Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 85 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes: Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment; NICM Health Research Institute; Institute for Culture and Society; 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, Liverpool City, Nirimba (Blacktown), Parramatta, Parramatta City, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 48,500 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.
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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. Applicants may also be admitted on complete or incomplete TAFE or tertiary study at Certificate III or higher, or prior university study from Australia or overseas. If no formal study, applicants may be admitted on the basis of paid work experience, minimum of one year, or by performance in the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).
The University has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage during Year 11 and 12. There are also alternative entry pathways for elite athletes, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
External study opportunities
UWS offers a range of online UG and PG courses.