Why Study in Sydney, Australia
Experience one of the world’s most dynamic cities – where innovation, opportunity, and an amazing lifestyle come together.
UTS – Sydney’s only city university
When you choose to study at Australia’s number 1 young university, UTS, you’ll be studying where it all happens, in Sydney’s vibrant centre. You’ll get to study inside Australia’s largest creative and digital precinct, surrounded by some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs, and global tech brands like Atlassian. And you’ll enjoy all the benefits of this bustling part of the city, from the very best eateries and beautiful green spaces, to famous city sights.
Sydney fast facts
Fact references: QS best cities Sydney ranking 2022
5 reasons to call Sydney home
1. Opportunities on your doorstep
More than 600 multinational companies run their Asia-Pacific operations from Sydney, more than any other city in Australia. 80% of foreign banks and Australian banks also have their headquarters here. UTS is not only surrounded by some of these leading businesses, but we’ve partnered with them to. Ensuring you get the networks and work experience you need as a UTS student.
2. Technology capital
UTS also has the advantage of being in Australia’s largest creative and digital precinct. Our emphasis on creativity meeting technology has resulted in more than 60% of Australia’s tech start-ups commencing in Sydney, including world-leading businesses like Atlassian and Canva.
3. Safe and welcoming
Sydney is a diverse and vibrant city, with more than 200 nationalities calling our city home. 35% of the population speaks a language other than English. This makes it one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world.
As an international student, you’ll also be living and studying in one of the safest cities in the world. Sydney once again cracked the Top 5 list of world’s safest cities**, ranking number 4 overall for infrastructure, digital security, personal safety, health, and environmental security.
4. World’s third most liveable city*
Sydney has so much to offer, from its golden beaches, warm climate, outdoor lifestyle and endless array of food, festivals, cultural events and more.
Being Sydney’s only city university puts UTS at the centre of all the world’s third most liveable city has to offer. We participate in lots of local events and festivals that have worldwide acclaim. These include VIVID Lights, Sydney Fashion Week, Sydney Writer’s Festival, Global Exchange Fair, to name a few.
5. Earn while you learn
Sydney is a great place to work as an international student. International students can work up to 40 hours every two weeks. This means you can gain invaluable employability skills, earn extra cash and get a taste of the local culture while you study.
Local businesses often employ UTS students for casual and part-time positions and you can negotiate which hours you work to fit in with your study schedule.