About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research.

Ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world* we are a student-focused university which puts you at the centre of the university experience.

We are community-driven, research-led, and globally-focused. This positively impacts the communities we engage with and our student body who come from a multitude of diverse backgrounds.

As a dynamic place of learning, we continue to challenge traditional notions of what a university should be by pushing the boundaries of how knowledge is exchanged.

At Western Sydney University we equip our graduates for more than a career. We are unlocking the potential of the next generation of global citizens, leaders and change-makers.

Graduate Outcomes

When it comes to employers being happy with graduates they’ve hired, no other university in Sydney ranks as highly as Western Sydney University. Our graduates outperform the average university student in areas such as Foundation Skills and Collaboration (2018 National Employment Satisfaction Survey - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)).

We tailor all our courses to give you the skills and knowledge needed to be job ready and to have a thriving career. It’s why no other university prepares you for what employers are looking for in graduates, better than Western.

* Ranked 401–500th, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.


  • Top 2% in the world (THE)
  • Ranked 412 in the world (ARWU)
  • Ranked 71 in the world among universities under 50 years old (THE)
  • Ranked 70 in Asia Pacific (THE)
  • Number 1 in Australia and 4th in the world for Nursing (CWUR)
  • Top 10 Education Faculty in Australia and 2nd in NSW (ARWU)
  • 5 stars for Employability, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Internationalisation and Teaching (QS)

The Academy: Future thinking. Unlimited possibilities

The Academy is a program for high-achieving students that will enrich your learning experience, challenge you to think differently, uncover your passion, cultivate your leadership skills and encourage you to become an engaged and informed member of your community as a citizen scholar.

The opportunities provided by The Academy will allow you to graduate with so much more than just a degree. You will be ahead of your peers in terms of professional, personal and academic experiences and will be ready to hit the ground running with your career and plans for your future.

Visit westernsydney.edu.au/theacademy for more information.

A world of unlimited learning possibilities

Be prepared for a journey of discovery at Western Sydney.

Our course options can be summed up by the following areas of study:

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Industries
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Health and Sport Sciences
  • Industrial Design
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Property
  • Psychology
  • Research Studies
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching and Education
  • TESOL, Interpreting and Translation
  • Therapeutic Studies and Counselling
  • Tourism and Urban Planning

Learn more at westernsydney.edu.au/future

The College and International College

The College, owned by Western Sydney University, and International College offer pathways to university study through a comprehensive range of integrated diploma/bachelor courses, diplomas and University Foundation Studies. This means that you will go straight into first or second year of University, saving time and hassle. Small class sizes and individualised attention from academic staff provide a well-supported environment for students to succeed in their tertiary studies. For more information, visit westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege.


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What students think about Western Sydney University

    Christine Yujian Tang - China, Master of Creative Industries

    Testimonial from Christine Yujian Tang - China, Master of Creative Industries, student at Western Sydney University

    Not only did I get a feeling of what the industry, the media, the news and journalism is like, I got a taste of what that operating system is like - how to present in front of an audience and how to film it.

    Isam Al-Handola - Iraq, Master of Public Health

    Testimonial from Isam Al-Handola - Iraq, Master of Public Health, student at Western Sydney University

    I feel that I have made the best choice - especially because of the technology-infused learning. I love the way the course is taught using a multimedia approach, and that it has access to a whole online library to read material for tutorials and research assignments.

    Dibya Shree Chhetry - Nepal, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

    Testimonial from Dibya Shree Chhetry - Nepal, Master of Social Work (Qualifying), student at Western Sydney University

    I learned the skills of interviewing a client and it was really fruitful for me to get the chance to understand what a social worker really does in practice.

Location of Western Sydney University

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Courses at Western Sydney University

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University offers a range of scholarships to support our international students.

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

This scholarship will cover 50% of the annual course tuition fee for up to three years of any undergraduate degree (except Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery).

Western Sydney International Scholarships - Undergraduate

Eligible students will be offered a $7,500 or $5,000 multi-year partial scholarship to be applied towards tuition fees up to a maximum of three years for any undergraduate degree (except B Nursing, B Nursing (Advanced) and Doctor of Medicine).

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

This scholarship will cover 50% of the annual course tuition fee for up to two years of any one, one and a half or two year postgraduate coursework degree.

Western Sydney International Scholarships - Postgraduate

Eligible students will be offered a $7,500 or $5,000 multi-year partial scholarship to be applied towards tuition fees up to a maximum of two years for a postgraduate coursework degree.

Learn more at westernsydney.edu.au/internationalscholarships

Services Offered for International Students

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities

Accommodation Information for Students

On-campus accommodation

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus accommodation, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment.

All of our villages are self-catered and fully furnished with a great range of accommodation options and 24 hour support on Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. No matter which campus you choose, you'll find an exciting community of residents with plenty of events to help you live, learn and grow!

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Off-campus accommodation

If you are interested in living close to the campus, but not on campus, there are several popular real estate listing websites to check out, these are not run by the University.

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Study Abroad Information

Go Global

If you’re determined to discover the world, we want to help you with opportunities to travel and study in approximately 400 global destinations. Yes that’s right - as an international student, you have the opportunity to study in another country as part of your studies at Western as long as it’s not in your home country.  

Our Go Global program includes:

  • Student exchanges - one session or full-year overseas study programs at one of our partner universities
  • Short programs - international study programs at our partner universities during summer or winter breaks
  • Language study - study in the native language of the country (beginner to advanced level) or in English, where English is not the native language of the
  • Student enrolling to study at the University
  • International work experience and volunteering - opportunities for real life work and industry experience through internship and volunteering programs
  • Study abroad - overseas study opportunities available at non-partner universities.

Learn more at westernsydney.edu.au/goglobal.

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