Admission to University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is the first university in Australia, founded in 1850. As a public research university in Sydney, University of Sydney, or also known as USYD, comprises 16 faculties and schools with over 33,000 undergraduates. USYD is known among Australian as a sandstone university, probably because the campus is really beautiful (it is ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post). Also, many Nobel winners and Crafoord Laureates are affiliated with USYD, together with at least six Australian Prime Ministers, Rhodes and Gates Scholars.

The University of Sydney ranks 46 in the world in the prestigious Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, while The Times Higher Education rankS it at 61. USYD is also ranked number 1 in Australia itself.

The University of Sydney was founded on the principle of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential through education and still holds that belief just as strongly today.

According to their Undergraduate website (, there are several entry requirements to USYD. There are three areas to look at, firstly, your secondary school qualification is recognized for admission, evidence of your English language proficiency, and lastly to claim any credit for previous studies.

What secondary school qualification does USYD deem to be OK?

Another look at their secondary school qualification website ( reveals that, USYD recognizes more than 120 secondary qualifications (domestic and international) for admission to our undergraduate courses, which has non-country specific qualifications. Hence, GCE A Levels (with a minimum of three Advanced Level subjects are required) and Cambridge Pre-University Diplomas are amongst those qualifications recognized.

In Leadership and Management Institute, we bring our students through the GCE A Levels examinations and the Cambridge or Oxford Diploma/Advance Diploma program. More interestingly, even for students whose secondary school qualification is not listed by them, you may still be eligible for admission if you have undertaken tertiary studies or foundation studies. Those who go through our program notice that the credits that they take with Harvard University qualify for their Reduced volume of learning ( LMI students can apply for credit or Reduced volume of learning since they have taken units of study at another university or higher education institution.

It seems like there are so many advantages in line for our students in LMI. We are thrilled that the instructional design of our curriculum can bring out the best in our students in a safe, happy environment that is inclusive for anyone. You don’t need to be a genius to qualify for the top university in Australia; you need to choose the right institution with the right instructional design.

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