We are Australia’s first university and proud of our history of leading new thinking and welcoming people from all social and cultural backgrounds.
Top 5 reasons to join the University of Sydney
1. A world-class university
We’re consistently ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide**, upholding our reputation for global leadership in research and education. We also have a range of subjects in the top 20 globally, including architecture, arts and humanities, accounting and finance, and engineering (civil and structural).*** Learn alongside some of the brightest global influencers who bring knowledge gained from years of research into your classroom. It’s one of the reasons why we are world renowned for our research and a member of Australia’s ‘Group of Eight’ – a network of leading Australian universities.
2. Most employable graduates
We’re ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability.* Our graduates include 110 Rhodes scholars, 145 Olympians, seven prime ministers, two Nobel laureates, three astronauts and one Pulitzer Prize winner.
3. Broad range of degrees
We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience so that you’ll leave university with the confidence to think critically, collaborate productively and influence the world. At Sydney, you have the flexibility to combine your academic interests and passions, and challenge yourself to think across our broad range of disciplines that is unparalleled in Australia. You can immerse yourself in real-world projects and gain new perspectives with our global opportunities.
Whether you want to take the next step in your career, gain a professional qualification for a new job, or pursue a personal ambition, our postgraduate degrees will lead you to places you never imagined. Our 24,000 postgraduate students have access to leading lecturers, research supervisors, industry networks, and research and teaching staff from around the world. We offer a broad range of coursework and research degrees, all of which encourage cross-disciplinary work.
4. Exceptional facilities
Our campuses feature sandstone buildings alongside modern, sophisticated facilities. We have significant investments in vital new infrastructure, including the completed Sydney Nanoscience Hub, the University of Sydney Business School Abercrombie Precinct and a planned Engineering and Technology precinct.
5. Best student experience
Did you know that we have 12 cafes, four live performance spaces, two fitness centres, museums, art galleries, two 24-hour libraries, an indoor rock climbing wall and a 50-metre swimming pool? We’re proud to offer the best student experience and campus culture in Australia.**** Make new friends with more than 200 student clubs and societies, including the Ekansh Indian Cultural Society, the Sikh Society, and the Tamil Society. There is something for everyone.
Our Camperdown/Darlington Campus is located in the heart of one of the world’s most popular cities for international students. We are close to the city’s central business district (CBD) and Sydney’s stunning beaches and iconic landmarks.
*QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017
**QS World University Rankings 2018
***QS Subject Rankings 2017
****National Union of Students (NUS) Quality Survey, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015
There’s more to university life than what happens inside the classroom. Make the most of your opportunity to get involved in campus culture, connect with others and find support to help you succeed.
Once you get to Sydney, remember you’re not alone. We offer a wide range of services to help you make the most of your time here, prepare for life beyond university, and help you if times get tough. Our world-class academic and teaching resources include extensive libraries and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research facilities. The University’s library network comprises 20 separate facilities and holds over 5 million items in total. Consistently top ranked for offering the best student experience and campus culture in Australia. We have 200 clubs and societies and an incredible range of facilities for students to enjoy
— Academic Support – Learning assistance
— Banking, shopping and food outlets
— Clubs, societies, sport and fitness facilities
— Designated international student advisers
— Disability support
— Employment services / Career Centre
— Health and counselling
— Information technology support
— Language and academic support
— Library services
— On-arrival reception and orientation programs
— Peer Assisted study sessions
— Peer Mentoring sessions
— Prayer and worships rooms
— Student accommodation
— Student associations