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Australia University Ranking 2019

comparisons based on Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings

Australia is a home to hundreds of globally reputable and high-quality educational institutions. For tertiary education, there are 43 universities with proven track record. Besides that, there are also 59 Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions that provide Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. Australian university ranking is consistently included in global rankings created by independent and impartial institutions, such as QS, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, and Times Higher Education (THE). The different grading systems lead to different rankings for each university. Here we will use sources from latest rankings published by QS and THE in 2019.

QS World University Rankings in year 2019 features 15 Australian universities in the global top 250, out of 37 ranked universities in the country. In the other hand, THE World University Ranking 2019 features 6 universities in the global top 100, out of 35 ranked universities in Australia. The ranking differences for individual institutions can be seen here:

World university rankings for Australia

Institution Name

THE World Rank 2019

QS World Rank 2019

THE Australia Rank 2019

QS Australia Rank 2019

Australian Catholic University

401-500

801-1000

=25

=33

Australian National University

49

24

2

1

Bond University

501-600

443

=29

23

Central Queensland University

501-600

601-650

=29

=27

Charles Darwin University

501-600

651-700

=29

=28

Charles Sturt University

N/A

801-1000

N/A

=33

Curtin University

301-350

250

=18

=13

Deakin University

351-400

309

=22

18

Edith Cowan University

501-600

751-800

=29

=31

Flinders University

251-300

478

=15

24

Griffith University

251-300

329

=15

19

James Cook University

201-250

369

=10

20

La Trobe University

301-350

397

=18

22

Macquarie University

201-250

250

=10

=13

Monash University

84

59

5

6

Murdoch University

401-500

591-600

=25

26

Queensland University of Technology

201-250

244

=10

12

RMIT University

401-500

250

=25

=13

Southern Cross University

501-600

801-1000

=29

=33

Swinburne University of Technology

401-500

387

=25

21

University of Adelaide

=135

114

8

8

University of Canberra

251-300

601-650

=15

=27

University of Melbourne

=84

39

5

2

University of New South Wales

=96

45

6

4

University of Newcastle

301-350

214

=18

10

University of New England

N/A

801-1000

N/A

=33

University of Queensland

69

48

4

5

University of South Australia

201-250

264

=10

16

University of Southern Queensland

601-800

751-800

=34

=31

University of Sydney

=59

42

3

3

University of Tasmania

351-400

287

=22

17

University of Technology, Sydney

196

160

9

9

University of the Sunshine Coast

601-800

801-1000

=34

=33

University of Western Australia

134

91

7

7

University of Wollongong

201-250

218

=10

11

Victoria University

301-350

651-700

=18

=28

Western Sydney University

351-400

498

=22

25

 

For international students, Australia is a very popular choice. In fact, Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world according to the University of Melbourne, which is listed by THE as Australia’s number one university, is home to more than 12.000 international students. Meanwhile ANU who tops Australian chart by QS has one of the country’s highest scores for international student indicators.

If you have a specific study area of interest, you can browse the best universities by subject in 2019 rankings below:

  • Accounting and Finance: University of New South Wales as the highest-ranked in the country reaches the 15th best in the world.
  • Architecture: University of Sydney is positioned as number 15th in global top 50.
  • Art and Design: RMIT University consistently ranked the best in Australia and this year achieves number 12th globally.
  • Business and Management Studies: University of Melbourne accomplishes number 20th best university for business globally, leading 23 other Australian universities.
  • Chemical Engineering: Monash University is ranked among top 30 in the world, being the world’s number 29th.
  • Civil and Structural Engineering: University of New South Wales is featured again, now as Australia’s best and the 12th best university internationally for civil engineering.
  • Communication and Media Studies: Queensland University of Technology goes up to joint 16th in the world and become Australia’s best university for communication and media studies.
  • Computer Science and Information Systems: University of Melbourne leads 22 other Australian universities in the world’s top 500 universities for computer science.
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering: 21 Australian universities are included in global’s top 50, led once again by University of Melbourne.
  • Politics and International Studies; Social Policy and Administration; and Sociology: the Australian National University impressively ranked as number 10 in the world for all three subjects, proving these subjects as series of the strongest subjects offered among Australian universities.

IDP Education can help you to enroll in the highly ranked universities in Australia, because we are the partner of all Australian public universities. But above all the rankings, the most important thing is about what you will receive when you study in Australia - a world-class education and opportunities for an unlimited future. Book your appointment today, and we will call you back!

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