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Universities and Higher Education

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 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.

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.

As of 2009, the Australia higher education system has 41 universities. Out of those 41 universities

  • Australian National University
  • Bond University
  • Carnegie Mellon University – Australia
  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Torrens University Australia
  • University College London’s UCL School of Energy and Resources
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New England (Australia),
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong,
  • 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!