Medical School Rankings In Australia and New Zealand

Last updated: 23/07/2021

It is true that university rankings, especially in the field of medicine, do not hold as much significance in Australia and New Zealand compared to some other parts of the world. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that there is not a great deal of variation in terms of the quality of medical education, since all medical schools in Australia and New Zealand are accredited and recognised as being comparable by the Australian Medical Council (AMC).

However, the subject-specific and overall university rankings can provide you with a quick snapshot of the reputation and quality of each medical school. While some students may look at such rankings out of light interest, some may find them helpful for making a decision after receiving offers from multiple medical schools.

Here, we present two of the most popular university rankings worldwide, the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The two ranking systems may vary slightly as they have different criteria for assessing universities, but they are largely in line with each other. You can find out more about how these rankings were derived in the following links:

QS Subject Rankings 2021 - Medicine

QS University Rankings 2021

THE Subject Rankings 2021 - clinical and health

THE University Rankings 2021

Australian National University

92

31

73

59

Bond University

401-450

414

301-400

501-600

Charles Darwin University

N/A

701-750

N/A

501-600

Charles Sturt University

N/A

801-1000

601+

801-1000

Curtin University

N/A

217

201-250

201-250

Deakin University

201-250

275

251-300

251-300

Flinders University

251-300

423

201-250

251-300

Griffith University

251-300

303

251-300

201-250

James Cook University

301-350

462

251-300

201-250

Macquarie University

251-300

214

176-200

195

Monash University

36

55

31

64

University of Adelaide

102

106

101-125

118

University of Melbourne

18

41

11

31

University of Newcastle

132

197

176-200

251-300

University of New England

551-600

801-1000

N/A

N/A

University of New South Wales

45

44

57

67

University of Notre Dame

501-550

N/A

N/A

N/A

University of Queensland

51

46

54

62

University of Sydney

19

40

35

51

University of Tasmania

351-400

308

301-400

351-400

University of the Sunshine Coast

N/A

N/A

501-600

601-800

University of Western Australia

127

92

126-150

139

University of Wollongong

301-350

196

301-400

201-250

Western Sydney University

251-300

474

176-200

251-300

University of Auckland

102

81

126-150

147

University of Otago

128

184

126-150

201-250

Are you interested in attending a medical school in the UK instead of Australia or New Zealand? Check out Medify’s UK Medical School Admissions Guide.

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