Update on important changes and processes for 2021 entry (53 minutes)
We know you have a lot of information to remember, so we've put together talking points on some of our key topics.
We have introduced guaranteed ATARs for most of our courses, to simplify the application process and make it more transparent. View the full list of the domestic ATAR/IB scores (pdf, 120.6KB) needed to guarantee a place in a particular course.
Depending on the course and the student's educational background, some additional admissions criteria may apply (eg, English language requirements, auditions).
Browse all our application dates for undergraduate entry to the University of Sydney.
Applications open on 1 April 2020 for the following:
Learn more about our admission pathways.
The University has mathematics course prerequisites for some courses. This means that to study certain degrees, students will need to achieve a Band 4 in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Mathematics (not general mathematics) or equivalent.
If students don't meet the mathematics requirements, they may be able to:
My Course Guide is the University's new digital course guide. It helps students simplify the process of choosing a university course by allowing them to compare and shortlist all of the courses available to them at the University of Sydney.
With more than 100 study areas to choose from, the shared pool of majors and minors (available in certain degrees) allows students to combine their interests and develop expertise in a second field of study, building cross-disciplinary knowledge from areas outside their primary degree.
For instance, they will be able to enjoy studying science without having to give up their interest in history; or combine their major in marketing with the study of digital cultures.
We have 300 partner universities in 42 countries, giving students the opportunity to take short-term, semester and year-long exchanges. They can also study at overseas field schools, take intensive in-country Open Learning Environment units and undertake global professional placements.
By 2020, we aim to have 50 percent of our students undertake an international experience as part of their studies.