As the largest and oldest city in Australia, Sydney is the port city, the capital of New South Wales. Sydney ranks the 6thas per the QS TopUniversities rating among the best student cities of the world. It is not the only city in Australia, though, that is in the Top Ten Best cities for international students. So, Melbourne also makes a claim to be a cultural center of Australia. Yet, Sydney is acknowledged to be the largest megalopolis of the continent and the financial capital of the country.

List of universities in Sydney

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
594University of Sydney
28,538 USD
29,218 USD
605University of New South Wales
28,375 USD
28,049 USD
2119Macquarie University
from  22,559 USD
to  28,538 USD
from  14,269 USD
to  36,420 USD
17935S P Jain School of Global Management
21,000 USD
18,958 USD
44Australian College of Applied Psychology
57Sydney Institute Colleges TAFE NSW
60Universal Business School
64International College of Management Sydney
74Wesley Institute
28,837 USD
84The Australian Institute of Music

Tertiary education facilities in Sydney have repute for the achievements in various scientific sectors. There are five major universities in the city. Aside from, the city runs dozens of language schools and colleges to offer intensive English language learning for the shortest time for everyone.

Advantages of study in Sydney

Sydney has a good reason to claim to be the most comfortable city to study based on the following:

  • Accommodation and food expenses as well as tuition in Sydney are far cheaper than those in large European cities and US megalopolises in spite of highest infrastructure and matureness.
  • This is a place for a solid business; it is one of the global financial centers boasting with high life standards. The share of Sydney in national economics makes 25%as per City Commerce. Sydney concentrates headquarters of 90 bank institutions and more than half of the largest national companies turning to the heart of career challenges.
  • The average income per capita in Australia is the highest one, that counts to US42 USD 599 per person with the rate of unemployment of 4.9% only.

Sydney is rated 11th among the best cities in the world as for the life qualityby being ahead of such student cities as Vancouver — 15, Paris — 18, Singapore — 16, Barcelona — 21, Madrid – 17

  • Sydney is known for its mild and warm climate; temperature in winter is rarely below 5 degrees
  • Low crime rate
  • There are more than 70 beaches and harbors in the city for the youth keen in surfing. The Bondi Beach, the well-known in there, is in 7 km away off the city center
  • Sydney is superior to other countries in total of parks: the City skyscrapers neighbor with the huge terrain of the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Most university campuses and student places also sit in green zones
  • Sydney Opera House, the building unbelievable in beauty, and the widely-known Sydney Harbour Bridge symbolize the city
  • The city holds various concerts and festivals each month
  • 4 out of 10 Sydney citizens are born outside Australia which commits to multinational environment in there

Sydney is a cosmopolite city; any foreigner is felt welcome in here. The motto of the city “We all smile the same language” proves the attitude.


  • Sydney hosts cinema troops to film some episodes of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, Finding Nemo, Return to Eden.
  • Sydney is the largest Australian city with the population of 4.5 mln people. Just to compare, a total of 335 thousand people reside in Canberra.
  • The famous Harbour Bridge is the arch bridge made of steel, the longest in the world with the length of 1149 m. it is nicknamed The Coathanger due to its shape. It offers an extreme pastime to climb its top.
  • The building of the Opera House, the symbol of Sydney, is shaped as the white sails. It often appears in movies like «Life After People», «Independence Day», «Mission: Impossible 2», «Finding Nemo».

One of interesting facts is that the Opera House stages at least 3000 performances a year, though the building was designed as the trolley depot.

  • Despite the fact that Sydney is believed to be an English-speaking city, Chinese and Arabian languages are also popular in here among people who reside and work there.
  • One of the largest fish markets is located in Sydney which yields to the Tokyo market only in size.

Hunting and enrollment to Sydney universities

Below find the brief list of universities. By clicking the links, you may want to search for the required educational programme or university in Sydney.

Sydney attractions

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is the well-known tourist district in Sydney offering lots of cafes, restaurants, stores and other recreation services. This is the place to sight the whole city. Residents and visitors often spend their leisure time in there. The Powerhouse Museum and Seaquarium are also worth visiting.

Sydney Seaquarium

Sydney Seaquarium ranks the largest aqua parks in the world. It is the place attracting visitors and natives, either. It offers watching most sea animals of Australian coastal waters totaling in 10000 species of sea fauna.

Hyde Park

Spread in the eastern part of the Sydney City, the Hyde Park is amazing in its size. It takes 16 hectares of the terrain.

St. James’ Church, Supreme Court for the New South Wales, Hyde-Park Barracks, Downing Center, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Hospital, Australian Museum and other public buildings are all located around Hyde Park.

Several parks and 580 trees make a garden at the Hyde Park presenting lots of sorts of palms and delightful alleys of sugar dates.

Archibald Fountain is the zest of the park. It was designed by the French sculptor Francois Sicard. The Nagoya Gardens, the north part of the Hyde Park, features a giant chess set with chess pieces provoking amazement and delight in visitors.

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Universities in Sydney — See also...

Student cities in Australia
Showing 1-5 of 814 items.
SydneyNew South Wales, City of Sydney204627345
MelbourneVictoria, Melbourne184246375
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory8367752
AdelaideSouth Australia, Adelaide81225235
BrisbaneQueensland, Brisbane82189878

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General information about Sydney
Country Australia
region New South Wales 02
region 2City of Sydney 17200
Population 4,627,345
Visitors 3,194,900/Year
Time Zone Australia/Sydney
Educational organizations in Sydney
Nonprofit 31
Healthcare, Medical 22
Universities, Colleges 20
Educational institutions 16
Research centers 13
Government, Bureaus 12
Commercial, Private, 11
Libraries, Museums, Archives 3
Cost of living in Sydney
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 598 930
Food 234 438
Transportation 98 222
Communications and utilities 102 113
Clothing 28 105
Sports and leisure 34 120
Total 1,094 1,927
Accommodation in Sydney USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 604
Shared room in city centre 940
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 1,056
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,532
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