For many years, Australian universities have ranked among the best in the world for quality of education, student satisfaction and overall global reputation. Check out independent rankings such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai/Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). Highlights include:
ARWU world university rankings
QS world university rankings, including 3 in top 20
THE global Impact Rankings on United Nations SDGs
QS global Graduate Employability Rankings
Graduates from Australian courses are in demand. Employers in Australia and around the world know that Australian qualifications are current, industry-relevant and of a world-class standard.
Among Australia’s international alumni are leading scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians. Some have become world leaders in groundbreaking research and development and have helped to change the world for the better.
In fact, the work of researchers at Australian institutions has benefited millions worldwide, fom the discovery of penicillin, to the development of the cervical cancer vaccine, Wi-Fi, the Cochlear implant and so many more life-changing innovations.
Find out about research opportunities in Australia
In Australia there is a system of quality control and government accreditation to ensure you have the best study experience. This system has been specially designed for international students.
Special laws in Australia protect the rights of international students. These are covered in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act). The ESOS Act helps to ensure international students in Australia receive a high quality education in a safe and fair environment.
Find out more about your legal rights and protections as an international student in Australia.
Australian education providers at all levels have dedicated staff members whose job is to look after your welfare and wellbeing as an international student.
These dedicated staff, often called ‘international student advisers’, are available to help answer any questions you have as an international student. Many cities and towns also have dedicated international student hubs and centres.
Find out more about student support services.