University of Sydney: Statistics



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#56 of 14,131 In the World
#2 of 59 In Oceania
#2 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Sydney
#1 of 1,016 For Publishing
Top100 For 196 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Sydney is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary higher school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, or previous tertiary study. Direct entrance to second year on completion of studies in another tertiary institution. Overseas students must show proficiency in English (6.5 IELTS or 577 TOEFL minimum with a test of written English minimum of 4.5)
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - June; July-December)

Research profile

University of Sydney is a world-class research university with 251,778 scientific papers published and 6,936,665 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, and Genetics.


University of Sydney majors

by publication & citation count

148,319 / 4,914,410
143,064 / 4,506,003
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
120,040 / 2,964,169
Computer Science
102,819 / 2,882,383
102,455 / 3,476,868
95,346 / 2,753,519
Environmental Science
89,018 / 2,492,240
88,822 / 2,531,043
78,730 / 2,358,827
72,865 / 2,537,056
71,725 / 2,614,447
Political Science
65,104 / 1,402,499
64,498 / 2,434,617
62,386 / 1,375,466
56,978 / 1,510,783
Quantum and Particle physics
54,293 / 1,503,679
53,595 / 1,727,124
48,453 / 1,070,383
48,073 / 1,589,201
47,314 / 1,451,554
Geography and Cartography
45,898 / 1,144,902
44,682 / 1,563,643
42,537 / 1,420,070
Organic Chemistry
40,272 / 1,344,155
38,048 / 856,392
Materials Science
37,711 / 1,088,309
36,847 / 1,178,812
34,360 / 671,280
33,503 / 759,448
33,342 / 1,049,003
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
29,696 / 730,148
28,912 / 955,772
Public Health
28,312 / 1,047,797
28,067 / 634,368
Optical Engineering
27,992 / 859,511
25,526 / 576,199
25,519 / 939,018
25,068 / 768,220
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
24,011 / 711,278
23,885 / 916,389

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1388 12891
1992 1515 15529
1993 1558 14377
1994 1785 15723
1995 1872 17378
1996 2217 19710
1997 2239 22048
1998 2487 25977
1999 2701 29667
2000 2761 35401
2001 2907 39771
2002 3417 47742
2003 3630 54416
2004 3902 63697
2005 4415 74318
2006 5227 87775
2007 5720 101764
2008 6168 117638
2009 6871 137236
2010 7614 160732
2011 8248 186775
2012 9057 216494
2013 9785 251704
2014 10390 283172
2015 10736 312868
2016 11558 338720
2017 12194 371390
2018 12835 424443
2019 14100 490039
2020 15137 596444
2021 15395 689040
2022 14082 711010
2023 14728 715739
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Sydney gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Faculty Program Domestic Tuition Fee (AUD) International Tuition Fee (AUD)
Arts and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts 10,600 38,000
Business Bachelor of Commerce 10,600 42,000
Engineering and IT Bachelor of Engineering Honours 10,600 46,000
Law Bachelor of Laws 10,600 48,000
Medicine and Health Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 10,600 73,000
Science Bachelor of Science 10,600 42,000

The University of Sydney has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Sydney.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

University of Sydney alumni

  1. Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1957-.. (age 67)
    screenwriterboxerfilm produceractorfilm director

    Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish-American actor, filmmaker and martial artist. Born in Spånga, Sweden, Lundgren became interested in martial arts at a young age. This would lead him to hold the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and become European champion in 1980 and 1981. In 1982, while studying to get a master's degree, he became the boyfriend of singer Grace Jones. With her he moved to New York City and started to take acting classes. In 1985, Lundgren had a breakthrough role playing the lead villain as an imposing Soviet boxer named Ivan Drago in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV.

  2. Rose Byrne

    Rose Byrne
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1979-.. (age 45)
    actorfilm actorstage actor

    Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the film Dallas Doll (1994), and continued to act in Australian film and television throughout the 1990s. She obtained her first leading film role in The Goddess of 1967 (2000), which brought her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and made the transition to American cinema in the small role of Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), followed by parts in Hollywood productions of Troy (2004), 28 Weeks Later (2007) and Knowing (2009).

  3. Jacqueline Fernandez

    Jacqueline Fernandez
    Born in
    Bahrain Flag Bahrain
    1985-.. (age 39)
    film actormodelbeauty pageant contestant

    Jacqueline Genevieve Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress and model based in India. She has worked in Indian films, predominantly in Hindi, besides appearing in reality shows and music videos. Fernandez was born and raised in Bahrain. After graduating in mass communication from the University of Sydney and working as a television reporter in Sri Lanka, she joined the modeling industry. She was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006, and represented her country at Miss Universe 2006.

  4. Julian McMahon

    Julian McMahon
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1968-.. (age 56)
    television actormodelfilm actoractor

    Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and former model. He is the only son of former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon. He is best known for his roles as Detective John Grant in Profiler, Cole Turner in Charmed, Christian Troy in Nip/Tuck, Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four duology, Jonah in Runaways, and Jess LaCroix in CBS crime drama FBI: Most Wanted.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Sydney faculties and divisions

Centre : Advanced Materials Technology Polymer and Plastics Technology
Centre : Advanced Structural Engineering Civil Engineering
Centre : Animal Immunology Research Immunology, Zoology
Centre : Australian National Genomic Information Service Biology, Genetics
Centre : Biological Information and Technology Biotechnology
Centre : Celtic Studies Celtic Languages and Studies
Centre : Classical Civilizations Ancient Civilizations, Classical Languages
Centre : Clinical Trials Clinical Psychology
Centre : Design Computing and Cognition Computer Graphics, Design
Centre : English Teaching English
Centre : Finite Element Analysis Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Centre : Geotechnical Research Civil Engineering
Centre : Health Promotion Health Education
Centre : Heavy Metals Research Chemistry
Centre : Industrial Relations Research and Teaching Industrial Management, Labour and Industrial Relations
Centre : Innovation and International Competitiveness International Business, Marketing
Centre : Mathematics Learning Mathematics
Centre : Molonglo Observatory Astronomy and Space Science
Centre : Optical Fibre Technology Information Technology, Optical Technology
Centre : Organic Synthesis Organic Chemistry
Centre : Peace and Conflict Studies Peace and Disarmament
Centre : Polymer Colloids Polymer and Plastics Technology
Centre : Precision Agriculture Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Crop Production
Centre : Risk, Envrionment, Systems Technology and Analysis Chemical Engineering
Centre : Salinity Assessment and Management Soil Science, Water Science
Centre : Visualisation Lab Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Data Processing
College : Health Sciences Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery, Treatment Techniques
College : Humanities and Social Sciences Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Law, Music, Social Sciences, Social Work, Vocational Counselling
College : Sciences and Technology Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Rural Planning, Science Education, Technology, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agrobiology, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Food Science, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science, Water Science
Faculty : Architecture Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Structural Architecture, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Celtic Languages and Studies, Chinese, Classical Languages, Contemporary History, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Grammar, Greek, Hebrew, History, Indic Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Modern Languages, Music, Philology, Philosophy, Phonetics, Prehistory, Russian, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Spanish, Speech Studies, Statistics, Terminology, Thai Languages, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Radiology
Faculty : Economics and Business Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Institutional Administration, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Public Administration, Transport Economics
Faculty : Education and Social Work Curriculum, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, Literacy Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Social Policy, Special Education
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Community Health, Dietetics, Health Sciences, Hygiene, Occupational Health, Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Community Health, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Haematology, Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Urology, Venereology, Virology
Faculty : Nursing Anatomy, Chemistry, Community Health, Dietetics, Hygiene, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Rural Management Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Management, Rural Planning
Faculty : Science Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Entomology, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Immunology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nuclear Physics, Nutrition, Optics, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, Soil Science, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Thermal Physics, Zoology
Faculty : Sydney Conservatorium of Music Conducting, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Performing Arts, Singing
Faculty : Veterinary Science Animal Husbandry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Veterinary Science
Foundation : Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Foundation : Chemistry Chemistry
Foundation : Earth Resources Natural Resources
Foundation : Information Technology Information Technology
Foundation : Physics Physics
Foundation : Planning Research Public Administration, Urban Studies
Foundation : Poultry Research Food Science, Meat and Poultry
Foundation : Save Sight Institute Ophthalmology
Foundation : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Foundation : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Foundation : Warren Centre of Advanced Engineering Engineering
Graduate School : Government Administration, Government
Institute : Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science
Institute : Marine Science Marine Science and Oceanography
Institute : Plant Breeding Plant and Crop Protection
Institute : Transport Studies Transport and Communications, Transport Management
Institute : Wildlife Research Wildlife
Research Division : Accountancy Foundation Accountancy, Business and Commerce
Research Division : Advanced Composite Structures Materials Engineering
Research Division : Asia and Pacific Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies
Research Division : Asian Agribusiness Agricultural Business
Research Division : Asian and Pacific Law Comparative Law, Law
Research Division : Australian Marine Mammal Marine Biology
Research Division : Biological Control of Pest Animals Pest Management
Research Division : Biosecurity, Emerging Infectious Diseases Immunology
Research Division : Criminology Criminology
Research Division : Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities Coastal Studies, Ecology, Environmental Studies
Research Division : Fruit Fly Fruit Production, Pest Management
Research Division : Herbal Medicines Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
Research Division : IA Watson Grains Crop Production, Food Science
Research Division : Innovation Dairy Products Crop Production, Food Science
Research Division : Innovative Grain Food Products Crop Production, Food Science
Research Division : Mining Mining Engineering
Research Division : Nursing Midwifery, Nursing
Research Division : One Tree Island Biology, Marine Biology
Research Division : Photonics Optical Technology
Research Division : Polymers Polymer and Plastics Technology
Research Division : Quaternary Dating Archaeology, Prehistory
Research Division : Rehabilitation Rehabilitation and Therapy
Research Division : Rural Management Agricultural Management
Research Division : Structural Biology and Structural Chemistry Biology, Chemistry
Research Division : Stuttering Research Speech Therapy and Audiology
Research Division : Sustainable Cotton Production Crop Production
Research Division : Sustainable Resource Processing Chemical Engineering
Research Division : Sustainable Rice Production Crop Production, Food Science
Research Division : Technology Enabled Capital Markets Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Theoretical Astrophysics Astrophysics
Research Division : Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems Optical Technology
Research Division : Value-added Wheat Cooperative Crop Production, Food Science
Unit : Electron Microscope Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optical Technology

General information

Alternative names USYD
Founded 1850
Motto Sidere mens eadem mutato
The stars change, the mind remains the same
Colors blue, gold, red

Location and contacts

Address Building A14
Sydney, New South Wales, 2006
City population 4,841,000

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