Aishwarya
Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Updated on Aug 29, 2023 19:27 IST
Top Australian Universities: Australia has seen an upward trend in its international students. With Australian colleges and universities ranking among the Top 50 of the world, it is no wonder either. It might not be a relatively cheaper option, but it is easier. The visa and immigration laws are friendlier, the cut-offs and averages are lower and the quality of education is at par with the best in the world. 
Top 10 Universities in Australia
There is no reason to think otherwise. But which college to choose? Australia has over 1200 colleges offering more than 20,000 courses and most of the Australian universities rank globally. Finding the best college/ course that would suit your specific needs to help you earn the highest-paying jobs in the world would certainly be a challenge. Usually, the best way to start is to have a look at the top colleges, read about the courses available, and study the average test scores required by them. This would give you a brief understanding of the position the universities enjoy vis-a-vis the global universities and also give you an average test score.

Check out: Eligibility Requirements to Study in Australia 

It was no wonder that the Group of 8 featured in the top 8 positions of the Top 10 universities in Australia. Multiple Australian universities feature in the QS World University Rankings 2023 out of which several Australian universities are included in the top 100 universities globally.

 

Top 10 Universities in Australia

Here is a list of the top ten universities in Australia in the year 2023 are as follows:

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Australian Universities 

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Australian National University 

#30 

#62

The University of Melbourne 

#33 

#34

The University of Sydney 

#41 

#54

The University of New South Wales 

#45 

#71

The University of Queensland 

#50 

#53

Monash University 

#57 

#44

The University of Western Australia 

#90 

#131

The University of Adelaide 

#109 

#88

University Technology of Sydney 

#137 

#133

University of Wollongong 

#185

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Know more about the universities in detail, below.

Australian National University (ANU)

Established in 1946, Australian National University is an open research university. It started the undergraduate degree program in 1960 after integrating with Canberra College. The university was organized into 4 centres, namely the School of Physical Sciences, School of Social Science, School of Pacific Science, and School of Medical Research. The university opened its first residence hall in 1954 for the students of postgraduate degree programs and faculty members. ANU is known for its co-curricular and cultural activities which are maintained by the Council of the University.

The university comprises 7 colleges. All of them are integrated with research and teaching. The academic structure is maintained by the Council and operated by 15 members. ANU offers undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate degree programs, and professional degree programs. Moreover, the campus includes eight residential halls with all the necessary facilities required for student accommodation. The students are provided with a calm learning environment on campus.

Australian National University – Courses

The following courses are offered at Australian National University:

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

MS

24 months

15.8L – 21L

MBA

18 – 24 months

19.1L – 22.1L

MIM

24 months

22.1L

MEng

24 months

15.8L – 21.1L

BE/BTech

36 – 48 months

22.3L

BSc

36 – 48 months

18L – 19.1L

MIS

24 months

20.1L

University of Sydney (USyd)

Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is an open research university, which is known to be among the world's top universities. Also, it received a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1858. After receiving the Royal Charter, the degrees given by the university were recognized as equal to those provided by universities in the United Kingdom. The campus houses the Faculty of Science, Social Work, Pharmacy, Arts, Economics, Architecture, and Veterinary Science which was newly introduced in the university.

The university features undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including professional degrees, specialist degrees, and liberal studies degrees. The courses are divided into various subjects, namely Art and Social Sciences, Architecture, Design and Planning, Business, Medical and Health, and Social Work and Music. Students are also provided with experienced faculty members and practical exposure to the research industry. Also, the university is visited by expert professionals that help the students for a better understanding of the curriculum.

The University of Sydney (Usyd) – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees (First Year) in Lakhs

MBA

12L – 24 months

19.6L – 32.8L

MIM

12 – 18 months

21.3L – 22.8L

MS

12 – 36 months

18.4L – 24L

BBA

12 – 36 months

18.8L – 19.8L

MEng

18 months

21.8L – 22.5L

BE/BTech

36 – 60 months

19.2L – 21.8L

BSc

36 – 48 months

16.2L – 22L

MA

12 – 24 months

17.4L – 20.6L

MArch

18 – 24 months

15.7L – 19.3L

University of Melbourne (Unimelb)

Founded by Hugh Culling Eardley Childers in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university of higher education and research. It is ranked among the top universities in Australia. The University of Melbourne is dedicated to providing a practical experience more than just structured learning. Being one of the most progressive research universities, it features an excellent staff that makes new discoveries and research.

Within the premises, there are 11 separate academic institutions, which include research institutes like Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, and Grattan Institute. The students of the university have the opportunity to learn about all subjects before choosing a particular subject of their field of interest.

Moreover, Julia Gillard (Former Prime Minister of the U.S.), Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs (Human Rights Commissioner), George Megalogenis (Political Commentator), and Professor Ian H Frazer (Leader of groundbreaking Gardasil vaccine) are among the Notable Alumni of the Melbourne University.

University of Melbourne (Unimelb) – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

MS

24 months

18.5L – 20.3L

MBA

12 – 24 months

21.6L – 43.8L

BE/BTech

36 months

21.3L

MIM

24 months

21.6L

MIS

24 months

20.2L

MEng

24 months

21.1L

BSc

36 months

21L – 21.3L

MEM

12 months

21.1L

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Established in 1949, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is an open research university that was developed with a motive to meet the new demands of the growing technology. Initially, it was known as the New South Wales University of Technology. Notably, the university gained its statuary status in 1949 by the Parliament of New South Wales, Sydney. After gaining this status, it was provided funds for the construction of buildings on the campus. And, the classes started a year later with an enrolment of 46 students. UNSW established two colleges, one in Newcastle and the other in Wollongong.

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in various fields of study. The courses are offered through various departments, namely the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Art & Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The wide range of courses offered by the university allows the students to choose among the subjects according to their area of interest. In addition, the experienced faculty members make sure that students gain the best practical knowledge in their respective fields.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

MBA

16 – 24 months

15.3L – 25.8L

MS

24 months

11.2L – 23.1L

BE/BTech

48 months

22.6L

MFin

12 months

16.7L

MEng

24 months

22.4L – 22.9L

MIM

18 months

21.9L

BBA

36 months

21.3L

The University of Queensland (UQ)

One of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities with a strong focus on teaching excellence, the University of Queensland (UQ) has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. Brisbane is fast becoming a hub in Asia–Pacific for business, investment, major events, and education, with World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges, and beaches on your doorstep.

UQ is equipped with six faculties, eight globally recognized research institutes and more than 100 research centres attracting an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists, and engineers who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

The University of Queensland (UQ) – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

MBA

12 – 18 months

20.7L – 39.6L

MS

12 – 24 months

20.1L – 22.1L

MEng

24 months

22.1L

BE/BTech

36 – 48 months

22.1L

BBA

36 months

20.7L

MEM

24 months

22.1L

BHM

36 months

22.1L

BSc

48 months

21.3L – 22.4L

Monash University

An Open University founded in 1958, Monash University has research institutes in other countries like Italy (Prato), India (Mumbai) and China (Suzhou). Monash University has a number of departments the Department of Forensic Medicines, the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and the Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

The campus houses the faculties of Engineering, Law, Arts, Business, Economics, Health Sciences and IT. The university has a remarkable list of alumni which includes Anna Burke (Former Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives), Simon Crean (Former Cabinet member in the Rudd Government), David De Krester (Governor of Australia), Ian Macfarlane (Governor of Reserve Bank of Australia), Lim Guan Eng (Minister of finance, Malaysia) and Doug Chappel (Comedian and Actor).

Monash University – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

BBA

36 months

21.2L

MBA

24 months

18.5L – 22.4L

MS

12 – 24 months

18.7L – 21.7L

MIM

18 months

22.3L

MIS

24 months

20.3L

BE/BTech

36 – 60 months

15.2L – 21.7L

BSC

36 – 48 months

19.5L – 22L

University of Western Australia (UWA)

An open research university that was established in 1911, the University of Western Australia spans an area of 160 acres of land. The university offers an undergraduate degree program and a postgraduate degree program as well as doctoral-level programs. Also, it features specialization courses that are additional in the curriculum of the opted programs.

UWA has a notable list of alumni that includes Fiona Wood (Known as the Australian of the Year for 2005), Rod Eddington (Former CEO of Ansett Airlines), Stephen Smith (Former Labor Federal Minister), Cheryl Praeger (Scientist of the Year, 2009) and Tim Minchin (Australian comedian).

University of Western Australia (UWA) – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

BE/BTech

36 months

17.9L – 18.5L

MS

18 – 36 months

19.1L – 23.8L

BSc

36 months

17.9L

MEng

12 – 24 months

26.5L

MBA

16 – 24 months

21L – 21.9L

University of Adelaide

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is an open university, which is known to be one of the oldest universities in Australia. The university comprises five campuses of which North Terrace is the main campus. All five campuses are situated close to restaurants and cafes, medical stores and many other shops that provide basic necessities to the students. Also, the North Terrace campus includes accommodation for the students as well as faculty members. The campus also comprises the famous Barr Smith Library.

The academic curriculum of the university is categorized into 5 faculties, namely the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Professions, and Faculty of Sciences. These faculties include various schools that give students the opportunity to choose from a wide list of subjects according to their field of interest.

University of Adelaide – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs

MEng

24 months

19.6L

MBBS

72 months

37.2L

MBA

12 – 24 months

18.8L – 21.5L

MS

12 – 24 months

18.8L

BSc

36 months

17.1L

BBA

36 months

17.1L

MFin

18 months

19.6L

BE/BTech

36 – 48 months

18.1L – 19.3L

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public research university and a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Australian Technology Network (ATN). UTS offers over 210 postgraduate and 130 undergraduate courses across various disciplines like architecture, business, built environment, communication, education, design, engineering, international studies, information technology, law, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, and science.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - Courses

Courses Duration Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs
MEM 1 - 2 Years INR 19.5L - 28.6L
MBA 24 Months INR 18.8L
MS 24 Months INR 19.5L - 25.8L
BBA 3 - 4 Years INR 17L
MEng 2 Years INR 19.1L
BE/BTech 3 - 4 Years INR 17.3L - 19.9L
MIM 1.5 - 2 Years INR 15.2L - 18.4L

University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong (UOW) offers a growing number of courses at its five faculties, namely Engineering and Information Sciences, Law, Business, Science, Medicine and Health, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts. The university has campuses in Batemans Bay, Bega, Southern Sydney, the Southern Highlands, and the centrally-located Sydney Business School.

The main campus of the university has research and teaching facilities along with conference facilities, student residences, a library, gymnasium, retail outlets, indoor sports centres, and several others for a complete experience. The campus welcomes more than 25,000 students and more than 2,000 staff members. There is a campus clinic, a dentist on the site, physiotherapy services, and sports medicine. It gives scholarships to both international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and domestic students.

University of Wollongong - Courses

Courses Duration Tuition Fee (First Year) in Lakhs
MS 24 Months INR 15.99L - 18.21L
MIM 1.5 - 2 Years INR 12.6L - 18.2L
MEng 2 Years INR 20.2L
BSc 3 Years INR 15.8L

The above tabular data has been sourced from Shiksha Study Abroad from an earlier date. The numbers could vary subject to the current economy. 

Exams Needed for Australian University Admissions

A lot of universities would expect candidates to have scores for English eligibility tests or GRE/GMAT scores as part of the application process. For instance, while IELTS cut-off score for regular degree programs is 6.5, the university might require a higher IELTS Score of 7.0 – 7.5 for courses in engineering and so on. This would vary and a good place to confirm the scores would be at the university’s English Level Requirements.

The same goes for the GMAT scores. It is important to remember the application process for the UG and PG courses in Australia is more inclusive and while the scores are important, there are many factors that would add to your admissions. Also, while most undergraduate courses would ideally require English language proficiency, for postgraduate courses, the GMAT or GRE might be required. An average GRE Score is not shared as it might vary widely for different courses across different universities.

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4 years ago

What is the process of ELICOS for 5weeks in FEDERATION UNIVERSITY

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7 years ago

Which one is better of the three?? Curtin, Deakin and Griffith?? Im in a fix for MBA.

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7 years ago

Please note that ranking of university is different from ranking of business schools. For example is Austalian National University seems to be highly ranked but their MBA program is not even there in top 5 and it is not accredited by EQUIS, or AMBA or AACSB.

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Kanika Khurana

7 years ago

Hi Denny, Absolutely agreed. This is a university listing and not for the course.