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The University of Sydney

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Established in 1850, The University of Sydney is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Sydney (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), New South Wales. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, The University of Sydney (USYD) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over 45,000 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. The University of Sydney (USYD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 173-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this Australian higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USYD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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very large-sized
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averagely selective
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University Identity

Acronym USYD
Founded 1850
Motto Sidere mens eadem mutato
The stars change, the mind remains the same
Colours Blue, gold and red

University Location

Address Building A14, Camperdown
2006 New South Wales
Tel +61 (0)2 9351 2222
Fax +61 (0)2 9351 4607

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Study Areas and Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities?

Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the The University of Sydney's academic range and degree level offering.

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Programs and courses


What are University programs and courses?

University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of The University of Sydney 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.

Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Health Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Design Computing
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Economic and Social Science
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technologies and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International and Global Studies
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Land and Water Science
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Marine Science Honours
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Graduate Entry Program
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Resource Economics
  • Bachelor of Rural Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
  • Doctor of Arts
  • Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Engineering Practice
  • Doctor of Health Science
  • Doctor of Health Services Management
  • Doctor of Juridical Studies
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Midwifery
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Doctor of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Dentistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Music)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Rural Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Science
  • Doctor of Public Health
  • Doctor of Social Sciences
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry
  • Graduate Diploma in Agriculture
  • Graduate Diploma in Animal Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Nuclear Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
  • Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
  • Graduate Diploma in Biophysical Process
  • Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Business
  • Graduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders
  • Graduate Diploma in Community Oral Health and Epidemiology
  • Graduate Diploma in Computing
  • Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
  • Graduate Diploma in Criminology
  • Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Design Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law
  • Graduate Diploma in European Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Film Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Herbal Medicines
  • Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
  • Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronics Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
  • Graduate Diploma in International Law
  • Graduate Diploma in International Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in International Security
  • Graduate Diploma in International Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
  • Graduate Diploma in Learning Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Humanities
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics
  • Graduate Diploma in Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Modern Language Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Music
  • Graduate Diploma in Organisational Coaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Policy Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Publishing
  • Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Public Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in Surgery
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agricultural
  • Graduate Diploma in Taxation
  • Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications
  • Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Transport Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
  • Graduate Diploma in US Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Infection and Immunity
  • Graduate Diploma of Law
  • Graduate Diploma of New Materials Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Professional Communication
  • Graduate Diploma of Rural Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine
  • Grauate Diploma in Design Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Education
  • Master in Bioethics
  • Master in Policy Studies
  • Master of Administrative Law and Policy
  • Master of Agriculture
  • Master of Animal Science
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Applied Nuclear Science
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Architectural History and Theory
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Art Curatorship
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Asian Studies
  • Master of Buddhist Studies
  • Master of Business
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Business Law
  • Master of Cancer Nursing
  • Master of Clinical Education
  • Master of Clinical Nursing
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Creative Writing
  • Master of Criminology
  • Master of Crosscultural Communication
  • Master of Cultural Studies
  • Master of Dental Science
  • Master of Design Science
  • Master of Devleopment Studies
  • Master of Diagnostic Radiography
  • Master of Digital Communication and Culture
  • Master of Documentary Photography
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Emergency Nursing
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of English Language in Australia
  • Master of Environmental Law
  • Master of Environmental Science and Law
  • Master of European Studies
  • Master of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Master of Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Facilities Management
  • Master of Film and Digital Imaging
  • Master of Film Studies
  • Master of Gerontic Nursing
  • Master of Health Communication
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Health Law
  • Master of Health Policy
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Health Services Management
  • Master of Herbal Medicine
  • Master of Heritage Conservation
  • Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Master of Human Rights
  • Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of Intensive Care Nursing
  • Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts
  • Master of Interactive and Digital Media
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of International Business and Law
  • Master of International Law
  • Master of International Public Health
  • Master of International Security
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of International Taxation
  • Master of Jurisprudence
  • Master of Labour Law and Relations
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Learning Science and Technology
  • Master of Letters
  • Master of Logistics Management
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Media Practice
  • Master of Medical Education
  • Master of Medical Humanities
  • Master of Medical Physics
  • Master of Medicine
  • Master of Mental Health Nursing
  • Master of Midwifery
  • Master of Multimedia Design
  • Master of Museum Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nuclear Medicine
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Nutritional Science
  • Master of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Organisational Coaching
  • Master of Orthoptics
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Photonics and Optical Science
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Political Economy
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Communication
  • Master of Professional Engineering
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Psychology
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Publishing
  • Master of Radiation Therapy
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Master of Rural Management Studies
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Medicine
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Speech Language Pathology
  • Master of Strategic Public Relations
  • Master of Studio Art
  • Master of Surgery
  • Master of Taxation
  • Master of Teaching
  • Master of Translation Studies
  • Master of Transport Management
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Urban Design
  • Master of US Studies
  • Master of Veterinary Studies
  • Masters of Letters in US Studies
  • Yearly Tuition


    Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study...

    However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the The University of Sydney's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.

    Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

    This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the The University of Sydney.

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    Admissions Info


    Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer...

    Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.

    Admission Info and stats

    uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the The University of Sydney's admission policy and statistics.

    Admission Info

    uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the The University of Sydney.

    Admission Gender

    This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

    Admission Selection

    Has the The University of Sydney a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

    Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

    The University of Sydney's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

    International Admissions

    International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

    Admission Office Admission Office

    International Office, Services Blg G12, University of Sydney
    Sydney 2006
    (0)2 9351 4079

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    Size and Profile


    University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why...

    • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
    • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
    • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
    • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
    • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
    • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

    Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.

    Size and Profile

    uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the The University of Sydney.

    Student Enrollment

    The University of Sydney has a student enrollment range of over 45,000 making it a very large-sized institution.

    Academic Staff

    This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).

    Control Type Control Type

    The University of Sydney is a public higher education institution.

    Entity Type

    The University of Sydney is a non-profit higher education institution.

    Academic Calendar

    This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

    Campus Setting Campus Setting

    This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

    Religious Affiliation

    The The University of Sydney does not have any religious affiliation.

    Facilities and Services


    What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the The University of Sydney offer?

    University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.

    Facilities and Services

    uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the The University of Sydney.


    This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the The University of Sydney's Library


    This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.

    Sport Facilities

    This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

    Financial Aids

    This higher education institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.

    Study Abroad

    This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

    Distance Learning

    This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses.

    Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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    Career Services Career Services

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    Recognition and Accreditation


    There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system...

    • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
    • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
    • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

    uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.

    Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

    The The University of Sydney is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

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    Online Courses

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    This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.

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