Statistics - Australia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Population23 365,337
Students1 046,000
Foreigner students4.2%
Statistics - Education
Popularity rating in the world3
Ranking of universities in the world3
Academic Reputation 5
Employer Reputation 4
Quality of teaching 28
International Faculty 3
International Students 4
Citations per Faculty 4
Statistics - Universities
Universities in top 100 7
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 23
Universities in top 1000 33
Universities in top 5000 41
Cost of living in Australia, USD/month
Accommodation $318 $474
Food $180 $353
Transportation $63 $148
Communications and utilities $76 $81
Clothing $20 $77
Sports and leisure $24 $83
Accommodation in Australia, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$318
Shared room in city centre$593
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$794
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$1079
A distinctive feature of Australian universities is a high academic level of teaching, where great attention is paid to the practical side of learning.
Among the variety of Australian universities, one can choose the future alma mater. Australian universities are located throughout the continent; the largest number of them are located in the "university" cities of Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, which are also the largest cities in Australia.

Full list of universities in Autralia

321University of MelbourneMelbourne27,010 $28,471 $
372Australian National UniversityCanberra25,659 $27,966 $
473University of QueenslandBrisbane22,565 $24,228 $
594University of SydneySydney24,264 $25,506 $
605University of New South WalesSydney29,475 $30,029 $
746Monash UniversityMelbourne7,000 $27,970 $
917University of Western AustraliaPerth25,387 $25,387 $
1268University of AdelaideAdelaide21,033 $22,878 $
2129Macquarie UniversitySydney17,000 $28,523 $
21710University of WollongongWollongong18,929 $19,844 $

Which university to choose?

The oldest universities are named in honor of the states and major cities of Australia: University of Sydney, University of Melburne, University of Odelaide, University of Quinsland, University of WEST Australia.
Young universities, as part of their development, are using the experience of the older universities, as well as trying to integrate innovative learning technologies. If you are focused on working in large companies or just want to be in the spotlight, it is advisable to go to study in these cities.
Education in small provincial towns is more economical, as well as some universities offer training in highly specialized areas – the one can go there to acquire a particular profession, such as, an agronomist or ecologist of narrow specialization.

Ranking of Australian universities

#(Ranking|Ranking by numbers of international requests)QS(QS World University Rankings)THE(Times Higher Education World University Rankings)UniversityCityState
1 91 69 Monash University Melbourne Victoria
2 34 31 University of Melbourne Melbourne Victoria
3 325 575 Murdoch University Perth Western Australia
4 63 42 University of Queensland Brisbane Queensland
5 288 276 University of Wollongong Wollongong New South Wales
6 72 38 University of Sydney Sydney New South Wales
7 48 27 Australian National University Canberra Australian Capital Territory
8 325 341 University of South Australia Adelaide South Australia
9 288 263 Macquarie University Sydney New South Wales
10 263 298 University of Newcastle Newcastle New South Wales
11 213 104 University of Adelaide Adelaide South Australia
12 114 52 University of New South Wales Sydney New South Wales
13 168 84 University of Western Australia Perth Western Australia
14 - - Charles Sturt University Bathurst New South Wales
15 - 625 University of Canberra Canberra Australian Capital Territory
16 288 279 Queensland University of Technology Brisbane Queensland
17 325 380 Deakin University Melbourne Victoria

Specificity of Australian universities

When choosing a university, the student must take into consideration not only the tuition fee and geographical location of the campus, but also the orientation of the course he is interest in: practical or research.
Most universities in Australia are public, which adhere to common standards and offer a similar set of courses, but there is still a difference between them (universities). The main advantages of the old universities are prestige, focus on research and bias on strong theoretical knowledge more than on practical. According to statistics, the old universities’ students are mostly children from wealthy families. Graduates tend to have a higher chance to get high-paid and influential positions.

Why choose Australian colleges - TAFE?

Australian colleges are training their students on a wide range of specialties (majors). Public colleges combined in TAFE, are considered as more prestigious.
The big advantage of enrolling in the Australian colleges is that there are lower admission requirements for a foreign applicant. In case if you are planning to continue your education at the university, while studying in college, teachers will bring the students’ knowledge and skills to the required level . By choosing this path, the student can save money and time significantly, because after graduating from college he can be transferred directly to the second or third year of a partner university.

Our help in choosing an Australian University

In addition, you can decide on a specialty during training, as the important feature of studying in Australian colleges is that students move from one program to another without passing exams.
Aside from that, there are many subtleties of choosing an educational institution. Our consultants will help you to find your program in a variety of educational institutions and programs, providing detailed information for selecting university.