Top Universities in Australia for 2020-21 (Part-1)


Australia has become a popular study abroad destination among students for so many good reasons. There are many high ranked universities available that offer an extensive range of courses and programs to students. However, if you are planning to study in one of the top-rated Australian university, you must have a good score in IELTS. Some people say that you will not get admission in the best university with 6-6.5 IELTS score. However, it is a myth as you can still find a good university with this score.

So, without discussing more, let us shed some light on the most popular and top universities in Australia that you can consider for the upcoming intakes. Have a look:

  1. The University of Sydney

It is situated in the heart of Australia. Around 60,000 international students from 130 different countries are studying here. The alumni of this university are making a huge difference in the real world today. If you are planning to study here, you will need a 6.5 IELTS score for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. With excellent facilities and beautiful infrastructure, the following are the most popular and highly preferred courses offered by the University of Sydney:

  • Life Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering and Technology

Average Tuition Fees: AUD 37,000 per year (approximately)

Average Cost of Living: AUD 1,900 per month (approximately)

  1. RMIT University

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology or RMIT is constructed in the centre of Melbourne city. Depending on the course, the minimum IELTS requirements may vary. Started as a night college, in 1992, RMIT became a public university after collaborating with the Philip Institute of Technology. To provide students with hands-on experience and practical training, the university has collaborated with leading market players like Adidas, BMW, Deloitte, etc. Global study opportunities, innovative programs, and practical and industry-based training make this university and its students stand out. The university specialized in the following courses:

  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Communication
  • Game Design
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Law
  • Art

Average Tuition Fees: AUD 23,379-35,270 per year(approximately)

Average Cost of Living: AUD 1,730 per month (approximately)

  1. The University of Melbourne

If you have a 6.5 IELTS score and looking for a university that offers the best educational services, them the University of Melbourne can be your option. The university has secured the top positions in the rankings of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking many times. The university is recognized for its excellent research prospects and scholarship options available for international students. The university offers endless course options across the domains and some of them have been given here:

  • Civil, Architectural, and Structural Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Agriculture, Veterinary, and Food Sciences
  • Environment
  • Biomedical
  • Visual, Music, and Performing Arts
  • Law

Average Tuition Fees: AUD 39,451 (UG courses) and 33,431 (PG courses) per year(approximately)

Average Cost of Living: AUD 2,850 per month (approximately)

  1. The University of Queensland

Graded in the list of world’s top 50 universities, the University of Queensland has bagged numerous national awards for its premium education standards. Queensland is known as the ‘Australia’s Sunshine City’, so you will not only get the best courses and programs but tropical forests, pristine beaches, mountainous rain forests, national parks, etc. This means you as an international student will bag the best time of your life here. Students looking for research-oriented programs can go for the University of Queensland. Some of the highly popular programs offered by this university include the following:

  • Agribusiness and Veterinary Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Arts
  • Commerce Arts
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business Management
  • Engineering and Computing

Average Tuition Fees: AUD 39,761 (UG courses) and 36,434 (PG courses) per year(approximately)

Average Cost of Living: AUD 2,443 per month (approximately)

  1. Monash University

As per the recent ‘Times Higher Education’ reports, the Monash University ranked at 83rd position in the world’s and recognized as one of the top-most universities in Australia. Being one of the largest universities situated in Melbourne, it was always at the pole position of a higher education provider in the country for the past 50 years. The university offers an incredible range of scholarships to academically brighter students which majorly benefit the international students the most. Depending on the nature of the program or course, the university has the following – comprehensive courses, specialist courses, and double-degree courses. The courses offered by the university provide students with a blend of knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in today’s competitive market. The following are the most popular and higher preferred courses:

  • Business
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Health Sciences, Nursing, and Medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Law

Average Tuition Fees: AUD 39,719 (UG courses) and 38,704 (PG courses) per year(approximately)

Average Cost of Living: AUD 1,741 per month (approximately)

So, these are the top universities in Australia that you can consider to ensure the better tomorrow for yourself. We have listed 5 more Australian universities in Part-2 of this post that you can check for UG and PG courses. Till then, you can share your thoughts on the same or tell us if you know any top-ranked university in Australia. For any other detail, give us a call on +91-8448446609 or 011-43334444 or share your queries at to get assistance for your career. You can also directly come to our office by booking your FREE counselling session. For this, book your session now.

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