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University of Sydney

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



  • Our founding principle as Australia’s first university was that we would be a modern and progressive institution. It’s an ideal we still hold dear today.
  • When William Charles Wentworth proposed the idea of Australia’s first university in 1850, he imagined “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country”.


  • Study with us and be prepared for a future full of possibilities
  • We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and values you need to become a leader in a rapidly changing world


Our research is driven by the big picture. We take a problem and look at it from all angles, combining the expertise and talents of scholars from many disciplines.


  • Career advice and thousands of student jobs on our database
  • Right from your first year at university, you have access to an abundance of career counselling services and resources to help put you in the best career position by the end of your degree.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
27 4
31 3
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
42 8
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
60 -1
59 2
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
80 -12
68 15
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

Our team of compliance officers is here to help you with basic issues related to student visas and your studies in general.

We will support you by:

  • issuing new eCoEs for approved changes to your course duration
  • referring you to various support services on campus
  • sending newsletters with reminders about updates to student visa conditions and important semester dates.

Housing services

  •  Whether you're looking to join a residential college or set up a shared house off campus, we can offer guidance on student accommodation in Sydney.
  • Once you enrol as a student, you’ll have exclusive access to our off-campus student accommodation database, allowing you to post and respond to ads for shared accommodation.

Library services

The Library consists of 11 individual libraries located across the university's various campuses. According to the library's publications, it is the largest academic library in the southern hemisphere; university statistics show that in 2007 the collection consisted of just under 5 million physical volumes and a further 300,000 e-books, for a total of approximately 5.3 million items.

Medical services

Studying can be challenging, so it’s important to us that you have access to great help, advice and care, whether it’s a physiotherapist or trained counsellor.

Student Life

Campus life

  • We offer a variety of on-campus options to suit different pockets
  • Living on or near our main campus puts you right in the heart of student life, so you can make the most of your study and leisure time.

Sports facilities

  • Join a vast array of sporting and recreational clubs for men and women with well-developed juniors programs, take part in excellent courses and world-class sporting events and improve your performance under the guidance of some of Australia's most accomplished coaches and sportspeople. 
  • Many of Australia's leading sports personalities have been part of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness. We are proud of our track record, the best possible advertisement for what we do.

Student clubs

  • If you’re an undergraduate the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is a student-run body that represents your rights and interests.
  • If you are a postgraduate coursework or research student, the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) provides you with assistance for academic or personal issues that you may experience.

Student Reviews

Life-changing learning experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

During my time at the University of Sydney, I have had the opportunity to receive highly intellectually-rewarding education offered by excellent scholars and researchers who are experts in their fields. A solid foundation is built through theories discussion and hands-on learning.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I worked in many companies, in restoration, design, painting, and teach art.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I didn’t think University life would be like this. Full of new experiences and learning. I love that the entire uni has a feeling of community and closeness during hard times

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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