Future Students

Future Students

Studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sydney means joining a vibrant, academically rigorous community and the opportunity to develop and hone your research, analytical and critical thinking skills - no matter where your interests lie within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

We are the oldest faculty in Australia with a history for excellence spanning 165 years. Ranked 15th in the world for studies in the arts and humanities,* our Faculty is home to some of the world’s most outstanding scholars, who are passionately engaged in contemporary concerns.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encompasses the following diverse areas:
- School of Economics
- School of Languages and Cultures
- School of Literature, Art and Media
- School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
- School of Social and Political Sciences
- Sydney College of the Arts
- Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Freedom of choice

With more than 20 undergraduate degree programs and more than 45 majors to choose from, and more than 40 postgraduate coursework programs spanning traditional and emerging disciplines, as well as the countless array of research opportunities - we offer the most comprehensive range of humanities and social science programs in Australia. We also offer a flexible program to learn a language alongside your degree with the Diploma of Language Studies.

So whether you want to advance your career with vocational education or simply enrich your understanding of the world, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers you a world-class environment for learning.

Employment outcomes

We have collaborated with some of the most reputable organisations in Australia to offer you exclusive placement and internship opportunities while you study a degree from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

A wide range of student placements and internships allows many of our students to count professional experience towards their degree. The opportunity to contribute to an organisation and make connections in professional fields gives you scope to develop knowledge and skills in practical contexts and to explore possible options for after graduation.

Our ArtSS Career-Ready program offers you exclusive paid placements with many leading industry organisations including Allianz, Westpac and KPMG.

International focus

We encourage you to experience the world while studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
In 2016, we launched the first dual-degree programs in Australia, offering students the opportunity to study at Sciences Po in France. The Dayell Scholars and International and Global Studies streams within in the combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree both involve compulsory exchange study.

There are also further opportunities to participate in the University of Sydney’s International Exchange Program, allowing you to undertake part of your degree from a choice of over 230 universities worldwide.


With an estimated collection of more than 4.5 million items as well as a range of sophisticated electronic information services, the University of Sydney library is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. In addition, the faculty has an extensive library resource for language study and educational technology, video and audio production, web and multimedia development, videoconferencing and satellite television. We continue to improve student facilities with a new building for social sciences to be completed in 2018.

General enquiries to the Future Student Contact Centre

Domestic applicants (Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia) contact:
T 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
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International applicants (Citizens of any country other than Australia and New Zealand, and not permanent residents of Australia) contact:
T 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or +61 2 8627 1444 (if outside Australia)
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