Overseas Study at a Top Global Ranked University in Australia
The University of Sydney is unique among Australia’s leading universities in the breadth of disciplines, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs. Studying alongside top researchers exposes Sydney students to excellence – and challenges them to succeed as leaders in whatever career field they choose.
The University of Sydney is one of the world’s top research universities and a member of Group of Eight network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, which allows the Universityto partner with others that excel in research, including Standford, UCLA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Hong Kong.
The University of Sydney is ranked no. 1 in Australia and no. 4 globally according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings (these rankings move past employment rates to give a more in-depth indication of how universities are perceived in the global graduate jobs market, how well-connected to the professional world universities are, and the quality of employment outcomes achieved by graduates)
Besides that the University of Sydney rankings reflect the university’s achievements as a world leader in research and education for more than 160 years.
Times Higher Education Global Subject Rankings for the University of Sydney as followed:
Education #2 in Australia and #24 in the world.
Law #3 in Australia and #33 in the world.
Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health #2 in Australia and #37 in the world.
Life Sciences #2 in Australia and #68 in the world.
Arts and Humanities #3 in Australia and #58 in the world.
Psychology #5 in Australia and #65 in the world.
Social Sciences #2 in Australia and #68 in the world.
Engineering and Technology #6 in Australia and #76 in the world.
Business and Economics #6 in Australia and #83 in the world.
Physical Sciences #4 in Australia and #97 in the world.
Computer Science #5 in Australia and #101-125 in the world.
The University of Sydney gives students the opportunity to achieve their full potential, with a thriving student entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Innovation in teaching
Sydney Undergraduate Experience is designed to prepare students for a future full of possibilities. From 2018, every undergraduate course will include a research, entrepreneurship, industry or community project and students will build capabilities to work collaboratively across disciplines to tackle real problems with inventive solutions.
Real- world project
Students at the University of Sydney are working with industry, business and government partners in Australia and around the globe on real-world projects to positively impact society. New multidisciplinary projects give the students more opportunity than ever before to work collaboratively to build skills and gain valuable workplace experience.
From helping local artisans develop their businesses in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to formulating innovative solutions for major business and brands such as Westpac, Woolworths and NSW Art Gallery or helping local councils build better communities – Students are put on the front-lines of problem-solving.
A rich online environment to develop skills and knowledge
More than 100 short subjects will be available to all students in the University’s new Open Learning Environment (OLE), with many focusing on building entrepreneurial skills. Through free access to the OLE, any student can learn the baseline skills for future success – such as how to code, understanding design thinking and project management, not to mention the unit on business entrepreneurship itself.
Learning though immersion
The Univerisity of Sydney is harnessing technology to break the limitations of the traditional classroom and provide students an immersive, engaging learning experience. The University experimental Immersive Learning Lab uses virtual reality and computing horsepower to explore highly interactive and explorative environments. It’s an educational innovation with endless possibilities; whether it’s walking through remote villages in Africa for a lesson in humanitarian engineering, or observing quasars in the far reaches of the galaxy.
A creative playground for ideas
There’s ample room for creativity and students at University of Sydney can take advantage of the university’s resources at any time. Thinkspace is decked out with a 3D printer, 3D carver and lots of other gadgets free for any student to book to express their creative side and experiment with technology. University of Sydney Invention studio takes it another step, helping students bring inventions to reality with machinery and tools to develop and manufacture prototypes.
Works are changing faster than ever and the University of Sydney is changing the way it of teaching to equip students for the jobs of tomorrow. A range of programs exists across the University to help students develop entrepreneurial skills and nurture innovative ideas to bloom into successful start-up enterprises.
The University of Sydney Innovation Hub
Sydney Genesis is one of the University of Sydney cross-faculty startup programs, run from The Sydney Business School. Founded in 2008, it has supported more than 900 students and alumni to develop their commercial and social enterprises.
Each semester, more than 50 students enroll in the program gaining access to weekly workshops, mentoring with entrepreneurs and business leaders and pitching opportunities to secure resources and support. Teams create a viable business plan, develop a working MVP /prototype and gain market traction. Select teams present their ideas at USYD’s final pitch, where judges award cash and in-kind prizes.
INCUBATE is a program supported by the student-led University of Sydney Union and provides a community of entrepreneurs on campus with seed funding, professional mentoring and accelerator programs for high potential startups. The program also hosts regular workshops and information sessions that current students, researchers and alumni who want help building their high-growth, tech innovative startup can attend.
The variety of ideas that have come through the program is huge, from ‘eBay for cows’, babysitter apps, vertical gardens, project management apps, clever keyboards, health and wellbeing aids and event planning tools. INCUBATE welcomes applications from University of Sydney students, alumni and researchers. The program helps startups at all stages, but it is recommended you have a prototype or MVP (minimum viable product) when applying for the accelerator.
HOW TO FIND SUITABLE COURSES IN USYD
There are many types of courses students can study at the University of Sydney, whether students are starting out, looking to improve their career prospects, or pursuing a passion.
The University recognises that the future of work will be very different. The next generation of workers is expected to change careers at least seven times in their lives, and about 35 percents of the skills required today will be different in five years, according to the World Economic Forum.
Every University of Sydney student will complete their bachelor degree with the confidence and ability to think critically, collaborate productively and influence the world. By studying one of USYD’s undergraduate courses the students will have the opportunity to:
Develop expertise in a second field of study
The University of Sydney has created a new level of flexibility with a shared pool of majors and minors. This means student can acquire multidisciplinary knowledge by accessing a wide range of study areas that sit outside students primary degree.
Available in liberal degrees, several specialist degrees and those combined with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the shared pool of majors and minors offers students an unparalleled range of over 100 choices across any discipline.
For instance, students will be able to enjoy studying science without having to give up their interest in history; combine their major in marketing with the study of digital cultures; or learn both engineering and a language.
Broaden students’ skills with our Open Learning Environment
Build novel skill combinations and boost students’ personal and professional development with USYD’s Open Learning Environment (OLE) units. These short, standalone units will offer foundational knowledge in areas such as design thinking, data analysis, ethics, leadership, programming and cultural competency.
All students will have free access to online components of the OLE and those enrolled in a liberal studies degree will also undertake for-credit components as part of their courses. Examples include:
- Business entrepreneurship
- Stock market crashes, rocket explosions and other catastrophes
- Global ethics and futures
Bridge the gap between theory and application
Involvement in curriculum embedded projects will provide access to industry experts. Working in teams from across the University, student will complete a substantial project related to every major student complete and solve real world problems under academic guidance.
Bachelor of Arts students have previously undertaken research and collaboration projects with the NSW Parliamentary Library and Thrive, for example.
Visit the interdisciplinary projects page to find out about some of the projects that Univesity of Sydney students are working on with industry, community organisations and government bodies in Australia and around the globe.
Complete a combined degree in only 4 years
Students can supercharge their degree by taking the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies and if students are high achievers with their ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, they will be invited to take part in the Dalyell Scholars program where students can reward themselves though more opportunities.
The process depends on whether a student is applying as an undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic or international student.
Once students have commenced an application, they can save and return to it later using login details which will be sent via email.
Student application will generally need to include all supporting documents, including certified copies of student’s academic transcript, and any additional requirements of students’ course. The student may also need to demonstrate English language proficiency if student’s qualification is from an institution that does not primarily teach in English.
Entry requirements for undergraduate study as an international student.
To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate program, besides satisfying English requirements, student must have one of the following:
- A recognized senior secondary qualification
- At least one year of tertiary study in a bachelor’s degree at a recognized tertiary institution
- A recognized university foundation course
- At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution
How students apply depends on students’ qualifications and the course for which students are applying.
Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if students are completing:
- A current Australian Year 12 secondary school examination (eg. South Australia Certificate of Education – SACE, NSW Higher School Certificate – HSC, Victorian Certificate of Education – VCE, Queensland Certificate of Education- QCE..in or outside Australia.
- A current International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in Australia
- A current New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 qualification.
Apply directly to the University if student are:
- Applicants not covered in the above UAC categories
- Applying for a Sciences-Po dual degree (even if student are applying through UAC for other degrees).
To apply directly to the University, visit Find a Course and search for the course, then click on the “Apply now” button on the course page.
For international students, please contact an official agent and representative who can apply to the University and make arrangements on students’ behalf at student’s location, for example SACE Vietnam
For other secondary qualifications student needs to achieve the relevant minimum scores and have good results in English (not ESL). If student needs to achieve requirements on IELTS, student will complete it separately.
Pathways to study and lower entry score alternatives
|Entry requirements||Extended Foundation Program (60 wks)||Standard Foundation Program (40 wks)||Intensive Foundation Program (30 wks)||High Achievers Preparation Program (18 weeks)|
|IELTS (Academic)||5.0 (no band less than 5.0)||5.5 (no band less than 5.5)||6.0 (no band less than 5.5)||6.5 or 7.0 (no band less than 6.0)|
|PTE||42 (writing no less than 42)||46 (writing no less than 46)||54 (writing no less than 46)||61 (section minimum 54)|
|TOEFL iBT||56 (writing no less than 14)||62 (writing no less than 16)||73 (writing no les than 16)||85 (Reading, Listening, Speaking no less than 17. Writing no les than 19)|
|GPA*||Year 11- GPA of 6.5||Year 11- GPA of 7.5||Year 11- GPA of 8.0||Year 12- GPA of 9.0|
First payment is AU$ 14.100.
Second payment due on acceptance of offer.
First payment is AU$ 16000.
Second payment due on acceptance of offer.
First payment is AU$ 16000.
Second payment due on acceptance of offer.
(Total fees are payable prior to commencement)
|Commence month||Feb/ August||Jan/ July||April/ October||Jan/ Sep|
The minimum entry level for AEP at Taylors College Sydney is an IELTS of 4.0 with no band less than 3.5. However, for students from certain countries, they might be required to have an IELTS of 5.0 with no band less than 4.5 to enroll in a packaged course with AEP and the University of Sydney Foundation Program.
Direct entry: Recognition for the quality of Vietnam’s public high schools for the gifted
University of Sydney accepts direct entry into university bachelor’s degree for students graduated from selective high school for the gifted in Vietnam. Below are Hanoi based high schools in the list (for the full list, pleased refer to the website http://sace.edu.vn/du-hoc-nam-2018-voi-truong-dai-hoc-uc-top-dau-gioi/)
|Hanoi based school list in English||Hanoi based school list in Vietnamese|
|Chu Văn An High School||Trường THPT Quốc gia Chu Văn An|
|Hanoi- Amsterdam High School||Trường THPT chuyên Hà Nội- Amsterdam
|Kim Liên High School||Trường THPT Kim Liên
|Nguyen Hue High School for the Gifted||Trường THPT Chuyên Nguyễn Huệ|
|Foreign Language Specialized School||Trường THPT Chuyên Ngoại Ngữ
|Thang Long High School||Trường THPT Thăng Long|
|Sơn Tây High School||Trường THPT Sơn Tây|
|High School for Gifted, Hanoi National University of Education||Trường THPT Chuyên Sư Phạm|
|High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi University of Science (HUS)||Trường THPT chuyên Đại học Khoa học Tự nhiên, Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội|
Applicants must supply:
- School report/transcript with their Year 12 results
- Completion letter from the school
- Proof of English language proficiency
All documents in Vietnamese languages should be accompanied by an English translation and certified by a Notary Public.
To find out more about qualifications being accepted, visit University of Sydney international students page in the entry requirements section.
A non-refundable application processing fee of A$125 is charged for new prospective students. This fee is waived if student is a sponsored student, or if student is granted an exemption by a University staff member during an office interview or recruitment event.
Additional selection criteria
In addition to submitting students’ main application to study, some courses require students to attend an interview, give an audition, or supply a portfolio. Students will be assessed on their’ performance in these areas, along with their academic grades. Student can find out course-specific application requirements for:
- Dentistry/Science double degree
- Education (Bachelor of Education degrees (except Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Music (Music Education) require a personal statement for UAC applicants)
- Oral health
- Sciences Po degrees (arts; economics)
- Veterinary science
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion
The University reserves the right to request additional information if the student’s visa application is the basis of a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion as prescribed by the Australian government. This may involve the submission of an additional application form seeking clarification about students’ personal circumstances, and may also involve an interview. Further information may be requested by the University or by students’ education agent after students have applied.
Document submission guidelines
During the application process, student may be asked to attach supporting documents. These must be true and complete records.
Student should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Failure to do so may result in students’ candidacy being rejected.
Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve asking for verification from the original issuing authority, relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation.
Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation made by an accredited translator with a government body or the Registrar of the issuing institution.
Entry requirements for Postgraduate courses
Advance students’ career, pursue students’ passion and gain a higher qualification with a master’s degree or other postgraduate qualification
Entry to most postgraduate courses requires a bachelor’s degree. Some courses are also accessible with relevant professional work experience, or another qualification. In most cases, student will need to have an undergraduate degree to apply for postgraduate coursework. Some programs require students to have completed this degree in a related field, such as Psychology. Other disciplines, such as Law and Business, are open to graduate students from all backgrounds.
Students’ previous academic performance determines the outcome of students’ application, and may define the level of postgraduate study student can take.
No matter the results of students’ previous degree, there are multiple options for all levels of study. Postgraduate coursework is often offered with the option to begin in a graduate certificate program and progress to a master’s qualification with further study.
Course-specific entry requirements at postgraduate level these may include:
- A minimum grade point average in students’ previous degree
- Relevant professional experience – such as at least three years in a management role to enter a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
- Health and security checks for anyone doing fieldwork in New South Wales hospitals or schools
- A portfolio of work – for example, for entry to Urban design architecture courses.
English language requirements
- Successfully completed tertiary studies in which the language of instruction, examination and assessment was English, or
- Completed an English proficiency test, with results as required by each course.
Learn more about the entry requirements for postgraduate coursework.
The University of Sydney has many scholarships available for international students. There are also scholarships that are funded by the government and various industries. Because of the variety of scholarships on offer, the eligibility criteria for each of them are different. Please read through the conditions of the scholarships thoroughly before applying.
Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme
The Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme is open to all international students with an unconditional offer to study at the University of Sydney, either at the Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework level. The scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 in value, are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and aimed at top-ranked applicants who will be offered a fee reduction of their first year fees.
The Sydney Scholars Awards
The Awards offers for Year 12 students commencing their studies in 2018 the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 per year in value and awarded in duration from one year up to five years (including combined undergraduate degrees).
These prestigious scholarships will be offered to students who meet the selection criteria including an ATAR requirement of 95 and above. Students applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney College of Arts require an ATAR of 90 or above. If you are an international student, have recently completed an International Baccalaureate or educational award equivalent to the HSC, and are applying for admission through UAC, you are also eligible to apply.
Sydney Scholars Awards also supports students with excellent academic ability who have faced significant challenges, such as financial, medical or disability issues, have refugee status or live in a rural area. To be eligible you will need to apply for a Sydney Scholars Award on hardship grounds. You will also need to submit a separate equity scholarship application to UAC. The University will link student’s Sydney Scholars Awards application to student’s UAC application for assessment purposes. Selection criteria will be on the basis of equity and a broader level of academic ability. Eligible applicants meeting the selection criteria will be considered in mid-January, and scholarship offers will be sent via UAC.
International House has scholarships and bursaries which are available to assist those residents who may be in considerable financial need. All students applying for any scholarship must also submit an application to live at International House.
For more information about inbound and outbound scholarship opportunities in specific countries, please visit the Office of Global Engagement
It may also be worthwhile researching scholarship opportunities in student’s own countries. There may be industries or government schemes that may be useful for student’s study at the University of Sydney.
There is no limit to the number of scholarships that you can apply for. The University encourage students to put in an application for all scholarship that applicants may be eligible for.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship (International) – awarded to international students
The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees offset and stipend to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enroll in a research degree at Australian universities. Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.
University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)
The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).
The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities. The USydIS is open to all research disciplines; however participation in the USydIS program Research Period 2 and Research Period 3 are at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty. These Scholarships will be awarded in conjunction with the International RTP Fee Scholarship (formerly IPRS) for commencement in Research Period 2 (March), and in early April for commencement in Research Period 3 (July). The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students. The eligibility criteria for USydIS is the same as the RTP Fee Scholarship.
Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship
The University of Sydney Business School is offering up to twenty scholarships annually for local and international students undertaking one of the eligible single masters postgraduate coursework programs offered. The Scholarships are awarded on merit to the most outstanding applicants against the following selection criteria of academic achievement, leadership capabilities, ambassadorial potential and motivation to succeed in business in a socially responsible way.
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
AAS are funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of Australia’s foreign aid program. The AAS provide opportunities for people from selected developing countries to study in Australia. These Scholarships are awarded either on merit or on nomination by home governments. Information and application forms for the AAS must be obtained directly from the Australian Diplomatic Mission or the Australian Education Centre in student’s home country. Application process may take up to one year.
Endeavour Awards Program
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.
Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)
The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in development-related fields. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
Approved Fields of Study at The University of Sydney
- Master of International Relations
- Master of Project Management
- Master of Public Health
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Health Security
For more information about finding courses, admission requirements, scholarship information and fees please contact SACE Overseas Study Consultant at the below address:
SACE VIET NAM
Tel: 04 6251 2889 or hotline 0902298558
Address: 17T7-17T8 Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh Complex, Hoang Dao Thuy Str., Ha Noi, Vietnam
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