Universities in Sydney

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Universities in Sydney offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Many famous Australian scientists, artists or politicians built their skills at these schools. 

There are five university in the capital of New South Wales.

They attract students from NSW as well as from other states in Australia. The entry for students graduating high school is mainly based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Index (ATAR), which ranks their school performance.

The ATAR is not a prerequisite to enrol into uni, there are various other pathways to be admitted.

Sydney universities also attract a large cohort of international students, mainly from the rapidly developing economies in Asia.

University of Sydney

Sydney Uni is the oldest of the Australian universities, teaching students since 1850. Some of the courses that you can enrol into include areas such as medicine and health, architecture, arts, business, law, engineering, science, education, music and performing arts.

Many famous Australians graduated from the University of Sydney, including prime ministers, governors-general, personalities known for their work in science, art or letters. 

Just two examples, Sydney Uni's alumni include a Nobel prize winner: Sir John Warcup Cornforth, recognized in 1975 for his scientific research in chemistry and one of Sydney's visionaries, Sir John Bradfield, famous for building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The university campus is close to the City, in Camperdown. Visit its website for more information about courses and programs.

Universities in Sydney - UNSW 

Founded in 1949, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is highly sought after by high school graduates who want to continue their education. It has also developed a strong reputation for its postgraduate studies. 

The Australian School of Business of the UNSW offers both undergraduate and postgraduate education, the latter through its MBA arm, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), one of the leading MBA schools in the world.

The nine faculties together with their many schools cover many courses in arts, science, engineering, law, medicine, architecture, design. For more information visit www.unsw.edu.au

The main campus is in Sydney's suburb of Kensington. UNSW also has a campus in Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

uts - Dr Chau Chak Wing building detailed view

UTS has two campuses:

  • the main one is located near the Central Station in Sydney,
  • the second campus, Kuring-gai, is on Sydney's north shore, in Lindfield.
universities in sydney - uts tower

The cold concrete, brown building of the City campus is far from being beautiful, but it is exceptionally well located, close to public transport and close to one of the best tourist and entertainment areas in Sydney, Darling Harbour.

In 2014 the university added a new modern and forward looking building shaped like a tree house, with wobbly walls and windows blowing out of the sills and described as looking like a squashed brown paper.

uts - Dr Chau Chak Wing building

Brown again. But a difference from the boring old tower building.

What can you study at UTS?

Lots of disciplines, such as: architecture, business and communication, law, education, engineering, health, science. For example one of the famous Australian actors, Hugh Jackman studied journalism at UTS.

Check its website www.uts.edu.au

Universities in Sydney - Macquarie

Macquarie University, located in Sydney's suburb of North Ryde, has four faculties: arts, business and economics, science and human sciences. It has a large intake of international students and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management is a prominent business school offering MBA or MBA extension programs, postgraduate diplomas and executive education.

Western Sydney University (UWS)

university of western sydney

UWS is located in the Greater Western Sydney region with campuses in Parramatta, Westmead, Hawkesbury, Campbelltown, Blacktown, Penrith and Bankstown.  

The university teaches Arts, Business and Law, Health and Science.

There is a very large range of courses available across these disciplines, including social sciences, psychology, medicine, computing, finance.

UWS offers a broad range of postgraduate programs. For example, for business and law programs check the Sydney Graduate School of Management website www.sgsm.edu.au

Interested to study in other states? Check the Queensland universities and universities in Adelaide. There are many options around.

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