Western Sydney University

Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better.

The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication.

The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba and Lithgow.

With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia.

The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy.

Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Entry requirements for Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University may admit applicants to undergraduate courses on the basis of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or equivalent. The ATAR is concluded from the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination, or an equivalent interstate or overseas examination, or other tests of academic potential, or such other qualifications or professional experience as the Academic Senate deems to be equivalent.

The University has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage. There are also alternative entry pathways for elite athletes, non school-leavers and regional and Indigenous students.

Transfering your previous study credits

Western Sydney University has agreed articulation arrangements with many NSW TAFE courses at Certificate IV and above. All other applications for credit transfer will be assessed on an individual basis.

The University will guarantee course transfer for undergraduate degree students provided that they have successfully completed 40 credit points; and have attained a grade point average (GPA) of greater than 5 (which equates to a better than credit average). Any supplementary conditions required for enrolment in a particular course, such as the satisfactory completion of an audition or presentation of a portfolio, must also be met.

External study oppurtunities

UWS offers a range of online UG and PG courses.
Bankstown Bullecourt Avenue MILPERRA NSW 2214
Campbelltown Narellan Road CAMPBELLTOWN NSW 2560
Hawkesbury Bourke Street RICHMOND NSW 2753
Liverpool 100 Macquarie Street LIVERPOOL NSW 2170
Parramatta Cnr Victoria Road & James Ruse Drive RYDALMERE NSW 2116
Parramatta CBD 100 George Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Parramatta City 169 Macquarie Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Penrith Second Avenue KINGSWOOD NSW 2747
Sydney City Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
WS, The College, Bankstown 2 Bullecourt Avenue MILPERRA NSW 2214
WS, The College, Lithgow Charles Hoskins Memorial Institute LITHGOW NSW 2790
WS, The College, Nirimba Eastern Road QUAKERS HILL NSW 2763
WS, The College, Olympic Park Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK NSW 2127

2017 Western Sydney University Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Western Sydney University for 2017.
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Description The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Scholarship aims to encourage academically gifted Australian Indigenous students who are either commencing or continuing their tertiary education at Western Sydney University.
Eligibility Applicants must: be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship; and be a school leaver enrolling at Western Sydney University for the first time having achieved a minimum ATAR of 65, or be currently enrolled in a Western Sydney University undergraduate degree having maintained a pass average in the previous semester. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.
Annual amount $5,000
Application closing date Early January
Support types Equity Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 5 years
Field of study
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Psychology
  • Built Environment
  • Business & Management
  • Communications
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Dental Studies
  • Economics
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food & Hospitality
  • General Education & Employment Skills
  • Health Services & Support
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Personal Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sport, Leisure & Recreation
  • Surveying
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Studies & Animal Care
  • Welfare & Community Services
  • ELICOS course

2018 Western Sydney University Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for Western Sydney University were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 25.00%
Staff Qualification 84.00%
Student Demand
L: 55% M: 40% H: 5%
Student Retention Less than 1%
Student:Teacher Ratio 23:1
Learner Engagement 61.20%
Learning Resources 87.40%
Overall Experience 77.70%
Skills Development 81.20%
Student Support 70.80%
Teaching Quality 79.40%
Full-Time Employment 62.20%
Starting Salary $52,200
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