Student life in Sydney

7 reasons to study abroad in Sydney

When you study at Taylors College Sydney and the University of Sydney, you are studying in a dynamic, global city. You’re never far from the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and beaches. Find out what the top reasons students choose to study in this amazing city are:

1. A multicultural experience like no other

Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with 39.2% of the total population of Greater Sydney being born overseas (NYU 2021). This means that, as a student, you will meet people from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds here.

2. Discover life in Sydney

Set around a beautiful natural harbour, Sydney is a stunning setting for your studies. Taylors College Sydney is only 20 minutes on the bus from the centre of the city. And it's three kilometres from the University of Sydney main campus.

3. World-class culture

Explore world-class exhibitions at venues like The Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sydney Opera House hosts regular ballet, theatre and opera performances. You can also try out the programs at the Sydney Theatre Company and a range of other venues.

4. Food from around the globe

Discover delicious flavours on Sydney’s famous ‘Eat Streets’. They give you a global range of food to choose from. Try Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, Lebanese, Thai and more. For glorious views of the blue Pacific Ocean, find a table at one of the many famous beach restaurants.

5. The great outdoors

Sydney’s hot summers and mild winters mean you can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle the whole year through. A lively surfing, café and music culture thrive around the city’s beautiful beaches. The National Parks: Sydney Harbour, Royal, and the Blue Mountains are close by. Here you'll find perfect spots for picnics, swimming and barbecues.

6. Festivals and events

From comedy, film and fashion to music and wine, Sydney has a full schedule of festivals and events. Discover Vivid Sydney – a unique, international festival of light, music and ideas.

7. Globally inspired shopping

Sydney is famous for its weekend markets, making shopping here a unique experience. The Glebe Markets are great for clothes and gifts, Rozelle Markets specialise in antiques and vintage clothing, the Rocks Markets sells handmade finds and the Carriageworks Famers’ Market provides delicious local produce.

Sydney facts


  • Population: 5 million
  • Australia’s oldest and largest city
  • In the top 10 of the 50 best cities in the world to live, work and study*
  • The economic hub of Australia
  • Average temperatures:
    - Summer: 18.6 to 25.8°C (65.5 to 78.4°F)
    - Winter: 8.8 to 16°C (47.8 to 57°F)

*PwC Cities of Opportunity 7 report

Study in an inspiring setting

The university of sydney

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, founded in 1850, and boasts 9 faculties and schools and 3 ARC Centres of Excellence. Ranked in the world’s top 50 universities, according to QS World University Rankings 2019, the University of Sydney is the institution of choice for more than 24,000 international students from more than 130 countries.

Head of College – Taylors College Sydney, Alison Baines

Sydney has to be one of the best destinations for international students. It is a diverse, vibrant and multicultural city. While it is a serious place of learning, there are so many attractions, cultural or sporting activities for you to enjoy. The college is in easy reach of both the city and the University of Sydney and while studying with Taylors College, you will be one of the lucky ones able to call this fantastic city, home.

Alison Baines

Head of College - Taylors College Sydney

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