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If you are moving to Queensland it is worth knowing that there has been a significant increase in the number of universities in Australia in the last thirty years. Australia currently has 43 universities and nearly a quarter of these are rated in the top 200 Universities across the world. In 2020 University of Melbourne was ranked 32nd, Australian National University (ANU) 50th, University of Queensland 66th and University of Sydney 60th.  As all universities in the world are included in this ranking this is pretty impressive. For certain subjects world rankings can be significantly higher. The University of Melbourne is ranked 7th and University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world for graduate employability.

If you decide to study in Queensland and are a permanent resident you will only need to pay part of the cost of your studies - the federal government can assist with the rest. Students can choose to pay the fees required in full each year or can opt for a student loan scheme – Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) - this allows students to repay their loan once their income rises above $28,000 per annum, after graduation.  If you are not a permanent resident, you will be required to pay the annual fees in full. Please note:Students who do not hold an Australian passport may also be required to pay additional fees in addition to those Australian passport holders pay for their university fees.


Universities in Brisbane and Queensland

Australian Catholic University

University of the Sunshine Coast

Bond University

Central Queensland University

Griffith University

University of Southern Queensland

University of Queensland

James Cook University

Queensland University of Technology

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