The University of Sydney
Student population: Over 70,000 (including more than 25,000 international students)
Start your leadership journey at the University of Sydney and create a future with impact. We are ranked in the top 20 universities in the world and are known internationally as leaders in education, research, graduate employability and student experience.
Our graduates are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for employability and go on to be leaders in their fields. Among our 430,000 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 we still hold that belief strongly today. We strive to ensure our students have every opportunity to live up to their potential from day one.
Everything you need to know
Follow your interests. All of them
We have more than 30 subjects ranked in the top 50 globally. We offer the widest breadth of courses of any university in Australia, with more than 400 areas of study and over 100 majors and minors. No matter what you choose to study, our flexible degree structures enable you to create your own path. You’ll have the opportunity to combine global experiences and advanced learning and undertake internships and work placements that will get you graduate ready for work.
Areas of study available include:
- Architecture, design and planning
- Arts and social sciences
- Education and social work
- Engineering and computer science
- Medicine and health
Real-world projects and internships
We offer opportunities to work on real-life projects with leading industry partners throughout your studies. Most of our degrees offer embedded or elective placements and internships that range in duration from two weeks to a full year. Each hands-on programme is tailored to your area of study and will enhance your employability.
Our campuses and facilities
Our iconic Quadrangle might be what springs to mind when you think of the University, but we have a network of campuses in Sydney and beyond – from working farms, to a research field station on the Great Barrier Reef and many more – our teachers, researchers and students are based in locations all over Australia.
Our main Camperdown/Darlington campus is just 10 minutes away from the heart of Sydney, Australia’s largest and most international city, and is surrounded by its shops, cafes, restaurants and inner west cultural hubs, as well as being close to its 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 opened our brand-new Chau Chak Wing Museum to the public in 2020. The purpose-built, multi-level museum is at the centre of arts and culture on campus and showcases thousands of the University’s precious and rare collections of art, ancient history, science and cultural materials for the first time. The museum is open to the broader public with free entry.
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 in locations across the state, from research units and farms at our Camden campus to clinical schools in hospitals located across the city and state of New South Wales.
We continue to transform facilities for generations of students and invest in world-class infrastructure, including the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, the brand-new Engineering and Technology Precinct and Susan Wakil Health Building. Our purpose-built facilities bring together students and staff from multiple disciplines and place them at the forefront of innovation, learning and research.
At the University of Sydney, learning isn’t confined to the classroom. With more than 260 student clubs and societies available, ranging from social justice to chocolate appreciation, you’re bound to find one that interests you. Our diverse community of students is made
up of more than 32 cultural groups and 130 nationalities – you’ll be able to make new friends from all around the world.
We also 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.
Why choose Sydney?
- Ranked in the top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)
- Ranked 1 in Australia and 4 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
- Ranked 1 in Australia for sustainability
- Over 100 majors and minors available to combine your interests across disciplines
- 260+ clubs and societies to enrich your student life