The University of Sydney (USYD, or informally Sydney Uni) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. The university is known as one of Australia's six sandstone universities. Its campus, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington, is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and the American Huffington Post. The university comprises eight academic faculties and university schools, through which it offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. It is one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit and opened its doors to women on the same basis as men. The University of Sydney is a member of the Group of Eight, CEMS, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.


  1. 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability
  2. 2nd in Australia and 40th in the world for 2021 university rankings
  3. 2nd in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021
  4. 27th in US News & World Report Rankings 2021
  5. 51th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
  6. 74th in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020


University of Sydney Scholarship is a fully-funded master's and Ph.D. scholarship for international students. This scholarship cover tuition fees and living allowance. The scholarship amount of $40,000 payable for one year in two equal installments.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters / PhD
  • Institution(s): University of Sydney
  • Study in: Australia
  • Courses Offered: Any of University of Sydney Courses.
  • Program Period: Two to four years depending on the course taken.
  • Deadline: Admissions Deadline (Open all year round)

Scholarship Coverage

University of Sydney International Scholarships USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for Ph.D. students.

  • The scholarship amount of $40,000 payable for one year in two equal installments.
  • The scholarship amount of $20,000 payable for one year in two equal installments.
  • The scholarship amount of $10,000 payable for one semester.
  • The scholarship amount of $5,000 payable for one semester.

Eligibility Criteria for University of Sydney International Scholarships

To be eligible for the University of Sydney International Scholarships USydIS, you must:

  1. Required Language: English.
  2. Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  3. Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  4. Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.
  5. Be an international student commencing full-time enrollment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Students may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.
  6. Not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship, unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
  7. Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
  8. Not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.
  9. Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.


Sydney has placed first in Australia and second globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which focus on the twin issues of protecting the environment while addressing inequality through sustainable development. The contribution universities make has never been more important with climate change, unprecedented bushfires, and the coronavirus affecting us all. It’s our staff, along with students, who are working tirelessly with colleagues around the world, with industry, community, and with the government to solve these unprecedented challenges and I’m thrilled they have been recognized and acknowledged with this ranking.”

The rankings are calculated on the top three SDGs submitted, along with SDG 17, which is centered on collaboration; the University of Sydney performed particularly well in SDG 11 “sustainable cities and communities” and SDG 8 “decent work and economic growth”.


Examples include work to keep local indigenous languages from extinction through courses and research and a report that explores the sometimes illegal arrangements emerging in parts of Sydney in response to unmet housing. Partnership work has ranged from a trip by students to Pune, India, last year to work with Tech Mahindra on AI to address air pollution, water management, and drought as one of our Industry and Community Partnership Units (ICPUs); to events such as the Sydney Summit II, which brought together our global partners, focused on international collaboration to promote and measure our contribution to achieving the SDGs.

There are 17 SDGs as part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; they build on the ambitious Millennium Development Goals whose success included halving extreme poverty ($US1.25/day) and combatting HIV/AIDS. The goals focus on the twin existential issues of safeguarding our environment while addressing poverty/inequality by supporting the livelihoods of the vulnerable through sustainable development.

The University of Sydney recently produced a high-level Sustainable Development Goals update and is working on a sustainability strategy expected to be released this year. The Business School is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is working to advance all of the SDGs into its education, research and operations during 2020-2025.

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