Which Australian Universities Are Topping World Rankings?

By Uni Enrol - July 28, 2020
Where to Study Here are the top 10 Australian universities in the QS World University Rankings and their top ranked courses.
Which Australian Universities Are Topping World Rankings?

Are you curious about studying in Australia but don’t know where to start on your research?

Let us help you!

Here are 2020’s 10 highest ranked Australian universities by QS. We’ve also included their courses that are ranked top 30 in the world by QS for your reference.

You can also take a look at our guide on a few things to should know before deciding on your course.

1. Australian National University (ANU)

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Location: Canberra

QS World University Ranking 2020: 29

Courses in Top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy, Politics, Earth and Marine Sciences, Sociology, Archeology, History, Development Studies, Social Policy & Administration, Linguistics, Arts and Humanities, Law and Legal Studies, Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Management, Economics and Econometrics

Why study at ANU: It provides flexible degree options to suit different student’s needs. As a member of the Group of Eight that has produced 4 Nobel laureates in Medicine and Physics, it offers its diverse student body plenty exchange and research opportunities.

2. University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne

Location: Victoria

QS World University Ranking 2020: 38 

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Law and Legal Studies, Anatomy & Physiology, Education and Training, Engineering - Civil and Structural, Accounting and Finance, Development Studies, Geography, Performing Arts, Veterinary Science, Performing Arts, Anthropology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Medicine, Social Policy & Administration, Social Sciences and Management, English Language and Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Economics and Econometrics, Life Sciences and Medicine, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Business & Management Studies, Dentistry, History, Nursing

Why study at University of Melbourne: World-renowned researchers and industry leaders make up the educators who will guide you on your academic journey. The university works closely with top corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Proctor & Gamble to bring desired job opportunities to its students.

3. University of Sydney

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University of Sydney

Location: Sydney 

QS World University Ranking 2020: 42

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Sports-Related Subjects, Veterinary Science, Law and Legal Studies, Nursing, Engineering - Civil and Structural, Geography, Performing Arts, Architecture, Medicine, Education and Training, English Language and Literature, Communication and Media Studies, Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Anthropology, Sociology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Politics, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Management, Development Studies, Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, History, Modern Languages, Social Policy & Administration   

Why study at University of Sydney: Its graduates are ranked fourth in the world in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. The university also support and encourage its student entrepreneurs throughout the start-up process.

4. University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

QS World University Ranking 2020: 43

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Engineering - Civil and Structural, Law and Legal Studies, Accounting and Finance, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Architecture

Why study at UNSW Sydney: The university collaborates with some of the best minds in the world to help create a nurturing learning environment. It also offers students a chance to see the world with more than 300 exchange partners in 39 countries.

5. University of Queensland 

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland

QS World University Ranking 2020: 57

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Sports-Related Subjects, Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Environmental Studies, Education and Training, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Psychology, Agriculture & Forestry, Engineering - Civil and Structural, Veterinary Science

Why study at UQ: UQ works closely with industry and government partners to enhance its research capabilities. Its faculty members and campuses are well-equipped to maintain the best teaching practices and provide an optimal learning experience to its students.

6. Monash University

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Location: Melbourne

QS World University Ranking 2020: 58

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Education and Training, Nursing, Performing Arts, Engineering - Civil and Structural, Engineering - Chemical, Anatomy & Physiology

Why study at Monash University: You can build your perfect course at Monash whether it is to specialise from day one or customise your degree. It will provide you with a truly global experience, with students from more than 170 countries, and campuses in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, India, South Africa and China.

7. University of Western Australia

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

QS World University Ranking 2020: 86

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Sports-Related Subjects, Anatomy & Physiology, Earth and Marine Sciences, Engineering - Civil and Structural

Why study at UWA: The university offers a rich and vibrant experience with many clubs and societies for you to enjoy life at UWA. Its flexible course structure means you can pursue your interest and fully capitalise on your career opportunities at the same time.

8. University of Adelaide

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Locations: Adelaide

QS World University Ranking 2020: 106

Top courses: Mining Engineering, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

Why study at UA: The combination of technology and knowledge has enhance its student success by producing 109 Rhode Scholars, 5 Noble Laureates, and 130 Fulbright Scholars. Students are able to draw on professional career services, from career advice and planning with access to resources up to a year post-graduation from any degree.

9. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Location: Sydney, New South Wales

QS World University Ranking 2020: 140

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Nursing, Art & Design

Why study at UTS: The university offers more than 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines. UTS also ensures that its top-notch academics are supported by a culturally diverse campus life and exchange programmes.

10. University of Newcastle

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University of Newcastle

Location: Newcastle 

QS World University Ranking 2020: 207 

Courses in top 30 QS World University Ranking by Subject: Engineering - Mineral and Mining

Why study at UoN: Its Engineering - Mineral and Mining course is ranked 30th in the world by QS, while its nursing course is ranked 38th in the world as well. The UoN offers students a flexible approach to education, supported by state-of-the-art virtual learning infrastructure.

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