University of Sydney Celebrates a Century of Welcoming International Students

Australia Oceania Higher Education News International Studies by Erudera News Aug 17, 2023

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For over 100 years, the University of Sydney has opened its doors to students from all corners of the world.

The institution has announced it is celebrating over 100 years of hosting the first international students on its campuses, organizing various activities and events during the second semester on this occasion.

“Over a century ago, we welcomed the first international students to our community. Since then, students from more than 135 different countries continue to choose our University, building our rich and diverse community on campus as well as our active, global alumni networks,” the university said in a press release.

Activities organized by the school include an art exhibition and symposium, a celebratory BBQ sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor, and Calligraphy workshops with the School of Languages and Cultures, Sydney alumni to discuss the support and opportunities, and more.

One century of welcoming international students celebration will be held in September and November, and during this time, the school will present the creative work of currently enrolled students.

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. According to the News & World Report, it has nearly 50,000 students, of which about 20,860 are international.

International students should prove their English language proficiency to study at the University of Sydney. Undergraduate students should submit a recognized degree with grades as required by the university.

The documents needed to apply at the University of Sydney are as follows:

  • English language certificate
  • academic transcripts
  • degree certificates (testamurs)
  • scholarship proof
  • marriage/change of name certificate.

Last year, the institution was named one of the most sustainable universities in the world while in Australia, it ranks first for sustainability, according to rankings. 100 percent of the electricity that powers the university’s campuses is from renewable sources.

“We put sustainability at the heart of our campus operations, environments and engagement activities and we welcomed the opportunity to participate in these inaugural rankings to demonstrate accountability and transparency in our broad and global commitment to sustainability,” Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott, said.

Most recently, the school has launched a center to advance research in the gambling industry, which led to reactions from the Australian Medical Association that said the university should reconsider the decision to accept thousands of dollars from the industry.

The center was established after the university received $600,000 in funding from the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG), a leading organization supporting education and research on gambling behavior.

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