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University of Sydney

University of Sydney


We’ve been challenging traditions for almost 170 years

We make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping our people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level.

Facts & figures

students (based on student enrolments as of August 2019)

continuing and fixed-term staff (based on University statistics on 31 December 2018)

exchange opportunities

alumni in more than 170 countries

Leadership through excellence in teaching and research.

We offer the widest range of academic programs of any university in Australia.

Our teachers, researchers and leading thinkers are paving the way for solutions to complex global issues impacting 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.

Vision and values

Leading to improve the world around us

Since our inception, we have believed in education for all and leadership that improves lives in all of the communities that we serve.

The values that inspire our work

Four clusters of values inform the University's ongoing commitment to excellence and transforming our culture so that everyone – across all of our campuses – can thrive.

  • Courage and creativity
    • We challenge the status quo so that we can find new ways of thinking.
    • We will work together in a culture that adapts to change and is unafraid of failure.
    • We will not be limited by what we know now; rather, we will encourage each other to explore further and imagine a better world.
  • Respect and integrity
    • We value every member of the University for the contribution they can make to our collective success.
    • We will act with the highest regard for academic freedom, collegiality, and robust and respectful debate.
    • When we disagree, we will not dismiss each other’s ideas, nor undervalue expertise.
  • Diversity and inclusion
    • Our work is stronger because we value different and unique perspectives.
    • We will advocate for all to realise their full potential.
    • We will never limit people’s pursuit of excellence on the basis of their background or circumstances.
  • Openness and engagement
    • We will seek and be open to new ideas.
    • We will make a global impact by listening to and understanding the needs and aspirations of others.
    • We will always look for what we can learn and how we can contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve.


We’re regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities

Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

We excel across an incredible breadth and depth of subjects and disciplines, from arts to architecture, engineering to education, geography to technology.

QS world rankings

in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability
in the world for 2023 university rankings

Other world rankings that really matter

We are ranked in the top 70 for four of the other most credible and influential world university rankings.

in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022
in US News & World Report Rankings 2022
in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021

Rankings where we are number 1 in Australia

Graduate employability
1st in Australia and 4th in the world

1st in Australia and 18th in the world

Arts and humanities
1st in Australia and 12th in the world

Master of Management
1st in Australia and 26th in the world

1st in Australia and 9th in the world

1st in Australia, 12th in the world

Campus Features

Explore our teaching and research network

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

Explore our teaching and research locations


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:

  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health
  • Science

You’ll also find the following centres, institutes and facilities:

  • Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Centre for English Teaching
  • Charles Perkins Centre
  • China Studies Centre
  • Confucius Institute
  • Institute of Agriculture
  • Institute for Teaching and Learning
  • Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
  • Seymour Centre
  • Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness
  • Sydney University Postgraduate Representation Association (SUPRA)
  • Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • United States Studies Centre
  • University of Sydney Union (USU)

Camden Campus

Veterinary Science and Agriculture students and researchers can access an extensive network of farms and research units on the Camden campus. Camden is in the Sydney metropolis and part of the growth area in Sydney's south-western suburbs.

Farms and research facilities that make up our Camden campus include:

  • The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • The Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit
  • Plant Breeding Institute
  • Mayfarm and Mt Hunter Farms
  • Badgery’s Creek: McGarvie Smith Farm, Fleurs
  • Westwood Farm
  • John Bruce Pye Farm, Wolverton and Coates Park Farms
  • Corstorphine: Corstorphine Farm, Uni park and Moffitts/Cannons

Mallett Street Campus

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

  • the Brain and Mind Centre, and
  • NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre.

The University intends to move the Sydney Nursing School from its current location at Mallett Street to new facilities on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus in 2021. Nursing will be located at the Susan Wakil Health Building.

Sydney College of the Arts

Our visual arts college is based at the Old Teacher's College on our main Camperdown/Darlington Campus (Manning Road, Camperdown).

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.

Each clinical school has its own amenities and varying parking and transport options.

  • Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
  • Central Clinical School
  • Concord Clinical School
  • Nepean Clinical School
  • Northern Clinical School
  • School of Rural Health (Dubbo and Orange)
  • University Centre for Rural Health (Northern Rivers)
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
  • University Centre for Rural Health
  • Westmead Clinical School

Surry Hills Campus

The Surry Hills Campus houses the main offices of the Sydney Dental School, 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.


The Westmead Precinct is the centre of transformational health services, research and education in western Sydney, internationally recognised for its depth and scale of expertise.

Westmead is home to several leading health and medical service providers and research institutes, including the University's own institutes:

  • Charles Perkins Centre
  • Brain and Mind Centre
  • Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Disease and Biosecurity
  • Westmead Applied Research Centre

Our Westmead campus is home to around 2000 students who are conducting the study, research or clinical placements at Westmead and close to 1000 staff members and affiliates. Faculties and schools with a presence at Westmead include:

  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Sydney Dental School
  • Sydney Medical School (The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School)
  • Sydney Medical School (Westmead Clinical School)
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • Sydney Nursing School
  • Sydney School of Public Health
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Faculty of Engineering

To further embed our staff and students across the Westmead Precinct, we have invested around $80 million to date in infrastructure, upgrades to education facilities and academic programs and initiatives. In 2020, the University will partner with Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to launch the new Central Acute Services Building, a key facility for increasing integration with our partners and supporting our work to embed research and teaching across the precinct.

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.

    Scholarships and Funding

    International student scholarships

    For students from other countries

    Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate coursework student, or a postgraduate researcher, we have an array of scholarships that could be right for you.

    Bachelors and honours

    We're dedicated to supporting you throughout your time at university and offer a variety of scholarships for international undergraduate students.

    Postgraduate coursework

    We're eager to help you take the next step in your career and have a wide range of scholarship options to support your postgraduate study.

    Postgraduate research – international

    We're committed to fostering the best and brightest researchers, and have a wide range of scholarship options to support international research students.

    Faculty scholarships

    Bachelors and honours scholarships

    Browse scholarships for international students in your faculty or University school.

    Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

    Browse scholarship options for international students studying architecture, design and planning.

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    From economics and visual arts to anthropology and language scholarships, we have a wide range of options for international arts and social science students.

    The University of Sydney Business School

    Browse scholarship options for international undergraduate students studying business.

    Faculty of Engineering

    From software development to aeronautical engineering scholarships, we have a wide range of options for international engineering students.

    Sydney Law School

    We have a range of scholarships for international students studying for an undergraduate degree in law.

    Faculty of Medicine and Health

    From medical sciences and pharmacy to dentistry and health science scholarships, we have a wide range of options for medicine and health students.

    Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    Browse scholarship options for international undergraduate students studying music.

    Faculty of Science

    From psychology and chemistry to biology or science philosophy, we have a wide range of options for international science students.

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    Program Admission Requirements

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    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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