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Study health in Australia at the University of Sydney

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Home to the Opera House and Bondi Beach, Sydney is a welcoming, vibrant, multicultural city, perfect for international students looking to complete a degree overseas.

Why study at the University of Sydney?

Sydney is the largest city in Australia and attracts people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds from around the world. Not only are we Australia's oldest university, but we are also highly ranked for our quality education and research. 

We are among the top 50 universities globally and are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability.

Health subject Australia World Rankings source
Sport, physical theray and rehabilitation 2 4 QS 2020
Nursing 2 13 QS 2020
Medicine 2 18 QS 2020
Pharmacy and pharmacology 2 24 QS 2020
Public health 3 35 ARWU 2019
Oncology 1 7 QS 2020
Anatomy and physiology 4 28 QS 2020

What can I study?

With a diverse range of study options available at the University, you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from seven areas of study, including: 

We have options to suit every career stage, from recent school leavers and professionals looking to specialise, right through to people looking for a career change. 

Each year we attract a large number of students from Canada wishing to pursue a career as doctors, dentists and physiotherapists. 

If you're interested in a future in one of these professions, check out these postgraduate degrees below: 

Our medicine curriculum has been recently transformed, offering enhanced learning opportunities for clinical placements, more options to explore your interests and a 'final preparation for practice' year to make students more ready for the workforce.

Learn more about the benefits of the new MD program

How do our qualifications stack up overseas?

Because most health courses are regulated by professional bodies, you will need to have your Australian credentials assessed in your home country when you return to your home country.

You may need to undertake an exam, a criminal history check as well as prove your language skills and then apply for a practising licence. Before undertaking a professional health course in Australia, please check the registration requirements of your home country.

Still have questions? Find out everything you need to know about studying at Sydney.

Meet some of our international students

Our students come from all over the world to study with us. Here are some of their stories.

doctor and baby

"I studied a commerce degree in Canada initially and decided to change paths. I thought that moving half way around the world would be a pretty cool adventure so I decided to come and study at Sydney”

Sean Hassan, stage 4 medical student from Toronto, Canada.

nursing student

“It’s never too late to change your career path. I did my bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and I was really excited to hear about the opportunity of a graduate program [in nursing]. It doesn’t matter what undergraduate degree you have done before.”

Pavana Sampath, Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) student from India.

dentistry student

"Australian schools have an unmatched international reputation for quality of education. They exhibit cultural diversity, and are located in beautiful, livable cities.

"Studying in Australia has allowed me to pursue the degree I have always wanted, while also providing me the opportunity to live abroad and travel."

Yasmin Samiee, Doctor of Dental Medicine student from Ontario, Canada.

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