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Modern Languages

  • #1 in NSW*
  • 2023 QS World University Rankings

Languages at Sydney

Delve deeper into the world's languages and cultures
We've got your passport to become a global citizen. Discover how you can take your next step in language studies at the University of Sydney.

As the state's leading university in languages*, the School of Languages and Cultures offers a large selection of subjects that cover Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, including through exchange, short-term and in-country opportunities that will broaden your skills through overseas immersion.

Keen to get a first-hand taste of what it's like to study languages and cultures at the University of Sydney? Discover your future with languages and cultures through our free events and resources for high school students, teachers and careers advisors.

Events for high schools


More information coming soon.



Monday 31 July 2023, 5–6pm

Designed around the 'Spanish-speaking communities' theme of the HSC Spanish Continuers Stage 6 syllabus, explore Spanish-speaking communities in different countries through their music, art, literature and film, as well as their relevant position in a global and interconnected world at this ARTiculate webinar.

Watch the webinar on YouTube

Friday 9 June 2023, 9am–2pm

Join Indonesian Studies students, graduates and lecturers at the University of Sydney campus, and uncover a lifelong interest in Indonesia as we seek to strengthen the learning of Indonesian in NSW. This year’s event features fun activities and presentations aimed at increasing student engagement and exposure to Indonesian language and culture.

Read more about the event

Wednesday 8 March 2023, 4–6:45pm
Emanuel School, Randwick | Free

Teachers with an interest in Jewish education are invited to attend a free professional development symposium, co-hosted by Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod (Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies) and the University of Sydney.

Where can languages take you?

Whether you're pursuing a major or just looking for a taster, languages can broaden your horizons and give you a competitive career edge.

What's it like to study languages at Sydney?

Get insights from our current students on the range of study and overseas opportunities that can enrich your learning.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject for Modern Languages 2023

Contact – high school initiatives

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Tallulah Bur, Law and Spanish and Latin American Studies graduate
“Studying a language at Sydney helped me build a strong foundation in communication, linguistic and cross-cultural skills. I had an incredible time studying abroad, and also got to speak at the UN General Assembly when I won a language essay competition.”
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The Languages at Sydney experience