Apply to study at Western Sydney University


Prepare to apply

Are you an international student?

You are an international student if you are:
  • Not an Australian or New Zealand citizen.
  • Not an Australian permanent resident.

Explore your course options at Western Sydney University

You can begin searching for a complete list of courses available to international students by visiting the find a course page or checking the Western Sydney International Fee Schedule list:

You can also find further information by downloading the 2016  International Course Guide (PDF, 3287.1 KB) (opens in a new window).

Once you have selected a course, use the Course Search Engine (opens in a new window) to find out specific details about the course you want to apply to including academic entry requirements, course structures and subject descriptions.

Check the academic and English entry requirements

Admission to the University of Western Sydney is highly competitive and you must satisfy the Academic and English language requirements of the University.

If you do not meet the admission requirements , you have the opportunity to prepare for university study at Western Sydney University, The College.(opens in a new window)

Understand your financial requirements

To apply to the University, you must have access to funds to cover yourself and any family members travelling with you for the duration of your stay in Australia for tuition fees, living expenses, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), student services amenities fees, school costs for any school-aged dependents and travel costs.

Check the information on the fees and costs page for more details.

Further information can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB) website.(opens in a new window)

Find out about your campus of study

Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university. Campuses are spread throughout the Greater West region of Sydney and some of our courses are offered on more than one campus.

Prior to making your application to the University, please ensure you understand the location, services and facilities of the campus you are applying to. For more information, visit the our campuses page.

Need help?

If you any further questions about studying at Western Sydney University, you may seek further assistance via a International Education Agent.

How to apply

I am an international student applying to study a full degree at Western Sydney University

International students can apply direct to the University of Western Sydney. 

Apply early! As a guide you should apply by 15th November for courses commencing in the Autumn Session (February/March) and by 15th May for courses commencing in the Spring Session (July/August).

Apply Online

For a fast and efficient service apply online (opens in a new window).

Apply by downloading an application form

You can download our application forms:

Send your completed application form and certified documents by:

Email
Scan all completed forms and certified documents and email to: apply@westernsydney.edu.au 

Direct post
International Admissions
Western Sydney University 
Building ES, Parramatta Campus
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751 Australia 

Apply via an agent

You may submit all completed forms and certified documents through an authorised agent representative of the University.

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Important information

  • Ensure you clearly state the course code, course name, specialisation (if applicable) and your preferred choice of campus if options are available.
  • Attach certified copies of all documents that are requested. For all previous secondary and tertiary studies you must supply official records showing all subjects attempted, grades achieved (including failures) and an explanation of the grading system. Degree or diploma certificates do not constitute official records.
  • If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide an officially certified translation of each document, together with certified copies of the original documents.
  • Please note that the University does not return any original or certified copies of the documents submitted with the application.

Applicants from Pakistan and Vietnam

If you are an applicant from Pakistan or Vietnam you must submit your application via an authorised agent.

You must also complete and attach the following forms to your application:

GTE Additional Information form for applicants (PDF, 166.04 KB) (opens in a new window)
GTE Checklist for applicants (PDF, 34.96 KB) (opens in a new window)

Applicants applying through IDP

Please ensure you complete the Student Declaration form (PDF, 162.01 KB) (opens in a new window) when applying.

I am an international student sitting the Australian HSC or IB

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission:
  • An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia.
  • An International Baccalaureate in Australia.
  • A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3.
You can lodge your application online at UAC International.(opens in a new window)

I am an international student applying to study one or two semesters at the University as a Study Abroad or Exchange student

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

For more information, visit the how to apply page.

After you apply

Receive your assessment outcome

If your application to the University is successful we will send you an Offer of Admission (or Conditional Offer). This will:

An offer letter from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window) may be issued to international students if an application has been made via UAC International. The information above will also be outlined in your UAC offer.

Once you have received an offer of admission from the University or UAC, you can proceed to accept your offer.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, the University will advise you by letter if your application is unsuccessful. If you do not meet the entry requirements your application will be automatically assessed for pathway programs offered by The College.(opens in a new window)

Understand your offer

Your offer to Western Sydney University may be a:

  • Offer of Admission.
  • Conditional Offer of Admission.
  • Packaged Offer with Western Sydney University and The College.

To ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of your offer, find out more information by visiting the about your offer page.

Accept your offer

To accept your offer, follow the steps outlined on the accept your offer page.

Prior to accepting your offer, please carefully read the:

Pay your fees

Information about fees payable will be outlined in your Offer of Admission letter.

Your fees can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • International Telegraphic Transfer via Western Union Business Solutions.
  • Credit Card via the University's iPay.

For more information, visit the pay your fees page.

Apply for your student visa

You must obtain a student visa before you come to study in Australia.

Once the forms and payment have been received, the University will issue you an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). This confirms your acceptance to the course and you are now able to go ahead and use the eCoE to process your student visa at the Australian Embassy/Diplomatic Post stated on your eCoE.

With the Australian Government's recent review of the student visa program, University of Western Sydney has been approved as an 'eligible university' for participation in the Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangement.

For more information, visit the obtain a student visa page.

Plan your arrival

After you have accepted your offer to Western Sydney University you can start preparing your arrival.

For more information, visit the prepare to arrive page.

Prepare to enrol

MyStudentRecords (MySR) is the online student records system. With MySR you can enrol online anytime (during the enrolment period) from anywhere.

If you have full Offer of Admission, you need to enrol online via MySR.

If you have a Conditional Offer of Admission, you need to satisfy all English and Academic requirements before enrolling online via MySR. You cannot enrol unless you have met all terms of conditions as stated in your offer.

For more information, visit the starting at UWS enrolment page

Important information for applicants from:

Jordan

Applicants from Jordan must apply via an authorised education agent. You must also complete and attach the Genuine Student Assessment Form (PDF, 142.06 KB) (opens in a new window). 

Offers will only be issued to applicants who meet full academic and English language entry requirements for coursework programs. Conditional offers will not be issued.

Applicants seeking a packaged offer with either The College (formerly known as UWSCollege) for English language and academic pathway programs; or TAFE NSW for Diploma to Degree (D2D) pathway programs will not be accepted until further notice.

If you have questions, please contact Western Sydney International Admissions at apply@westernsydney.edu.au

Pakistan

Applicants from Pakistan must apply via an authorised education agent. You must also complete and attach the Genuine Student Assessment Form (PDF, 142.06 KB) (opens in a new window). 

If you have questions, please contact Western Sydney International Admissions at apply@westernsydney.edu.au

Vietnam

Applicants from Vietnam must apply via an authorised education agent. You must also complete and attach the Genuine Student Assessment Form (PDF, 142.06 KB) (opens in a new window). 

Western Sydney University is not accepting applications from Vietnam for applicants wishing to undertake a TAFE NSW D2D program packaged with a University course.

If you have questions, please contact Western Sydney International Admissions at apply@westernsydney.edu.au

Bangladesh, India and Nepal (applying to a TAFE NSW Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) only)

Applicants from Bangladesh, India and Nepal must apply via an authorised education agent. You must also complete and attach the Genuine Student Assessment Form (PDF, 142.06 KB) (opens in a new window). 

Western Sydney University is currently not accepting applications from Bangladesh, India or Nepal for applicants wishing to undertake a TAFE NSW D2D program packaged with a Western Sydney University course.

If you have questions, please contact Western Sydney International Admissions at apply@westernsydney.edu.au