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University established: 1850
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Entrance requirements: Three or four A Level units. The minimum average required is BBB and the maximum is A*A*A*A*. Further information is available on the Cambridge International Database.
Other merits: Ranked =19th in the world (2024 QS World University Rankings).
Wencong Chai is Director, Admissions at the University of Sydney. Here she tells us more about the institution and why Cambridge students should consider studying there.
‘The University of Sydney was the first university in Australia. We have proudly welcomed people from all social and cultural backgrounds for over 170 years. Our excellence in research and teaching makes us one of the top universities in Australia and we are ranked =19th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2024.’
‘At the University of Sydney, our community draws students from more than 130 countries around the world. Here are some of the reasons why students choose to study with us:
‘The University of Sydney excels across an incredible breadth and depth of subjects and disciplines in university rankings. We are regularly ranked top 25 in the world in a range of areas, including:
‘Approximately 5000 international students are admitted to our undergraduate courses every year. We want to grow our top 10 countries: India, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, the USA and Bangladesh.’
‘The GCE A Level is one of the most popular qualifications we receive at the University of Sydney. In 2022 we received over 2800 applications from students with the GCE A Level qualification.’
‘Students can apply with three or four Advanced Level units. The A Level requirement into our degrees will vary according to the degree minimum score. The minimum average required is BBB and the maximum is A*A*A*A*. Information on each degree’s A Level scores requirement can be found on the Sydney courses page.’
‘Students who complete the GCE A Level meet the University of Sydney’s English requirements for all bachelor degrees, regardless of where the A Level was completed. We also accept the Global Perspectives & Research unit as part of the GCE A Level qualification.’
‘The University of Sydney has plenty of scholarships for international students. More information can be found here: International student scholarships – Scholarships.’