Australia

Top Universities and Colleges in Australia

After the U.K. and the U.S., Australia is the 3rd most popular destination for international students like you. And it's easy to see why! Just looking through their universities, you have several amazing programmes and beautiful cities to study in.

Plus, several top-ranked and globally recognised schools and colleges are located in Australia.

Australia is home to plenty of prestigious universities, that are highly ranked and well-known around the world, giving you plenty of options for reaching some of the best professors and teachers. Places like University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, Charles Darwin University, and University of Tasmania all have great shiny spots at the top of the rankings lists. If you're looking for the best law schools, business schools, medical schools, or engineering schools, with the best reputations to enrol in for your Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D, definitely consider going to Australia.

Top Ranked Universities on PhDPortal

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2020) TopUniversities Ranking (2021) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2021)
University of Melbourne 31 35 41 25
University of Sydney 51 74 40 27
Australian National University 59 67 31 64
University of Queensland 62 54 46 36
Monash University 64 85 55 48
University of New South Wales 67 74 44 51
University of Adelaide 118 151 106 73
The University of Western Australia 139 85 92 79
University of Technology Sydney 160 201 133 162
University of Canberra 184 601 456 604
Queensland University of Technology 186 301 217 197
Macquarie University 195 201 214 217
Curtin University 201 201 217 174
Griffith University 201 301 303 217
James Cook University 201 301 462 287
La Trobe University 201 301 398 374
University of Wollongong 201 201 196 214
Australian Catholic University 251 501 801 587
Deakin University  251 201 275 238
Flinders University 251 401 423 435
University of Newcastle 251 301 197 252
Western Sydney University 251 301 474 274
RMIT University 301 301 223 281
University of South Australia 301 501 295 372
Swinburne University of Technology 351 201 372 297
University of Tasmania 351 201 308 316
Victoria University 351 901 551 543
Edith Cowan University 401 601 651 591
Bond University 501 901 414 -
Charles Darwin University 501 - 701 936
Murdoch University 501 601 571 679
University of Southern Queensland 501 801 701 736
Southern Cross University 601 901 751 936
University of the Sunshine Coast 601 801 - 965
Charles Sturt University 801 - 801 736
CQUniversity Australia 801 - 591 1101
Federation University Australia 801 - - -
Melbourne Business School - 35 41 -
University of New England - 501 801 750
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in Australia

By studying in Australia you will take advantage of the great student environment both inside and outside classrooms. In addition to some of the best business and engineering schools in the world, you will be able to explore a greatly developed country that still retains its wild side with its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and the Great Outback, with over 500 national parks. Many Australian universities provide internships and work placements, preparing students early on for the job market.

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