The University of Sydney
We are Australia’s first university and are proud of our history of leading new thinking and welcoming people from all social and cultural backgrounds for over 160 years. We have taught six prime ministers, two Nobel Laureates, three astronauts, 110 Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner and 145 Olympians.
What will you achieve?
We are one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, Sydney is Australia’s first university and a member of the Group of Eight, Australia’s premier research intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world and in the top three in Australia by QS (2019).
The University is in Sydney, a dynamic, exciting and culturally diverse city. Heritage-listed sandstone buildings stand side by side with state-of-the-art modern ones on our main campus, which is surrounded by green parkland. We are also conveniently situated close to the city’s central business district as well as to Sydney’s world-famous ocean beaches.
The University offers the most comprehensive range of degrees, majors and individual subjects of any university in Australia, taught in six faculties and many schools across eight campuses.
The University’s academic and teaching resources include Australia’s largest university library and state-of-the-art technical, research and computing facilities. We offer the widest range of research programmes in Australia and are one of the top recipients of Australian government research funding. Sydney alumni include high profile graduates in influential positions in the public and private sectors all over the world.
The faculty at Sydney is a mix of locally and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry expertise. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their fields to the classroom, creating a stimulating academic environment for students.
The University of Sydney has an exceptional staff to student ratio with small, personal classes which allow our lecturers to cater to each student’s needs. The sporting and recreational clubs, amenities and societies available to our students are second to none, and our support services have been rated the best of any Australian university.
Since its inception the University has built a reputation for quality, credibility and integrity and is held in high esteem by students, alumni, staff, government, business and industry. We are committed to the potential of everyone in the global community we serve, seeking to develop curious minds that embrace challenge and change. We help seek knowledge, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions. Over the past 160 years, Sydney has maintained a long, proud tradition of excellence in education. We are relentless in our efforts to provide a fertile environment where the brightest minds flourish.
Areas of study
Areas of study available at the University of Sydney include:
- Agriculture and environment
- Design and planning
- Arts and humanities
- Social sciences
- Social work
- Information technologies
- Health sciences
- Veterinary science
- Visual arts