The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 73,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$46,900 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February/March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*


The University of Sydney Nursing School has a reputation for academic excellence, quality teaching and innovative research, ensuring that you gain valuable knowledge and specialist skills which are current, relevant, marketable and responsive to community health care needs now and in the future.

As a Sydney nursing student, you’ll learn in Sydney’s state-of-the-art Susan Wakil Health Building, with access to brand new clinical simulation teaching spaces, research facilities, a multi-service clinic and a brand new library.

According to the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject (Nursing), the University of Sydney is ranked #1 in Australia and #14 in the world.


The Sydney Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) is an undergraduate coursework degree that will prepare you for professional practice as a registered nurse. The advanced studies component of this course focuses on cultivating skills in leadership and decision-making, while offering a better understanding of the international health landscape.

You will study core units in nursing practice and its contexts, and health, development and assessment. These include studies in child and adolescent health and care, ageing health and care, and understanding experiences of illness. In this course you will complete 880 hours of clinical placements in healthcare facilities monitored or operated by the NSW Department of Health.

Clinical Placements
Clinical experience makes up a key part of the course, with all students required to undertake 880 hours of clinical placements in health care facilities monitored or operated by the New South Wales Department of Health throughout the degree.

Placements will give you hands-on nursing practice in a variety of health care settings:

  • Emergency departments
  • Intensive care units
  • Pediatric units
  • Mental health facilities
  • Community health centres

Nursing students also have the opportunity to undertake overseas clinical placements, exploring nursing within the context of other cultures and languages.

This course requires you to complete 40 hours per week over 22 weeks for a total of 880 hours.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with at a minimum of 77% average (can vary by province) and must satisfy University of Sydney’s English language requirements for admission.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.