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The University of Sydney

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was founded on the principle of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential through education and still holds that belief just as strongly today.

Currently ranked 4th in the world, and 1st in Australia, for graduate employability*, the University of Sydney is also consistently placed among the top 50 universities in the world**. With a reimagined undergraduate curriculum, world-class facilities, inspirational academics and a vibrant campus life, it is a place where students can attain widely recognised and respected qualifications.

The University offers Australia’s and its focuses on finding solutions to society’s biggest challenges. With more than 400 areas of study to choose from, students have the flexibility to follow their interests, broaden their skills, and enjoy internship and global exchange opportunities.

Outside the classroom, students can make lifelong friends and connections, and enjoy unforgettable experiences, with more than 200 student-run clubs and societies bringing the campus to life. Our community – which covers the world – includes more than 50,000 students, 3400 academic staff, and 320,000 alumni.

at the University of Sydney.

* QS Graduate Employability Content, 2017

** QS World University Content, 2016–17

The University of Sydney offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia.

The teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting upon our health, environment, technology and culture.

Across our faculties, we have research teams working on creating cleaner fuels, faster internet, treatment for chronic illness, and more sustainable ways of living.

Faculties include:

The best student experience in Australia

 run more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups. You can meet a variety of people, team up and make new friends, share your ideas and learn new skills through performances, sports and leadership opportunities. 

The USU also run the , which has more than 200 campus clubs – from calligraphy to photography, Pokemon to handball, there's something for everyone. 

 offers a huge range of facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active. You can get involved in athletics, swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.

We also have performance spaces, museums, on-campus bars, cafes and even a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel.

Admission criteria
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The will offer Career advice and thousands of student jobs their database. Right from your first year at university, you have access to an abundance of career counselling services and resources to help put you in the best career position by the end of your degree.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Architecture, Design and Planning

Arts and Social Sciences


Engineering, Project Management and Information Technologies

Health Sciences



Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Sydney Law School

Sydney Medical School

Sydney Nursing School (Nursing and Midwifery)

The University of Sydney Business School

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Architecture, Design and Planning


Sydney Medical School

Sydney Nursing School (Nursing and Midwifery)

The University of Sydney Business School

University Highlights

Total students - 44,817


International students - 23,415


Total faculty staff - 3,318


Total students - 44,817


International students - 23,415


Total faculty staff - 3,318


Undergraduate Program

28,000 - 30,000
30,000 - 32,000

Postgraduate Program

18,000 - 20,000
32,000 - 34,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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