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The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s sandstone universities alongside being a prominent institute recognized globally for offering world-leading education.

The university is ranked highly in the world of undergraduate and postgraduate study and is the first choice for many local and international applicants each year.

If you’re considering studying in Australia, take a look at our academic summer programmes taking place at the University of Sydney starting in January 2023, and continue reading this article, that outlines some of the key benefits of studying at the University of Sydney, to help make your choice a little easier. 

The Rich History

The University of Sydney was the first university ever to be established in Australia. Founded in 1850, it was also the first non-secular and non-denominational university in the whole of the British Empire. In 1881, the University of Sydney admitted its first female student on an equal basis to male students, and it was one of the first universities in the world to do so. 

The Quality

This highly regarded academic institute is ranked consistently among the top 50 universities worldwide annually. We’ve actually created a guide for the top 10 universities in Australia which you may like to peruse. The university is currently ranked 38 globally in the world university rankings (2021). It is also ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability. 

The Facilities

The university offers the most undergraduate study options in Australia. Its most popular courses include:

  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Environment and Veterinary science

The universities faculties are:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering and Information Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine and Health
  • Science 

The Student Life

The university not only draws students from all over Australia but is also one of the most popular choices amongst international students. The University of Sydney Student Union (USU) offers over 200 clubs and societies, including 26 different cultural groups, so students can socialize and learn from peers from diverse cultural backgrounds, enhancing their university experience. The university also hosts a wide range of sports activities and facilities including swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, football and more. 

You have the opportunity to meet a whole range of likeminded students as well as being taught by world-class academics from Oxford and Cambridge whilst studying in Australia this January – Check out our Australia programme page to find out more.

The Surrounding Area

The main campus is located just 15 minutes from the famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour. Located in the centre of a bustling city with so much to offer, students won’t be bored during their time studying at the University of Sydney. Other nearby things to explore include:

  • Nicholson Museum
  • Victoria Park
  • Capitol Theatre 
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Sydney Beaches

In the Immerse Education two-week Sydney programme, participants will explore all that Sydney has to offer; taking in the sights and sounds of the city whilst living there as a student for two incredible weeks.

The Country

The great thing about studying in Australia is that students get to enjoy the incredible year-round weather, which is on average 21° for most of the year.

Aside from its blue skies, the huge country has so much to offer, from kangaroos to koalas, Bondi Beach to the great barrier reef, students can spend their university holidays exploring the wildlife, natural landscapes and Australian history and culture. We described this in more detail in our living and working in Australia guide as it’s a common question we get asked by our students.

Do you like the sound of going to experience living and studying in Sydney this January?

Immerse Education offers multiple 100% fully-funded scholarships for students who enter our Immerse Essay Competition. You could be in with a shot – Find out more about our essay competition and how to enter by clicking here.

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