Australian Universities


Many domestic and international students graduate from Australian universities and increase their chances to find employment worldwide

Scroll down to see below an overview of universities in Australia. Each of the headlines below leads to a new page about tertiary schools in various cities and states.

But first here is some general information about the tertiary education in this country.

The number of highly qualified Australians having at least a bachelor degree has been continuously increasing. 

And no wonder, as higher education often results in better career opportunities, a higher income and an improved lifestyle.

Higher education is an important sector of Australia's economy and tertiary institutions are keen to attract international students, as education services are a top contributor to our exports.

With every new international student coming Down Under, there is a potential friend or family eager to visit and spend some time and money on Aussie shores. 

So which are the Australian universities, where are their campuses and how can you find more about them? 

Click on the headlines below to get more information and some tips to help kick start your search. Then visit their websites and see what they can offer you.

Australian Universities by Cities and States

Universities in Sydney

There are five great tertiary schools, out of which Sydney Uni, established in 1851, is the oldest of all universities in Australia.

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Universities in Melbourne

University of Melbourne is the second oldest in Australia, dating back to 1853. You can study at four others in this capital city.

Canberra Schools

Want to study at a university in Canberra?

Check Australian National Uni, University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University.

Adelaide Schools

There are three universities in Adelaide. Out of them the University of Adelaide is the third oldest in the country, teaching students since 1874. 

Schools in Perth

The oldest of the five universities in WA is the University of Western Australia, which is also the sixth oldest in the country, teaching students since 1911.

Queensland Universities

Three of the eight unis in QLD have their main campus in Brisbane. There are five other higher education institutions covering the regional Queensland.

New South Wales Universities

The state is pretty well covered with unis along the coast from south to north and inland in regions such as Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Newcastle, the Riverina, Armidale, Central West.

Victoria Universities

Ballarat, Deakin and La Trobe universities attract a large number of students in regional Victoria and also an increasing number of international students. Find out more about them.

The two Australian universities in Northern Territory and Tassie are Charles Darwin and University of Tasmania. The latter is the fourth oldest in this country (1890).

This is the list that summarises them all. You can find the tertiary education schools gathered on a single page. 

Education is a very large sector, from child care to preschool, school, universities, vocational and postgraduate studies.

Here is a brief overview about higher education, degrees, pathways to uni and alternative ways to improve your skills and career.

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