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