Western Sydney University [formerly University of Western Sydney]

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Commerce (Accounting)
Arts (Interpreting And Translation)
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Urban No 40000 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master, Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma Public Co-educational 2800 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa ELS
Bachelor $$$ $$$$ $ N
Master $$$ $$$$ $ N
Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma $$$
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, the University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a large, research-led metropolitan university operating over multiple teaching campuses in Greater Western Sydney, one of the fastest growing, economically significant and most dynamic regions in Australia. Established in 1989, UWS can trace its history back to 1891 when its oldest predecessor, the Hawkesbury Agricultural College, enrolled its first students. Today the University has over 41,000 students and 2500 staff. Its diverse local and international population creates a vibrant, intellectual environment, and enriches the student experience. Each campus has its own character and although it's among Australia's largest universities, UWS is known as a friendly and welcoming place. UWSCollege, the University's pathways college is significantly expanding its operations in 2014 with new facilities opening at the Penrith and Bankstown campuses. The University also has a new campus in Lithgow opening in 2014, as well as a new campus in the heart of the busy Parramatta CBD. Modern, progressive and welcoming, University of Western Sydney (UWS) aims to 'bring knowledge to life' and to making a difference in the lives of our students. With over 42,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in Australia offering high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in a diverse range of areas. Green and friendly campuses provide a welcoming study environment and are served by both public transport and major roads. State-of-the-art facilities include libraries, laboratories, medical teaching and training facility, confocal microscope facility, community television station, music recording studios, robotics and forensic science facilities and more. UWS owns and operates UWS College providing pathway programs including Foundation and Diploma courses to prepare students for university success. Students at UWS College have access to a wide range of the activities of UWS.


UWS strongly recommends that all international students live on campus to take advantage of opportunities to make new friends from Australia and around the world. You will have access to university facilities, security and the convenience of moving straight into fully furnished accommodation. UWS offers a wide range of rooms on each campus, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment. Accommodation www.uws.edu.au/international/accommodation

Student life

  • Helping students maximise their chance of academic success, UWS offers support services to international students to assist them in achieving their personal, academic and ultimate career goals. UWS has a dedicated team at UWS International to support and advise all international students. In addition, once you arrive in Australia, an airport reception, and a comprehensive orientation program are offered to help you settle into UWS and living in Australia. "Student Support and Services": International students needing assistance can now see a dedicated SEIS International Liaison Officer at Student Central Offices (studentcentral@uws.edu.au).
  • Student Central is now your first point of contact for advice relating to your study and matters specific to international students.
  • A dedicated SEIS International Liaison Officer (SILO) is on each campus, except Campbelltown. They will be able to help with your enquiries in regards to student visas, overseas student health cover, enrolment and admission as well as assist you with the provision and lodgement of forms.
  • Course Enquiries T +61 2 9852 5499 F +61 2 9678 7160 E internationalstudy@uws.edu.au International Admission Enquiries T +61 2 9685 9280 E uwsiadmissions@uws.edu.au
  • Discounted travel for International students
  • Since early 2013, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has made reduced price MyMulti 2 and MyMulti 3 travel passes available to international students, providing better access to safe and affordable public transport options.