By pursuing your educational goals in Australia, you have the opportunity to study alongside the best minds in the world, in a system committed to to and recognised for unparalleled excellence, and become a master of your chosen field.

An intensely rewarding experience, the Australian student experience equips you with the professionalism, knowledge and skill set needed to take on any challenge and master any discipline.

With a focus on critical thinking, practical application and innovation, it is little wonder that Australian qualifications are recognised as among the best in world, and that they are the foundation for the professional and personal successes of over 250,000,000 international alumni placed across the globe.

It is a gateway to success wherever you choose to go, and it is will always be a complete, unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.

Key Considerations

  • 8 of the top 100 Universities in the World

  • 3rd most popular international student’s destination in the world

  • 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, including 43 Universities

  • 9th in the world University Ranking System ahead of New Zealand, Germany and Japan.

  • Home of 5 of the top 30 best student cities in the world

  • A dynamic, flexible and skills-focused job market in Australia for Australian Graduates

  • A network of over 2,500,000 international alumni world over, including 15 Nobel Prize laureates

  • $ 250,000,000.00 AUD investment by the Australian Government in Scholarships for International Students

  • Work rights for student visa holders* and an abundance of casual employment positions, internships and work placement opportunities

  • Australian qualifications feature in the world top 10 in terms of graduate outcomes, employer perceptions and job-satisfaction

Group of 8 & Other Leading Universities

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Monash University
  • UNSW Australia

The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia’s eight leading research Universities,

The Group of 8 is a signatory to the prestigious Hefei statement which links the top 8 Australian Universities with elite University groups around the world.

In world rankings Go8 Universities are consistently the highest ranked Australian Universities. All Go8 member Universities are ranked in the top 200 institutions worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (ARWU), the Times Higher Education World Rankings (THES) and the QS World University Rankings (QS).

The QS university rankings by subject rate all Go8 law schools in the top 100, with six in the top 50 and four in the top 20.

All Go8 universities have at least one field of engineering ranked in the top QS 100, and all are in the top 100 for medicine, psychology and education.

The QS university rankings by subject rate all Go8 law schools in the top 100, with six in the top 50 and four in the top 20.

All Go8 universities have at least one field of engineering ranked in the top QS 100, and all are in the top 100 for medicine, psychology and education.

One in three of Australia’s international students choose to study at a Go8 university, and are ideally poised for a successful, rewarding career in their chosen field of study.

In addition to the Group of 8, other Australian Universities including the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Victoria), Deakin University (Victoria) and Macquarie University (NSW) have consistently gained international recognition and acclaim for their standards of excellence and rapid rise towards the hierarchy of Australia’s Higher Education Institutions.

Students should be aware that the following student rights are specifically protected by law under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act;

  • The well-being of all international students

  • The quality of student’s educational experience

  • The provision of up-to-date and accurate information

*The above statistics and rankings have been sourced and confirmed by the OCED (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development), AUSTRADE, The Australian Government, The Australian, The Herald Sun and the Group of 8.