Fancy doing your assignments at the foot of a mountain in South Africa or in a 1000-year old Italian church? Check out our pick of the world's most photogenic universities.

1. Humboldt University

Humboldt University is one of Germany’s oldest universities. Unsurprisingly, it looks really old and Germanic.

Humboldt University

2. Tokyo university of technology

Tokyo University of Technology

3. Moscow State University

Fulfilling all of your stereotypes about Russia, Moscow State University is grand, gorgeous and slightly terrifying.

Moscow State University

4. National School of Fine Arts, Paris

Otherwise known as the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. The institution owns more than 450,000 historical books and works of art (subtext: these guys are really, really rich).

National School of Fine Arts

5. University of Wroclaw

University of wroclaw

6. University of Bologna

The University of Bologna traces its foundation to 1088, making it the world’s oldest university. Fittingly, all of its buildings are redbrick AF.

University of Bologna

7. University of Cape Town

Do you think anyone actually gets any studying done with that view in the background?

University of Cape Town

8. University of Otago

University of Otago

9. University of Toronto

University of Toronto

10. Elon University

This North Carolina campus is notable for three things:

  • Very high levels of student satisfaction (we’re a big fan of that at Student Hut).
  • Their former mascot was an angry quaker
  • It looks seriously gorgeous in a sunset

ELon University

11. University of Virginia

University of Virginia

12. University of Coimbra

Portugal’s oldest university has enough gold leaf, fancy columns and cool paintings to put most British unis to shame.

Univeristy of coimbra

13. Xiamen University

Xiamen University

14.  Trump University

Sad news- Trump University shut down a few years ago when it emerged that the online only course provider was effectively a con fronted by a walking haircut. Still, it can live forever in this low-res screen grab.

Trump University

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