The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities. Year on year we are consistently ranked among the top universities in the world for the quality of our teaching and research and are committed to fostering a community where the best minds come together.
We were the first university in Australia, and offer the broadest range of disciplines in the country with over 400 areas of study to choose from. Our students have flexibility to follow their interests, broaden their skills and pursue internship and global exchange opportunities, while enjoying world-class teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant campus life.
Our graduates are ranked fourth in the world for employability and go on to be leaders in their fields. Among our 360,000 alumni are Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Australian prime ministers, humanitarians, teachers, inventors and medical innovators. The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential through education and still hold that belief strongly today. We strive to ensure our students have every opportunity to live up to their potential from day one.
Why choose Sydney?
- Ranked 1st in Australia, 4th in the world for graduate employability*
- 2nd in the world for social and economic impact**
- 3rd in Australia and 42nd in the world in university rankings^
- 31 of our subjects ranked among the top 50 in the world~
- A$105 million in scholarship and prizes offered every year
- Over 250 international partners to combine study and travel
- Over 400 study areas available
- Over 200 clubs and societies to enrich your student experience
Looking ahead to a future of work that will be very different, it is our ambition that our students will complete their degrees the ability
to think critically, collaborate productively, and influence the world. We believe every student has something to offer the community, and everybody’s path is unique.
Sydney undergraduate experience
The world is changing, and university education needs to change as well. Over the past four years we have transformed our curriculum to embed all degrees with graduate qualities for the 21st century, with an emphasis on flexibility so that the way we teach and the way you’ll learn prepares you for a future full of possibilities.
Our undergraduate curriculum offers the flexibility to choose from more than 400 areas of study and the ability to choose majors and minors outside your primary degree, work on real-world projects with industry experts and potential employers, undertake an international experience, access advanced coursework or boost your professional development through online modules.
A distinctive postgraduate education
If you’re looking to advance your career, pursue your passion or gain a higher qualification, postgraduate study gives you access to more than 450 course options.
Our postgraduate research degree allows you to apply your theory- driven research to real world issues alongside researchers who are experts in their fields. We are adding a new coursework component to our PhD degrees – a first of its kind in Australia – and adding coursework options for our other postgraduate research degrees to support research capabilities and success
of our students in a changing world.
Our research is driven by the big picture. We value open minds, avid curiosity and a readiness to take on the big questions and find solutions to real world problems. From combating the world’s deadliest diseases to inventing tiny devices that make a super-sized difference to computing, we excel in innovative collaboration.
We have 10 multidisciplinary initiatives, which bring together academics from diverse fields to lead innovation in established and developing areas of strength, while also creating opportunities for our students. We also work with the best companies, including Qantas, Microsoft and GE to generate products, systems and services that benefit the communities we serve – locally, nationally and globally.
The University of Sydney offers an unforgettable student experience with students from all over Australia and the world. We offer a range of community and co-curricular opportunities with students able
to access to more than 200 clubs and societies and programmes and events run throughout the year. We have the largest student mobility programme in Australia, partnering with more than 250 universities in over 40 countries, so you can set yourself up for a global career.
Our campuses and facilities
We have a network of campuses in Sydney and beyond. Our main Camperdown/Darlington campus is located close to the heart of Australia’s largest and most international city as well as to Sydney’s world-famous ocean beaches. Our iconic heritage-listed sandstone buildings share the campus with state-of-the-art teaching, research and student support facilities. We also look forward to opening our new Chau Chak Wing Museum on campus, which will showcase thousands of the University’s precious and rare treasures for the first time.
Some of our faculties and schools have dedicated campuses, such as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, near the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Dental School in Surry Hills. We also have several other facilities across the state from research units and farms at our Camden campus to clinical schools in hospitals across the city and state of New South Wales.