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7 Australian universities make it onto annual university rankings, you could study there too!

If you have considered studying in Australia you would not be making a mistake. Earlier this week when the annual QS rankings were announced 7 of Australia’s 43 universities and tertiary educational institutions made it onto the list of top 100 universities in the world for 2014/2015. More than 22123 universities were in the running for this list and ranking under the top 100 is a huge achievement.

7 Australian Universities Make It Onto Annual University Rankings You Could Study There Too

Australia further impresses on the list with 5 universities placed among the first 50 universities in the world!

How do you go about applying for an Australian Study Permit?

New World Immigration says that an Australian student visa enables successful applicants to travel to and study as a full-time student in any of the Australian tertiary institution – which might include one of the seven excellent universities on the Top-100 list.
One of the conditions for this visa is that the education provider you have selected must be recognised by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as an eligible institution to offer courses to International Students.

Mr Robbie Ragless, CEO of New World Immigration, said, “An Australian student visa is ideal for you if you are participating in an International Student Exchange Program. It is also appropriate for students who are enrolled in a registered vocational education and training course as a full time student in Australia.”

You would also qualify for an Australian Student Visa if you are enrolled in a registered course to be awarded a Bachelor or Associate Degree, a Graduate Certificate or Diploma, a Higher Education or Advanced Diploma, a Master Degree by coursework, a Master Degree by Research and/or a Doctorate.

Students are able to apply for this permit either in Australia or aboard, but if you are applying for a Student Visa while you are in Australia you must be in possession of a legal temporary visa without restrictions that will prevent you from qualifying for any further Australian visas. It is also important to note that part of the conditions of the visa is that foreigners must be outside the country while the visa is decided.

An Australian Student Visa allows holders to work for up to 20 hours per week – which could help contribute to your student expenses!

This visa allows for multiple entries in to Australia meaning you could visit your South African family at any time.

Visas of this nature allow you to remain in the country for the official duration of your course and should you have any accompanying dependents they too will be allowed in the country for the same duration.

Australian authorities will also grant an extension to your student visa should it be necessary and you are able to substantiate your application for an extension.

What are the Financial Requirements?

“This visa requires that you provide evidence that you have access to sufficient funds to pay for your travel to and from Australia as well as your tuition and living expenses,” says Mr Ragless.

“If you have a partner and dependent children accompanying you on this visa you must be able to provide evidence for all parties included in the application at the time of lodgement of this application.”

You will find all the information you need when applying for this visa by visiting the New World Immigration website at or speak to one of their professional immigration agents who will be able to give you good advice and up to date information.

For interest sake, here is the complete list of the top 100 universities in the world:

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2 University of Cambridge
2 Imperial College London
4 Harvard University
5 University of Oxford
5 UCL (University College London)
7 Stanford University
8 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
9 Princeton University
10 Yale University
11 University of Chicago
12 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
13 University of Pennsylvania
14 Columbia University
14 Johns Hopkins University
16 King's College London (KCL)
17 University of Edinburgh
17 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
19 Cornell University
20 University of Toronto
21 McGill University
22 National University of Singapore (NUS)
23 University of Michigan
24 Ecole normale supérieure
25 Australian National University
25 Duke University
27 University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
28 University of Hong Kong
29 University of Bristol
30 The University of Manchester
31 The University of Tokyo
31 Seoul National University
33 The University of Melbourne
34 Northwestern University
35 Ecole Polytechnique
36 Kyoto University
37 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
37 The University of Sydney
39 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
41 New York University (NYU)
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison
43 University of British Columbia
43 The University of Queensland
45 University of Copenhagen
46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
47 Tsinghua University
48 The University of New South Wales
49 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
50 University of Amsterdam
51 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
52 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
52 Brown University
54 Technische Universität München
55 Osaka University
55 University of Glasgow
57 Peking University
57 University of Zurich
59 University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
60 Lund University
61 The University of Warwick
62 University of North Carolina
63 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
64 University of Birmingham
65 University of Washington
65 Carnegie Mellon University
67 University of Helsinki
68 Tokyo Institute of Technology
69 The University of Sheffield
70 Monash University
71 Fudan University
71 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
71 Tohoku University
71 Trinity College Dublin
75 Leiden University
76 National Taiwan University (NTU)
77 The University of Nottingham
78 Boston University
79 University of Texas
80 Utrecht University
81 Uppsala University
82 KU Leuven
83 Université de Montréal
84 University of Alberta
85 University of Geneva
86 Delft University of Technology
86 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)
88 University of St Andrews
89 The University of Western Australia
90 University of Groningen
90 Erasmus University Rotterdam
92 The University of Auckland New Zealand
92 Durham University
94 University of Southampton
95 University of California
96 Aarhus University Denmark
97 University of Leeds
98 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
99 Washington University
100 The University of Adelaide

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