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All > University of Sydney (USYD)

USYD is a member of the "Group of Eight" (Go8), an alliance of leading Australian universities. It is a prestigious research university and the oldest university in Australia. Located in the vibrant city center of Sydney, the university spans over 72 hectares and consists of 16 faculties and 6 professional schools. It offers a wider range of disciplines and majors compared to other universities in Australia.


USYD maintains excellent standards in teaching and research, consistently ranking highly across various fields nationally. The university has a strong network of collaborations and places a strong emphasis on international education, attracting students from diverse countries around the world. Additionally, the university provides various scholarships and exchange programs to broaden students' international perspectives.


Popular Majors (QS ranking)


  • Nursing (12)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (12)
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology (14)
  • Sports-related disciplines (4)
  • Law (16)
  • Civil and Structural
  • Engineering (17)
  • Medicine (18)
  • English Language and Literature (18)
  • Life Sciences and Medicine (19)
  • Geography (20)
  • Engineering and Technology disciplines (20)
  • Veterinary Science (22)
  • Accounting and Finance (24)
  • Architecture and Environmental Architecture (25)
  • History (25)
  • Anthropology (26)
  • Philosophy (28)


Campus Location

Ranked in the top 10 most beautiful universities in the world, the University of Sydney has a network of campuses in the heart of the city and beyond. Camperdown/Darlington campus is close to Sydney’s business district and sandy beaches. The surrounding areas are both cosmopolitan and multicultural, with the lively suburb of Newtown.


University Life

University is more than that happens in the classroom. With 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups, and 130+ nationalities on campus, there’s something for everyone. USYD’s clubs and societies help students make the most of their university experience. They prepare students for the workforce by providing networking opportunities and allowing students to develop their leadership skills.


Sport and Fitness

Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness offers a huge range of facilities, programs and campus events to keep students healthy and active during their time at University. Students can get involved in athltics, swimming, tennis, gold, hockey, soccer, ruby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more. Whether students just want to keep fit or compete at the highest level, USYD has got something for studnets.



Choosing where to live may be one of the biggest decisions students will make when they start university. USYD Accommodation Services website is a great place to get started. Furthermore, students will find helpful advice on where to live, expected costs, and accommodation options on and off-campus. This services also allows students to register for University-owned housing, including the newly built self-catered accommodaiton located near the Abercrombie Precinct and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. 


Global Opportunities

At the University of Sydney, every undergraduate student has access to global opportunities to broaden their horizons. Students’ opportunities include overseas field schools, global professional placements, and short-term, seemester, and year-long exchanges with more than 300 partner unviersities worldwide. They cover China to Chile, Norway to New Zealand, Sweden to Spain and the United States to the United Kingdom.


Student Support Services

Career Support

  • Vocational guidance and career planning
  • Training to develop employability skills
  • Careers fairs where students can meet employeers
  • Sydney CareerHub, an online jobs database

Health and wellbeing

  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Consellors
  • Optometrists
  • Physiotherapist

Academic enrichment

  • Bridging courses
  • Online learning resources
  • Drop-in support
  • Mathematics Learning Support

Orientation and arrival session

  • Welcome to unviesity
  • Adjusting to Sydney
  • Arrival sessions
  • Meet fellow students



Notable Alumni


Throughout its history, University of Sydney alumni have made significant contributions to both Australia and the world. Australian leaders who have graduated from the University include two governors-general, six Australian prime ministers, the most of any university, including Australia's first, Sir Edmund Barton, four chief justices of the High Court of Australia, and twenty other justices of the High Court, as well as the third president of the United Nations General Assembly and seven Nobel laureates or Crafoord laureates.


According to ABC NEWS, the university produced more ultra high net worth alumni than any other Australian university and the number of rich Sydney alumni was ranked fifth outside the United States, behind Cambridge and LSE.

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