The University of Sydney

Camperdown, Sydney

  • #41 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 57,354Total Students
  • 3,297Faculty
  • 35,254Int'l Students

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Whether you want to take the next step in your career, gain a professional qualification for a new job, or pursue a personal ambition, the University of Sydney offers you the opportunity to tailor your experience and develop specialist skills.

Regularly ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide*, postgraduate students have access to leading lecturers, research supervisors, industry networks, and research and teaching staff from around the world.

The University’s cross-disciplinary approach means that students form part of a community that unites experts in fields as diverse as medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, information technologies and science, with the shared goal of pioneering solutions to global challenges.

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Three-quarters of postgraduate students choose to take coursework-based degrees, and many add a real-world dimension to their studies by going overseas as an exchange student or participating in an internship, gaining hands-on experience to enhance their career prospects and build their networks.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world, the University of Sydney is home to many leading researchers and attracts generous funding in support of its research projects. PhD and master’s by research students at the University work alongside some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics, and have access to high-calibre facilities and international partnerships.

Explore courses at the University of Sydney.

*QS World University Rankings 2020


The University of Sydney offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia.

The teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting upon our health, environment, technology and culture.

Across our faculties, we have research teams working on creating cleaner fuels, faster internet, treatment for chronic illness, and more sustainable ways of living.

Faculties include:

The University of Sydney draws students not only from all over Australia, but from all over the world, so not only are students learning their coursework, but more importantly, they are learning from each other. Every student has something to offer the community, and everybody’s path is unique.

Student experience at the University of Sydney has consistently been ranked among the best in Australia. Striving to ensure that students have every opportunity to live up to their potential from day one, graduates of the University go on to be leaders in their chosen fields.

The University of Sydney Union (USU) run more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups. You can meet a variety of people, team up and make new friends, share your ideas and learn new skills through performances, sports and leadership opportunities.

The USU also run the Clubs and Societies Program, which has more than 200 campus clubs – from calligraphy to photography, Pokemon to handball, there's something for everyone.

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness
offers a huge range of facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active. You can get involved in athletics, swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.

The University’s facilities are also home to performance spaces, museums, on-campus bars, cafes and even a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel.



Admission criteria
Whether you are applying as a domestic or international student, understanding the criteria for admission is essential.  Check the specific admission criteria for your course.

You can also check to see whether:


Applying to the University

The application process depends on whether you're applying as an undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic or international student. 

From submitting your application to accepting an offer and enrolling, we're here to help. Please visit our how to apply page for more information.


The Careers Centre will offer Career advice and thousands of student jobs their 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.

About

Whether you want to take the next step in your career, gain a professional qualification for a new job, or pursue a personal ambition, the University of Sydney offers you the opportunity to tailor your experience and develop specialist skills.

Regularly ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide*, postgraduate students have access to leading lecturers, research supervisors, industry networks, and research and teaching staff from around the world.

The University’s cross-disciplinary approach means that students form part of a community that unites experts in fields as diverse as medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, information technologies and science, with the shared goal of pioneering solutions to global challenges.

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Three-quarters of postgraduate students choose to take coursework-based degrees, and many add a real-world dimension to their studies by going overseas as an exchange student or participating in an internship, gaining hands-on experience to enhance their career prospects and build their networks.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world, the University of Sydney is home to many leading researchers and attracts generous funding in support of its research projects. PhD and master’s by research students at the University work alongside some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics, and have access to high-calibre facilities and international partnerships.

Explore courses at the University of Sydney.

*QS World University Rankings 2020


The University of Sydney offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia.

The teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting upon our health, environment, technology and culture.

Across our faculties, we have research teams working on creating cleaner fuels, faster internet, treatment for chronic illness, and more sustainable ways of living.

Faculties include:

The University of Sydney draws students not only from all over Australia, but from all over the world, so not only are students learning their coursework, but more importantly, they are learning from each other. Every student has something to offer the community, and everybody’s path is unique.

Student experience at the University of Sydney has consistently been ranked among the best in Australia. Striving to ensure that students have every opportunity to live up to their potential from day one, graduates of the University go on to be leaders in their chosen fields.

The University of Sydney Union (USU) run more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups. You can meet a variety of people, team up and make new friends, share your ideas and learn new skills through performances, sports and leadership opportunities.

The USU also run the Clubs and Societies Program, which has more than 200 campus clubs – from calligraphy to photography, Pokemon to handball, there's something for everyone.

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness
offers a huge range of facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active. You can get involved in athletics, swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.

The University’s facilities are also home to performance spaces, museums, on-campus bars, cafes and even a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel.



Admission criteria
Whether you are applying as a domestic or international student, understanding the criteria for admission is essential.  Check the specific admission criteria for your course.

You can also check to see whether:


Applying to the University

The application process depends on whether you're applying as an undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic or international student. 

From submitting your application to accepting an offer and enrolling, we're here to help. Please visit our how to apply page for more information.


The Careers Centre will offer Career advice and thousands of student jobs their 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.

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #39
  • 2014
    #38
  • 2015
    #=37
  • 2016
    #45
  • 2017
    #=46
  • 2018
    #50
  • 2019
    #42
  • 2020
    #42
  • 2021
    #40
  • 2022
    #38
  • 2023
    #41

Ranking criteria

79.6
Overall
96.2
Academic Reputation
91.7
Employer Reputation
15.6
Faculty Student Ratio
92.1
Citations per Faculty
99.3
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio
97.3
International Research Network
90.8
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
57,354

39%
61%

International students
35,254

47%
53%

Total faculty staff
3,297

1539
1758

Total students
57,354

39%
61%

International students
35,254

47%
53%

Total faculty staff
3,297

1758
1539
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

One Tree Island Research Station,

One Tree Island , One Tree Island , Queensland , Australia , 4805

Sydney Eye Hospital,

8 Macquarie Street , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia , 2000

Sydney Dental Hospital,

2 Chalmers Street , Surry Hills , New South Wales , Australia , 2010

Westmead Centre for Oral Health,

Darcy Road , Westmead , New South Wales , Australia , 2145

Singapore Institute of Management,

461 Clementi Road , Singapore , Singapore , 599491

Sciences Po (France),

27 Rue Saint-Guillaume , Paris , Paris , France , 75007

Cumberland Hospital, North Parramatta,

1-11 Hainsworth Street , North Parramatta , New South Wales , Australia , 2151

Taronga Zoo Sydney,

Bradleys Head Road , Mosman , New South Wales , Australia , 2088

Fudan University,

220 Handan Road , Shanghai , Yangpu District , China ,

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Camperdown , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia , 2006

Westmead Campus (Medicine and Health),

Hawkesbury Road , Westmead , Australia , NSW 2145

Sydney Medical School Campuses and Teaching Hospitals,

Camperdown , Camperdown , New South Wales , Australia , 2050

Sydney Conservatorium of Music,

1 Conservatorium Rd , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia , 2000

Surry Hills Campus,

2 Chalmers Street , Surry Hills , New South Wales , Australia , 2010

Mallett Street Campus (Sydney Nursing School),

88 Mallett Street , Camperdown , New South Wales , Australia , 2050

University of Sydney Cumberland Campus,

75 East Street , Lidcombe , New South Wales , Australia , 2141

Camden Campus,

c15/335 Werombi Rd , Camden , New South Wales , Australia , 2570

133 Castlereagh Street, CBD,

Level 17 , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia , 2000

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