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    Are you looking at study options in Australia? If so, you may have noticed that
    there are 31 top universities in Australia. The vast majority of Australia's
    world-class uni's can be found in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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    Australia's top eight universities as ranked by QS are members of the Group of Eight (Go8).
    This is a coalition of research-intensive, leading Australian universities
    that aim to enhance the performance of its member universities.
  • Universities in Australia?
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    Australia has a strong and proven track record in world university rankings. Right across
    all of the global ranking systems, areas of study and criteria. Australia ranks highly
    for quality of education, student satisfaction, and global reputation.

Who are the best performers?

Which Australian universities give the highest standard of education? The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector. They aim to create a smarter future for Australia...

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What does it cost?

Just how much will a university education cost? Why is Australia the most expensive country for overseas students? Why are medical degree's set to sore from about $60,000 to $83,000 and may be as high as $180,000. Here's what you need to know...

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Where can you study?

Find the right one for you? The Australian National University (ranked 27th/world; 1st/Australia), University of Melbourne (31st/world 2nd/Aus), University of Sydney (38th/world; 3rd/Aus), University of Qld (43rd/world; 4th/Aus) and University of NSW (52nd/world 5th/Aus)...

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Australia's Top Universities

Latest News

Demand To Soar

The Australian Workforce Productivity Agency has warned that industry demand for those with higher education qualifications is set to soar...

Lifting Teaching Quality

A national approach to lifting the quality of teaching graduates is the most effective means of ensuring our school children are taught by the best...

Regulatory Compliance

Universities spend $280 million a year on regulatory compliance and reporting to Federal and State Governments, according to a submission...

Key Facts

Australia has a lot to be proud of in it's universities. The bset Australian universities are ranked amongst the very best in the world...

Australia's Universities

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Latest News

Australian Universities call on the Australian Government to rule out further budget cuts following the $12b budget hole...

World Class Education

The Australian Workforce Productivity Agency has warned that industry demand for those with higher education qualifications is set to soar with growth rates of between 3 and 4 per cent every year to 2025. The body charged with planning Australia's future workforce needs has found in its report, Future Focus: 2013 National Workforce Development Strategy.

Key Features

  • It shows a $2 billion annual increase is needed
  • This would produce on average a $54 billion increase in Australia's GDP
  • By 2025 a $16 billion increase in annual tax revenue

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

On July 31 2015, Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb released the position paper on "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the National Interest: A Strategic Approach". The latest paper presents an approach for a national strategy to guide Australia's STEM enterprise.

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Students in Australian Universities

Would you like to know how many university students are there studying in Australia? How many of those are local and how many are international students currently studying in Australian universities? These statistics cover both Australian universities as well as the higher education sector in 2014.

Students in Australia
International Students
Local Students

Australian Universities in the Top 100

Australia has the third highest number of universities in the global top 100 – according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013. Seven of Smartest Investment's 39 member universities are ranked in the world's top 100 universities - according to QS 2012 World University Rankings.

Australia's university system is ranked 8th globally, ahead of the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan – according to Universitas 21, 2012. Generally, about half of Australia's universities are ranked in the top 5% in the world. Australia is ranked as the fourth most efficient nation in producing graduates and the fifth most in undertaking research.

The top 39 universities foster close to 7,000 formal research and collaboration links with overseas institutions, building strong and positive international networks. Australian universities are seizing the opportunities of the Asian century with China now our number one knowledge partner. Our universities have more formal links with China than any other country. Read more...

Australia's Universities

Australian universities offer a wide range of first class study options like medical, science, accounting, computing, law, marketing, business and commerce. Check out our university listings for more details.

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Further Information

Choose to study in Australia at a world-class Australian university or college and you will be opening the door to a world of study that will fill your life with knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm.


Find out the latest information on Australian Scholarships.


Locate the latest Australian Student Accommodation listings.

Student Visa

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Student Numbers

Australian student numbers find out the facts and figures.


Read all about the history of Australian universities.


Locate Australian university libraries and resources.

Australia's Top Universities

In 2014, there were 1,313,776 higher education students in Australia, of whom 985,117 (75%) were domestic students and 328,659 (25%) were international students. The Australian universities with the highest number of students are lists bellow;

  • Monash University (64479)
  • RMIT University (57433)
  • University of Sydney (54306)
  • The University of New South Wales (52326)
  • The University of Melbourne (52257)
  • The University of Queensland (48771)
  • Curtin University of Technology (48263)
  • Deakin University (45900)
  • Queensland University of Technology (45580)
  • Griffith University (43196)
  • University of Western Sydney (41864)
  • Charles Sturt University (39093)
  • Macquarie University (38793)
  • University of Technology, Sydney (37638)
  • The University of Newcastle (36448)
  • La Trobe University (33892)
  • University of South Australia (32948)
  • Swinburne University of Technology (31786)