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Last updated December, 2022

The University

Established in 1850 as Australia's first university, the University of Sydney is one of the world's leading, comprehensive research and teaching institutions, ranked 38th in the world, with 33 subject areas ranked in the QS top 5; ranked 4th in the world, and 1st in Australia, for graduate employability.

The University of Sydney's diverse community of more than 54,000 students and 6,100 academic staff from more than 130 countries, share Australian innovation and research on the international stage. The University has wide-ranging research strengths, from English language and literature, to philosophy, history, and the social sciences, to clinical medicine, quantum mechanics, astrophysics and robotics.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of arts and social sciences subjects in Australia. With more than 20 undergraduate degrees, over 40 postgraduate coursework degrees and a suite of research degrees. The faculty includes the following schools and departments:

The University is located in the heart of Sydney. You can wander down to the Opera House, take a bus to Bondi Beach, jump on a train to the Blue Mountains, or hop on a flight to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Set around the world's largest natural harbour, Sydney is home to beautiful golden beaches, world-class museums and art galleries, delicious fresh food, and a calendar of exciting events and festivals.

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