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Top Universities in Australia 2021

 Apart from being home to global cities teeming with life and history, inclusive communities and unique cultures, Australia has always been a popular destination for international students. 

The country has an array of world-class universities, including institutions that are part of the Group of Eight, as well as members from the Australian Technology Network. Australian universities also fare strongly in world university rankings, particularly in areas like research output and teaching quality. 
 
For those who are seeking to pursue your foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate pathways in Australia, university rankings can provide a sense of whether the institution is right for you. 
 
Ranking providers like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings are globally recognised, often used by students as part of their research before applying to study abroad. 
 
With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in Australia for 2021 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. 
 
QS Top Universities in Australia 2021 
 
 
Rank UniversityGlobal Rank
1The Australian National University31
2The University of Sydney 40
3The University of Melbourne  41
4The University of New South Wales (UNSW)44
5The University of Queensland 46
6Monash University  55
7The University of Western Australia 92
8The University of Adelaide 106
9University of Technology Sydney 133 

10

University of Wollongong 196 
11The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) 197 
12Macquarie University 214 
13Curtin University 217 
14Queensland University of Technology (QUT)  217
15RMIT University 223
16Deakin University 275 
17University of South Australia  295 
18Griffith University303 
19University of Tasmania308 
20Swinburne University of Technology 372 
 
 
THE Top Universities in Australia 2021 
 
 
RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1University of Melbourne 31
2University of Sydney 51
3Australian National University 59
4The University of Queensland 62
5Monash University 64
6UNSW Sydney 67
7University of Adelaide  118
8The University of Western Australia 139
9University of Technology Sydney 160
10University of Canberra 184
11Queensland University of Technology 186
12Macquarie University 195
13Curtin University 201-250 
14Griffith University  201-250 
15James Cook University201-250
16La Trobe University 201-250 
17University of Wollongong 201-250 
18Australian Catholic University 251-300 
19Deakin University
251-300 
 
20Flinders University 251-300 
 
 
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