Participating University Profile

Participating University Profile


The Australian National University is the highest ranked Australian university, with an exceptional global reputation. With a heavy focus on research, the university boasts more Nobel laureates among its staff and alumnae than any other Australian university. ANU is situated in the capital, Canberra, and has a vibrant campus life. Students enjoy excellent career prospects and unparalleled opportunities for post-graduate study.

Curtin is the largest university in Western Australia and is ranked in the top 1% of universities. Vibrant and diverse, Curtin welcome students from all over the globe, and students enjoy a rich campus life. An emphasis on practical learning and links with industry mean that graduates are considered highly employable. Curtin’s mining and engineering departments are particularly notable: gaining international commendation.

A five-star university with a strong emphasis on cutting-edge technology and innovation, Deakin University boasts the highest levels of student satisfaction in the state of Victoria. Deakin offers first class teaching, particularly in business, IT and nursing. Deakin is ranked highly for skills development thanks to its strong links to industry and emphasis on practical learning. Situated in Melbourne, students enjoy access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, culture and activities.

Established in 1991, Edith Cowan is one of Australia’s fastest growing higher education institutes. Voted in the top 150 young universities, Edith Cowan’s teaching has been awarded five-stars for eleven years in a row. Its sports science faculty has attracted particular commendation: ranking among the best in the world. Student at Edith Cowan benefit from strong pastoral care, innovative teaching and an active extra-curricular programme.

A university with a strong reputation for research, Griffith has received particular commendation for its tourism and hospitality courses. Griffith prides itself on the quality of the teaching it offers across over 200 subjects: and has been awarded five stars for educational experience. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, students could hardly ask for a more picturesque location.

Macquarie University is a vibrant, innovative institution which is rated highly by students and ranks in the top 2% of global universities. It is particularly celebrated for its business, accounting and finance courses. Situated a short journey from the centre of cosmopolitan Sydney, Macquarie is a beautiful, open campus with state-of-the-art facilities.

Based in Victoria, but with a strong international outlook, Monash University is in the top 1% of global universities. Monash has a strong emphasis on research and boasts one of the most extensive range of courses in Australia. The university has achieved a reputation for outstanding achievement; particularly in commerce, law, IT, chemistry, pharmacology and medicine.

Murdoch University boasts superb facilities and is respected for its high standard of teaching and research, especially in veterinary and equine studies. An emphasis on hands-on learning means that students gain practical skills as well as academic instruction. Murdoch has lively student community. Its strong links to other institutions give students a truly global experience and outlook.


QUT is ranked the top 100 in the World for: communication and media studies; nursing; law; architecture/built environment; art and design; performing arts; civil and structural engineering; education; and sports-related subjects. QUT courses are built around practical experience and hands-on learning, which means that you’ll build the confidence to succeed in your future career.

RMIT is world-renowned for its vocational, applied and professional education. RMIT excels in engineering, architecture and design: consistently ranking highly in global league tables for all these areas. RMIT’s focus on research has earned international acclaim. Situated in the lively city of Melbourne, students can easily access all the arts and culture this cosmopolitan city has to offer.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Adelaide is a truly first-rate institution. It boasts five Nobel laureates and over 100 Rhodes scholars among its staff and alumnae. Renowned particularly for its schools of medicine and dentistry, the university attracts a range of students from around the globe. The university’s main campus is in the heart of Southern Australia’s biggest city, offering a rich and varied student experience.

UNSW is a world top 50 university, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, innovation and research. Based just outside the bustling city of Sydney, the university has a large and diverse international population. Students enjoy a rich experience within state-of-the-art facilities. UNSW’s strong links to industry mean that graduates have outstanding employment prospects.

The University of Queensland is a global research and teaching institution, found in the top 50 universities in the world. A heavy emphasis on innovation means that the university finds itself at the forefront of research advances in medical science. The business, engineering and life-science departments are also world-class. The university has received more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university.

The University of Sydney has a reputation for excellence. Australia’s first university, it is consistently found in lists of the top 50 universities. Sports, education, veterinary science, architecture and languages courses are all ranked first in Australia. Students enjoy forward-thinking teaching and research in first-class facilities, and graduates are considered among the most employable in the world.

With more teaching awards than any other Australian university, the University of Tasmania is in the top 2% of all universities worldwide. UTAS offers an extremely high calibre of education across a breadth of disciplines, and in particular specialises in medical research, maritime studies and ocean science. With a bustling extra-curricular timetable, students enjoy a wide range of clubs and activities all within the beautiful and unique setting of Tasmanian island life.

The top-ranked young Australian university, the University of Technology, Sydney is one of the world’s top 250 universities. As well as leading teaching and research, UTS students enjoy an unparalleled location in the heart of Australia’s biggest city. With an industry-focused, practice-oriented approach, UTS students gain hands on experience alongside rigorous academic study.

UWA is a first-class institution which is popular among local and international students alike. A member of the ‘Group of Eight’ research universities, it offers world-renowned courses in many disciplines including earth science, engineering and physiology. As well as the outstanding teaching facilities, the university campus is home to a thriving extra-curricular programme of arts, sports and cultural clubs.

New Zealand

The University of Auckland, consistently finds itself in the top 100 and is New Zealand’s highest ranked university. It offers courses across a broad range of disciplines and its archaeology, education and anatomy programmes are among the best in the world. Students benefit from five-star research, teaching and facilities; as well as all the dynamic culture that the city of Auckland has to offer. University of Auckland graduates are considered highly employable.

University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and prides itself on a history of excellence. It has a very high, well respected research output and has 12 subjects in the top 100. It has received particular acclaim for its programmes in medical science, dentistry, humanities and business. Otago performs very highly in student satisfaction surveys, and it has been awarded a five-star plus rating.

Located in Hamilton, on New Zealand’s North Island, the University of Waikato is in the top 1.5% of universities globally. It has earned a strong reputation for its cutting-edge facilities, outstanding teaching and student satisfaction. With thirteen subject areas rated among the best in the world, it is particularly noted for business, engineering and accounting.

United Kingdom

AUB was established in 1885 as a specialist institution providing high quality education in art, design, media and performance. With a focus on creativity, the university encourages curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in its array of courses. Bournemouth is situated close to the New Forest and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, and is within easy reach of the cities of Southampton, Bristol and Bath.

Birkbeck is London’s evening course specialist, with all full-time courses being taught in the evening to fit study around other daytime commitments. There are over 280 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available at Birkbeck including 4 new foundation degrees which give automatic progression the thirds year of an undergraduate degree.

Located in the heart of London, City University encompasses Cass Business School, a leading global business school with triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction, City attracts students from over 160 different countries and has recently invested £200 million in staff and infrastructure to ensure a quality university experience.

Coventry has a city-centre campus and is a forward-looking, modern university with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The Guardian university league tables rate Coventry as 12th in the UK and in the top 6 universities for student experience. Billing themselves as the UKs ‘top new university’ Coventry performs particularly highly in sports science, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Ranked the 6th best University in the UK with 90% of subjects in the national top 10, Durham University delivers one of the broadest ranges of courses in the UK covering the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Featuring amongst the UK’s oldest universities, Durham offers an environment of educational excellence and an international community from over 150 different countries.

Goldsmiths is located in south east London and specialises in creative and cultural subjects as well as having well respected courses in computing, B=business and management. Its interdisciplinary approach towards research and teaching has helped Goldsmiths to become a national leader in subject areas such as art & design and communications & media. Quick access into central London means the cultural life of the capital is easily enjoyed by Goldsmiths students.

The Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 with over 80 years of history and success in training top professionals of fashion and design. The university offers its students different visions of the contemporary fashion system, providing some of the most international classroom contexts worldwide. It is based in Milan with branches in international capitals of fashion, design and luxury such as Florence, London, Paris, Shanghai.

Keele University ranks 1st in England for student satisfaction and boasts a figure of 96% graduate employment. The university is home to a 70-acre Science and Innovation Park which hosts over 40 companies, many providing internships and placements to students. Keele is rated as one of the top 5 most beautiful universities in the UK and is the one of the most affordable university areas to live in.

Named the ‘University of the year 2018’, Lancaster features in the top 10 universities and is considered a leading UK institution. With flexible degree programmes, opportunities to study abroad, academics committed to teaching and a modern collegiate structure, Lancaster deserves its status as a top choice in the North West of England.

Officially the best university in the world for sports subjects, Loughborough ranks as number 7 in the top 10 overall. Placement options available on every course cements Loughborough’s commitment to developing work-based skills and increasing employability prospects. Based in the heart of England, Loughborough has easy access to the bustling cities of Nottingham and Leicester.

MMU is a leading modern university with a history of education since 1824. The university is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings), which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. The University holds a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

NUA has established itself in arts, design and media education for over 170 years. A city centre campus that boasts cutting-edge facilities and forward-thinking outlook, the university’s research in art, design, history, practice and theory was designated as: “world-leading” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). They were also awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework and top 10 in the UK for teaching quality (The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide).

Queen’s University belongs to the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and is amongst the top 1% of global universities. Subjects ranking in the top 10 encompass accounting & finance, dentistry, food science, pharmacology and social work. Situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Belfast, the campus offers cutting-edge indoor and outdoor facilities.

SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and The Middle East. Students can choose courses that allow them to study pressing issues in-depth, for example development, human rights, legal systems, poverty, religion and social change. SOAS is top of the table for teaching in London scoring over 90% and enjoys a central London location in the fashionable area of Bloomsbury.

Founded in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation, demonstrating academic excellence and provides students with a unique experience. The University is ranked top 35 in three major UK University League Tables (Times, Guardian 2020 and Complete University Guide 2021) and awarded Gold rating for Teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework)

Teesside is a growing university based in Middlesbrough in the north of England. It has a commitment to teaching excellence and providing a high-quality learning experience for all students. Teesside is dedicated to its global influence and has delivered programmes across the globe including in Botswana, Zambia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. International scholarships are available to overseas students and Middlesbrough has a relatively low cost of living.

University of Bath is ranked the 6th best university in the UK. It’s also ranked 1st overall in the UK for Marketing, Accounting and Finance, and Architecture, 2nd for Psychology, Sports Science and Mechanical Engineering, and 2nd safest university campus in UK.

A world heritage Roman city in the south west of England, Bath is a unique and attractive city with the university offering a world-class academic and social experience.

Founded in 1900, The University of Birmingham is a leading, global top 100 university and a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities. With over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries, University of Birmingham is truly a diverse and global place.

Established in 1876 and regularly ranked in the top 10, the University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. With a choice of over 200 degree courses and a rich international community, students can look forward to joining an intellectual environment based in a vibrant, creative and dynamic city.

The University of Hertfordshire was among the top 50 best UK universities chosen by major employers for producing ready-to-work graduates in Times Higher Education ranking. Hertfordshire is also ranked in the top two universities in the east of England region for employability, second only to Cambridge.

Named the ‘University of the year 2017’ by the Times Good University Guide, the University of Leeds is one of the largest Russell Group universities counting over 7000 international students amongst its student body. Leeds offers world-class lecturers, partnerships with overseas universities and a global alumni network to help students get the best start to their chosen careers.

Founded almost 100 years ago, the University of Leicester is recognised as the best institution in the UK for preparing students for the world of work. Courses are taught by academics renowned in their fields and the quality of research is judged as internationally excellent. With an array of museums, eateries and cultural venues, Leicester is an exciting city in which to study and live.

Founded in 1881, The University of Nottingham is now ranked 8th in the UK for Research Power and top 100 in the World by QS Ranking. It is one of the UK’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities. Nottingham is ranked 2nd in the UK (after Oxford) and 13th in the world in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the 500 largest companies worldwide.

A lively, diverse and affordable seaside city is the setting for the University of Portsmouth – a university with an emphasis on practical learning experiences in addition to the more traditional lectures, seminars and workshops. Now in its 25th year, the university is continually expanding with over 20,000 students on campus, 13% of whom come from overseas.

The University of Reading was established over 90 years ago and boasts a global reach, with campuses in both Malaysia and South Africa. Subjects which rank in the top 10 include agriculture, art & design, education, building and land & property management. The main campus of the University of Reading is set in 130 hectares of parkland, whilst the attractions of London are only half an hour away by train.

A member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, the University of Sheffield was founded over 100 years ago and is located in a vibrant and international city within easy reach of Manchester and Leeds. Sheffield is renowned for the excellence and distinctiveness of its research-led teaching and its programme of volunteering, graduate internships and work experience programmes with local businesses.


The University of Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation for teaching and research. A high performing institution, Surrey has a wide array of subjects in the top 10 including aeronautical & manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, modern languages & linguistics, biological sciences, sports science and medical technology. The University of Surrey campus is just 10 minutes from Guildford which offers a vibrant blend of shopping, entertainment, culture and history and is only a 40 minutes train ride from central London.

Pioneers since 1838, the University of Westminster started out as the first polytechnic in London and one of the first in the UK. The university is a recognised centre of excellence in teaching and learning in London, offering exceptional academic quality, outstanding teaching staff, world-class research and strong links with industry.

Inspirational teaching, pioneering research and a large global community is on offer at the University of York, one of the UK’s most popular universities which has eight subjects ranked in the top 10. Situated in an historic walled city in north Yorkshire, the University of York provides a supportive environment within a friendly and welcoming collegiate system.