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University of Sydney History

University of Sydney is a public research university based in Sydney, Australia. The University was founded in the year 1850 as a public institution of higher education under the University of Sydney Act 1850. University of Sydney initially started as Sydney College with very limited departments but now it is known to be one of Australia's six sandstone Universities. In the year 1858, the University received a royal charter from Queen Victoria giving degrees that are equivalent to Universities in the United Kingdom. In 1881, it became the first university in Australia to admit female students. University of Sydney over a period of time, grew to be one of the leading institutions of the world. 

University of Sydney Programs, Courses and Schools

University of Sydney Programs, Courses and Schools are known to be the best in the world and for this reason it attracts a large number of applications every year. University of Sydney has some of the major faculties and schools, they are as follows:

  • Faculty of arts and social sciences
  • Faculty of engineering
  • Faculty of medicine and health
  • Faculty of science
  • School of architecture, design and planning
  • University of Sydney business school
  • Sydney Law school

These faculties and schools offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, research and online programs and certificate courses to the students.

The University of Sydney also has colleges under it. They are as follows:

  • St. Andrew's College
  • St. Paul's College
  • The women's College
  • St. John's College
  • Wesley College

University of Sydney USP and Achievements

University of Sydney is one the six sandstone Universities in Australia. University of Sydney over its history has received a number of bequests and legacies. The University is home to many great leaders and scholars. University of Sydney is also a member of the Group of Eight, CEMS, the Association of the Pacific Rim Universities, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University of Sydney over the years has been able to set a benchmark as one of the leading institutions and has many achievements added to its hat. Some of University of Sydney Rankings and Achievements are as follows:

  • According to the QS WORLD RANKINGS University of Sydney ranked 38th in the world and 2nd in Australia. 
  • According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings the University of Sydney ranked 51st in the world and 2nd in Australia.
  • According to the U.S. News and World Report University of Sydney has been ranked 27th in the world in the category of Best Global Universities and also ranked 2nd in Australia.
  • The Times QS WORLD Rankings also ranked various courses of the University of Sydney like: 15th in Arts and Humanities, 39th in Engineering and Technology, 15th in life science and medicine, 43rd in Natural sciences, 14th in social science and management.
  • The QS Graduate Employability Rankings ranked the University of Sydney graduates 4th most employable in the world. 
  • Ranked 69 in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021.

To know more about the rankings and achievements of the University, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/our-world-rankings.html

University of Sydney Notable Alumni

University of Sydney Notable Alumni are as follows:

  • Michael Kirby
  • Mary kostakidis
  • Clive James
  • Dame Joan Sutherland
  • Charles Perkins
  • Marie Bashir
  • Dr. Victor Chang
  • Dr. Anna Lau
  • John Bell
  • Jeni Klugman
  • Natalie Bennett
  • Graeme Clarks

To know more about the alumni, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/our-story/famous-alumni.html

University of Sydney Infrastructure and services

University of Sydney Campuses

University of Sydney Campuses are all beautiful in their own way. The main campus of the University is located at Camperdown and Darlington, Sydney. The campus is of the largest campuses of the University of Sydney spread across 72 hectares. The main campus consists of six libraries, art galleries, historical museums, beautiful lawns, statues, artworks, monuments and may other buildings. The main campus is a hub for student life and has also been ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British telegraph. The other campuses of the University of Sydney are as follows: 

  • Camden Campus
  • Mallett Street Campus
  • Sydney college of the Arts
  • Sydney Medical School campuses and teaching hospitals
  • Surry Hills Campus
  • 133 castlereagh street, CBD
  • Westmead
  • One tree Island research station

To know more details about the above campuses of the University, click here:https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/campuses/campus-locations.html

University of Sydney Libraries

University of Sydney Libraries are as follows:

  • Abercrombie learning hub
  • Brennan Maccallum learning hub
  • Camden commons
  • Carslaw learning hub
  • Conservatorium library
  • Carslaw learning hub East
  • Fisher Library
  • Herbert Smith freehills law library
  • PNR learning hub
  • Rare books and special collections
  • Sci-tech Library
  • Susan wakil health building library
  • The quarter

To know more about the libraries, click here:   University of Sydney Libraries

University of Sydney Housing/ Accommodation services

On-Campus: University of Sydney Housing/ Accommodation services are the most affordable options available with all the facilities. From terrace houses to idyllic studios, traditional housing options to dorm-style accommodation or living in one of the many off campus facilities, find your place away from home. There are two main kinds of accommodation on Camperdown/Darlington campus: University residences and residential colleges. The Residential halls are as follows:

  • Queen Mary Building
  • Darlington house
  • Abercrombie student accommodation
  • The regiment student accommodation
  • Terraces

There are two postgraduate college residences on campus Sancta Sophia's Graduate House and St. Paul's Graduate House where graduate students and academics can live and learn together in a co-educational residential environment. 

Housing rates: $1754 per month for accommodation, food, utilities and entertainment. 

To know more about the housing options and services, click here: University of Sydney Housing/ Accommodation services

Off-campus: Our campuses border some of Sydney's most colourful suburbs, explore the suburbs around our campuses.

Camperdown/Darlington campus

  • Newtown
  • Redfern
  • Glebe
  • Cumberland campus    
  • Lidcombe
  • Camden campus
  • Camden

Other housing options are: Sydney University Village, Urbanest, Stucco student cooperative, iglu, scape, unit lodge, castle student accommodation.

To know more about it, click here:   housing options

University of Sydney Medical Services

University of Sydney has its own medical center at its various campuses. Students can access their medical facilities. The services that are being available are as follows:

  • Vaccinations
  • Women's health 
  • Sports medicine
  • Pathology testing
  • Clinical psychology services
  • Counseling and mental health support services
  • Allied health services: chiropractic, physiotherapy, dentistry, optometry

To know more about the medical services, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/why-choose-sydney/student-support/health-services.html

University of Sydney Student Clubs

University of Sydney Student Clubs are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organizations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. There are more than 200 clubs and societies that are being supported by the University of Sydney Union. To name few of the clubs and societies:

  • Arts and crafts society
  • Dramatic society
  • Jamming society
  • Bridge club
  • Cartoon caption contest club
  • Photographic society
  • Writing society
  • Pokemon league
  • Conservative club
  • Freedom club
  • Liberal club
  • Labor club

To know more about the clubs and societies, click here: https://usu.edu.au/Clubs-Societies/Our-Clubs/Special-Interest.aspx

University of Sydney Location

The main campus of the University of Sydney is located at Camperdown NSW, 2006, Australia. The other campuses are located at: Camden, Mallett street, Surry hills, One tree Island and others.

University of Sydney Nearest Airports

University of Sydney Nearest Airports are as follows:

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
  • Newcastle airport
  • Bathurst airport

University of Sydney Top Landmarks

University of Sydney Top Landmarks are listed below:

  • The great hall
  • Sydney medical school
  • Gilgamesh statue
  • The Maclaurin hall
  • Victoria park
  • Seymour center
  • Redfem railway station
  • Chau chak wing museum

University of Sydney International Students Information

Courses offered in University of Sydney

There are a number of courses offered by University of Sydney across a multiple number of disciplines. There are undergraduate, postgraduat, research, certificate courses offered by the University. 

To know about the undergraduate courses in detail, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/study-options/undergraduate-courses.html

To know about the postgraduate courses in detail, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/study-options/postgraduate-courses.html

To know about research degrees, click here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/research.html

University of Sydney Visa and Immigration Support

The Student Visa is a temporary visa that allows you to live, work and study an eligible course in a recognized education institution in Australia. After receiving confirmation from the University regarding the admission students can then apply for the Visa. Students must have a Confirmation of Enrollment to apply for Visa. Students can check here to know more about the Visa requirements and all the rules and regulations of Visa in Australia: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud

University of Sydney International Students Contact

Students can contact the following regarding admission, Visa and Immigration Support or any other queries related to the university:

Call 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or  +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia) 

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Student Life in University of Sydney

Student Society in University of Sydney

University of Sydney Student Society are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organizations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. There are more than 200 clubs and societies that are being supported by the University of Sydney Union. Being part of the society you will also get a chance for you to make lifelong friends, try new things, develop your hobbies and interests, gain leadership skills and have fun. To know more: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/why-choose-sydney/student-life.html

University of Sydney Sports and Fitness

University of Sydney Sports and Fitness motive is to provide students with all opportunities related to sports and games. The University of Sydney has more than 40 sport and recreation clubs, organizes sporting and recreation events and offers range of sporting facilities to students. The University has produced more Australian representatives and won some major competitions than any other club. Know more here: https://susf.com.au/about-us/

University of Sydney Health and Wellbeing

University of Sydney one of the priorities is the health and wellbeing of its students. The objective of the health & wellbeing program is to provide a range of activities that sees both physical and mental health of student for overall health and well-being choices. The Student Counselling Service offers free counselling services and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. Know more here:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/health-wellbeing

University of Sydney Residential Life

Living on campus always has its own perks because of the facilities one has access to. It is once in a lifetime experience as students get to live amongst a diverse community of students coming from different backgrounds. There are also well-connected services making it easier for students to commute. There are various programs and events organized throughout the year that will make the students feel like part of the family. Resident students get a chance to involve in the various sporting, cultural and wellbeing events that allows students to create memories and friendships during their time at the University. It is always a worthwhile experience to live in the campus. 

University of Sydney Food and Drink

University of Sydney Food and Drink options are as follows:

  • Mex and co
  • Sushi time
  • Little Asia
  • Jewel of India
  • Parma Cucina
  • Sushi Izu
  • USU eats

University of Sydney Short-term Getaways

University of Sydney Short-term Getaways options are as follows:

  • Seymour center
  • Nicholson museum
  • Carriageworks
  • Lake Northam
  • Local sauce tours
  • Darling harbor
  • Glebe
  • Sydney harbor

University of Sydney Part-time Jobs

If you are a student visa holder studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and for unlimited hours during study breaks. If you are a student visa holder and are studying a Masters by research or PhD, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work. Know more here University of Sydney Part-time Jobs

University of Sydney Student Safety

University of Sydney is very much committed towards the safety and security of the students and it's staff. Strict actions are be taken against racial discrimination, sexual assault, and bullying.

 https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/emergencies-safety-on-campus.

Famous Courses in University of Sydney

Famous Courses in University of Sydney are as follows:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Arts and humanities
  • Biology and biochemistry
  • Biotechnology and applied microbiology
  • Cardiac and cardiovascular system
  • Cell biology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry

University of Sydney Campus Recruitment

Process: The University helps the students in finding a suitable job according to their interest. There is a whole team of staffs to help and guide students regarding the best career prospects. https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney/recruitment-process.html

Application Requirements 

The documents that are required are as follows: 

  • Complete application.
  • Successfully complete a recognized secondary education qualification.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Letter of Recommendation.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Financial statements

English language requirements: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international-students/english-language-requirements.html

International students requirements: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international-students.html

How to apply: https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/how-to-apply.html

Application date:

Each year they have two commencing intakes, Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August).

Application fee: AUD$125

University of Sydney Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Sydney Application Requirements

3
GPA
35
IB
80
Percentage

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in Australia. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Sydney in Australia students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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University of Sydney Cost of studies

Fees

Pre-Foundation: AUD $13,000

AFY Foundation (Standard): AUD $26,800

AFY Foundation (Intensive): AUD $26,800

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Sydney Deadlines

January 31st

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Sydney Rankings

Global

28
US News
41
QS
74
Shanghai
58
Times Higher Education
42
Guardian
42
GTU Rank

Regional

Australia
2
US News
3
QS
4
Shanghai
3
Times Higher Education

Regional

Australia
2
US News

University of Sydney Scholarships

1. University of Sydney International Scholarships

The University of Sydney calls upon applicants who are qualified to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective behind the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

To be eligible for the USydIS, you must:

• One must be an international student commencing full-time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Pupils may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.

• One must be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.

• One must not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification which is regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.

• Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.

• One must not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.

• One must not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.

• One must not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.

2. Architecture Design and Planning Deans Merit Scholarship

The Architecture, Design and Planning Dean's Merit Scholarship is awarded to the full-time undergraduate students pursuing one of the following degree programs: Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Design Computing, or Bachelor of Design Computing and Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a fulltime undergraduate student pursuing in one of the following degree programs: Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Design Computing, or Bachelor of Design Computing and Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the university.
- Should be a high achiever
- Should be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Should have recently completed high school
- Should have a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent 

NOTE: An applicant should have not completed any prior tertiary studies.

How to Apply:
No application required. Eligible candidates will be considered automatically as part of the admissions process.

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