innovation Index in 2019, North Macedonia climbed to the top position of 57th in 2020.

With the help of the United States Agency for International Development, a project named Macedonia Connects was able to become the first fully wireless broadband country in the world, with North Macedonia being the first such country. According to the Ministry of Education and Sciences, 461 schools (primary and secondary) have now been linked to the Internet as of this year. As an added bonus, a leading Internet service provider (On.net) has established a MESH Network to offer wireless Internet access throughout the country’s 11 major cities and villages. The National and University Library “St. Kliment of Ohrid,” which serves as the national library of North Macedonia, is located in Skopje.


The education system in North Macedonia is comprised of the following components:


education prior to kindergarten




2021 North Macedonia University Ranking

University Town
New York University Skopje North Macedonia Un Un
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje North Macedonia 2755 1
Goce Delcev University of Štip North Macedonia 4658 2
South East European University North Macedonia 5484 3
Univerzitet Sv. Kliment Ohridski vo Bitola North Macedonia 6942 4
University for Information Science and Technology St. Paul the Apostle North Macedonia 7215 5
International Balkan University North Macedonia 8249 6
Universiteti I Tetovs North Macedonia 8280 7
University American College Skopje North Macedonia 8650 8
American University of Europe North Macedonia 8712 9
Universiteti Nderkombetar i Struges North Macedonia 10175 11
International Slavic University G. R. Derzhavin North Macedonia 10590 12
University of Tourism and Management in Skopje North Macedonia 11034 13
MIT Univerzitet North Macedonia 11333 14
International Vision University North Macedonia 11426 15