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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.

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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

University 

Global Rank

1

The Australian National University

31

2

The University of Sydney

40

3

The University of Melbourne

41

4

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

44

5

The University of Queensland

46

6

Monash University 

55

7

The University of Western Australia

92

8

The University of Adelaide

106

9

University of Technology Sydney

133

10

University of Wollongong

196

11

The University of Newcastle

197

12

Macquarie University

214

13

Curtin University

217

14

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

217

15

RMIT University

223

16

Deakin University

275

17

University of South Australia

295

18

Griffith University 

303

19

University of Tasmania

308

20

Swinburne University of Technology

372

 

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THE Top Universities in Australia 2021

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Melbourne

31

2

University of Sydney

51

3

Austraia National University 

59

4

University of Queensland

62

5

Monash University

64

6

UNSW Sydney 

67

7

University of Adelaide

118

8

University of Western Australia

139

9

University of Technology Sydney

160

10

University of Canberra

184

11

Queensland University of Technology

186

12

Macquarie University

195

13

Curtin University

201-250

14

Griffith University

201-250

15

James Cook University 

201-250

16

La Trobe University

251-250

17

University of Wollongong

251-250

18

Australian Catholic University

251-300

19

Deakin University

251-300

20

Flinders University

251-300

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