Jump to navigation
Sign Up to ReceiveQS e-Guides!Sign up for free
Two of the world’s most popular study destinations, Australia and New Zealand have always appealed to international students. Indeed, who could turn down the sun and sand of Australia, or the rugged natural beauty (and penguins!) of New Zealand?
But of course these natural attractions wouldn’t be worth much if they weren't combined with excellent universities - assets in which both countries are also wealthy.
If you’re looking for the top universities in Australia and New Zealand, you could start by checking the QS World University Rankings. Consult the 2013/14 edition, and you’ll see Australian universities have the highest spots, led by Australian National University (ranked 27th in the world), University of Melbourne (31st), University of Sydney (38th) and the University of Queensland (43rd).
However, it’s certainly not true to say that all of this region's top universities are in Australia. New Zealand also has a good selection of world-class universities, including the University of Auckland (94th) and the University of Canterbury (238th).
Want to study in Australia and New Zealand? Click on the country guides below for more detailed information.
Click to apply
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited 1994-2014. All rights reserved.
Find your perfect study destination.
Universities in the USUniversities in the UKUniversities in AsiaUniversities in EuropeUniversities in Latin America
The world’s top universities – overall, by subject and by region
Compare the top universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Meet university admissions directors from around the world, at a QS event near you
QS Stars is an in-depth rating system for universities
How do prospective students use digital resources to research higher education?
Find out about $1.7 million of scholarship funding available to selected candidates.
Get advice from other students around the world in our international student forums