Life in Sydney as a Student

All you need to know about the capital of NSW - the city best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House

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One of Australia's most naturally beautiful cities, and home to arguably the most gorgeous harbour in the world, Sydney is the country's crowning jewel in a national already full of beauty. Playing host to the Danish-designed Opera House and the legendary bridge that brings together North and South, this is a sub-tropical city of scrumptious beaches for all of your desired pleasures. Coming to Sydney to study? Study Sydney is a great place to start.

We've put together below some key things you need to know about the city in general and life in Sydney as a student. 

Where the Students Live


Diverse and bohemian are just some of the words you could throw around when describing Newtown in Sydney's inner South-West. 'Progressive' and ultra-trendy, the hippest of hip bars and eateries call this neighborhood home and the local population is result of this. Young and beautiful, you'll find many University students here, particularly from The University of Sydney.


Slightly more central than Newtown, the district of Glebe is excellently located with a down-to-earth, yet very intellectual feel nicely complimenting its historically important buildings. With close proximity to Sydney's world-renowned Fish Market and other transport options too, this is a great spot for students to live.


The Sights of Sydney

Bondi Beach (Bondi)

Probably the most famous city beach in the world, this is what the backpackers hang out for as their arrival to Australia comes sooner and sooner. Home to bronzed Sydneysiders and temporarily to English tourists who have underestimated the sun in Australia, this is the beach Australia is known for, and for good reason! 

Taronga Zoo (Mosman)

Perched in lovely Mosman, The Taronga Zoo boasts arguably Sydney's most picturesque view out onto the Harbour. From keeper talks to animal encounters and everything in between, there is always something on at Taronga Zoo.

Sydney Tower Eye (Sydney)

Taking you to the highest point above Sydney, this is the place to be for breathtaking 360° views of the Harbour City. Take a friend for free too with our exclusive 2 for 1 offer!


Things that bring Sydneysiders together

Universities in Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

North Sydney, Strathfield | More information

University of Newcastle (UON)

Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle City, Port Macquarie | More information

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Kensington, Paddington | More information

The University of Sydney (UOS)

Caperdown/Darlington, Cumberland, Camden, Mallett Street, Rozelle, Surry Hills | More information

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Ultimo | More information 

University of Wollongong

Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, South Western Sydney, Southern Highlands, Southern Sydney | More information

Western Sydney University (WSW)

Bankstown, Campelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Nirimba, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park | More information


Fun Facts

Famous for: The Harbour and The 2000 Sydney Olympics

Heat-wise: Sydney achieved a record 45.8°c | 18 January, 2013

Keeping it cool: Sydney-siders breezed through a mild 2.1°c | 22 June, 1932

Someone who lives in Sydney is a: 'Sydneysider'


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