Australian Universities


- Australian Capital Territory

Australian National University

The Australian National University, informally known as ANU, was established by an Act of Parliament on 1st August 1946. The university is a public university and was founded with the legislated purpose of promoting ...
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Australian Defence Force Academy

The Australian Defence Force Academy or, ADFA is military academy that provides both tertiary education, and military training for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force. ADFA provides training to officers i...
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University Of Canberra

The University of Canberra, or as it is informally known, UC or Australian Capital University, is located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The University of Canberra is home to 11,000 students supported by ...
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- New South Wales

University Of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, or as it is known informally, UON, is a public university located in Newcastle, New South Wales. The University of Newcastle was established in 1965, and has a student body of approximate...
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University Of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong, informally known as UOW, was founded in 1951, and is a public university. The university is situated eighty kilometres south of Sydney in the coastal city of Wollongong. UOW was original...
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University Of New South Wales

University of New South Wales, or as it is known informally, UNSW, is a public university located in Kensington, 7km from the Sydney CBD. UNSW was founded in 1949 and has a student body of 42,360 students, including ...
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Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University, or as it is informally known CSU, is a multi-campus university, situated in Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. CSU was formed on July 1, 1989 and has the distinction...
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Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University, or as it is informally known SCU, is a regional university located in the north coast of New South Wales. Southern Cross University was formed on 1st January 1994 as a result of the decentr...
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Macquarie University

Macquarie University, or as it is informally known, Macq Uni, is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus is located at Macquarie Park, 16km from the Sydney CBD. Macquarie University wa...
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University Of New England

The University of New England, also known as UNE, is a public university located in Armidale, New South Wales. The University of New England was founded in 1938 as the New England University College, a branch of the ...
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University Of Sydney

The University of Sydney, also known informally as USYD, was established in 1850, and is the oldest university in Australia. USYD has a student population of 45,182 students, supported by 5,921 staff, making the univ...
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University Of Technology, Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney, also known as UTS, is located in Sydney, New South Wales. UTS has the distinction of being the only university with main campuses within the CBD of Sydney. The University of Techn...
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University Of Western Sydney

The University of Western Sydney, informally known as UWS, is located in Western Sydney, New South Wales. UWS has a student population of 40,000 students, supported by 1,192 academic staff which makes UWS the 3rd lar...
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- Northern Terrority

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University, also known informally as CDU, is a public university located in Darwin, Northern Territory. CDU is the only university in the Northern Territory, and offers dual sector education, providing...
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- Queensland

Bond University

Bond University is the first private university established in Australia in 1987. Bond’s main campus is situated in Robina, Gold Coast Queensland, on a picturesque 49.86 hectares. Bond is unique to other Austra...
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University Of Queensland

The University of Queensland, also known informally as UQ was founded in 1909, over 100 years ago, and is the oldest university in Queensland, and fifth in Australia. The university is a public university, and is loc...
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Queensland University Of Technology

Queensland University of Technology, informally known as QUT, was founded in 1989, and is located in Brisbane, Queensland. Although QUT was founded in 1989, its predecessor institutions can trace their origins back f...
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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University, or as it is informally known ACU National, is the only public Catholic university in Australia. ACU National was founded in 1991 through the amalgamation of four higher education Catho...
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University Of Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast, or as it is informally known USC, is a public university located in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. Its main campus in Sunshine Coast is a 100 hectare flora and fauna reserve w...
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James Cook University

James Cook University, informally known as JCU is a public university located on Townsville, Australia. James Cook University was founded in 1970 in Townville, and is the second oldest university in Queensland, and t...
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University Of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland, also known as USQ is located in Toowoomba, Queensland. USQ was formed in 1967 under the name Queensland Institute of Technology. It has since undergone a number of name changes ...
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Griffith University

Griffith University or simply Griffith is a public university based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, Australia. There are over 37,000 undergraduate students, over 8,800 international students from 119 countries and...
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Central Queensland University

Central Queensland University, also known as CQUniversity is located in Rockhampton, Queensland. CQUniversity was established under its current name in 1994, but its origins can be traced back to 1967, when it was ca...
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- Southern Australia

University Of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, informally known as Adelaide Uni is a public university, situated in Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide Uni was founded in 1874, after a £20,000 donation by copper miner and grazier...
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Flinders University

Flinders University, or as it is known more formally, The Flinders University of South Australia was founded in 1966, and is located in Adelaide South Australia. Flinders University is a public university that is nam...
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University Of South Australia

The University of South Australia, or as it is informally known UniSA, is a public university situation in South Australia. UniSA was established in 1991 when the South Australian Institute of Technology merged with ...
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- Tasmania

University Of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, or as it is informally known, UTAS, was established on 1st January, 1890, and is located in Tasmania. UTAS, a public university was the fourth university to be formed in Australia during t...
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- Victoria

University Of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne or Melbourne Uni as it is informally known, was founded in 1853 and is Australia’s second oldest university. The university is a public university situated in Melbourne, Victoria, wi...
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Swinburne University Of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology, informally known simply as Swinburne, was founded in 1908. The university is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria, and has six campuses in Victoria, and one in Malays...
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Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, also known by the acronym RMIT, is a public university and vocational education provider situated in Melbourne Victoria. The university was founded in 1887 by philanthropi...
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University Of Ballarat

The University of Ballarat, or as it is informally known, UB, is a university located in Ballarat, Victoria. The university is a dual sector university, providing both TAFE and university degree qualifications. Unive...
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La Trobe University

La Trobe University, or simply La Trobe, is the 3rd oldest university in Victoria. La Trobe was founded in 1964 by an Act of Parliament. La Trobe has seven campuses in Victoria, and has the distinction of being named...
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Monash University

Monash University, also known simply as Monash, is Australia’s largest university, and is located in Melbourne, Australia. Monash University, a public university, has a student body of over 56,500 students who ...
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Deakin University

Deakin University, or simply Deakin, is a public university with campuses in Geelong, Melbourne, and Warrnambool, Victoria. The university was formed in the 1970’s, and is named in honour of Alfred Deakin, the ...
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Victoria University

Victoria University, or as it is informally known VU, is a dual sector tertiary institution located in Melbourne, Victoria. VU provides both higher education and TAFE qualifications to students in over ten campuse...
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- Western Australia

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University, informally known as ECU is a public university located in Perth in Western Australia. The university has the distinction of being the only Australian university names after a woman, Edith Dirc...
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University Of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia, informally known as UWA is a public university located in Western Australia. The university was founded in 1911 by the University of Western Australia Act, and is the oldest unive...
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University Of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Australia, informally known as UNDA is a private Roman Catholic University located in Freemantle, Western Australia. The university was established in 1989 through an Act of the Western A...
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Curtin University Of Technology

Curtin University of Technology, or simply Curtin, is located in Perth, Western Australia, and is the state’s largest university. Curtin University began operating under its current name in 1986, and previously...
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Murdoch University

Murdoch University was founded in 1973, and is located in Perth, Western Australia. Murdoch is a public university, and is named in honour of Sir Walter Murdoch, the founding Professor of English, and former Chancell...
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Education in Australia

Though the United States and the United Kingdom are the most popular, people who are interested in studying abroad should give Australia a second look. Australia has a top-notch education system that can accommodate international students, and its economy is also quite robust. Because education is required among the population, Australia is a very literate society. There are a large amount of colleges and universities in the country that can provide an excellent and unforgettable experience for international students. Students can learn a great deal about the country’s rich history and culture as well when they come here to study. (For more information see www.studyinaustralia.gov.au) Read more

Why choose University of Melbourne as your university

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The University of Melbourne is a globally recognized research exhaustive university with a strong institution of excellence in research, teaching and community commitment spanning over 150 years. This institution of higher education is ranked 37th worldwide according to the Times Higher Education scale. It is a beautiful campus that incorporates modern architecture and sustainable plan with historic sandstone structures. In the recent (2012-2013) Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is ranked number one in Australia. The following are reasons for and benefits of choosing and studying in this world class institution of higher learning. Read more

UNSW Campus Tour

Thinking about studying at the UNSW? Take a virtual tour of the university by checking out this video.

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The struggles a first-year university student faces

The first year at university is a difficult one in many ways. First, being away from home is a new challenge, whether your university is one city away or in Australia. Second, new expectations from professors and others around the student can be overwhelming. The most important thing to remember is that new experiences don’t have to be frightening or overwhelming. This is only the first challenge of many to come, and they are all well within your ability to handle. Read more