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University of Sydney

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When William Charles Wentworth proposed the idea of Australia’s first university in 1850, he imagined “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country”. We’ve stayed true to that original value and purpose by promoting inclusion and diversity for the past 160 years.


  • Study with us and be prepared for a future full of possibilities Search for your dream course to study. Whether you’re starting out, looking to improve your career prospects, or pursuing a passion, we have the widest range of courses available in Australia.
  • We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and values you need to become a leader in a rapidly changing world
  • Our flexible degree structures means you can find the right study path for you. You can choose majors and minors outside your primary degree, work on real-world projects, undertake an international experience, access advanced coursework or boost your personal development through online workshops. 


  • We're one of the world's top research universities
  • Our research is driven by the big picture. We take a problem and look at it from all angles, combining the expertise and talents of scholars from many disciplines.


  • Career advice and thousands of student jobs on our database
  • Right from your first year at university, you have access to an abundance of career counselling services and resources to help put you in the best career position by the end of your degree.


Student services

Our team of compliance officers is here to help you with basic issues related to student visas and your studies in general.

We will support you by:

  • issuing new eCoEs for approved changes to your course duration
  • referring you to various support services on campus
  • sending newsletters with reminders about updates to student visa conditions and important semester dates.

Housing services

  • Whether you're looking to join a residential college or set up a shared house off campus, we can offer guidance on student accommodation in Sydney.
  • Once you enrol as a student, you’ll have exclusive access to our off-campus student accommodation database, allowing you to post and respond to ads for shared accommodation.

Library services

The University of Sydney Library consists of 11 individual libraries located across the university's various campuses. The Rare Books Library possesses several extremely rare items, including one of the two extant copies of the Gospel of Barnabas and a first edition of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

ICT services

The University provides IT support and services University-wide (UniKey access) and Faculty (University of Sydney Medical Program website access).

Medical services

Studying can be challenging, so it’s important to us that you have access to great help, advice and care, whether it’s a physiotherapist or trained counsellor.

These services are available to all students, staff and the wider community:

  • General practitioner services
  • Counselling and mental health services
  • Allied health professionals: chiropractic, physiotherapy, dentistry, optometry

Student Life

Campus life

  • We offer a variety of on-campus options to suit different pockets
  • Living on or near our main campus puts you right in the heart of student life, so you can make the most of your study and leisure time.
  • Our main campus has eight colleges and three university-run student residences
  • If you would prefer the comfort of living on-campus and being part of a college, or having a little more freedom in a managed student house, we have a range of options.

Sports facilities

  • Join a vast array of sporting and recreational clubs for men and women with well-developed juniors programs, take part in excellent courses and world-class sporting events and improve your performance under the guidance of some of Australia's most accomplished coaches and sportspeople.
  • Many of Australia's leading sports personalities have been part of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness. We are proud of our track record, the best possible advertisement for what we do.

Student clubs

  • Student Representatives: Politically and academically, undergraduate students are represented by the Students' Representative Council (SRC) and postgraduate students by the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA).
  • University of Sydney Union: The University of Sydney Union (USU) is the oldest and largest university union in Australia. USU provides a range of activities, programs, services and facilities geared at giving students the university experience. This involves delivering a huge Clubs and Societies program, a varied entertainment program, student opportunities, a range of catering and retail services plus buildings and recreational spaces for students, staff and visitors.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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