Facts & figures
Sydney's Doctor of Medicine
- 25% MD students from international settings
- 20% MD students from non-science educational backgrounds
- 25% MD students from rural or regional areas
Facts & figures
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 20 universities globally, rising 22 places in the QS World University Rankings 2024
|Health subject||Australia||World||Rankings source|
|Anatomy and physiology||1||13||QS 2023|
|Sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation||2||4||QS 2023|
|Pharmacy and pharmacology||2||16||QS 2023|
|Public health||4||33||ARWU 2022|
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.
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.
Our students come from all over the world to study with us. Here are some of their stories.
"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.
“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.
"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.