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Top Universities in Australia 2020

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 2020 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.

QS Top Universities in Australia 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

The Australian National University

29

2

The University of Melbourne

38

3

The University of Sydney

42

4

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

43

5

The University of Queensland

47

6

Monash University 

58

7

The University of Western Australia

86

8

The University of Adelaide

106

9

University of Technology Sydney

140

10

The University of Newcastle

207

11

University of Wollongong

212

12

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

224

13

Curtin University

230

14

Macquarie University

237

15

RMIT University

238

16

Deakin University

271

17

University of South Australia

274

18

University of Tasmania

291

19

Griffith University

320

20

James Cook University

377

 

THE Top Universities in Australia 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Melbourne

32

2

Australian National University

50

3

University of Sydney

60

4

University of Queensland

66

5

UNSW Sydney

71

6

Monash University

75

7

University of Adelaide

120

8

University of Western Australia

131

9

Queensland University of Technology

179

10

University of Canberra

193

11

University of Technology Sydney

194

12

Griffith University

201-250

13

James Cook University

201-250

14

Macquarie University

201-250

15

University of Wollongong

201-250

16

Curtin University

251-300

17

Flinders University

251-300

18

LaTrobe University

251-300

19

University of South Australia

251-300

20

Western Sydney University

251-300

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