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Universities in Australia

If you want to find out more about universities in Australia, we have compiled a list of some of the top universities and higher education providers in Australia to browse in the list below. Click on universities you are interested in below to read more and to see what courses are available for international students.

With an incredibly diverse range of cultures, vast beautiful landscapes and high quality education taught in English, it’s no surprise that Australia is a very popular destination for international students.

Read more about studying in Australia as an international student.

The types of university

The majority of universities in Australia are public universities, which account for 37 of the 42 universities in the country. There are 5 private universities, of which 3 are Australian and 2 are international.

Geographically, these universities are mostly located towards the coasts of the country, with many located in the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Popular Australian cities for students

Some of the most popular cities for international students include:

  • Adelaide – Australia’s fifth-largest city, on the coast of South Australia is home to the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.
  • Brisbane – Situated in the Gold coast of Australia in the state of Queensland, Brisbane has 14 universities for international students to choose from. 
  • Melbourne – Australia’s largest city, Melbourne is located in the south east of the country in the state of Victoria and has 19 universities.
  • Perth – The capital of Western Australia, Perth is home to 5 universities.
  • Sydney – The capital city of New South Wales, Sydney plays host to 19 universities.

The top universities in Australia

Australia is home to several of the world’s top universities, with programmes taught in English, making it a very attractive location for international students.

This includes 6 universities that appear in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2024 top 100: University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney, Australian National University, The University of Queensland, UNSW Sydney.

Read more: Top 10 Universities in Australia.

Table of the top ranked universities in Australia

UniversityTimes Higher Education World University Ranking 2024Best Global UniversitiesQS World University Ranking
University of Melbourne372714
Monash University543742
University of Sydney602819
Australian National University676234
The University of Queensland703643
UNSW Sydney843719
University of Adelaide1117489
The University of Western Australia1438372
University of Technology Sydney14811290
Macquarie University180192130

We have compiled a list of some of the top universities and higher education providers in Australia to browse below. Click on universities you are interested in below to read more and to see what courses are available for international students.

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Highlighted courses in Australia

Bachelor of Information Systems (Advanced) Bachelor Degree

Western Sydney University Australia

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Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems) Graduate Diploma

Engineering Institute of Technology Australia

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Master of International Business Master Degree

Griffith University Australia

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Master of Nursing MNurs

James Cook University Online (JCU) Australia

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Master of Leadership Master Degree

Deakin University Online Australia

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Master of Digital Marketing Master Degree

UTS Online Australia

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Education (Early Childhood Studies) Graduate Certificate

Edith Cowan University Online (ECU) Australia

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