Universities and Higher Education

As of 2009, the Australia higher education system has 41 universities. Out of those 41 universities, 37 of the universities are public, 2 are private, and 2 of them are Australian branches of universities that have their main campuses overseas. There are also 3 self-accrediting higher education institutions that you can consider. On top of these schools, there are also dozens of smaller schools that do not grant any degrees or have accreditation. Most of these are private schools that focus on theology, business, information technology, natural therapies, hospitality, health, law and accounting.

The higher education system in Australia is overseen by the federal, state, and territory governments, but each school is unique in terms of the programs they offer and where they are located. The syllabi and program requirements will differ based on the school you attend. You may want to consider a university in a particular state, city, or region, or you may want to look at a university that specializes in the field you are considering for study. No matter which school you decide on, you will get a unique experience.

The following is a list of the accredited Universities that are located in Australia.

  1. Australian National University
  2. Bond University
  3. Carnegie Mellon University – Australia
  4. Central Queensland University
  5. Charles Darwin University
  6. Curtin University
  7. Deakin University
  8. Edith Cowan University
  9. Flinders University
  10. Griffith University
  11. James Cook University
  12. La Trobe University
  13. Macquarie University
  14. Monash University
  15. Murdoch University
  16. Queensland University of Technology
  17. RMIT University
  18. Southern Cross University
  19. Swinburne University of Technology
  20. The University of Notre Dame Australia
  21. Torrens University Australia
  22. University College London’s UCL School of Energy and Resources
  23. University of Adelaide
  24. University of Canberra
  25. University of Melbourne
  26. University of New England (Australia),
  27. University of New South Wales
  28. University of Newcastle (Australia)
  29. University of Queensland
  30. University of South Australia
  31. University of Southern Queensland
  32. University of Sydney
  33. University of Tasmania
  34. University of Technology
  35. University of the Sunshine Coast
  36. University of Western Australia
  37. University of Western Sydney
  38. University of Wollongong,
  39. Victoria University

If you would like to take a closer look at the most prestigious universities in Australia, check out our page on the Group of Eight; those eight schools are the most-well known and have the best education that you can find in the country. But just because those schools are considered the “best” doesn’t mean that the other universities you will find are of lesser quality. Whatever university in the Australian higher education system that you decide to go to, you will find a world class education that you can’t find anywhere else.

If you want more information on any of the universities listed above, feel free to check out their individual websites or take a look at the Australian Education Network’s list of universities in Australia. If you are interested in attending an Australian university, take a look at the Australian government’s study abroad website, known as Future Unlimited. These websites will give you the resources you need in order to obtain information that you may need. Good luck on your college search!