|University of Sydney Quick Snap|
|Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Main Campus:||Camperdown/Darlington Campus, Sydney|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Semester 1 Starts:||February|
|Semester 2 Starts:||July|
Agriculture and Environment
Architecture, Design and Planning
Arts and Social Sciences
Business (Sydney Business School)
Education and Social Work
Engineering and Information Technologies
Law (Sydney Law School)
Medicine (Sydney Medical School)
Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
Sydney College of the Arts
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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The institution's academic and teaching resources include Australia's largest university library, and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research facilities. Sydney Uni offers the widest range of research programs in Australia and is one of the top recipients of Australian government research funding. University alumni include many high-profile graduates placed in prominent and influential positions in both the public and private sectors across the world.
QS World University Rankings 2016
The University of Sydney was ranked 45 in the world in the 2015-16 prestigious QS World University Rankings. It’s testimony to the broad spectrum of strengths displayed across its 16 faculties, many of which have impressive rankings themselves.
Leading the University’s results were Arts and Humanities, which achieved a rank of equal 14th globally and second in Australia. Both Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Sciences and Management were ranked 20th in the world, with Life Sciences and Medicine also maintaining their standing as second in Australia for the third year running.
The multi-disciplinary strength of the University’s research was confirmed in the QS results, with Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Science and Management all ranked in the top five for their disciplines in Australia, each receiving a ranking of third domestically. Engineering and Technology also rose 14 places in the rankings from joint 44th to joint 30th globally.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016
The university was ranked among the world’s elite institutions, with 41 of the 42 subjects assessed achieving a rating in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Thirty-two of Sydney's subjects were ranked in the top 50 globally, of which nine were ranked in the top 20.
Veterinary Science was ranked ninth in the world and number one in Australia, while three other subjects also shared the number one national ranking – Architecture/Built Environment (17 globally), Medicine (17), and Nursing (13).
The results highlighted the university’s strengths in subjects across all the disciplines ranked, including Law (11), Education (16), Accounting and Finance (18), Geography (22), English Language and Literature (20) and Engineering - Civil and Structural (20). For the first time, Philosophy entered the top 50 globally with a rank of 37 worldwide.
From the inner city of Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Sydney has teachers, researchers and students based all over Australia.
The University of Sydney is currently following the new 2016–20 Strategic Plan, which will focus on a tripling of the university's investment in research by 2020. As part of the plan, the university will expand its presence in Western Sydney through the development by 2030 of a new multidisciplinary campus for 6,000 students at Westmead. An extra $50 million has been earmarked to fund new infrastructure in the Western Sydney region in the next five years, working toward a long-term target of $500 million over the next 15 years.
Planning for the Future
At the heart of the university's Campus Improvement Program (CIP) 2014-20 concept proposal is their commitment to providing a world-class environment for Sydney students, staff, visitors, and the local community to enjoy.
The CIP will provide for enhanced cultural, recreation, arts, sporting, educational and social spaces that will meet the needs of our future campus population and neighbours alike.
As well as defining the location and purpose of new buildings and infrastructure across six campus precincts, the Campus Improvement Program concept proposal provides plans for
The main campus, Camperdown/Darlington, overlooked by sandstone spires and Gothic-inspired gargoyles, offers a feel of the traditional university lifestyle, while being surrounded by Sydney gives students the opportunity to explore a world-class metropolis. Students can spend the afternoon studying in the courtyard of the Main Quadrangle before heading out to the harbourfront cafe to watch the sun plunge into the sea at Sydney cove.
Another great reason to study at the University of Sydney is to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities! The University of Sydney has many scholarships available for international students. There are also scholarships that are funded by the government and various industries.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is found in the South Eastern shores of Australia on the Tasman Sea. The city has become famous for its beautiful waterfront, Sydney Harbour, which include Sydney's main tourist attractions, the immense span of the Harbour Bridge and the sharp, jutting curves of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney has been ranked as the world's best city - not just once but 12 times - by the annual reader's choice awards in the highly respected magazine Conde Nast Traveller. It was also ranked as the World's Best City in the annual Anholt City Brands Index, ahead of London, Paris, New York and Rome. This study was based on factors such as safety, affordability, cleanliness and friendliness. Sydney's highly efficient public transport system means you can get to the city centre from the main University of Sydney campus within a few minutes.
Sydney makes good use of a climate that never feels a day below freezing and boasts a temperate maritime climate that averages annually from 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. With such great weather, Sydneysiders have their choice of activities that includes walking the harbour front or lying on the grass at the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the many large parks in the city.
Finding a sporting event is simple in Sydney which houses 9 of the 16 teams of the National Rugby League! Sydney FC is the city's A-league soccer club, the Sydney Swans represent the Australian Football League and ex-pat Canadians feeling homesick can always cheer on the Sydney Ice Dogs at their home arena in the suburb of Liverpool.
The University of Sydney's main areas of operation in the city are its Camperdown and Darlington campuses, located about 5 km from Darling Harbour and Sydney Cove. Buses run everywhere, but a 45-minute walk to the harbour can feature a stop at the Haymarket District or grabbing some great dim sum in Chinatown! Sydney offers students the culture and excitement of a modern city while the local University Student Union, pubs and coffee shops provide the sense of community not found off campus.
Canadian students should note that the University of Sydney has a network of teaching campuses. Some studies or placements are undertaken outside the main Camperdown/Darlington campus, such as Sydney Uni's rehabilitation science programs (Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe), dentistry (Surry Hills campus) and vet science (Camden campus outside Sydney).
Photos courtesy of Tourism NSW
The University of Sydney has an extensive list of programs to choose from. Listed below are some of the most popular.
The University of Sydney has an extensive list of graduate arts programs. Here is a list of just some of your options: