Top Universities in Australia for International Students

March 7, 2022

If you're thinking of studying in Australia, you've already taken a step toward a satisfying academic experience. Australia is a developed, fast-growing nation with a stable, tolerant, multicultural culture. Students will find that studying in Australia is a unique, pleasant, and exciting experience in the English-speaking world.

Australia has one of the highest Internet connection rates globally, owing to its reputation as a creative and research-intensive culture that adopts new technologies faster than most other countries.

Australia is represented by 36 universities in the newly announced QS World University Rankings 2022. This year, only six of these universities have slipped in rankings, with most Australian universities significantly increasing.

Despite losing two places in the rankings this year, Australian National Institution (ANU) remains Australia's best university. The rankings are determined by considering academic and employer reputations, research impact, and other factors.

Continue reading for a closer look at the country's top 10 universities.

1. Australian National University 

Australian National University- One of the Top Universities in Australia

Despite ranking among the top 50 universities in the world on almost all indicators, Australian National University (ANU) has again been named Australia's top university in the past year, placing highly on academic reputation, international faculty, international students, and citations per faculty ratio.

The main campus of the Australian National University is in Acton, Canberra; however, there are satellite campuses throughout New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

2. University of Sydney

University of Sydney- One of the Top Universities of Australia

After advancing two places this year, the University of Sydney is Australia's second-best university, ranking 40th internationally. It receives perfect scores in the indicators for international professors and international students.

The Institution of Sydney was formed in 1850 and is a member of the Group of Eight. Melbourne University is a public university in Melbourne, Australia.

3. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne- One of the Top Universities of Australia

University of Melbourne is now placed 41st globally, down three places from last year. It is the highest-ranked Australian institution in terms of academic and employer reputation, and it is among the top 30 universities in the world in both categories. 
It belongs to the Group of Eight.

International students from more than 130 countries make up 42 percent of the university's student body.

4. University of New South Wales

University of New South Wales- One of the Top Universities of Australia

The University of New South Wales is ranked 44th (UNSW). Despite dropping one spot in this year's international university rankings, the University of New South Wales remains Australia's fourth-best university.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, collaborating with Australia's research-intensive universities. Except for the faculty-to-student ratio, the university is in the top 50 in every criterion.

5. University of Queensland 

University of Queensland- One of the Top Universities of Australia

We'll look at the University of Queensland (UQ), which has climbed one spot to 46th this year.

Among the university's graduates are two Nobel Laureates, Peter C. Dogerty, John Harsanyi, Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, and celebrities in government, law, research, public service, and the arts. Like the cervical cancer vaccine, several recent advances have been credited to UQ researchers.

6. Monash University

Monash University- One of the Top Universities of Australia

Monash University is now ranked 55th, up to three spots last year. It is ranked 43rd among the top 50 institutions globally for academic reputation and receives a perfect score in the international student's indicator.

Monash University is situated in Melbourne; however, it has five campuses around Victoria and two international campuses in Malaysia and South Africa.

7. University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia- One of the Top Universities of Australia

In 2021, the University of Western Australia, which was the first of seven Australian universities to be ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, fell five places to 92nd.

UWA exceeds all other Australian universities in terms of both the proportion of international faculty members and the number of citations per faculty member (a measure of research output).

8. University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide- One of the Top Universities of Australia

Adelaide University is a public research university in Australia.

The University of Adelaide, Australia's third oldest university, is ranked joint 106th in the world university rankings this year. It was formed in 1874 and is Australia's third oldest university.

With more than 7,860 international students from over 100 countries making up the university's 21,142 students, the University of Adelaide is rated 44th globally for international students.

9. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)- One of the Top Universities of Australia

This year, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has moved up seven places in the international university rankings to join 133rd. In terms of citations per teacher, international students, and employer reputation, UTS is ranked 67th, 78th, and 85th, respectively.

UTS is one of Australia's newest elite universities, founded in 1988. Their mission is to broaden knowledge through collaborating with industry, professions, and the community to give research-based education.

10. University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong- One of the Top Universities of Australia

The University of Wollongong has broken into the Australian top ten this year, moving from 16 places to 196th in the world. In terms of citations per faculty, the university is ranked 75th globally, indicating that its research output is of high quality.

The University of Wollongong was formed in 1975 with the help of residents. Since then, the institution has collaborated with its communities to make a difference in the Illawarra region and address society's economic, environmental, social, and medical issues.


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