Australia’s universities are well-established in the global top 250 and its government places great value on international PhD students, with generous post-study work visas.
We’ve taken a look at the latest global ranking information to find out which universities could be best for PhD study.
|University||THE 2021||QS 2021||ARWU 2020|
|University of Melbourne||31||41||35|
|University of Sydney||=51||40||=74|
|Australian National University||59||31||67|
|The University of Queensland||=62||46||54|
|University of Adelaide||=118||106||151-200|
|The University of Western Australia||139||92||=85|
|University of Technology, Sydney||=160||133||201-200|
|University of Canberra||=184||456||601-700|
|Queensland University of Technology||186||=217||301-400|
|James Cook University||201-250||462||301-400|
|La Trobe University||201-250||398||301-400|
|University of Wollongong||201-250||196||201-300|
|Australian Catholic University||251-300||801-1000||501-600|
|Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.|
Australia’s diverse culture and unique ecology means that some subjects can only be researched there. Plus, if you’re not keen on the idea of an oral exam, many Australian universities don’t actually assess doctoral candidates using a viva.
If you'd like some more tips and tricks on how to use PhD rankings effectively to choose the best university for postgraduate study, have a look at our guide.
Last Updates - 29/03/2021