Research at Sydney

Changing today's world

At the University of Sydney, we recognise the power of ideas, connecting you to a research environment that is dynamic and always evolving.

Consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world, the University of Sydney attracts leading researchers – individuals who are highly influential in their fields. Our people pass on and create knowledge.

The research we do makes a real difference to our understanding of today’s world and how we live in it.

Learn about our research

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Postgraduate research opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved with research at Sydney. We aim to create and sustain a university that will, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, maximise the potential of the brightest researchers and most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background.

For most postgraduate research degrees, you will need to submit a research proposal with your application, so you will need to carefully consider the subject of your research, and find out whether your interests align with any academic members of staff. To find out more about the available research projects and supervisors at the University of Sydney, Research Supervisor Connect matches your research interests to available PhD and master’s research opportunities, or contact us to discuss your research interests.

If you are interested in perusing a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney, please read the How to Apply section for information on the application process.

Research opportunities are also offered through the Postgraduate Research Exchange Program or Postgraduate Research Study Abroad Program. The programs are open to graduate-level research international students enrolled in a masters by research or PhD at any recognised university or college. Students can apply to undertake supervised research at the University of Sydney for one to two semesters with the approval of their home institution. Further information on Postgraduate Research Exchange and Postgraduate Research Study Abroad is available through Sydney Abroad.

Contact us

If you have any questions about research at the University of Sydney, please contact us on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or ask a question online.

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