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Top 5 Universities in Australia

Australia encourages innovation, creativity and independent thinking in universities. International students studying and living in Australia will soon find their education challenging, interesting and rewarding. As an international student in Australia, you can live, grow and study in a young and friendly country full of opportunities.

If you're looking to study in Australia, below are 5 quick facts and brief general info of the top 5 Australian Universities in 2021.

  1. The Australian National University

Australian National University (ANU) was established in 1946 and was originally founded as a postgraduate research university by the Australian Parliament. ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital.

Location: Canberra

Total of Faculties: 1,763

QS World University Rankings: 27

University Partnerships: University of Oxford, ETH Zurich,Yale University, University of Singapore are among many.

Notable alumni: Kevin Rudd, John A. Bryant and John Charles Harsanyi are among many.

Number of International Students: 6,496

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2. University of Sydney

Founded in 1851, the University of Sydney is Australia's oldest university and is known for one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities.

Sydney is also considered one of the best university cities for students with 46,000 students as in 2020 which representing about 134 nations.

Location: Sydney

Total of Faculties: 3,571

QS World University Rankings: 38

University Partnerships: Harvard University, University of California Davis, University of California San Diego, University of Toronto are among many.

Notable alumni: Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, Hans Lundgren and C-Clown member Rome are among many.

Number of International Students: 25,940

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3. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in the state of Victoria.

The main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville with several other campuses in Victoria including the Southbank, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie, Shepparton and Werribee campuses.

Location: Melbourne & Victoria

Total of Faculties: 21,840

QS World University Rankings: 37

University Partnerships: University of Malawi, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and University of British Columbia are among many.

Notable alumni: Bert Sakmann (German cell physiologist), Sir James Alexander Mirrlees and Elizabeth Helen Blackburn are among many.

Number of International Students: 25,940

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4. University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities.

According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UNSW is ranked top 20 in the world for Law, Accounting and Finance, and 1st in Australia for Mathematics, Engineering and Technology.

Location: Sydney - Kensington

Total of Faculties: 3,660

QS World University Rankings: 37

University Partnerships: University of Malaya is among many.

Notable alumni: Scott Morrison, Rebel Wilson and Prince Mak (Idol group member of Korean boyband JJCC)

Number of International Students: 21,603

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5. University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) main campus is located in the green and leafy inner Brisbane suburb of St Lucia – one of the most affluent areas of the city.

UQ has approximately 40,000 enrolled students, including 12,000 international students out of 141.It also has one of the largest cohorts ofPhD students in Australia with approximately 13,800 registered PhD students.

Location: South-East Queensland

Total of Faculties: 3,513

QS World University Rankings: 47

University Partnerships: University of Exeter and Université Paris Saclay are among many.

Notable alumni: Peter C. Dogerty , John Harsanyi; Academy Award winner, Geoffrey Rush (Academy Award winner) are among many.

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