The University of Sydney (USyd) is a public research university established in 1850. Located in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, the USyd is home to around 53,000 students in the different levels of higher education. It has a sprawling campus filled with Neo-Gothic architecture and is a sandstone university of Australia. With increased focus on research-intensive education, USyd leads the way in making groundbreaking discoveries and coming up with innovations in the research sector regularly. USyd is affiliated with the Group of Eight, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Academic Consortium 21, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Worldwide Universities Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Australia-Africa Universities Network.
The USyd has several on-campus accommodation options for the overseas students. Various residential halls and shared accommodation options are available at pocket-friendly rates for the international newcomers in the campus. The USyd encourages the undergraduates to opt for on-campus housing while postgraduate students are assisted by the student affairs office to find and arrange off-campus residences. The fully furnished residential halls and on-campus terraced houses in USyd include the Internet, phone, water and other utility bills along with the rent as well as healthy meal plans for students from all around the globe. The overseas students can enjoy a fulfilling student life in the multicultural housing options on campus, developing a sense of camaraderie among their fellows. The monthly rent for the on-campus accommodation arrangements including the meal plans is AU$ 16,000.