The University of Sydney

Campuses: 
Sydney
Location: 
Established: 
1850
Student Population: 
51,000
CRICOS: 
00026A
University Groups: 
  • The Great Hall, University of Sydney campus. Photo credit: University of Sydney The Great Hall, University of Sydney campus. Photo credit: University of Sydney
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The University of Sydney is 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 100 universities in the world and among the top three in Australia. Our current enrolment of more than 51,000 students (including more than 10,000 international students representing 152 nationalities) enjoy an academic experience of the highest quality.

The University is located in Sydney, Australia’s most dynamic, exciting and culturally diverse city. Heritage-listed, sandstone buildings stand side by side with ultramodern sophisticated ones on our main campus, which is surrounded by green parklands. We are also conveniently situated close to the city’s central business district as well as to Sydney’s world-renowned, stunning ocean beaches.

The University of Sydney offers the most comprehensive range of degrees, majors and individual subject choices of any university in Australia, taught in 16 faculties and schools across eight campuses.

Areas of study include:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Architecture
  • Design and planning
  • Arts and humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Engineering
  • Information technologies
  • Health sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Veterinary science
  • Visual arts

Facilities

Sydney’s academic and teaching resources include Australia’s largest university library and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research 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 many high profile graduates placed in prominent and influential positions in both the public and private sectors across the world.

Academic excellence and teaching

The faculty at Sydney is a mix of local and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry expertise. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their respective fields to the classroom, providing students with a stimulating academic environment. The University has an exceptional staff/student ratio with smaller, more personal classes, allowing our lecturers to cater to each student’s individual needs. The extracurricular sporting and recreational amenities, clubs and societies available to our students are second to none, and our student support services have been rated as the best at any Australian university.

Our reputation

Since its inception in 1850, the University has built an enviable reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by its students, alumni, staff, business, industry and government. We are committed to maximising 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 and proud tradition of excellence in education, and we are relentless in our efforts to provide a fertile environment where the brightest minds flourish.