Graduating students

How studying at Sydney unlocks opportunities for international students

28 September 2021

Learn how we set up our international student cohort for success

From launching successful companies to driving public health initiatives, these international student alumni have shown that studying at Sydney can take your career in unexpected directions.

The University of Sydney is a proud home to a diverse and talented community of international students who are establishing meaningful careers. 

Several programs and scholarships exist to support international students to achieve their goals. This includes the Sydney International Student Award, which sees eligible international students awarded a University contribution of 20 percent of their tuition fee for the duration of their course.

Our international student alumni graduate with the skills, knowledge, and industry experience to set themselves up for success – whether in Australia or overseas. If you’re considering studying at Sydney, get to know some of our international students and alumni making an impact in their fields.

Forging their own path

Throughout their studies, our students often find new passions and consider new opportunities which can set them apart from the pack when they start their careers.

As the university ranked first in Australia and fourth globally for graduate employability, a degree from the University of Sydney can lead to surprising outcomes. 

These students and alumni are going onto create fulfilling careers in a wide range of fields that show the transferable skills gained from their studies:

Making a meaningful difference

Everyone has their own motivation for studying, whether it’s a career goal, a passion for a particular topic, or a desire to create change. From sustainability to creating better health outcomes in developing nations, these alumni have used their studies to benefit communities across the world:

Research with impact

The University of Sydney is home to a world-class research community committed to finding solutions to the world's most pressing issues and changing the way we look at them.

Postgraduate research degrees at Sydney allow students to work alongside accomplished academics and apply theory-driven research to the real-world. These alumni have been recognised as leaders in their fields thanks to the impact of their research: