List of Australian Universities

The Australian University Directory is a convenient portal website intended to assist future students who wish to study in Australia, to identify and select courses at undergraduate – bachelor or post grad level (certificate, diploma, Master or PhD). Australian universities are among the best places for international students. The universities listed below are categorized by state location to help you find which institutions offer what degrees, programs and courses.   

You can see a long  list of courses at Australian universities, here.

                                                List of Australian Universities

New South Wales: NSWVictoria: Vic

Sydney, Newcastle, Wollonging, Armidale, Bathurst, New England

Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat

Queensland: QLD Western Australia: WA

Brisbane, Griffith, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast

Tasmania: TAS

* Hobart, Launceston, Perth, Freemantle

South Australia: SANorthern Territory: NT


Across Australia
Australian Capital Territory: ACT


  • Some  offer diplomas, post graduate qualifications and short courses targeting highly specific subjects.
  • Some degree of collaboration with TAFE level colleges offer even more study options
  • Degrees may be obtained via part time study at Australian universities associated with the Distance Education & Online Courses – Open Universities program.
  • This may be useful for students who plan to study but live in rural areas and unable to physically attend local universities. It  suits  stay-at-home moms who can study at home
  • Australian qualifications are highly sought after due to its high ranking in the academic world of university degrees.
  • Australian universities typically offer degrees at bachelor, master, doctoral ( research or coursework PHD) levels.
  • There are some 39 Australian universities scattered across all 6 states and 2 territories.
  • These institutions of higher learning include Government funded and privately run Australian universities.
  • Australian universities are legally sanctioned entities capable of granting degrees at bachelor, master and Doctoral level
  • Some Australian universities have branch campuses outside of Australia, such as in Sarawak, Malaysia


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  • Which univ offers what degrees for study and where ?
  • Have low ATAR score ?
  • Have you considered other academic fields with lower admission cutoffs ?
  • Can’t find useful info from admissions center websites like UAC, VTAC or QTAC ?
  • Why not study for Bachelor of  Engineering or Arts, or maybe something unrelated to tech like Media but unsure where to start?
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  • Searching for info about off campus rental or shared accommodation ?
  • Find info on campus, student housing, boarding facilities online, distance learning education
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  • Select a course to study
  • How does Biochemistry differ from Bio Tech ?
  • The Australian government warns there will be a shortage of STEM graduates ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics )
  • Hope to develop new drugs or techniques to treat diseases? Consider biotechnology, biochemistry or Genetic engineering. What about cutting edge technology like NanoScale devices or Robotics? Why not study by Distance Education? Search for Open universities offering online distance learning or e-learning courses.
  • What do Mechanical Engineers do? What’s the difference between Computing from Software Engineering or Bachelor Computer Science? What’s the difference between web design and software development & programming ? What about  popular engineering disciplines – Renewable energy, Solar and Photovoltaics?
  • Which Design focussed Bachelor degree may I choose from if I’m visually creative ? Architecture ? Web, Graphic arts, fashion design, fine arts or even Town planning? Worried about green house gases, global warming, rising sea levels or declining amazon rain forest? Maybe consider Bachelor of Environmental science, forestry and ecological conservation studies. Wish to help improve the quality of life of humans or animal welfare? Try medicine, dentistry, nursing, dental and oral health courses or veterinary science. Fancy using Maths to make money ? How about Actuarial science ?
  • Why not take advantage of the natural wealth of the land? Try Geology, Geological sciences and Mines engineering, Wine making and Agricultural sciences. Like to be part of the growing significance of Australia as major financial services center in the Asia Pacific region ? Perhaps Accounting, Economics, finance or MBA suits your career aspirations. Wish to work in something more traditional and recession proof ?  Have you thought of a  career as a nurse/ nursing, teaching / teacher / education.
  • Which unis offer bursaries and scholarships for overseas students or scholarship for Ph.D or Master research based courses or double degree programs ?
  • Australia ranks third in number of international students intake behind only USA and UK. Australia has 7 of the top 100 universities. With some 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia stands above nations such as Germany, Holland and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
  • Australian institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia ha 5of the 30 best cities for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important e factors for students when picking the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Federal Government each year in international scholarships,   its easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future employment opportunities.
  • Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is good possibility Australia has  got what you want  with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Engineering, IT, Sciences & Maths, Life & Agricultural Sciences,  Medicine  and Arts.
  • Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s unsurprising there are now at least 2.5 million former foreign students who go  on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.