An Introduction to Australia's top universities

Click on the links below to find out more about these universities! Here's a short preview of the top few for your perusal, to find out more please make enquiries!

 

University of Melbourne 

Australia National University 

University of Sydney

University of Melbourne

 

Overall Rankings:

  • #1 in Australia by Times Higher Education 2019

  • #2 in Australia by QS 2019

  • #32 Times Higher Education 2019

  • #39 QS Global 2019

QS World University Rankings By Subject:

  • #14 in Education and Training

  • #6 in Law

  • #9 in Anatomy

  • #20 in Social Sciences

  • #16 in Accounting and Finance

  • #20 in Business

  • #32 in Computer Science and Information Systems

  • #20 in Arts and Humanities

  • #21 in Life Sciences and Medicine

  • #30 in Dentistry

  • #17 in Medicine

  • #18 in Psychology

  • #18 in Civil/Structural Engineering

  • #17 in Architecture

Environment:

  • Multi-campus university in the heart of Melbourne

  • Moderate crime rate

  • Moderately high cost of living(lower than sydney but higher than Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, etc)

  • 3rd most beautiful university in Australia by Times

Fees/Scholarships/Financial Aid Information

  • Typically AUD$40k per year, more if for special courses like oral health, fine arts

 

 

 

 

  • Scholarships:

    • International Graduate Merit Scholarships

      • Automatic consideration

      • Value: 25 - 50% fee remission

      • Study areas: commerce, economics management

      • Number awarded: 15 students

    • Melbourne Graduate Scholarship           

      • Automatic consideration

      • Value: 25 - 100% fee remission

      • Study areas: Architecture, building and planning; Commerce, economics and management; Education, teaching and training; Engineering; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

    • Many more small scholarships

  • Student grants:

    • Over 150 bursaries

    • Applications 1 Jan 2019 to 10 Mar 2019

    • Value: $1,000 - $10,000

    • Study Areas: All

    • Number: 250

Career Prospects

  • #6 in QS Graduate Employability Ranking

  • Alumni & graduate salary 50k to 160k average degree around 80k

Population

  • 8,500+ staff

  • 65,000+ students

  • 36% of student body international students from over 100 countries

  • 56.19 – Student ratio of females to males

Application Information

  • Requirements:

    • complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or

    • An equivalent qualification: IB

      • Bachelor of Science: 31 points

      • Bachelor of Arts: 31 points

    • English:

      • TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

      • IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

      • Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

      • Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

      • revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test not accepted

      • Scores need to be achieved from a single test report.

    • a copy of academic results(If any documents are written in a language other than English, an official translation is needed)

    • University of Melbourne recognizes AP Exam scores

      • at least 2 AP exams, achieving a score of 3 or above in order to be considered for entry.

  • Application closing dates

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Australia National University

Overall Rankings:

  • #1 in Australia by QS

  • #2 in Australia by Times Higher Education

  • #24 QS Global Rankings

 

QS World University Rankings By Subject

  • #9 in Development Studies

  • #10 in Politics

  • #15 in Law

  • #16 in Arts and Humanities

  • #23 in Social Sciences and Management

  • #25 in Economics and Econometrics

  • #33 in Natural Sciences

  • #39 in Accounting and Finance

  • #31 in Mathematics

  • #40 in Computer Sciences and Info Systems

  • #38 in Psychology

  • #34 in Statistics

 

Environment

  • Located in Canberra

  • Oceanic climate, generally comfortable temperatures

  • Very low crime rates in Canberra

  • Lower cost of living than Sydney and Melbourne but remains moderately high

  • Guide provided by ANU:

    • student/guardian - AUD20,290

    • approx. 390 on expenses per week

 

Fees/Scholarships/Financial Aid Information

  • Fees

    • Around 44k for an average bachelor’s degree

  • Financial Aid

    • DFAT Australia Awards

      • Not by the university by but by external company

    • Large number of scholarships based on academic merit

      • Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships

        • Value: $69,500 per annum 

        • Interest area: ANU College of Business & Economics, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Science, ANU College of Health & Medicine, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

        • Tuckwell Scholarship  »

          • Value: $21,700 per annum 

          • Interest area: ANU College of Business & Economics, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Science, ANU College of Health & Medicine, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Career Prospects

  • 3rd in Graduate Employability in Australia by Times Higher Education

  • Offers drop-in chats with a career consultant three times a week.

  • The university also runs the ANU CareerHub – an “online career development and employability tool”, which includes a jobs board and careers resources

  • Best paying degree seems to be bachelor of science with an average of AUD 89,000 and other degrees that pay less well have a graduate salary at 50,000

 

Population

  • 16.6k students

  • 7k international

  • 1.6k faculty

Application Information

  • Requirements

    • IB at 29

    • English requirements​​​

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        This is different for special programs​​

  • Application period

    • Students must apply through UAC portal if they take IB

    • Otherwise directly through university website

      • Timeline

        • 4 March 2019    Applications open

        • 31 May 2019      Applications close

        • 1 August 2019   Conditional offers released

        • 5 September 2019           Conditional offer acceptance deadline

        • 13 December 2019          ATARs begin to be released

        • 19 December 2019          Final offers released (NSW, QLD and VIC)

        • 27 December 2019          Final offers released (ACT, SA, TAS and WA)

        • 9 January 2020                   Final offers released (International Baccalaureate)

        • 23 January 2020                Final offer acceptance deadline

        • 17 February 2020             ANU Orientation Week

        • 25 February 2020             Classes commence

  • Special programmes

    • Flexible Double Degree

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University of Sydney

 

Overall Rankings:

  • #3 in Australia by both QS and THE

  • #42 by QS Global

QS World University Rankings By Subject

  • #12 in Education

  • #12 in Law

  • #42 in Business

  • #22 in Accounting

  • #42 in Computer Science

  • #23 in Arts and Humanities

  • #27 in Social Sciences

  • #37 in Economics

  • #26 in Languages

  • #4 in Sports related subjects

 

Environment

  • Multiple campuses, largely in heart of Sydney, with one in camden for agriculture and veterinary studies

  • Sydney has a high cost of living

    • Single student living away from home will require at least $1,690 per month for accommodation, food, utilities and entertainment.

  • Low to moderate crime rate

 

Fees/Scholarships/Financial Aid Information

  • Fees:

    • On average about 40k per year

  • Scholarships

    • University Wide

      • Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme

    • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Exchange Scholarships

    • Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies Undergraduate Scholarships

      • Dr Abdul Kalam International Undergraduate Scholarships

    • Faculty of Health Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

      • Deans International Undergraduate Scholarship

    • Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

      • Architecture, Design and Planning Dean's International Merit Scholarship

    • The University of Sydney Business School

      • University of Sydney Business School Student Exchange Travel Scholarships

      • University of Sydney Business School Strategic Exchange Partner Scholarships

 

Career Prospects

  • 5th in world for Graduate Employability by QS, first in Australia

  • Average graduate pay at 70-80k AUD

 

Population

  • 45k students, 23k are international

  • 3318 faculty

 

Application Information

  • Requirements

    • GaoKao can be used

    • IB scores

 

 

 

  • English requirements​​

 

  • if IELTS is not taken​​

 

  • Application period

    • Apply directly via university website if not studying in australia

    • Timeline

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