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Study in Sydney at the University of Sydney

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Founded: 1850
Students: 70,000, of which 20,000 are international
Campusse: Camperdown / Darlington, Mallett Street Campus, Cumberland Campus, Camden Campus, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus, Surry Hills Campus, Sydney Medical School Campus, St James teaching space
Accreditations: Group of Eight, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown Status)

The University of Sydney is the first university founded in Australia. It offers a broad, flexible study program in all academic disciplines. On its venerable campus, which was modeled on Oxford and Cambridge, the university combines tradition with modern equipment and contemporary teaching methods.

In addition to the economics faculty with the well-known Master of Management (CEMS) program and the law faculty, special mention should be made of the humanities and social sciences faculty, which also offers very special programs, such as the Master of Human Rights and the Master of International Security . A number of famous political and cultural figures have also studied at the University of Sydney, including Nobel Prize winner Sir John Cornforth (chemistry) and eight Australian Prime Ministers.

The spacious main campus Camperdown with its historic sandstone buildings in the Gothic style is right on the edge of the city center. From there you can easily get to the Harbor Bridge or the Opera House, probably the most famous sights of Sydney. The famous city beaches of Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are also just a short train ride and a short ferry ride away.

More information at: www.sydney.edu.au

Departments

  • architecture
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Biology / biotechnology
  • Educational science
  • Movie
  • Foreign languages ​​/ linguistics
  • Humanities
  • Health / care
  • Engineering (Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software, Telecommunications)
  • IT
  • law
  • Communication / media / journalism
  • Agriculture
  • Math, statistics
  • Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Physics)
  • Politics / International Relations
  • psychology
  • Social work
  • Social sciences
  • Sports
  • Environment / renewable energies / sustainability
  • Urban planning
  • Economics

Course search

Notes on course search


Terms:

Full study program (Bachelor / Master) = Course
This is what you look for if you want to study a full bachelor's or master's program.

Single course (weekly event) = unit
This is what you look for if you want to study at this university for one or two semesters as part of a Study Abroad program.

Grade points / evaluation points (in Europe also ECTS) = credit points
This term describes the evaluation points that are awarded per course. The value is different at every college in Australia. You can find a detailed explanation of the credit points below.

Credit points:
At the University of Sydney, the value of courses is given in credit points. These have nothing to do with the ECTS points, as this system is only used in Europe. You can find a recommendation for converting Australian points into the European ECTS system in our FAQs.

A full semester at the University of Sydney has a total of 24 credit points (generally equivalent to 30 ECTS).

Individual courses are usually worth 6 credit points (or 6 CP).

Please pay attention to the credit points of the individual courses so that you do not exceed the total number of credit points that you can take per semester. How many credit points you earn as a Study Abroad student per semester determines how high the tuition fees for your Study Abroad semester will be. You can find the fees on the right-hand side in this short profile.

When applying, six to eight courses must be specified for examination at the university. After receiving the offer of study and the course admission, you then choose the courses in which you are enrolling. You will get more information about this in due course.

Course number and course level:
The course number at the University of Sydney looks something like this: ECON1002

The letter combination usually represents the department (e.g. ECON = Economics, MKTG = Marketing, etc.)

The first digit stands for the study level of the respective course (ECON1002).
1 = first year of bachelor’s degree, 2 = second year of bachelor’s degree, 3 = third year of bachelor’s degree, 4 = fourth year of bachelor’s degree (ATTENTION: Level 4 courses are not always accessible for Study Abroad students).

Courses in which the first digit is higher than four are courses at the master's level and can only be taken if you have already completed a bachelor's degree.

The other digits are the numbers for assigning the course and no longer have any special meaning.


Links for course and program search:

  • Study Abroad courses here


If you have any questions, just contact your GOstralia! Advisor.

Semester dates

COVID-19 notice
The university has canceled the face-to-face study in semester 2, 2021, but offers the possibility of an online semester abroad. Contact your academic advisor to postpone your semester abroad free of charge or to talk about alternatives.
Complete Bachelor and Master programs can be started online, applications are still possible.

All current information about COVID-19 and the upcoming start of studies can be found in the FAQs.

Semester dates 2021

for Study Abroad, Bachelor and Master programs
Semester 1
          
Orientation: February 22, 2021
Lecture start: March 1, 2021
Examination / semester end: June 26, 2021

Semester 2                
Orientation: to be announced
Lecture start: August 9, 2021
Examination / semester end: 4th December 2021

Campus & living

In Australia there is the possibility of living in university dormitories, in dormitories from external providers as well as in private shared accommodation or apartments.

Our recommendation and the most popular and often cheaper option among our students is to live privately in a shared flat on site. We will send you all the important information about this as well as tips on looking for a flat in Australia in good time before the start of your studies.

You can find out more about the university dormitories and dormitories from external providers using the following links:

On-campus accommodation
Urbanest

UniLodge

Language requirements

Study Abroad Program

  • High school diploma with at least 8 points in each of the last 4 semesters or a grade 3 (satisfactory) in English at advanced level or
  • IELTS (Academic) test with at least 6.5 points in total, no area below 6.0 or
  • TOEFL (iBT) with at least 85 points in total, listening 17, reading 17, writing 19, speaking 17 or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) with at least 176 points in total, no area below 169 points

Note: The school report may not be older than 5 years when you start your studies.


Bachelor programs

  • High school diploma with at least 8 points in each of the last 4 semesters or a grade 3 (satisfactory) in English at advanced level or
  • IELTS (Academic) test with at least 6.5 points in total, no area below 6.0 (possibly higher depending on the program) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) with at least 85 points in total, listening 17, reading 17, writing 19, speaking 17 (possibly higher depending on the program) or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) with at least 176 points in total, no area below 169 points (possibly higher depending on the program)

Note: The school report may not be older than 5 years when you start your studies.


complete master’s programs

  • IELTS (Academic) test with at least 6.5 points in total, no area below 6.0 (possibly higher depending on the program) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) with at least 85 points in total, listening 17, reading 17, writing 19, speaking 17 (possibly higher depending on the program) or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) with at least 176 points in total, no area below 169 points (possibly higher depending on the program)

Grants

GOstralia! -GOzealand! Exclusive: Social Media Ambassador Scholarships

GOstralia! -GOzealand! awards a Social Media Ambassador scholarship every semester. Report on your experiences during your semester abroad in Australia or Asia and receive a scholarship of 1,000 euros. Further information

2021 Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships

Up to A $ 40,000 to above average international students based on academic performance. additional Information

Business School International Scholarship

The BSIS is aimed at students who want to complete a full Bachelor's or Master's program at the University of Sydney Business School (excluding MBA, Master of Management, Master of Management CEMS, MPhil and PhD). The BSIS offers students with above-average performance either AUD 5,000 or AUD 10,000 for the first semester of study.Further information

Here you can find all scholarships that are awarded directly by the University of Sydney.

Brochures & application

Application forms

You can find out which documents you also need in the Overview.

Testimonials

Extras

Master of Management (CEMS) | CEMS Masters in International Management
The University of Sydney's Master of Management (CEMS) is specifically designed to enable students to complete the prestigious CEMS Masters in International Management as part of their degree.

CEMS is a global alliance, an amalgamation of various universities around the world for the field of management education, and the Business School of the University of Sydney is the only Australian university that enables the CEMS Masters.

The program lasts three semesters and includes at least one compulsory exchange with one of 28 CEMS partner universities worldwide. It also includes an internship and a practical project with a commercial enterprise.

A very exciting alternative to the classic master’s degree.
Further information

Industry Placement Program at the University of Sydney Business School
The University of Sydney Business School offers the opportunity to do a part-time internship while studying. It is aimed at students of the following programs at the University of Sydney:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce

Interested parties will take a preparatory course before embarking on an unpaid part-time internship in a reputable company for nine weeks. These include the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, UBS and PwC. In order to be part of the program, two semesters of the Bachelor or Master have to be completed.

At the end of the internship, the participants then have to provide various services (such as a business report and a presentation), which are then taken into account in the Bachelor's or Master's degree.

More information about the Industry Placement Programof the University of Sydney Business School can be found on the University of Sydney website.

Study Abroad Internship Program at the University of Sydney
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to take part in the Study Abroad Internship Program at the University of Sydney and combine teaching and practice. You can find more information here.

research

General information on doctoral studies in Australia

Research priorities

  • Agriculture and veterinary science
  • Biological sciences
  • Built environment and design
  • Chemical sciences
  • Commerce, management, tourism and services
  • Creative arts and writing
  • Earth sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental sciences
  • History and archeology
  • Human society
  • Informational and computing sciences
  • Language, communication and culture
  • Law and legal studies
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
  • Philosophy and religious studies
  • Physical sciences
  • Psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Technology

There is also the option of doing a doctorate in other departments.

To the detailed research profile of the University of Sydney

financing

The University of Sydney awards scholarships for PhD programs each year as part of the Research Training Program (RTP). The application deadlines vary depending on the faculty. Contact our for more information GOstralia! Research Center experts.

In 3 steps to a PhD in Australia