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The University of Sydney is Australia's first university. It is also one of the largest universities in Australia with over 47,000 students, including 8,500 international students from over 100 different countries.
The University of Sydney (informally Sydney University, Sydney Uni USyd, or Sydney) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the country's leading universities. It is particularly strong in the fields of Law, Education, Medicine, Accounting and Finance: the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked The University of Sydney to be 11th in Law, 16th in Education, 17th in Medicine and 18th in Accounting and Finance globally.
Location & Transportation
By bus - cross routes
Route 370 runs between Coogee and Leichhardt. Alight on City Rd for Sydney University.
Route 352 runs between Bondi Junction and Marrickville. Alight on City Rd for Sydney University.
Catch a train to Redfern train station, and then take a 10-minute walk (mugging WARNING) to the main campus. Free buses run to and from Fisher Library and Redfern station in the evening during semester - not recommended after dark.
Why Study Here?
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. That means that you’ll get many opportunities to go out and explore the city.
Sydney is by far the most celebrated city in Australia and the home of many world-famous attractions. Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Paddy’s Markets, Darling Harbour, the Blue Mountains and so much more… – these are all here for you to enjoy.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a member of the Group of 8 leading Australian universities and we offer Foundation Studies and English Programs designed specifically for students with an international background.
We are very multicultural here and we welcome people from all over the world. We love our city and we keep it safe, clean and friendly so that everyone feels welcome.
One of the advantages of being an international student in Australia is that your student visa automatically gives you permission to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during the academic year or full time during the holidays. That means that you can enjoy all the city has to offer and earn some money while you study.
The 52,789 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise: