The University of Sydney is a top public research university in Australia. The university is consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 universities. It is one of the 6 sandstone universities in Australia. The University of Sydney is a member of CEMS, the Group of Eight, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. 

With a reimagined undergraduate curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class learning, and vibrant campus life the university offers respected qualifications. The university has received a royal charter, recognizing its degrees as equal to the degrees from universities in the UK. International applicants must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 5 which is equivalent to 65% - 74% and an IELTS score of 6.5. It is also strongly recommended to submit a Statement of Purpose of 400-500 words.

The University of Sydney hosts the highest percentage (38.2%) of international students among the universities in Australia. Every year, numerous South Asian students from India, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Malaysia, and more enrolls to the university. With over 400 areas of study to choose from, students have the flexibility to follow their interests, and broaden their skills. The university allows its students to pursue internship and global exchange opportunities. The university is ranked 4th in the world, and 1st in Australia, for Graduate Employability according to QS Top Universities, 2022. 


  • Scholarships: The University has invested more than $1.5 billion in multidisciplinary initiatives in the last decade. This enabled academic staff to improve the lives of people in Australia and around the world.
  • Campus Facilities: Through 6 faculties and 3 schools, at the campus of The University of Sydney, students can join over 250 clubs and groups that offer a wide range of cultural, social, and sporting activities. Also, there are LGBTIQ communities on campus.
  • Placement Opportunities: The University of Sydney has an employment rate of 89%, which is higher than the national average of 87.2%. The University of Sydney is ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability. The university is associated with renowned companies like Microsoft, Telstra, Sirtex Medical, Qantas, etc.
  • Great Weather Condition: The general temperature of the city is warm which is conducive to South Asian students. The sea breeze also provides relief on hot summer afternoons.
  • International Student Acceptance: International students constitute 38.2% of the total student population making it the university with the highest percentage of international students. Admission to The University of Sydney has been offered to 25,532 international students.



  • Expensive student housing: Usually, university housing is overcrowded and doesn't appeal to everyone. The property prices in Sydney are high and finding a house, let alone a cheap one can be quite difficult.
  • Study spacesSo the few study spaces left open will have too many people. At least until 8 pm since most leave campus by the time the city essentially closes.


The University of Sydney Rankings

In terms of research, The University of Sydney is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia for its impact. In the current times of the global pandemic-COVID, the university has improvised the breast cancer diagnosis tool- Detect-ED X at the coronavirus. It is the world’s only imaging tool utilized for diagnosing the disease. Detected X’s COVED platform is being provided for free and is supported by leading corporations as well as healthcare experts.

  • #41 in QS World University Rankings 2023
  • #28 in Best Global Universities by US News & World Report 2022
  • #2 in Best Global Universities in Australia by US News & World Report 2022
  • #58 World University Rankings 2022 by THE
  • #98 World Rank 2021-2022 by CWUR
  • #2 National Rank 2021- 2022 by CWUR


Programs Total Annual Fees
Master of Commerce [M.Com], Data Analytics for Business INR 20,91,883
Master of Professional Accounting INR 21,27,804
Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A] INR 28,77,602
Bachelor of Finance [B.Fin] INR 19,45,421
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], Accounting INR 19,45,421
Master of Engineering [M.Eng], Intelligent Information Engineering INR 19,85,950
Master of Science [M.S], Data Science INR 19,85,950


The University of Sydney Admissions

Application: Students can apply through the online application, for admission to the University of Sydney. The students holding visas for New Zealand or Australia, along with the ones pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma can apply through the UAC Application.

Application Fee for UG and PG: 100 AUD (~5380 INR)


International applicants are required to submit their applications to The University of Sydney by the following deadlines:

  • Semester 1: January 31
  • Semester 2: June 30

The university starts accepting applications two years in advance. International applicants are advised to be applied as early as possible to ensure they have enough time left for procuring an Australian student visa.

The University of Sydney UG Admission Requirements:

  • Step 1: Choose a course
  • Step 2: Verify course eligibility & fees.
  • Step 3: Apply directly via online application form.
  • Step 4: Upload the following supporting documents:
  • Academic transcripts
  • SOP for Australia
  • A higher secondary certificate
  • A prerequisite such as previous studies in math.
  • Personal essay and financial statements
  • Scholarship documentation if any
  • English proficiency test score
  • Step 5: Submit the application and pay the application processing fee of 125 AUD.


The University of Sydney Campus

The University of Sydney campus has a lot to offer. You can become a part of over 250 clubs and societies offering a variety of cultural, social, and sporting activities. Students enrolled with The University of Sydney can also run their talk shows on SURG- a radio station owned by the university.

  • There are multiple events such as Mardi Gras, International fests, Sydney Ideas, Pop fests, music and art festivals, etc which are a source of continuous engagement and entertainment for students at the university.
  • Recognized at 2nd position for its global impact, when at the University of Sydney, you can learn through some of the world’s most cutting-edge technological instruments and excellent facilities.
  • The student library offers an abundance of curriculum resources. There is a rare book collection of 170,000 and an East Asian book collection of 123,350 volumes.

For international students who can’t visit the university physically they can book virtual tours with the university where an assistant from the university will be provided who will answer any of your questions.