The Aussie education system has an excellent reputation for providing students with a high-quality education at all levels – primary school, secondary school, and tertiary education (such as vocational schools and universities).
For example, a global survey of 20,548 people by US News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and BAV Group rated Australia the #7 best country for education in 2020.
Australia was also ranked #9 in the world for education out of 142 countries evaluated in the 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index.
According to QS Best Student Cities 2019, Melbourne is the #3 best city on Earth for international students, while Sydney was rated #9, Brisbane #22, Canberra #23, Adelaide #26 and Perth #41.
Higher education (i.e., tertiary education) in Australia receives particularly high marks as multiple respected assessments have listed several Australian universities among the best in the world.
For example, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020), QS World University Rankings (2019), and the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) have all listed several universities in Australia among the world’s top 100 institutions of higher education.
According to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Melbourne is the world’s #32 best university; Australian National University is #50; the University of Sydney is #60; the University of Queensland is #66; the University of New South Wales is #71; and Monash University is listed as the world’s #75 top institution of higher education.
The 2019 QS World University Rankings rated Australia National University as the #24 top university; the University of Melbourne was #39; the University of Sydney was #42; the University of New South Wales was #45; the University of Queensland was #48; Monash University was #59; and the University of Western Australia was ranked #91 in the world.
In the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Melbourne is ranked #41; the University of Queensland is #54; Monash University is #73; Australian National University is #76; the University of Sydney is #80; the University of New South Wales #94; and the University of Western Australia is rated as the world’s #99 best university.
Australian permanent residents and citizens receive free public education in Australia through senior/high school, plus they have access to multiple options for higher education in Australia, such as high-quality vocational schools and universities.Start your assessment to Australia