Including a gift in your will

Every gift makes a lasting impact
For more than 160 years the University of Sydney has been leading to improve the world around us. Gifts in wills from generous alumni and supporters have been critical to our success.

Throughout our history, gifts in wills have helped to transform the lives of students through scholarships and bursaries, contributed to ground-breaking research discoveries, and enriched the University’s cultural collections and libraries for the benefit of the whole community.

We understand that leaving a gift in your will is no small action. Wherever you choose to direct your gift, please know that every gift in will is treasured. Our team is here to assist you in creating a meaningful legacy that will shape a better future. 

Leaving a gift in your will takes just a few conversations 

The breadth of disciplines and subject areas at the University is so vast that your gift can be personalised to make a lasting impact in the areas that are most important to you.

Getting started takes very little time and is a simple process: 

As a first step, we welcome you to get in touch to talk about your vision and ideas for a legacy gift.

If you'd like to know more information about areas to support, we can speak with you over the phone, invite you on to campus, or where possible arrange to visit you.

For example, if you have a passion for animal welfare, music or healthcare, we can introduce you to people working in those areas and give you a tour of the campus or facilities.

Contact us today.

Our team can assist you or your solicitor in drafting clauses for your bequest to ensure it is received as you intend, with the best possible long-term impact. We recommend you speak to your solicitor to ensure that the contents of your will accurately reflect your intentions. 

Should you choose to create your own will there are now some easy and affordable online options. Safewill is an online will writing platform which is offering a special discount to our alumni and supporters.

Write your will today.

Please contact our team to share your intentions so that we can thank you for your enduring contribution to learning and discovery. 

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Will wording recommendations

If you would like some suggestions on will wording to capture your gift intentions, please contact us. We recommend you have a chat with us if your bequest references:

— scholarship awarding requirements

— an area/unit of study or research

— naming

— endowment

— a department, school, institute, centre, collection, museum or college

Please note, the University cannot provide legal advice. The suggested wording we provide should be discussed with your solicitor. The wording recommendations we provide to you are not gift agreements and we understand you may change your mind at any time.

Creating your own will

Should you choose to create your own will, the University of Sydney has recently partnered with Safewill to offer a special discount to our alumni and supporters. 

SafeWill is Australia's leading will writing platform. They make it easy and affordable for all Australians to write a will online and safeguard their life's work.

Create your will today.