Top universities in Australia for international students

Date:Aug 07,2019


Australia is one of the most popular study destination for international students, with world renowned universities & educational institutions offering varieties of courses in the country of Kangaroo.  Australia is the 2nd most popular destination for international students, along with  U.K. and the U.S. The innovative and diverse educational program also contribute in the growing popularity of Australia in world educational arena.  

Different research agencies/companies published the ranking of world universities based on different measurable & comparable basis, with seven different Australian universities listed in top 100 universities around the world. 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 offered 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 Rankings created by 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 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.

There are 37 top universities in Australia included in the 2019 edition of the QS World University Ranking, including 15 in the global top 250. Each university was ranked based on six indicators, including its reputation among academics and graduate employers, as well as its research impact. The following are the top 10 universities in the year Australia according to QS World University ranking: 

1. Australian National University (ANU)
ANU is continuing to rank first among the top Australian universities, Australian National University is ranked 24th in the world in 2019 and claims one of the country’s highest scores for research impact (citations per faculty member) and percentage of international student indicators. 

2. University of Melbourne 
University of Melbourne is ranked 39th in the world, the University of Melbourne achieved positions in the global top 20 for its reputation with both academics and employers. The university has a very diverse student body, with nearly 40 percent of its 50,270 students coming from outside Australia.

3. University of Sydney 
University of Sydney is one of the top 3 universities in Australia. Staying in Sydney, the University of Sydney climbed eight places to rank 42nd in the world in 2019, and is the oldest of these top Australian universities (established in 1850). Sydney was Australia’s highest-ranked entrant in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 at fourth in the world.

4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)
The University of New South Wales, located in Sydney, ranked at 4th position in Australia and retains its position of 45th in the World University Rankings in 2019, and is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities.

5. University of Queensland (UQ)
University of Queensland, ranked at top 5 universities in Australia and ranked 48th in the world in 2019. UQ is mainly based in state capital Brisbane and has been responsible for a number of recent research innovations, such as the cervical cancer vaccine.

6. Monash University
Monash University is ranked joint 59th in the world with China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University and 4th in Australian Universities. Monash University is mainly based in Melbourne but has five campuses in the state of Victoria and two overseas, in Malaysia and South Africa.

7. University of Western Australia (UWA)
The University of Western Australia, located in Perth, is up two places to rank 91st in the world in 2019, and 5th in Australian Universities, achieving the strongest score out of these top 10 Australian universities for its percentage of international faculty members.

8. University of Adelaide 
University of Adelaide is ranked 114th in the world in 2019 and 6th in Australia, the University of Adelaide has been recognized for its innovations in various areas of research by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

9. University of Technology (Sydney)
The University of Technology, Sydney also improved its global rank this year, climbing 16 places to rank joint 160th with Switzerland’s University of Basel. UTS is one of the youngest top Australian universities, established in its current form in 1988.

10. University of Newcastle 
University of Newcastle is ranked in 10 places in Australia and joint 214th in the world this year, the University of Newcastle was founded in 1965 and has its main campus in the Callaghan suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, and has a total of 26,615 students at six campuses, including one in Singapore.