About Western Sydney University

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.

As a world-class university, Western is globally recognised for our research strengths and innovations in teaching. That's why international students from over 70 countries choose to study at Western Sydney University every year. Being home to students from all over the world creates a thriving centre of opportunity, diversity and innovation. At Western you’ll be part of a dynamic, welcoming and culturally rich community where lifelong friends and connections are made.

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 it’s all about you. We care. We'll support you wherever you want to go.

We believe in you and we think it shows in the way our students grow in knowledge, skills and confidence.

There are unlimited reasons to choose Western.

Graduate Outcomes

Tens of thousands of Western alumni working in organisations around Australia and the world are testament to how you will succeed. According to the QS World University Rankings - Star Audit 2021, Western ranked five out of five stars for employability, showing just how in-demand our graduates are. 

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 in the Top 250, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Highlights

  • Top 2% in the world (THE)
  • Ranked in the Top 250 universities in the world (THE)
  • Ranked in the Top 350 in the world (ARWU)
  • Number 6 in Australia among universities under 50 years old (THE Young Universities Ranking)
  • Number 34 in the world among universities under 50 years old (THE Young Universities Ranking)
  • 5 stars for Employability, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Internationalisation and Teaching (QS)
  • Top 1.5% in the world in THE Impact Rankings
  • Top 10 in Australia for Nursing, Civil Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Automation Control (Shanghai Ranking)
  • Top 100 globally for Nursing and Sociology (QS)

A world of unlimited learning possibilities

With a world of unlimited learning possibilities, students can be prepared for a journey of discovery at Western. The University offers an outstanding range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research options in a range of areas:

  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Arts and Communication
  • Business and Accounting
  • Creative Industries, Design and Music
  • Criminology and Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Health and Sport Sciences
  • Information Technology, AI and Data Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Sciences and Medical Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Social Work and Counselling
  • TESOL, Interpreting and Translation

Learn more at westernsydney.edu.au/future

Campuses

Western Sydney boasts 10 modern, student-centred and conveniently located campuses. From the ultra-modern and high-tech to more serene, pastoral environments, each campus is different – but all are friendly, multicultural and inclusive.  

Check out Western's Campus Highlights Video Playlist to see them for yourself! 

You can also find more detailed information on locations and services for each campus below:

Pathway Programs

The College, owned by Western Sydney University, and Western Sydney University 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.

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What students think about Western Sydney University

    Nimi Techi, India, Bachelor of Communications

    Testimonial from Nimi Techi, India, Bachelor of Communications, student at Western Sydney University

    I love Western Sydney for the fact that it offers all that it takes for you to be a well-rounded professional in your field. This university fulfills all my requirements of a foreign education: multicultural environment, well-designed curricula, high-class facilities, and practical training opportunities. The inclusivity and support the university provides towards the international students is simply amazing.

    Pallavi Verma, India, Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)

    Testimonial from Pallavi Verma, India, Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced) , student at Western Sydney University

    Western Sydney's teaching staff are highly supportive, and I am so grateful for all the support I have received from them throughout my degree. Western's world ranking was also a reason for me to choose to study at Western Sydney University. 

    I am a nature lover and have been so impressed by the beautiful campuses of the University. I have loved all the great services Western provides to its students be it the trips through Out & About Club, the events organized by the careers team, teaching facilities, or its amazing infrastructure. Western's specialized equipment sets a great learning vibe in its amazingly designed classrooms.

    I have noticed Western always ensures that students have access to all the software and equipment required for their courses. Being a gold medalist (Ranked 1st) in Bachelor of Computer Applications, I wanted to pursue a master's degree in the same field. Western Sydney University recognized my past achievements by offering me a great scholarship for my master's degree. Therefore, I decided to pursue an advanced degree in Master of Information and Communications Technology. In addition to supporting me financially, this scholarship had also been a great source of encouragement for me to perform my best and as a result, I have proudly graduated as a Dean's Medalist from the university. 

    I must admit I had a great experience while studying at Western and I am so grateful for all the support I received from the academic staff as well. My foremost advice to international students would be, there is an abundance of great opportunities for international students at Western. Avail as many new and different opportunities as you can because you never know which opportunity can open doors to an achievement that you have been wanting to achieve. 

    Sajit Gopal Gurubacharya, International Student from Nepal, Bachelor of Computer Science

    Testimonial from Sajit Gopal Gurubacharya, International Student from Nepal, Bachelor of Computer Science, student at Western Sydney University

    Western Sydney University is a great place to learn, develop and grow as a person. It offers you many opportunities, enables you to be part of the active social clubs while gaining knowledge in your field of study. University is what you make of it, but Western provides you a relaxed environment to strive in succeeding.  I like that the teachers are extremely approachable and are willing to help you learn when you ask for it. Close consultation and interaction with the teachers have helped me get the best out of my degree.

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 receive a $6,000 or $3,000 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 receive a $6,000 or $3,000 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!

Students can receive a discount of 50% on rental costs for 24 and 48 week accommodation packages in 2022 through the Western Sydney University Village Accommodation Scholarships program.

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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 350 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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