Sydney Unis: 1 City, 5 Amazing Academic Experiences

Sydney is a vibrant and active international city, and is home to some of the best universities in Australia. With access to over 100 amazing beaches, historic National parks, and endless opportunities to explore the iconic city sights, studying abroad in Sydney offers limitless avenues to engage in Australian culture, the great outdoors, and world-class academics.

University of Sydney (USYD)

With its signature Victorian gothic architecture and contemporary, world-class amenities the University of Sydney campus blends a modern campus feel with historical landmarks for a university experience that is the best of both worlds. The campus is a short walk away from the central business district of downtown Sydney, allowing students great access to all that the city center has to offer as well as the trendy neighborhood cafes and popular shops.

  • Courses with locals in multiple disciplines: semester and year abroad
  • 3 and 6 week summer programs
  • Undertake a part-time internship for credit in addition to taking courses
  • AACSB accredited and a member of Australia’s Group of Eight

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

The University of New South Wales is continually named one of the top universities in Australia and has gained particular acclaim for its Engineering, Business, Media, Natural Science, and Institutional Research. Located in a prime location just 15 min from Coogee Beach, students have easy access to iconic beaches and great neighborhoods.

  • Courses with locals in multiple disciplines: semester and year abroad
  • Health sciences students can visit/volunteer at the on-campus Museum of Human Disease
  • AACSB Accredited and a member of Australia’s Group of Eight
  • Largest engineering faculty in Australia

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is inclusive, active, engaging, and radiates a surprisingly small-town campus vibe despite being just a short trek away from downtown Sydney. The campus environment is similar to a typical U.S. campus thanks to 300+ acres of lush campus grounds with state-of-the-art facilities and more than 170 student groups.

  • Courses with locals in multiple disciplines: semester and year abroad
  • Global Leadership Program option to expand international knowledge and professional skills

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Founded in the 1980’s, UTS began with a focus in Technology, but has since grown to establish programs in Business, Communications, Natural Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Design and Social Sciences – it is now ranked #1 Young University in Australia. The UTS campus is located in the heart of the city and is the epitome of an urban university campus comprised of high-rise buildings and outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and academic facilities.

  • Design, Business, Engineering, Media & Information Technology Studies
  • AACSB Accredited
  • Research program option
  • Entrepreneurial program designed to connect students with industry leaders and teach startup skills

International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

The International College of Management Sydney offers an amazing program in a unique location that is perfect for students interested in taking Management, Hospitality, Tourism, or Event Planning courses while abroad. The historic castle-like campus is located in the iconic beach-side Sydney suburb of Manly which boasts some of the best coastal scenery in the city. With a student population of 1,200 students ICMS offers a close-knit campus community just 10 minutes from Manly Beach.

  • International Tourism, Hospitality, Business & Event Management
  • Undertake a part-time internship for credit in addition to taking courses
  • Hands-on, applied learning style

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