English school in
Sydney Australia Embassy English Australia

Iconic beaches, amazing teachers and a stunning city-centre location are just 3 of the many good reasons to choose our English school in Sydney.

Why you’ll love Embassy Sydney

Our modern school in Darlinghurst is minutes from public transport, shops, nightclubs, museums and Hyde Park (a popular spot for parties and picnics).

Quickly improve with qualified teachers in high-tech classrooms.  Teachers use interactive technology to make English lessons fun and focussed.

Take part in regular activities and excursions: visit the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, and the Botanic Gardens.

When in Sydney…
Take a train to the Blue Mountains

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Student lounge
  • Activities
  • Library
  • University application counselling
  • Work placement assistance
Embassy Sydney residence - study bedroom
Embassy Sydney residence -
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence (18 years+)

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

20-30 minutes' walk or 25 minutes' journey by public transportation

Meals provided



Single and shared with shared bathrooms

Other facilities

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Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Up to 45 minutes journey by public transport

Meals provided

16 per week (breakfast and evening meal + lunch at weekends)



Homestay breakfast only (18 years+)

Live with an English speaking host (breakfast only)

Choose long-term, short-term, standard or intensive English tuition from elementary to advanced level.
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General English + Business elective lessons - Improve all your English skills and specifically develop your Business English
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To improve all-round English skills and specifically develop your spoken English, book a General English course + Communication Skills
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Get the English and the study skills to successfully take a degree course
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Choose 1, 2 or 3 semesters or a whole language year abroad. Ideal for university, for your career or for the time of your life.
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Get the best tips and advice on how to pass your Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
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Focus on skills you’ll need to pass the FCE level with our professional teachers and technology-rich classrooms.
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Increase your chance of success taking the IELTS international English exam with thorough exam preparation.
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A student exploring Sydney harbour by boat

Local facilities

Nearest supermarket: 1 minute's walk
Nearest shopping centre: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest coffee shop: next door
Nearest post office: 1 minute's walk
Nearest café/restaurant: 1 minute's walk
Nearest gym: On 2nd floor of the school building
Nearest church: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 1 minute's walk
Nearest park: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest shopping centre: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest bus stop:1 minute's walk for bus stop to the city; 2 minutes' walk for bus to Bondi, Eastern suburb, etc.

Travelling around the city

An extensive network of trains, buses and ferry services operate throughout the city.

From the airport
The airport line operates from all City Circle stations to the domestic (T2 and T3) and international terminals (T1) every 10 minutes or so.

English students relax with friends on the beach Embassy English students at Watsons Bay, Sydney See Sydney by boat or bus

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately AU $300 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.

Sample prices (all in AU $):

Item Price in AU $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 3.00
Can of Coca Cola 1.40
Big Mac hamburger
Three course meal in a mid range restaurant 40.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 10.00
Cinema ticket 15.00
Nightclub entrance 20.00
Local train (CityRail)
5.00 one way
Taxi 30.00

Popular trips from Sydney:

  • Australian Museum
  • Blue Mountains
  • Jenolan Caves
  • Taronga Park Zoo
  • The Rocks

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Dance and fitness classes
  • Cinema visits
  • Pub evenings
Surfing on the beaches of Sydney See wildlife like Koalas at Taronga Zoo Embassy Students play football in front of Sydney Harbour Bridge Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

Nearest underground station is Museum, which is on the City Circle Line, 1 stop from Central Station.  From Museum Station, the school is just a 10-minute walk.

The walk to the school from the station takes 10 minutes. Turn left out of the station onto Elizabeth Street and walk south towards the junction with Liverpool Street. Turn left (east) down Liverpool street, walking along the edge of Hyde Park. Cross over the junction with Wentworth Avenue/College Street, carrying straight on along Oxford Street. Our school is on the third block on the right, on the corner of Riley Street. Look out for the Embassy English and Taylors College sign.

Centre Director

Carolyn Matthews


Embassy Sydney Study Centre,
Level 1
63 Oxford Street
Sydney NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9291 9375

School accreditation

See Awards and accreditations


The school is accessible to wheelchair users – there is a lift to level 1, where the classrooms are located.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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