The birth of the University of Sydney in 1850 broke with the traditions of Britain's ancient universities by admitting students on academic merit rather than on the basis of religion or social class. University of Sydney was one of the first of this new breed of institution, the first university in Australia and the model that universities in other Australian colonies would soon follow.
The University is ranked 71st best university in the world in the current Times Higher Education ranking. It is also ranked 3rd best in Oceania, 40th in the world in Engineering & Technology and 25th in the world in Health Sciences.
With almost 50,000 student enrolments, 3,000+ academic staff, over 270,000 alumni worldwide students from 134 countries studying and 5.2 million items in the university library, University of Sydney is undoubtedly is a preferred choice for students to consider for their tertiary studies.
The university is unique among Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines it offers, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs.
The University of Sydney has a network of nine different teaching campuses spread throughout the Sydney area. The main Faculties and main Schools of the university are; Agriculture Food & Natural Resources, Architecture Design and Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, The Business School, Dentistry, Education and Social Works, Engineering & Information Technologies, Health Sciences, Sydney Law, Medical & Nursing Schools, Pharmacy, Science, Sydney College of Arts and Conservatorium of Music and Veterinary Science.
University's researchers pursue cutting-edge breakthroughs, reaching across disciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform our lives. Studying alongside these top researchers, and in some cases contributing to their research, exposes Sydney students to excellence - and challenges them to succeed as leaders in whatever career field they choose.
Since the time of William Charles Windeyer one of the University's first graduates and a scholarship student, University of Sydney is committed to attract more and more bright students with excellent academic backgrounds. Their scholarships are all merit based.
*The SYDNEY ACHIEVERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (Undergraduate) are 30 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each per annum available for a maximum of three years, (total value AUD$30,000) for any Undergraduate programme offered at the University of Sydney. 30 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each are also available as a one-off award (total value AUD$10,000) for any Postgraduate Coursework programme offered at the University of Sydney.
The Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships are 10 Scholarships available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework programmes. 5 x 50% tuition fee Scholarships each per annum, available for a maximum of four years, for any Undergraduate course in Engineering or Information Technology offered at the University of Sydney and 5 x 50% tuition fee Scholarships each, available as a one-off award for any Postgraduate Coursework programme in Engineering or Information Technology offered at the University of Sydney.
*In addition The Sydney Law School Foundation International scholarships just introduced at u/g level for Combined Law AND at P/G level for Juris Doctor & Masters by Coursework which are worth AU$10,000 payable in two equal instalments in late March and late August in the first year of study.
*Students with strong scientific investigation interests and who have distinguished in their studies in school may be eligible to enter the Science Talented student Program (TSP), which is unique to university of Sydney.
Meet Christopher Lawrence of the International office of the university along with the counsellors of Edlocate at the Colombo office of Edlocate on Thursday 08th September on a one on one interview session to learn more about TSP and how you could study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.