Update! Top 10 Universities in Australia by QS World University Rankings 2025

Top 10 Universities in Australia by QS 2025

In the recently released QS World University Rankings 2025, Australian universities have once again proven their excellence by securing high positions on the global stage. Notably, all eight universities belonging to the prestigious Group of Eight have made it into the top 100.

Furthermore, two universities have made significant strides in the rankings. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) while RMIT University has secured the 10th spot.

This recognition of Australian universities in the QS World University Rankings highlights their commitment to sustainability, strong employment prospects for graduates, and extensive international research collaborations. It solidifies Australia’s reputation as a leading destination for quality higher education.

Top 10 Universities in Australia

Australia RankingGlobally RankingUniversity
113University of Melbourne *
218UNSW Sydney *
319University of Sydney *
430Australian National University *
537Monash University *
640University of Queensland *
777University of Western Australia *
882University of Adelaide *
988University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
10123RMIT University

* The Group of Eight prestigious university in Australia

No.1 University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne, No.1 University in Australia by QS 2024

Ranked as the top university in Australia and 13th globally, the University of Melbourne is a prestigious member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research universities. It is highly esteemed for its academic excellence and strong reputation among employers worldwide.

No.2 University of Sydney

University of Sydney QS 2024

Another top contender is the University of Sydney, ranked 18th globally. As Australia’s first university and a member of the Group of Eight, it upholds a strong tradition of academic excellence.

No.3 UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney QS 2024

Equally renowned is the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), another prestigious member of the Group of Eight, which comprises Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. In the QS 2025 rankings, UNSW Sydney is said to be very close to the University of Sydney, maintaining its position within the top 20 universities in the world consistently.

No.4 Australian National University

Australian National University QS 2024

Located in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, the Australian National University (ANU) offers a safe and excellent environment for studying and living. ANU has consistently been ranked as one of the top universities in Australia and this year is ranked 4th nationally. It remains a leading institution, placing 30th in the world and securing its position within the global top 50.

No.5 Monash University

Monash University QS 2024

Monash University, a highly regarded institution in Melbourne, ranks 5th among Australian universities and is counted among the top 50 universities worldwide. As a member of the Group of Eight, Monash is also recognized as the largest university in Australia. It boasts six campuses in Victoria and two international campuses in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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No.6 University of Queensland

University of Queensland QS 2024

Ranked #1 in Brisbane and 40th in the world, the University of Queensland boasts a globally renowned research portfolio. The university is also distinguished by its notable alumni, including Nobel Prize laureates Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi.

No.7 University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia QS 2024

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the top university in Perth, ranking 7th in Australia and 77th in the world. As a member of the Group of Eight, UWA is renowned for its programs in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Data Science & Analytics, and Marine Science.

No.8 University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide QS 2024

Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia and a member of the Group of Eight. It is currently ranked 8th in Australia and 82nd in the world. Located in Adelaide, a city renowned for its high quality of life and affordable cost of living, the University of Adelaide offers an excellent environment for both study and living.

No.9 University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney QS 2024

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), located in the heart of Sydney, is continually evolving and demonstrating excellence in teaching and overall quality. Although not part of the Group of Eight, UTS has proven its merit by maintaining its position as the 9th best university in Australia and ranking 88th globally this year. It is truly an extraordinary institution, consistently recognized among the top 100 universities in the world.

No.10 RMIT University

RMIT University

RMIT University, situated in the heart of Melbourne, is renowned internationally for its excellence in Art & Design, Architecture, IT, and Engineering. This year, RMIT is ranked 10th in Australia and 123rd in the world, underscoring its status as a leading university.

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