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University of Sydney, Australia

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Rank

    1st

  • Established

    1850

Overview

Total No. of International Students

25,500+

Average Annual Fees 2024

41,500 AUD to 54,000 AUD per year

The University of Sydney is a public university based in Australia. It is also known as Sydney University. It is the oldest university in Australia, established in 1850. The university's long history spans a wide range of Australia's intellectual, scientific, and socio-political life. Famous alumni like Gough Whitlam, Victor Chang, Elizabeth Bannan, Mark Scott, and Georgina Wilson were among those who benefited from it. The university operates under two guiding principles: acceptance of all religions and academic merit-based admission. Both principles guarantee that applicants are chosen based solely on their academic ability and without regard to their religion.

 

Why choose the University of Sydney?

From the inner city of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Sydney has campus, colleges, and research stations at around 10 places. The University of Sydney has played a crucial role in the field of education for over 170 years. It encourages its students to assist society on all levels and provides them with leadership skills. Here are a few of the top reasons for enrolling at Sydney University:

 

Future Strategy

The University's 2032 Strategy, which builds on the significant change and challenges of the previous decade, makes use of its feeling of obligation to make a positive impact on society. In comparison to before, it strives to be more interesting and important to society. They will work toward objectives focused on achieving persistent and consistent excellence as well as developing flexibility and resilience to cope with the changes that the globe will inevitably experience. All of these objectives align with the university's strategic vision for 2032, which serves as the most important guide for the next 10 years.

 

Amazing Campus Facilities

In order to support the education and research of future generations of students, the university's Campus Improvement Program seeks to modernise its infrastructure while preserving its heritage and history. It intends to provide a campus that satisfies the evolving demands of students in the twenty-first century and offers public spaces for entertainment, relaxation, sports, and shopping. In addition, the university includes more than 200 clubs and societies to provide its students with a unique experience. In a lively and diverse atmosphere, international students have many opportunities to meet friends and learn new skills.

 

Sustainable Strategy

The University of Sydney promotes a sustainable culture on a national and international scale. By incorporating cutting-edge research and teaching into daily campus life, it aims to promote social and environmental change and integrate Sustainability into campus life. By putting a strong emphasis on Sustainability, it is working to address some of the most complicated problems in the world. The institution recently made a move to 100% renewable energy for power in 2020. It is also ranked fifth for Sustainability in the world according to the QS rankings for 2023.

 

Key Features

  • Ranked in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability

  • Ranked 5th in the world for Sustainability

  • Located in Sydney, which is the world's third most liveable city

  • 200+ clubs and societies to get engaged in

  • Australia's largest study abroad and exchange program

  • A wide range of scholarship options at all the levels

  • A top research university in Australia

  • On-campus part-time

  • More than 38% of students are international

  • The estimated Average full-time salary for undergraduate and postgraduate students is 97,000 AUD

 

The University of Sydney Courses & Fees Title

University of Sydney Courses

The university's academic curriculums are divided into eight faculties and schools - Faculty of Arts and social sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health, Science, Sydney Business School, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Law School, and School of Architecture, Design and Planning. All eight schools and faculties offer a wide range of course options at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The list of University of Sydney courses is mentioned below.

 

University of Sydney Fees Structure

 

The University of Sydney fee for international students depends on the course and year in which you are applying. The tuition fee for undergraduate courses ranges from 45,000 AUD to 53,500 AUD per year. At the same time, the tuition fee for postgraduate courses ranges from 41,500 AUD to 54,000 AUD per year. In addition to tuition fees, there are other fees and costs such as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF).

 

Fees Structure By Area Of Study

 

UG

PG

PhD

Architecture, Design and Planning

AUD 46,500

AUD 43,500 – AUD 45,000

AUD 45,500

Arts and Social Sciences

AUD 45,000 – AUD 49,500

AUD 45,000 – AUD 47,500

AUD 45,500

Business

AUD 49,500

AUD 52,500 – AUD 54,000

AUD 51,000

Education and Social Work

AUD 49,500 – AUD 53,500

AUD 46,000

AUD 45,500

Engineering and Computer Science

AUD 53,500

AUD 50,500

AUD 51,000

Law

AUD 49,500

AUD 54,000

AUD 51,000

Medicine and Health

AUD 53,500

AUD 75,000

AUD 51,000

Music

AUD 45,500 – 46,500

AUD 41,500

AUD 41,000 – AUD 45,500

Science

AUD 49,500 – AUD 53,500

AUD 50,500 – AUD 54,000

AUD 51,000

 

Fees Structure by Level and Cst of Living 

Undergraduate Fees

AUD 46,500 - AUD 56000 Per Year 

Postgraduate Fees

AUD 49000 - AUD 62000 Per Year

Application Fees  A$150
Accommodation Off-Campus: AU$ 705
On-Campus: AU$ 936
Other Living Expenses Food: AU$ 754 
Utilities: AU$ 190
Entertainment: AU$ 51
Groceries: AU$ 182
Books: AU$ 83
Gas: AU$ 273
Electricity: AU$ 167
Clothes: AU$ 103
Transportation AU$ 160

University of Sydney Ranking & Intakes

 

University of Sydney Rankings

The University of Sydney is one of the best institutions in the world and among the top universities in Australia because of its brilliance in research and teaching. It is consistently ranked among the top 50 educational institutes in the world. Apart from the overall ranking, many ranking organisations (QS Rankings, US News and World Report, and Shanghai Ranking) have included the university's courses in the top rankings in Australia as well as the world. All the University of Sydney rankings are mentioned below.

 

University of Sydney Ranking

Ranked By

Ranking

QS World Ranking 2024

19

US News & World Report Rankings 

28th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2024)

60

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022

60th

 

University of Sydney QS Ranking 2022 for Courses 

Subjects

Ranking in Australia

Ranking in World

Accounting and finance

3rd

24th

Archaeology

2nd

37th

Architecture and the built environment

2nd

25th

Anatomy and physiology

1st

12th

Business and management studies

3rd

47th

Communication and media studies

2nd

28th

Education

3rd

25th

Engineering – civil and structural

2nd

17th

English language and literature

1st

18th

Geography

3rd

20th

History

2nd

25th

Law

3rd

16th

Medicine

1st

18th

Modern Languages

2nd

34th

Pharmacy and pharmacology

2nd

14th

Politics and international studies

2nd

40th

Psychology

3rd

28th

Social policy and administration

3rd

32nd

Sociology

3rd

32nd

Sports-related subjects

2nd

4th

 

US News and World Report Rankings 2022 for Courses

Subjects

Ranking in Australia

Ranking in World

Agricultural sciences

3rd

32nd

Artificial intelligence

3rd

16th

Arts and humanities

1st

12th

Oncology

1st

13th

Surgery

1st

41st

 

Shanghai Ranking 2022 for Courses

Subjects

Ranking in Australia

Ranking in World

Nursing

3rd

7th

Public health

4th

33rd

Telecommunication engineering

1st

9th

Veterinary sciences

2nd

21st

 

University of Sydney Intakes

Australia is not only restricted to being a famous tourist spot but has also achieved global recognition for being home to some of the top world-ranked universities. The University of Sydney, being the best educational institution in Australia, receives a large number of international applications. The average University of Sydney acceptance rate is 30%. It offers two intakes to international, i.e., in February and July. For a timely process, students are advised to apply at least two months before the course starting date. The month of intake and its application deadline are mentioned below. 

 

The University of Sydney Intakes

Intake

Application Deadline

Semester 1 

14 January 

Semester 2  23 June 

NOTE: The application deadline mentioned above may vary for a few courses.

 

Admission Criteria

Considering the quality of education that the university offers, it has very general eligibility criteria. Since all the courses at the university are English taught, it requires students' English proficiency test scores to accept applications from international students. It accepts various English proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE. The University of Sydney entry requirements for undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate research courses are mentioned below.

 

University of Sydney Entry Requirements

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Post Graduate

Post Graduate Research

Academics

65% or above in the 12th standard (CBSE, ICSC, IB)

60% or more in bachelor's degree* section I and 2

70% or more in   master's degree

IELTS

overall 7.0 and a minimum of 6.0 in other bands overall 7.0 and a minimum of 6.0 in other bands overall 7.0 and a minimum of 6.0 in other bands

TOEFL

Overall score 87 Overall score 87 Overall score 87

PTE

Overall score: 64 Overall score: 64 Overall score: 64

LOR 

Requires one

Requires two

Requires two

Work Experience

Accepted

Accepted

Accepted

 

University of Sydney Scholarships

Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate coursework student or a postgraduate researcher, the University of Sydney offers an array of scholarships for international students. The university is committed to fostering the best and brightest researchers and has a wide range of scholarship options to support international research students. Some of the best scholarships available at the University of Sydney for international students are:

S.No. Scholarship Name Max Scholarship amount Scholarship Type Number of Awards
1 Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Program Up to 40,000 AUD
2 John Gurner & Frederick Ebsworth Scholarship $4000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
3 Judge J Ralph J Perdriau Practical Legal Training Scholarship for Marrickville Legal Centre $20,000
4 Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships Scheme Up to $40,000

FAQ's

The University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne are among the top ranked universities in Australia for international students. These are the good and renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and academic programs to students

The University's standard English language proficiency requirement is set at an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0, however, some faculties and courses have different requirements. Check the course pages for details.

The fees for UG and PG courses at USYD is INR 21.8 L to INR 28.7 L, whereas the living cost in Australia is around INR 8.37 L annually including meal and accommodation expenses. University of Sydney offers more than 450 courses across 10 areas of study for international students.

You will need to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), if you are an undergraduate student studying: a current Australian Year 12 qualification (eg NSW Higher School Certificate) in or outside Australia, or. a current International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in Australia.

University of Sydney admissions are quite competitive with a 30% acceptance rate. With roughly 38.2% international student population, the University of Sydney has the highest percentage of international students among Australian universities.

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