Students at the University of Sydney

Early women students and graduates

The first students were admitted to the University of Sydney in 1852.

However it was not until 1881 that Senate unanimously decided to allow the admission of women, and the passing of the University Amendment Act in 1884 secured the legal rights of women at Sydney University.

The first two women were admitted to the University in 1882, graduating Bachelor of Arts three years later.

THE EARLY WOMEN UNDERGRADUATES & GRADUATES:

the first
women
undergraduates     
                          

the first
women
graduates       
                  

at the University 1882 1885
in Agriculture  1917 1921
in Architecture        1918 1922
in Arts   1882 1885
at Commem Day      
in Dentistry 1905 1906
in Economics 1913 1914
in Engineering    1946 1948
in Law   1889 1902
in Medicine 1885 1893
in Pharmacy 1900 1901
at Santa Sophia College 1926  
in Science 1886 1888
in Veterinary Science 1930 1935
at Women's College 1892  

In chronological order

THE EARLY WOMEN UNDERGRADUATES & GRADUATES:

the first
women
undergraduates     
                          

the first
women
graduates       
                  

at the University  1882 1895
in Arts   1882 1885
in Medicine 1885 1893
in Science 1886 1888
in Law   1889 1902
at Women's College 1892  
in Pharmacy 1900 1901
in Dentistry 1905 1906
in Economics 1913 1914
in Agriculture  1917 1921
in Architecture        1918 1922
at Santa Sophia College 1926  
in Veterinary Science 1930 1935
in Engineering  1946 1948


Lis Bergmann, 2013