University Foundation Studies

Western Sydney University

University Foundation Studies prepares students for university study, both academically and socially, by offering courses that are an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for an undergraduate degree at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).

Course Fee:

International: $26,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 11 or equivalent


Students select a stream of study that is linked to their preferred university undergraduate degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Specialisations available: Arts/humanities/education; Nursing; Science/engineering; Business; Information technology/computing

Study Pathways:

On successful completion of University Foundation Studies at UWS College, students are guaranteed direct entry into the first year of a UWS undergraduate degree program. Students may also apply for entry into another university. Students may also continue on to a Diploma which is the equivalent of 1st year of a University degree.

Further information:

For further information concerning this program and locations visit

Accepts International Students:


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

Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
WS, The College, Nirimba No info No Full time 1 year
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent 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, Liverpool City, Parramatta, 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 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)

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