International Student Universities

Topping the list of Australian universities for international students are high ranking universities (if you can pay the tuition fees).

Best Australian Universities for International Students

The best universities for people coming to Australia to study are generally just the best universities. Australia is a multi-cultural country and all the universities welcome international students. So top-rated universities are often the best choices for international students.

Universities with the lowest tuition fees

The best universities for international students have low tuition fees given the quality of the institution.But it is also true that the most prestigious universities charge the highest fees for international students. Our list of universities by tuition fees shows that, for popular degrees (excluding MBAs), the annual cost of tuition ranges from a little over $10,000 to close to $40,000.

As well as the extra charges, living costs are generally higher when you study at a high-fee university. It costs more to rent (or live in a residential college) if it is located in the inner city. And most of the top universities are close to the centre of a major city.

Universities with the most international students

The best universities for international students tend to have many students from abroad studying there.Is bigger better? As an international student, you are more likely to find people in a similar situation if you go to a university with a large number of students from abroad. This may be a good or bad thing, depending how far you want to immerse into the local culture. But it may be reassuring to know that a university attracts plenty of international students.

The list of international universities only has universities with a significant number of international students. All listed universities have 3,000+ international students who make up at least 15% of on-campus classes.

Top ranking universities

A high ranking (and ratings) is important to international students at least as much as Australian students.The best universities for international students are listed in order of their Australian ranking.

But, as discussed above, international student numbers and tuition fees are also important when comparing universities. Relevant stats and shown in the table.

Top 25 Universities for International Students

STUDENTS

TUITION FEE

2014 average

 

UNIVERSITY

Australian National University

University of Wollongong

University of Western Australia

University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of Adelaide

University of Queensland

Monash University

 

University of Sydney

Deakin University

Queensland University of Technology

Edith Cowan University

University of South Australia

La Trobe University

University of Tasmania

Murdoch University

 

University of Newcastle

Curtin University

University of Southern Queensland

Federation University

University of Technology, Sydney

Griffith University

James Cook University

University of Canberra

Flinders University

 

 

RANK

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

 

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

International

5,313

10,640

5,423

12,424

12,363

6,811

10,839

21,953

 

10,801

7,622

6,988

4,764

8,559

7,974

5,391

8,567

 

5,658

16,403

5,420

5,737

8,958

9,356

5,669

3,860

3,692

 

Australian

14,534

17,172

19,585

36,058

36,926

18,452

35,025

40,614

 

40,618

34,596

36,395

20,888

23,849

25,347

19,429

13,670

 

26,092

29,180

18,943

6,210

26,267

31,382

14,286

11,602

16,954

 

$29,397

$22,930UOW has low, cheap tuition fees for international students.

$28,427

$30,066

$28,940

$28,069

$26,703

$29,131

 

Sydney Uni has high.expensive tuition fees for international students.$32,879

$22,544

$26,596

$22,335

$23,528

$22,491

$21,297UTas has low, cheap tuition fees for international students.

$24,379

 

$23,859

$28,244Curtin Uni has high.expensive tuition fees for international students.

$18,969USQ has low, cheap tuition fees for international students.

$18,626FedUni has low, cheap tuition fees for international students.

$24,075

$20,789

$22,632

$21,040

$22,730