Universities in Australia
There are more that 150 higher education institutions in Australia and more than 40 among them have a status of universities. 8 universities in Australia are in top 100 of the latest QS World university rankings, and many of them are in top-20 in the world in various areas of study.
The leading university in the country is Australian National University, which occupies 22nd place in World university ranking by QS. It was created by Australian Parliament in 1946 and initially provided only postgraduate courses. Now it offers BA, MA and Doctoral programs for Australian and international students. The Australian National University has particularly renowned programs in Anthropology, Archaeology and History, as well as in Earth and Marine studies. ANU is on 12th place in the world in Art and Humanities. The university is situated in Canberra and has a large campus of 147 hectares with various activities available for students on-campus.
The University of Melbourne is second oldest in Australia. It was created in 1853 and now occupies 33rd position in QS ranking. Its student community includes more than 56,000 students, and 30% of them came outside Australia. It means that it would be particularly easy for international students to integrate in this university. It is also 13th in the world in Social Sciences and offers renowned programs in Education, Law and Finance which are ranked among the top-20 in the world.
The University of Sydney, created in 1850, is the first Australian universities and one of the leading ones. Six prime ministers have graduated from Sydney University. It is famous for its programs in Veterinary science, Medicine and Law.
Many other universities offer its programs for international students in Australia. Some of them have brilliant reputation in the world, while other are more oriented toward the local market. Most of the international students are enrolled in Master and Doctoral programs, while sometimes Bachelor degree programs also have very diverse student body.