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university [n.]

[pl. universities] a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done.
- ORIGIN Latin universitas ‘the whole’, later ‘guild’, from universus [see UNIVERSE]
Oxford Dictionaries

Universities are the highest tier of education with university qualifications now a virtual necessity in most professions and many other occupations.

In Australia, all universities have some level of financial reliance on government. Bond University, The University of Notre Dame [Australia] and Torrens University are among the private universities.

The number of Australian universities has increased since the 1980s. Seven are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world at this time. Most universities have significant numbers of international students, especially from Asia.

This page looks at Australian universities with further information on academic and financial assistance, admission centres, postgraduate courses, Medical Examination preparation and other information.

University Open Days : Open Days for all Australian universities are found on this page.

Australian Universities

Australian Universities

Search by alphabetical listing, state or city. Find special schools e.g. Law, Nursing, Teaching & Business, English programs, more. Each university is accessed separately via their Home Page, Information For International Students, Library, UniGuide. It should provide most of what you want to know about Australian Universities.

Rankings of Australian Universities provides ranks within Australia and links to world rankings.


‘Helps you make informed decisions about future study by allowing you to compare up to six different institutions and study areas, based on undergraduate student experiences. You can create your own shortlist to compare the different study areas and/or institutions’.

Link Portals

  • Australian Universities Listing
    Alphabetical listing including some special centres and faculties.
  • Australian University Profiles
    ‘Profiles of Australian Universities’ compiled by Universities Australia. PDF download of over 18mb.This version compiled in November 2015.
  • List of Australian Universities
    Listing of all Australian universities by state. Includes links to international student information for each.
  • List of Universities in Australia
    Includes ‘ universities, other self-accrediting higher education institutions, and state and territory accredited higher education institutions’.
  • Online Study Australia
    ‘Online Study Australia selects and presents the best online courses from Australian universities and colleges. Here you can find the top online degrees by subject plus the best business diplomas’.
  • Open Universities Australia
    Online university courses.
  • Tertiary Institutions and Universities
    ‘Choose a university or higher education institution that is best for you. Compare undergraduate student experience and graduate employment’.
  • Universities Reviews
    ‘University Reviews Australia offers reviews, comparisons and rankings of Australian universities. It looks beyond academic research performance, and considers things like student ratings and tuition fees’.

University Networks

  • Australian Technology Network [ATN]
    ‘An influential alliance of five distinctive and prominent Australian universities’.
  • Group of Eight Australia [Go8]
    ‘The Group of Eight represent Australia’s leading universities’.
  • Updated ! Innovative Research Universities [IRU]
    ‘A network of seven comprehensive universities conducting research of national and international standing. The member universities collectively operate in over 35 different locations reflecting the rich diversity of the nation’.
  • Regional Universities Network [RUN]
    ‘A network of six universities with headquarters in regional Australia and a shared commitment to playing a transformative role in their regions’.
  • Updated ! University of The Third Age
    All branches in Australia.
  • Universities Australia
    Listing of participating universities, policies & programs, publications, news, contacts, Australian University Handbook, more.
  • What Degree ? Which University ?
    ‘A website that’s going to tell you about university, degrees, student life, city life, and your life. Made by the students who have made the good and the bad decisions at uni, and are here to tell you what it’s really like’.

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Other Information


Academic Assistance

Including advice, language skills, study, exam preparation, reading, writing, more.

Accessibility Assistance

Course Information

  • Australian University Courses
    Listed by area, as undergraduate and postgraduate, with distance and online courses shown separately. Australian Universities Guide.
  • Courses in Australia
    The Good Universities Guide. ‘Search for accredited courses offered by Australian universities, TAFE institutes and registered private colleges’.
  • Courses
    Entry requirements, field of education, how to enrol and lets you Search for Approved Courses. Study Assist.
  • Elicos
    ‘English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students’. Information is free but courses detailed are fee-based.
  • The Good Universities Guide Course Finder
    ‘The only comprehensive and independent information source about tertiary education pathways, including postgraduate courses like the MBA, and career options in Australia’.
    Previously listed as Hobsons Course Finder.
  • New !
    ‘Instead of navigating from website to website to research and compare Universities, we’ve developed the most comprehensive University Profiles in Australia so you can find everything you need to know about University before making up your mind. You can compare courses based on qualification level, location, delivery method and provider’.

Financial Assistance

  • For information regarding HECS, HELP and other governmental assistance, check the Financial Support page, or the Study Assist listing below.
  • For information regarding Scholarships visit this page. It has details about tertiary scholarships.

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General Sites

  • Australian National University - YouTube
    Browse the video listing or use Featured Playlists covering subjects and general areas such as public lectures and Indigenous Australians.
  • Athlete Institute of Sport
    ‘A national program of the Australian Sports Commission, delivered through the Australian Institute of Sport and state and territory institutes and academies’.
  • Campus Review
    ‘Australia’s only independent voice in the higher education sector’. Fee-based but with Free Trial an option.
    ‘Information about requirements and procedures for higher education and VET providers’. Department of Education.
  • Updated ! My Melbourne
    One example of a way to get specific online information for future students. University of Melbourne.
  • Updated ! National Union of Students
    News, media, state information, departments, about the union, more.
    You now need to be able to log in to access this site.
  • Studies in Australia
    ‘The international students guide’. Provides information about multiple areas.
  • Updated ! Studylink
    Information about undergraduate, postgraduate and college & training suppliers and courses across Australia.
  • Study Overseas
    Australian Government site covering why, where to study, financial assistance, travel overseas, experiences and practitioners. Includes New Colombo Plan.
  • Taking Leave or Withdrawing from Study
    ‘If you are considering withdrawing from studies altogether, you may find it helpful to first speak with a counsellor’. Looks at leave and withdrawal. Federation University. Deakin University on Withdrawals and Penalties confirms all universities have processes for these actions.
  • uCube - Higher Education Statistics
    Statistics covering a range of information relating to enrolments.
  • Updated ! UTS:Insearch
    An example of ‘Pathway programs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees’. University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Welcome to
    Australian site with student’s notes covering topics in different courses.

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Government Agencies & Information


  • Updated ! Education Services Australia
    ‘Delivering innovative, cost-effective services across all sectors of education and training’.
  • Updated ! Higher Education Standards Panel [HESP]
    ‘A legislative advisory body, with responsibility related to the standards for delivery of higher education in Australia’. Recent reports include one on Improving the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes.
  • New ! Payments for Students and Trainees
    Department of Human Services. Multiple sections.
  • Study Assist
    ‘Provides a one-stop-shop for all your questions about Australian Government assistance available to help finance your tertiary studies’. Pages below could be of particular interest.
    An excellent site !
  • Updated ! Study in Australia
    ‘The official Australian Government website for international students. Use this site to search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and more’.
  • Updated ! Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
    ‘TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector’
  • New ! Tuition Protection Service
    ‘An initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study’. Covers vocational, private colleges and universities.


  • Higher Education Report
    ‘Publication which reports annually on the Australian higher education sector’. Multi-year listing.
  • Higher Education Statistics
    Find a range of statistical data relating to the provision higher education. Department of Education.


Medicine Entry Examinations

  • Updated ! Graduate Medical School Admissions Test [GAMSAT]
    ACER. ‘To assist in the selection of students to participate in the graduate-entry programmes. Designed to assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programmes’.
  • UMAT - MedEntry
    ‘MedEntry is the only UMAT coaching preparation course run by academics, doctors, health science professionals with experience and expertise in test development, measurement and analysis’. Pages such as Free UMAT Resources and FAQs may help clarify your understanding.
  • UMAT [Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test]
    ACER. ‘Used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level ’.

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Postgraduate Courses in Australia

  • e-Grad School
    ‘A virtual graduate school operating in Australia and internationally. It brings together a wide range of short fully online and easily accessible resources that are specifically designed to improve employability skills of researchers and those working in research organisations’.
  • Graduate Careers
    Gives you a clear idea of what the situation could be at the end of your studies. For example :
  • New ! Higher Education - Postgraduate
    Study in Australia. ‘Who offers postgraduate courses ?, Courses and qualifications, Average tuition costs, Entry requirements, View the list of postgraduate institutions, Search for a course’.
  • The Course Experience Ratings
    ‘This section examines graduates’ ratings of their higher education experience’. Multiple sections.
  • Salary and Remuneration
    ‘Investigates graduate salaries and non-cash benefits, including the factors that cause some graduates to be paid more than others’. Multiple sections.

University Admission Centres

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