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University of Sydney
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Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Main Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Campus, Sydney
City Population: 4.6 million
Student Population: 51,394
International Students: 10,588
Semester 1 Starts: February
Semester 2 Starts: July
Faculties: Agriculture and Environment
Architecture, Design and Planning
Arts and Social Sciences
Business (Business School)
Education and Social Work
Engineering and Information Technologies
Health Sciences
Law (Sydney Law School)
Medicine (Sydney Medical School)
Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School)
Sydney College of the Arts
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Faculty of Veterinary Science
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University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of Australia's largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia's first university, and ranks in the top 100 universities in the world and amongst the top three in Australia.

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Located in one of Australia's most dynamic, exciting and culturally diverse cities, the University's heritage-listed, sandstone buildings stand side by side with ultra-modern sophisticated ones on main campus. The Camperdown/Darlington main campus is conveniently situated within close proximity to the city's Central Business District and also to Sydney's world-renowned, stunning ocean beaches.

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.

Supporting such commitments is the responsibility of the University of Sydney's 3,067 staff members that have been recognised by their peers as some of world's best researchers and scientists, working in the various academic fields found at the school. For instance, the Sydney Institute for Astronomy is at the forefront of astrophysics as Dr. Dennis Stello leads a team from NASA's Kepler Mission to study "star quakes," while other University of Sydney members of the Kepler Mission have uncovered the existence of several distant planets! Here on Earth, academics from the university have built cutting-edge research groups that are currently providing insights into everything from urban ecology to new revelations in cancer research.

University of Sydney

Such an impressive faculty has led to some similarly outstanding graduates, including five former Prime Ministers of Australia, John Howard, Gough Whitlam, Sir Earle Page, Sir William McMahon, and Sir Edmund Barton, as well as three Nobel Prize Laureates, Sir Robert Robinson (Chemistry), Sir John Cornforth (Chemistry) and John Harsanyi (Economics).

The University boasts a student body from more than 130 different countries, that will soon add to the quarter of a million alumni found throughout the world!

The University of Sydney is currently following a new institutional strategy that began in August 2010 to be implemented by 2015. The Strategic Plan of 2011-2015 seeks to elaborate on the school's research and teaching excellence through an increased focus on developing cross-disciplinary research and, amongst other things, committing more resources to training talented students for the rigours of professional and academic research.

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at the University of Sydney

Canadians interested in studying abroad favour the University of Sydney above many other universities because of its international reputation and commitment to teaching excellence. With the largest endowment of all Australian universities, $1.3 billion AUD, the University of Sydney has technologically advanced facilities and a world-renowned staff, as well as over 200 student union organisations and 43 sporting clubs!

In 2010, the university began an $800 million AUD project to refurbish and enhance its on-campus facilities, which included the famous Fisher Library, home to over 5 million texts including a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

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 opporunity 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!

Following the success of the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships in 2012, the University of Sydney is offering further scholarships for new international students commencing at the university in 2014. Up to 100 of these prestigious scholarships will be offered in 2014 to high-achieving, academically meritorious, international students, inviting them to enjoy the Sydney experience at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.

Successful candidates will be awarded AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient's program of study, for any undergraduate or postgraduate program offered at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney currently has more than 50,000 students, of whom approximately 10,000 are international students, representing 147 countries.

Location: Sydney

Sydney is Australia's premier metropolis, and, as an international city, it has always been an attractive spot for Canadians wishing to study in Australia!

University of Sydney

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.

University of Sydney

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).

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Some Popular University of Sydney Programs for Students from Canada

The University of Sydney has an extensive list of programs to choose from. Listed below are some of the most popular.

University of Sydney Architecture School (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture/Master of Architecture (3 years + 2 years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Design in Architecture (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Design Computing (3 years)

University of Sydney Architecture School (Graduate)
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture/Master of Architecture (3 years + 2 years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Design in Architecture (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Design Computing (3 years)

University of Sydney Arts and Humanities (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of International and Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
  • Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Socio-legal Studies

University of Sydney Arts and Humanities (Graduate)

The University of Sydney has an extensive list of graduate arts programs. Here is a list of just some of your options:

  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Crosscultural Communication
  • Master of Cultural Studies
  • Master of Development Studies
  • Master of Digital Communication and Culture
  • Master of Film Studies
  • Master of Health Communication
  • Master of Human Rights and Democratization
  • Master of International Security
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Media Practice
  • Master of Museum Studies
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Master of Political Economy
  • Master of Professional Communication
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Publishing
  • Master of Strategic Public Relations
  • Master of Translation Studies
  • Master of US Studies

University of Sydney Business School (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (many majors to choose from)

University of Sydney Business School (Graduate)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Master of International Business and Law
  • Master of International Business and Master of Commerce
  • Master of Logisitics Management
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing

University of Sydney Dental School
University of Sydney Engineering and IT
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Professional Engineering
  • Master of Information Technology

University of Sydney Health Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Master of Diagnostic Radiography
  • Master of Exercise Physiology
  • Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
  • Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
  • Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science) (also available as a graduate diploma or certificate)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of Sydney Law School
University of Sydney Medical School
University of Sydney Nursing School (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

University of Sydney Nursing School (Graduate)
  • Master of Nursing

University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School (Graduate)
University of Sydney Pharmacy School (Undergraduate)
University of Sydney Pharmacy School (Graduate)
  • Master of Pharmacy

University of Sydney Physiotherapy School
University of Sydney Public Health School
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of International Public Health

University of Sydney Science (Undergraduate)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences and BMedSc/MBBS
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
  • Bachelor of Psychology

University of Sydney Science (Graduate)
  • Master of Bioethics
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science
  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Marine Science and Management
  • Master of Medical Physics
  • Master of Microscopy and Microanalysis
  • Master of Molecular Biotechnology
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Photonics and Optical Science
  • Master of Psychology of Coaching
  • Master of Spatial Information Science (SIS)
  • Master of Sustainability
  • Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management

University of Sydney Speech Pathology School
University of Sydney Teacher Education
  • Master of Teaching

University of Sydney Veterinary School

Architecture School
Undergraduate Architecture Degrees
Graduate Architecture Degrees

Arts and Social Sciences
Undergraduate Arts Degrees
Graduate Arts Degrees

Business School
Undergraduate Business Degrees
Graduate Business Degrees

Dental School
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Engineering and Information Technology School
Graduate Engineering and IT Degrees

Health Sciences
Graduate Health Sciences Degrees

Law School
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Juris Doctor (JD)

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Nursing School
Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)
Master of Nursing

Occupational Therapy School
Master of Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy School
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Master of Pharmacy

Physiotherapy School
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Public Health School
Master of (International) Public Health

Undergraduate Science Degrees
Graduate Science Degrees

Speech Pathology School
Master of Speech Language Pathology

Teachers College
Master of Teaching

Veterinary School
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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