QS will communicate the process and timeline in an email send-out in November for each cycle. However, the timeline is usually as follows:
- November to February – Universities to submit data:
- Academic and Employer contact detail lists
- Rankings data
- February to March – The Academic and Employer surveys are open.
- November to March – QS validates the rankings data.
- April to May – Analysis stage
- June - World University Rankings results are published.