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Universities in Sydney

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the largest universities in Australia, with an enrollment of approximately 49,000 students, including almost 11,000 international students representing 130 nationalities. The University of Sydney is grouped among the top eight universities in the country. It is recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia. The University of Sydney is also AACSB accredited. Founded in 1850, is not only the oldest and most prestigious degree-granting university in Australia, but also one of the most beautiful.

Popular areas of study at the University of Sydney include:
Communications: Journalism, PR, etc.
Business & Finance
Biological Sciences
Education & Social Work
Visual Arts

The campus is ideally located, just a couple of miles from the Central Business District and a short distance from the Sydney Harbor. The variety of courses available and an international reputation for its excellent research and teaching attracts students from all over the world. The research activities and cultural life of the university are supported by extensive facilities, including Fisher library, the southern hemisphere's largest library. Students will be interested to know that the University of Sydney campus contains several computer labs, where students may take advantage of internet service, printers, and general computer applications. The University of Sydney issues all transcripts, upon completion of the program. The ISA Office is located a short distance from the University of Sydney, at the historically known The Rocks location. Students will have the opportunity to utilize services of the University Union, over 150 clubs and societies, and numerous sports clubs and facilities. Non-academic activities that are offered through these organizations provide a fabulous opportunity for ISA participants to meet other students from Australia and from all over the world. More than 50 sports clubs exist, offering activities for all levels, such as football, baseball, rugby, volleyball, water polo, hockey, golf, soccer and many more.

The University of Sydney is ranked 9th in Australia, and 46th in the world according to QS 2016-2017 World Rankings. The Times Higher Education lists the university as among the top 25 in the world for humanities and social sciences, and the top 50 for engineering and technology.
Cricos Code: 00026A

UNSW Sydney

The University of New South Wales is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia - renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Recently, UNSW has established itself as the "Home of Innovation" in Australia, and has launched the UNSW Big Questions Institute backed by world renowned physist Stephen Hawking. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and scholarly.

Located in the Eastern Suburbs, UNSW is just minutes away from the city and is easily accessible from Central Station and other major transportation hubs throughout Sydney. The ISA Sydney office, located in The Rocks, is also a quick trip from Central Station. While at UNSW, students have access to world class facilities including state of the art labs, design studios, libraries and leisure facilities. UNSW graduates are highly employable, and command some of the best starting salaries.

As one of the largest universities in Australia, UNSW offers a vast range of coursework for Study Abroad students to consider:

Arts and Humanities: Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Criminology, Dance, Development Studies, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Film, History, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Media, Communication, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music & Music Education, Philosophy, Policy studies, Politics and International Relations, Social Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies.

Built Environment: Architecture, Architectural Computing, Interior Architecture, Building Construction Management, Planning and Urban Development, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design.

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business Law and Taxation, Business Strategy and Economic Management, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Organization Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Engineering: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Manufacturing, Mining, Petroleum, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry, Naval Architecture, Photonics, Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, and Telecommunications.

College of Fine Arts: Animation, Art Administration, Art and Design Education, Art History and Theory, Ceramics, Curating, Design History and Theory, Design Management, Design Process, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Educations Technology and MEdia, E-Learning and ONline Communities, Environments/Spatial Design, Film, Graphic Design, Interative Media, Jewellery, New Media, Painting, Photomedia, Printmaking, Rapid Prototyping, Sculpture, Performance and Installation, Sound, Textiles, Time Based Art, Video, 3D Modeling.

Sciences: Anatomy, Aviation, Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Climate Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology, Food Science and Nutrition, Genetics, Geochemistry, Geography, Geology, Geoscience, History and Philosophy of Science, Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physics, Physical Oceanography, Psychology Remote Sensing, Safety, Health and Environment, Spatial Information Systems, Statistics, Toxicology, Zoology.

UNSW is impressively ranked 49th in the world (QS World Rankings 2016-2017), and is the first university to be awarded a five star plus rating by QS Intelligence Unit in 2012, 2013 and again in 2014. With a strong commitment to student experience and development, UNSW places the highest level of importance on areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, and scientific and technological development. The University also enjoys the reputation of being Australia's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrollment of international students- over 13,000 representing more than 120 countries. For the past five years, UNSW has retained there EQUIS accreditation, which has only been awarded to 156 universities worldwide and denotes the university as one of the world's leading business schools.

University of New South Wales - supports ISA students with a $1,000 scholarship per semester. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.

Cricos Code: 00098G

Macquarie University


Founded in 1964, Macquarie is renowned for its interdisciplinary research and teaching, highly skilled graduates, and first-class facilities. Ranked among Australia's nine top universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region, Macquarie University is recognized for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment. Studying at Macquarie University will give you a highly regarded experience which is academically rigorous, well rounded and designed to develop skills that employer's value. While studying at Macquarie University, Study Abroad Students have the opportunity to study subjects that are uniquely designed and presented within the Australian context such as 'Introduction to Australian Indigenous Studies', 'The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective' and 'Australia and Global Studies: An Introduction to Sociology.' The University is reconized by the Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations in Australia.

Popular areas of study for Study Abroad students include:
  • The Australia Context
  • Global Business
  • Global Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Media
  • Managment
  • and many more!

Macquarie's beautiful campus environment is the perfect location to study, work and live. Set on 126 hectares of parkland, the University's natural setting has been maintained with wide, tree-covered walkways between buildings. Located only 50 minutes via public transit from Sydney's Harbor and central business district, students can find everything they need on campus or nearby. In 2009 Macquaries' student population was rated as one of the most culturally diverse in Australia making campus a safe and welcoming place.

Macquarie was awarded 5 stars in the International QS Stars rating system for its performance in: graduate employability, teaching, research, facilities, innovation, internationalization, access, specialist subjects. The University is only 1 of 5 Australian Universities to be awarded such high distinction. Macquarie was ranked in the top 2% in the 2016-2017 QS World Rankings, Times Higher Ed World University Rankings, and the ARWU.

Macquarie University* offers the Gina Rosko Memorial Scholarship in honor of a former study abroad student. One ISA student studying in the July term will be chosen to receive a tuition reduction scholarship. Open to students studying at Macquarie University who have a minimum GPA of 3.2, have substantial financial need, and documented involvement in their university and community.

Cricos Code: 00002J

Our programs at the Macquarie University

International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)


The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) offers an exciting location for those students wishing to undertake a study abroad program. The building was constructed over 100 years ago as St. Francis, and is now a centre of excellence of a different kind. Founded in 1996, ICMS is a specialized college of higher education. Here, students study in one of Sydney's most beautiful locations overlooking Manly Beach and Sydney Harbor. The comprehensive academic and social programs ensure that students experience the Australian lifestyle while learning within an internationally recognized institution.

ICMS specializes in the following academic areas:

  • Business - All areas including Marketing, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Accounting and more
  • Hospitality Management
  • Event Management
  • International Tourism
  • Sport Management
  • Retail Marketing
  • Property Services Management

ICMS has a practical focus on all its classes, meaning students get hands-on experience taught by instructors with significant industry experience in the areas they teach. For example, if you are interested in event planning, ICMS offers an array of courses in this area such Event Management Project, in which the class works with a real business in the Sydney area to plan, market and execute an actual special event.The Study Abroad Program at ICMS offers three intakes per year in Spring, Summer, and Fall - one of the few programs in Australia on a U.S. and Canadian semester calendar. The cornerstone of the ICMS approach to education is that learning is enhanced when theory is combined with practical experience. Each course is built around real business experiences and developed in conjunction with top professionals to ensure its relevance and value.

ICMS is located in a beautiful heritage-listed, sandstone building overlooking Manly Beach. To the north, there are views of the Pacific Ocean stretching to the New South Wales Central Coast. Southwards, the College has sweeping views of Sydney Harbor, which many consider to be the most beautiful in the world.

Each program is built around actual business experiences and developed in conjunction with top industry professionals. In addition to being a top choice for business majors, ICMS is one of the premier colleges in the world for hospitality, tourism and event management programs. The College is highly regarded by industry professionals and has won many awards in the past decade. ICMS is recognized by TESQA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). It is also recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. International College of Management Sydney is ranked 59th in Australia in the 2014 Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities.

The International College of Management Sydney - offers several $1,000 awards each year to ISA students attending a semester abroad in the standard study abroad program or the study internship combinations program.

Cricos Code: 01484M

Our programs at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)


As a key member of the Australian Technology Network, a prestigious coalition of five leading Australian universities, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), offers contemporary and innovative education in the center of Australia's most exciting city, Sydney. UTS courses are developed in consultation with industry partners and leading professionals, and provide a unique balance between theory and practice. UTS has a truly global community, with over 40,000 students, including more than 12,000 international students from over 120 countries on campus.

Study Abroad students can choose to enroll in a group of subjects from one major discipline or can combine subjects from any of the following areas of study:

Business:accounting, business law, economics, events management, finance, human resource management, international business, mangement, sport business, marketing, tourism

Communication: creative writing, digitial and social media, journalism, media arts and production, public communication, social and political sciences, sound and music design, sports media.

Design, Architecture and Building: animation, architecture, construction, fashion and textiles design, industrial design, interior and spatial design, photography and situated media, animation, property economics, visual communicatiom, landscape architecture

Education: Aboriginal education, adult and vocational education, community education, creative arts, human resource development, literacy and numeracy, organizational learning, special education, TESOL

Engineering: biomedical, civil and environmental, computer systems, construction, electrical, mechanical and mechatronic, software telecommunications

Health: nursing (clinical places restricted), mental health nursing, children's nursing

Information Technology: information systems, technical programming, e-commerce, Internet technologies, IT management and strategy, computer graphics, inter-networking, intelligent systems databases, software engineering, games development

Language: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Law: business law, international law, dispute resolution Science: environmental science (with field trip opportunities across Australia), forensic science, mathematics, biotechnology, medical science, traditional Chinese medicine, nanotechnology, statistics and operations research, marine biology

Transdisciplinary Innovation: Applied studies in technology across disciplines and industries

University of Technology Sydney is located in central Sydney, adjacent to the city's vibrant commercial and cultural hub and surrounded by the cosmopolitan districts of Darling Harbour and Chinatown. A network of creative inner city villages is a short walk away. An underground walkway connects UTS to Sydney's Central Railway station providing students with direct access to the city's beaches and outer suburbs through Sydney's public transport network.

UTS is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (2018 QS World Rankings).

Cricos Code: 00099F