Australia is a country blessed with a high quality tertiary education system. Whether you plan to study English, economics, journalism or nursing, a university education is both affordable and beneficial. Not only will you acquire a degree that will propel your career to a higher level, but you will also make friends that will last you a lifetime.
But as we all know, some universities are better than others, so here is a list of the top five university’s in Australia:
Australian National University – Located in the ACT, the Australian National University (ANU for short) is Australia’s highest ranked university, with an international ranking of 17th out of the 200 most prestigious universities in the world.
ANU has built a great reputation thanks to the calibre of its staff and its excellent faculties. It regularly draws high-calibre speakers, such as the Prime Minister of Malaysia and former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser. If you get the opportunity to study at ANU, grab it with both hands because you will not find a better university in the Southern Hemisphere.
University of Sydney – As Australia’s first university, students at the University of Sydney will be stuck by the rich tradition of the Sydney campus. With a great diversity of courses on offer, students will receive a fantastic education from the academic staff, many of whom are leaders in the respective fields.
Located in Surry Hills, the lifestyle of University of Sydney students is second to none. The wonderfully eclectic bars and cafes of Newtown are a stone’s throw away and the Sydney CBD is just a five minute walk.
University of New South Wales – The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is the destination of choice for the best and brightest students from NSW and Australia. Famous for the calibre of its graduates, the University’s motto –Knowledge by Hand and Mind – epitomises the philosophy of balancing the scholarly and the practical.
Although the main campus is located in Kensington, UNSW has many partnership programs, the most notable of which is the partnership with the Australia Defence Force. The Australia Defence Force Academy (ADFA) campus is located in Canberra and all officers in the Australian Defence Force pass through its hallways. This partnership offers the UNSW student an additional route should he or she feel inclined to enter a career in the military.
University of Melbourne – Home to the prestigious Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne was ranked in 2010 as the second best university in Australia. Without doubt one of the best features of the University of Melbourne is its diversity, with international students from all across the globe calling the Melbourne campus home.
University of Queensland – As the oldest university in Queensland, UQ has quickly developed a reputation for being one of the best places to study in Australia. Its teachers have won more Australia Awards for University Teaching than any other university, and its support for early to mid-career researchers is admirable. It more than deserves a place in Australia’s top five University’s.