Top 10 universities in Australia

Last updated: January 25, 2019

Australia is well known for its hot weather, kangaroos and koalas, but what else does the country have to offer? Studying in Australia is in fact very popular, with its 39 universities there is a good selection of choices for students. With the two most popular destinations being Sydney and Melbourne. Below find out more about the top 10 universities in Australia and what they have to offer:

Top 10 universities in Australia

Australia has successfully represented in a list of the 150 best universities in the world, compiled by The Times Higher Education. Eight universities in Australia are among the fifty best in the world.

University of Technology Sydney

Firstly the number one university in Australia is found in Sydney, one of the most popular cities in Australia. The university is best known for being true innovators in technology.  With more than 40,000 students, of which 11,4000 are international from 120 different countries, it is one of the largest universities in Australia. The research centres on campus, which was founded in 1988, focusing on quantum computers, microbiology, robotics and sustainability.

Queensland University of Technology

The second leading university is in Brisbane Queensland, with three main campuses it contains more than 33,000 students of which 5,000 are from international locations. An advantage to Queensland is the many connections it has, offering work experience which can benefit students in the future.

Charles Darwin University

CDU focuses on innovative study and research, it is Australia’s third best university. Today studying are over 22,000 students, out of these 15% are international students. The campus situated in Casuarina (Northern Territory)It is one of the few univerrsities that offers both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET). This alternative ways to access education is more beneficial for mature and indigenous students.

University of Wollongong

UOW has a welcoming multi-ethnic community with more than 160 students and staff from different nationalities. The main campus is located in Wollongong (Australia’s ninth largest city). The location is popular for the 17 surfing beaches nearby.

James Cook UniversityTop 10 universities in Australia

This is the second oldest university in Queensland and Australia’s leading university in the tropics. With 18000 students and 5000 from 100 international countries, JCU also has an international campus in Singapore. The peaceful environment and outstanding attractions attract students here.

Flinders University

Flinders has rapidly grown, with a 5 times increase of students attending since 1966. With 3,600 international students attending the university many are attracted by its innovative research, in high quality teaching and in community engagement.

Griffith University

Griffith University has excellent facilities in Asian studies and environmental sciences. There are more than 44,000 students with 8,900 being international from 130 different nationalities. In addition Griffith has five campuses and has invested a lot of money into constructing a range of modern study spaces and Australia’s first six-star environmentally friendly building.

Deakin University

Deakin is a multi-award winning university with an international focus. The university has more than 32,000 students, of which 5,000 are international. The arts and law program in particular are popular choices at Deakin University.

University of South Australia

UniSA is South Australia’s largest university with 19,000 students of which 1/3 are international students. It focuses on teaching students real life experiences and qualities employers look for. The university has very good facilities for health sciences, business and engineering.

La Trobe University

Finally La Trobe University is one of the leading universities, its location is in Melbourne and has over 36,000 students of which 7,000 are international students. The university focuses on high quality learning, teaching and student experience.

Australia has a very wide selection of great universities to pick from, with similar high standards compared to the UK. If you are enthusiastic to also study in Australia, you can find more information on our page moving to Australia.