University of Sydney

NSW

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Courses
373
Australia Rank
3
Tuition (International)
A$21,000 ~ A$71,000


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University at a glance:
Institution type:
University
Year of foundation:
1850
Number of courses:
373
Level of study:
Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Employment rate
74 %
Student enrolement:
52,636
Academic staff:
3,698
Field of study:
University description:

At the University of Sydney, we pursue a shared commitment to the transformative power of education. We aim to create and sustain a community in which, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and realise their full potential.

Our vision is to build a university where students and researchers form a community of scholars, engaged together in learning, critical enquiry and exceptional research. To succeed in this vision, we ensure our curriculum is informed by the latest educational advances and evidence-based research. We support world-class teaching that is stimulating and constantly refreshed by new thinking. We develop first-rate facilities, including digital and physical infrastructure. We allow freedom for researchers to pursue their own lines of enquiry.

And we invest strategically in cross-disciplinary projects of national and international importance. In this environment, our students experience a rich intellectual and social life, and can become well-rounded scholars through formal and informal learning, both inside the classroom and beyond. The skills of critical thinking we value are exercised and sharpened by staff and students alike. We attract the very best researchers and teachers from around the world, and forge strong relationships with industry and community groups.

We are respected for our diversity, global orientation and commitment to working in partnership with Indigenous Australia. Since our inception 150 years ago, we have been producing the next generation of leaders and helping to shape Australia's national and international agenda. Above all, we prize innovative ideas, rigorous thought, academic excellence and engagement with the wider world. We believe that ideas can make a real difference.

Ratings and rankings

  • We sit in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage.
  • 45 in the world in the 2015-16 prestigious QS World University Rankings.
  • 41 of the 42 subjects assessed achieving a rating in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • 56 in The 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
  • 42 in the world and number one in New South Wales in the 2015 Times Higher Education Global Employability University Rankings.

Faculties & Schools

We offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia, with eight disciplines ranked among the top 20 in the QS 2014/15 World University Rankings. 

Campus services and facilities

From the inner city of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, we have teachers, researchers and students based all over Australia.

Our famous Quadrangle might be what springs to mind when you think of our campus, but we also have working farms, a field station on the Great Barrier Reef and an ongoing program to transform our buildings.

Camperdown/Darlington

Our biggest campus is 72 hectares of state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology, including six libraries, art galleries, historical museums, perfectly manicured lawns, and the following faculties and schools:

Cumberland Campus

Located in Lidcombe, the heart of Sydney’s sprawling greater west, Cumberland campus is home to theFaculty of Health Sciences.

Campus facilities include a large health sciences library, specialized laboratories, health clinics and a state-of-the-art sports centre.

The Cumberland Student Guild manages all non-academic services on campus, including a food court, bookstore and shopping outlets.

Camden Campus

Veterinary Science and Agriculture students and researchers can access an extensive network of farms and research units on Camden campus, located just two hours outside the city of Sydney.

Mallett Street Campus

Located in Camperdown just a short walk from our main Camperdown/Darlington Campus, Mallett Street Campus is home to:

Rozelle (Sydney College of the Arts)

Our visual arts college is based on scenic Rozelle campus, a beautiful collection of sandstone buildings set on spacious, green grounds near the harbourside.

Studios are purpose-built for creating contemporary arts in a range of media, including ceramics, film, digital art, jewellery and object design, painting, print media, photo media and sculpture.

Sydney Medical School Campuses and Teaching Hospitals

In addition to the Edward Ford Building on the main campus, the Sydney Medical School has staff based in different teaching hospitals and specialist clinics across NSW.

The School of Rural Health within Sydney Medical School manages two teaching hospitals and many partnerships with regional clinics and health centres.

In partnerships with Southern Cross University, we also run the University Centre for Rural Health on the North Coast, with sites in Murwillumbah, Lismore and Grafton.

Surry Hills Campus

The Surry Hills Campus houses the main offices of the Faculty of Dentistry, the Dentistry Library, teaching, seminar and recreational facilities and the extensive clinical facilities of the Sydney Dental Hospital. 

133 Castlereagh Street, CBD

The University of Sydney Business School and Sydney Law School run some classes here.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens near the Sydney Opera House, ‘The Con’ is a world-leading music school boasting five concert halls, recording studios, and performance spaces featuring the latest in acoustic technology.

The campus runs a bustling calendar of concerts and events open to the public.

Visit the Conservatorium of Music website for more information.

One Tree Island Research Station

Our Faculty of Science oversees the world’s only research station licensed to facilitate teaching and research on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

The site spans four hectares of the southern end of the reef, and it remains almost completely free of human disruption or influence.

The research station has helped facilitate breakthroughs in climate change, geology and marine observation.

Find out how you can arrange a field trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

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