The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is a leading, comprehensive research and teaching university committed to the transformative power of education and to fostering greater knowledge and understanding of the world and its people. From its beginnings in 1850, the University of Sydney was created as an institution to suit the needs of New South Wales, not simply reflect England’s ancient universities. A founding principle was that academic merit alone regardless of religious beliefs or social upbringing would be the test for admission. We can make a strong claim to being the first university in the world to admit male students purely on the basis of academic merit. In the 1880s we were also among the first to admit women on the same basis as men. The University of Sydney is a place that makes things happen.
We are a community not just of excellence, but of impact. Here are just some of the remarkable things that our academics, students and alumni achieved in 2012. We are unique among Australia’s leading universities in the breadth of disciplines we offer our 50,000 students, providing them with the opportunity to learn from world-class researchers, and to challenge themselves both intellectually and personally. Our international students, from more than 130 countries, make up almost a quarter of the student body.
Located in the heart of Sydney, following are the campuses:
Camperdown / Darlington campus
The Camperdown and Darlington Campuses are home to the faculties of Argriculture and Environment, Architecture, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Veterinary Science and the University of Sydney Business School. This 72-hectare site, located near the junction of Parramatta and City Roads, features landscaped grounds, sports ovals and centres, museums, galleries, two major complexes devoted to student recreation and services, and of course the famous Quadrangle and many other beautiful modern and historic buildings.
Cumberland Campus is home to the Faculty of Health Sciences and is located in Lidcombe, around 16km west of the city centre.
Surry Hills Campus
The University’s Faculty of Dentistry is the largest school of dentistry in Australia and the only school of dentistry in NSW. The campus is located right next to Central Station, the transport hub of the city. Teaching also takes place at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health near Parramatta – about 45 minutes away by train.
veterinary science students. The Faculty of Veterinary Science operates a general veterinary clinic and teaching hospital on campus. The town of Camden is 65km southwest of Sydney.
The different categories of scholarships available for international students are:
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Postgraduate scholarships (coursework and research)
The University of Sydney Courses:
Agriculture and Environment, Architecture, Design and Planning, Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Dentistry, Education and Social Work, Engineering and Information Technologies, Health Sciences, Law (Sydney Law School), Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School), Pharmacy, Science, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Veterinary Science.
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