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  • The University of Sydney (USYD), is a public research university located in Sydney, Australia. The University was established with a vision of providing everyone with unbiased opportunities to empower with education and make this world a better place.
  • Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia's first University, the 6th sandstone university, and it stands amongst the leading universities of the world.
  • The University has famous political alumni such as seven Australian Prime Ministers, two governors-general, nine state governors, several justices of the high court, adding on to alumni, the University has produced five Nobel Laureates and 110 Rhodes Scholars.
  • The University of Sydney is among the top five universities globally and the first in Australia to enroll students solely on academic excellence and give equal opportunities to men and women.
  • Daily Telegram and American Huffington Post ranks the University amongst the top 10 beautiful universities in the world. The University has its campuses spread across the outskirts of Camperdown and Darlington.
  • At the University of Sydney, bachelor, masters, doctoral and research degrees are offered through eight academic faculties and school such as:


  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • University of Sydney Business School
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Sydney Law School

Why study at University of Sydney?

  • The University of Sydney is a member of the prestigious “Group of Eight” (Go8) universities in Australia, CEMS, Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Pacific Rim Universities.
  • The University of Sydney has been consistently ranked amongst the top 50 universities globally for its excellence in research and teaching.
  • University is home to 27,688 international students from different countries and has a 13:1 student-faculty ratio which allows more individual interaction.
  • QS World University Rankings 2021 has placed the University of Sydney at the 40th position in the world, 3rd for subject wise ranking and 4th for graduate employability ranking.
  • Times Higher Education Impact ranking ranks the University of Sydney as the second position in the world and first in Australia to positively impact society for two reasons: firstly, for protecting the environment and secondly, for addressing inequality issues.
  • Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking 2021 ranks universities at 51st position globally and second in Australia.
  • According to the US News and World Report Rankings 2021, the University is ranked 27th.
  • The University is ranked 74h by the Academic Ranking of World University ( ARWU) 2020.
  • The University of Sydney is ranked No.1 for consecutive eight years for its global masters in Management by The Financial Times.
  • QS World University Ranking 2020 ranks University's Master of Management course No. 1in Australia.


  • Camperdown/ Darlington
    • Camperdown/Darlington campus is the biggest campus, spread over 72 hectares comprising state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies.
    • The campus is ranked in the top 10 most beautiful universities in the world by Daily Telegraph.
    • The campus is home to various artworks and statues, including the Gilgamesh Statue and the Confucius Statue.
    • Camperdown/Darlington campus comprises art galleries, a historical museum, six libraries and seven faculties: Architecture, Design & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine & Health and Science.
  • Camden Campus
    • The Camden Campus is located in Sydney's rapidly growing Southwestern suburbs and houses several Farms and Research facilities.
    • The campus provides extensive learning opportunities in farms and research units for researchers and students interested in pursuing Veterinary Science and Agriculture.
  • Mallett Street Campus
    • Mallett Street campus of the University is at a walking distance from Camperdown/ Darlington campus.
    • The campus is home to the Brain and Mind Centre and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre.
  • Sydney College of the Arts
  • Sydney College of Arts is home to the University's visual arts college located at the Old Teacher's College.

  • Sydney Medical School Campuses and Teaching Hospitals
  • The Sydney Medical School comprises the Edward Ford Building located on the main campus and has eight clinical schools with affiliated hospitals.

  • Surry Hills Campus
  • Surry Hill campus comprises the faculty of Sydney Dental School and the Dental Library.

  • 133 Castlereagh Street, CBD
  • The University of Sydney Business School and the University's Law school conduct several classes at this location.

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • The Conservatorium of Music, or “Con” for short, is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens and is a leading music school, inclusive of five concert halls, recording studios and performance spaces.

    • Westmead
    • The Westmead campus houses many leading health and medical service providers and research institutes and is the hub for transformational health services, research and education in Western Sydney. Popular courses at the Westmead campus include Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (graduate entry), Bachelor of Oral Health, Applied Medical Science (Honors), Applied Medical Science (Major), Honors in Engineering, Postgraduate Design Thinking for Health and Medicine.
    • One Tree Island Research Station
    • The One Tree Island Research Station is located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and is the world's only research station licensed to facilitate teaching and research. The research station has already helped in advancements in climate change, geology, and marine observation.

Popular Courses

The University of Sydney offers a range of program, and QS World University Ranking ranked the University in the top 50 globally for the following five subjects:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Life Science and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science and Management

Other top-ranked programs are in:

  • Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
  • Physical Science
  • Business and Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Education
  • Psychology

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Sydney offers a diverse range of scholarships for international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, funded by the Australian Government and other industries.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australian Award Scholarships (AAS) is a prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian government to help international students to study and research at the University of Sydney.

Eligibility Criteria for AAS

  • Should be an International Student
  • Should be a citizen of AAS participating country
  • Students should meet country-specific eligibility criteria as mentioned in the AAS handbook.

Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Each year the Sydney Business School offers 20 scholarships for domestic and international students pursuing a single master's postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney.
  • The highest achieving students are awarded scholarships. They are assessed against the following selection factors, leadership capabilities, and potential as an ambassador for the University, and motivation to succeed personally and professionally.

Commonwealth Scholarships

  • To be eligible for the Commonwealth scholarship, students need to be nominated by the scholarship Agency in the country in the home country. Eligible countries for this scholarship include Australia, India, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, and the UK.

Dr. Abdul Kalam International Scholarships

  • The Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarship is awarded through the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. Dr Kalam was the 11th President of India and a renowned scientist and aeronautical engineer by training.
  • The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding achievements and potential future leadership traits.

Accomodation – On Campus

Sydney is the world's third most liveble city known for its largest natural harbour in the world, golden beaches, museum and art galleries, food and exciting events & festivals. Therefore, living in Sydney has a lot to offer while studying.

On-Campus Accommodation

The University has several on-campus accommodation options for students.

Accommodation at Camperdown/Darlington campus

  • International House
    • The International House has a range of single, twin share, ensuites, and self-catered apartments. All rooms are fully furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, mirror, and internet access. All catered rooms have a cleaning service that comes every fortnight.
  • Residential colleges
    • The University has two residential housing units for postgraduate students.
    • University run Accommodation
    • The campus has six University run housing options around the main campus, including Abercrombie, Darlington House, Selle House, The Arundel St Terraces, Queen Mary, and the Regiment building.

Accommodation at Cumberland campus

  • The Yannadah accommodation facility has 39 single bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. It is open for full-time students at the University of Sydney, with preference given to first-year undergraduate students outside the greater Sydney metropolitan region.

Accommodation at Camden Campus

The Camden campus has two residence halls on campus for students pursuing veterinary science and agriculture. The two residence halls are:

  • Nepean Lodge
  • Nepean Hall

Off-Campus Accommodation

The student who prefers to find their own house can choose nearby suburbs to stay at:

  • Apartments
  • Homestays
  • Hostels

The most preferred suburbs located close to the campus, which is ideal for student's accommodation, are

  • Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • Newtown
  • Redfern
  • Glebe
  • Cumberland Campus
  • Lidcombe
  • Camden Campus
  • Camden