Study in Australia

If you want to study in Australia, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Australia has 35 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Australia is Curtin University, which is ranked at number 401-500.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Australia is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Australia below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Australia’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Australia is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

The University of Melbourne - the top ranked institution in Australia

Find the best universities in Australia with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data
Melbourne skyline, Australia

Eleven universities in Australia and New Zealand are counted among the best 250 in the world.

Browse the top-ranked universities in Australia

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Top universities in Australia

Statistics about Australia

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 13.18%
  • Of which, on higher education 23.68%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 86.55%
  • Population 23,781,169
  • Unemployment 6%
  • Annual GDP 2.26%
Data source: The World Bank