Masters Study in Australia – 2024
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Masters Study in Australia – 2024

The land Down Under is famous as the home of beautiful weather, relaxed living and diverse sport and leisure opportunities. But did you know that it’s also the world’s third most popular destination for study abroad?

As an international Masters student, you’ll have the chance to take advantage of the unique educational opportunities that its universities offer and join more than 370,000 other students in Australia every year.

Why study a Masters in Australia?

  • World-class reputation – There are six Australian universities among the world’s top 100 (according to Times Higher Education), reflecting the country’s academic excellence.
  • Unique research opportunities – Australia’s oceans and beaches may be famous as a surfer’s paradise, but they also offer unparalleled potential for environmental science research. After all, how many other countries give their marine biologists the chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef?
  • Internationally recognised courses - Modelled on the British degree system, Australian Masters degrees are respected around the world.
  • Fantastic climate and quality of life – Along with enviable year-round sunshine, Australia enjoys its status as one of the world’s safest and most stable countries.

Masters Study in Australia - Overview
Universities 43
Oldest University University of Sydney (1850)
Course Length 1-2 years
Average Fees AUD $22,000-50,000 per year (USD $14,200-32,280)
Academic Year February to November

Where can you study a Masters in Australia?

There are over 40 universities in Australia. The majority are public institutions, administered and funded by the Australian federal government. Some maintain multiple campuses, but most are located within specific cities – with the greatest concentration on the eastern coast.

We’ve looked at the top five universities in Australia according to some of the most popular world university rankings. To help you make sense of these rankings we have a guide on how to use postgraduate university rankings.


Top 5 Australian Universities in 2024
University THE 2024 QS 2024 ARWU 2023
University of Melbourne 37 14 35
Monash University 54 42 77
The University of Sydney 60 =19 73
Australian National University 67 =34 84
The University of Queensland 70 43 51
Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.

If you’re interested in studying a Masters in Australia, we’ve covered everything you need to know in our selection of guides and blogs below.

Think you’re ready to find your perfect Masters Down Under?

Search our database of Masters courses in Australia .


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Last updated: 01 November 2023