The University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and most prestigious university. It is also ranked as one of the world's best universities. Student life in Sydney is amazing, and we can assure you that you'll have the time of your life in Australia's largest and most international city. You can study practically anything at the University of Sydney e.g. Business, Marketing, Medicine, Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Veterinary Science and much more.
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Tell us about your study of interest and we tell you how you can finance your studies in Sydney, apply for scholarships and how to apply. Our study guidance is free of charge. Your personal study adviser helps you with all the practicalities such as financing, housing, scholarships and the application if you wish to study a:
- Semester (Study Abroad)
...at the University of Sydney.
Who can study at University of Sydney?
If you have completed an Upper Secondary Education with satisfactory results, you are eligible to apply to USYD. Studies at USYD are for those who:
- Take a gap year and want to try to live in Sydney - study for a semester or two and take courses of your interest
- Are already enrolled in a university in your home country and want to study a semester or two in Australia and transfer the ECTS-points to your education at home (also called Study Abroad/Freemover)
- Dream of studying an entire Degree at USYD e.g. your Bachelor or Master
- Have completed a 2-year further education and want a ‘top-up’ to obtain a Bachelor's Degree
- Want to study their PhD in Sydney
8 good reasons to study at the University of Sydney
- It’s your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world where you can enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate of warm summers and mild winters.
- Receive a world-class education. The University of Sydney is recognized worldwide for its excellence in research and teaching.
- An ideal campus located minutes away from Sydney's city centre and 20-minute bus ride to the beach.
- Get the most extensive course offerings in Australia from USYD’s 16 faculties.
- Immerse yourself in a thriving campus culture that has more than 200+ clubs and societies, including sports clubs.
- It’s the only Australian university to achieve triple crown accreditation by EQUIS, AMBA and AASCB.
- The university has more than 10,000 international students from over 145 countries.
- It is Australia’s 1st university and modelled on Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Arrival package in Sydney
Through us, you can be sure to have the best start to your studies in Sydney with an arrival package.
Read more about our arrival package for students in Sydney here.
University of Sydney has impressive rankings
The University of Sydney is a member of Australia's highly prestigious 'Group of Eight' that recognizes universities for awards in research. The University has also been recognized by:
- Achieving 38th place in QS World University Rankings (2022).
- Ranking 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
- Several highly-ranking faculties in the QS 2021 rankings: Architecture (21st), Accounting and Finance (21st), Civil/Structural Engineering (11th), Law (14th) and Medicine (19th) in the world.
- Top 1% of business schools worldwide
- Newsweek placed the University of Sydney among the world's best universities on their Top-100 list.
- Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA
Student accommodation in Sydney
The University of Sydney offers accommodation in a range of modern housing providers such as Queen Mary Building, Urbanest and Regiment which our study advisors can help you apply for. All are within a 5-15 minute walk to Camperdown Campus and close to the city centre, allowing you to be close to the university and the excitement of Sydney. Rooms are fully furnished so you won't have to make any trips to IKEA. Many of the housing providers also have Wi-Fi, a gym, a sky terrace, study spaces, games rooms, indoor cinemas and 24-hour staff and security.
Campuses at the University of Sydney
University of Sydney has seven campuses around the Sydney area. The main campus - Camperdown/Darlington - is like a small town and it is located in the heart of Sydney surrounded by green parks, sports halls, museums, galleries, restaurants, cafes and nightlife.
Some health-related courses are studied at the Cumberland campus located at Lidcombe, 16 km west of main campus. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located right near the harbour next to the famous Sydney Opera House. Sydney College of the Arts and Sydney Conservatorium of Music campuses do not have on-campus accommodation but are only 20-30 minutes away by public transport.
Campus life at the University of Sydney
The energetic and diverse campus sits on the edge of the hustle and bustle of daily city life, close to the incredible natural beauty of Australia’s varied landscape and has a wealth of cultural and social opportunities. The University is home to the country’s oldest and largest student union which offers hundreds of student-lead societies and clubs which cater to all study areas, cultures and interests. You can also engage in organized sports, write for Australia's oldest student newspaper, visit the university's museums and art galleries, attend concerts, or just relax at one of the cafes on campus between lectures. University of Sydney is a very modern university and is equipped with the latest technology both in lecture halls, clinics and research labs.
Apply to the University of Sydney
Since the University of Sydney has continuous admission we recommend that you send your application as soon as possible. The University of Sydney requires an average level of academic performance and they will evaluate your application in relation to your past and current studies, your grades and the courses that you are currently enrolled in.
The English admission requirement is a completed high school diploma with a minimum grade above average (which cannot be older than 10 years) or that you take an English language test like the TOEFL or the IELTS test. However, English requirements vary from country to country and from year to year, so we suggest that you contact us to hear about the current requirements.