Western Sydney University, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES

    Sydney, New South WalesLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1989established year

    Western Sydney University Sydney Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Content writer | Updated on - May 1, 2021

    Western Sydney University was established in 1988 in Penrith with a total number of ten campuses. It is globally recognized due to its research and smart teaching facilities and counted among the top public universities in Australia. Western Sydney University has a total enrollment of 32,750 students along with 7,011 international students.

    Western Sydney offers diploma, undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in subject areas including Civil Engineering, Business, Nursing, Agricultural Sciences. The university has been ranked #474 as per QS World University Rankings and has a very high research output. Western Sydney University provides scholarships and various financial aids for international students.

    Western Sydney University Rankings

    Here are some Western Sydeny University rankings as per the US News and World Report:  
    • #274 among Global Universities
    • #19 among Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand
    • #17 among Global Universities in Australia
    • #129 in Arts and Humanities
    • #270 in Civil Engineering
    • #159 in Psychology

    Here are some ranking of Western Sydney University as per the Times Higher Education (THE):

    • World University Ranking #251-300
    • Impact Rankings #3
    • Young University Rankings #36


    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1989
    Student Ratio (Female to Male) 55:45
    Graduate Employability Rate 82.6%
    No. of Courses 440+
    International Student Percentage 17%
    Cost of Attendance 39,740 AUD – 79,480 (annually)
    Applications Accepted Online via Website/Recommendation
    Work-Study Available
    Intake Session Fall, Autumn, and Spring
    Mode of Program Full time and Part-time

    Western Sydney University Programs

    • Some of the top 100 globally ranked courses offered at Western Sydney University are Civil Engineering, Business, Nursing, Agricultural Sciences, Ecology, Sociology, Education, Tourism, etc.
    • Western Sydney offers over 400 bachelor and master degree programs across 16 different subject areas.
    • Additionally, the university offers a wide range of pathway programs that are tailored to provide entry into interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    Top programs at Western Sydney University

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.B.A $21,500
    Master Data Science $21,500
    M.Eng $22,134
    B.C.S $21,279
    Bachelor Data Science $21,279

    Western Sydney University Campus

    • Western Sydney University campuses are located in cities of Parramatta, Bankstown, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Nirimba, Sydney City, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Parramatta South, Penrith, and Sydney Olympic Park.
    • The university has over 270 clubs and organisations conducting various student activities within the campus and help in the overall development of students.
    • The libraries are equipped with 70+ million digital resources and 700,000 e-books that can be downloaded anytime.
    • The campus life officers organise ‘Out & About trip’ every month which includes bushwalk and adventurous activities within the campus and outside.

    Western Sydney University Residence

    • Western Sydney University offers on-campus accommodation to its students and provides suggestions for off-campus accommodation options as well.
    • Students can enjoy the following facilities while staying on-campus:
      • student lounge with communal kitchen
      • TV lounge
      • computer and study rooms
      • BBQ area
      • laundry
      • free internet
      • access to exclusive ResLife program
    • The cost of rooms starts from 160 to 320 AUD per week. While the accommodation is also available as Homestays with Australian families.
    • Meal plans are not included but will be provided with an extra cost of 150 AUD for 12 meals in a week.

    Western Sydney University Admission Process

    Admissions at Western Sydney University are very competitive and primarily based on academic merit. International Students must meet with the minimum academic eligibility discussed below. 

    Common Document Requirements Academic transcripts, award certificates, supplementary documents information (if required) along with degree/diploma- (for PG admissions
    Supporting Documents Personal identification document (e.g. passport), portfolio (required for particular courses), and visa details
    Application Fee No fee
    Deadlines Semester 1 - February; Semester 2- July
    Application Submission Online or via Agent
    Helpline or Email ; + 61-29852 5499
    • All applications sent must be either via self-interest on the official website or via the recommendation of any agent. 
    • The admission is broadly accepted in 2 sessions; Fall and Autumn, however in a few programs, Spring intakes also take place. It is best to contact the advisory for adequate information.
    • Students from India should have a minimum of 70% marks in the four core subjects opted for in 12th standard. Masters degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian degree.
    • Research students:
      • Research proposal/research topic
      • Referee Reports if any required
    • The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:
    Test Score Requirement
    IELTS (Academic) 6.5
    TOEFL (IBT) 82
    PTE 58

    Western Sydney University Cost of Attendance

    Staying in Australia as an international student can be a tough task in the beginning. Living expenses per year can vary from 19,713 AUD – 24,878 AUD. With an additional tuition fee, the cost can be hiked up to 39,801 AUD to 40,796 AUD. If dependents(family members) accompany, then the cost can increase accordingly. An estimate for cost of living in Australia is tabulated below:

    Basic Expenses Estimated cost per year (AUD)
    Tuition Fee 27,662
    Rent/On-Campus 6,838
    Basic Supplies (Books, Meals, Groceries, Transport) 10,038
    Miscellaneous 4,510

    The tuition fee of the popular programs offered at Western Sydney University are tabulated below:

    Department Name Tuition Fee (AUD)
    Business 25,352
    Medicine 29,213 – 60,456
    Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics 27,820 – 29,809
    Law 26,984
    Science and Health 24,158 – 29,213
    Humanities and Communication Arts 23,680– 25,352
    Nursing and Midwifery 27,500 – 34,376
    Social Sciences and Psychology 23,714 – 27,089

    Western Sydney University International Scholarships

    Western Sydney University offers around 32 scholarships, ranging from 5,019 AUD to 9,893 AUD. Scholarships offered to international students, are for both graduate and undergraduate degree courses. A few of the popular scholarships offered to international students by the university are mentioned below:

    Name of Scholarship Value Eligibility
    Western Sydney International Scholarship (UG) 7,565 AUD(multi-year) GPA 5.49 and above
    Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship (PG) 50% of the cost of tuition fees for two-years GPA of 5.95 and above
    Western Sydney International Scholarship for PostGraduates Up to 4,946 AUD to 7,565 AUD (multi-year) GPA of 5.49 and above
    Australia Award Scholarship Full-tuition fee, travel allowance, establishment allowance, cost of living Minimum 18 years, Not be an Australian resident, must have a student visa
    • No separate application is necessary. All applications are considered after the submission of the admission application. 
    • All the supporting documents must be provided for the easy grant.

    Western Sydney University Alumni

    • Graduates of Western Sydney are entitled to avail a wide range of benefits ‘GradLife’, the online portal for alumni members.
    • The benefits primarily include networking opportunities with other fellow alumni, processing of academic transcripts, career support and alumni awards.
    • Interestingly, the university has got an Alumni Scholarship Fund to which all alumni members can contribute in order to support the education of future students.
    • Some of the notable alumni of Western Sydney University are Yvonne Strahovski, an Australian actress; Shannon Cole, an Australian footballer; Ed Husic, an Australian politician; Ben Quilty, an Australian artist.

    Western Sydney University Placements

    • Western Sydney helps its students to grab the best job opportunities in Australia by providing them with career services.
    • A few career-specific programs have also been developed such as Career Mentoring and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Career-Launch program that help students to gain required competencies for securing part-time and full-time employment.
    • Coming to the employment statistics, about 83.4% undergraduates and 91.5% postgraduates receive job offer latter within 4 months of graduation.
    • The average salary of a Western Sydney University graduate is 89,000 AUD.
    • Notably, Western Sydney has 3rd largest economy in Australia with a GRP of 145 billion AUD.

    Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, offering academic excellence and research-led specializatios. Western Sydney University provides over 25 million AUD worth of scholrships through donor-funded opportunities.

    $ 21,5001st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 31

    Application Deadline

    $ 21,2791st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 31

    Application Deadline

    Options Available
    $ 21,5001st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 31

    Application Deadline


    1 year

    Course Duration

    Oct 31

    Application Deadline

    $ 22,1341st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 31

    Application Deadline


    Western Sydney University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $21,031 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    54 : 1

    Western Sydney University comparison

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    collegedunia score4.2 Out of 105 Out of 104.7 Out of 104.9 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 201 Times Higher Education 2021
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    # 133 QS World University 2021
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    # 162 US News 2021
    # 196 QS World University 2021
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    subject strength# 151 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 151 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 151 for Humanities by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 69 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 90 for Humanities by Times Higher Education 2021
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    # 72 for Law by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 83 for Computer Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 101 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
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    # 92 for Engineering by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 92 for Technology by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -170
    PG Programs -42
    Doctorate Programs -1
    UG Programs -246
    PG Programs -123
    Doctorate Programs -3
    UG Programs -187
    PG Programs -88
    Doctorate Programs -22
    UG Programs -103
    PG Programs -45
    Doctorate Programs -1
    acceptance rate0.0 %0.0 %19.0 %0.0 %
    exam scoreGMAT - 650
    PTE - 66.5
    TOEFL - 101
    IELTS - 7.5
    GMAT - 680
    TOEFL - 101
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 66
    GRE - 322
    GMAT - 675
    PTE - 61
    TOEFL - 86
    IELTS - 6.5
    GMAT - 675
    PTE - 64
    TOEFL - 100
    IELTS - 7.5
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   21031 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   21500 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 27018 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   24601 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   24840 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 59918 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   26261 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   24343 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 27877 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   22157 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   16245 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 17114 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Rankings: #301-500, MBA: $99,000, Bachelor of Science: $76,000, Bachelor of Arts: $54,000, Bachelor (Other): $72,000, Master in Finance: $60,000, Other Degree: $63,000

    Graduate employability rankings: #100-110;
    MBA: $120,000;
    Masters in Finance: $120,000; 
    MA: $70,000

    Graduate Employability Ranking- #69; Highest paid degrees- Masters in Finance (116,000 USD), Masters in Science (110,000 USD), MBA (109,000 USD), Bachelor of Science (80,000 USD). Top recruiters- Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corp, Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd, Telstra Corporation Ltd, Qantas

    Graduate employability rankings: #171-180, 
    Masters in Finance: $79,000;
    Masters in Management: $76,000

    application requirements

    For Indian students, CBSE.ICSE/State Boards certificates with minimum aggregate of 55% is required. Proof of English language proficiency, some specific programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience in the concerned field. 

    recognized high school degree, 50% minimum in high school/bachelors, English must be a core subject 

    academic transcript; English language proficiency; details of relevant work experience; references; supporting documents (personal statement, portfolio, etc.); medical statement from a registered doctor

    Students must complete min. 13 years of education to apply for bachelors programs. 

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    Admission & dates

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    November 15

    Application deadline

    Semester 1 Deadlines

    May 15

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Western Sydney University Acceptance Rate

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    Western Sydney University enrollment

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $21,031 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $21,500 / Year
    On Campus
    $12,105 / Year
    Apartment En-suite
    $14,913 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 20 Students Rating

    8.0 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    8.2 /10

    This college was suggested to me by my brother who is working here in Sydney. He also having been passed out from the same intitiution asked me to study here. There was no application fee when I applied from the college portal, but the seat confirmation was based on merit.

    Course Curriculum :

    I would say it is so far so good. All the important topics are being covered irrespective of the classes being online.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    6.3 /10

    I wanted to join this university because it was well known around my peers and most of them suggested me that I would easily fit in here, hence choose it. My GPA was 7. I had to submit an online application form costing around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    With a Master of Applied Finance, I was prepared for an executive career in finance, banking, funds management, property investment, and corporate treasuries. It provided me with the opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    As a student at Western Sydney University, I was part of a dynamic, thriving, and culturally rich community. There are diverse opportunities for sport and recreation, entertainment, going out, and engaging with the community – both on and off-campus. After securing a GPA of 6, I had to submit an online application form costing around $80.

    Course Curriculum :

    With a Master of Applied Finance, I was prepared for an executive career in finance, banking, funds management, property investment, and corporate treasuries. I had to choose from units that suit my career aspirations and get the knowledge I needed to reach my unlimited potential in an increasingly sophisticated financial environment.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    Because this University has one of the highest ranks in nursing in Australia

    Course Curriculum :

    It's been wonderful so far. I never expected taht I'll get so much help and guidance from the University through online portals, pcal staff and online books which are mostly available for free. So far it's been the best college experience in terms of social activities, education and environment it's got around tge campus.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    7.7 /10

    This college provided an international perspective on the curriculum and offers the courses I am interested in. It also offers a lot of guidance and support for international students. Whilst it is still close to Sydney, parramatta offers a little more calm neighbourhood which makes it easier to focus on education.

    Course Curriculum :

    It offers a variety of different content that prepares me well for my future career, so I am very satisfied

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2751

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Train Station
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    O'Connell St opp John Flak Ave0.18 km
    Manning St before Edward St0.24 km
    Casuarina Cct before Maculata Pl0.32 km
    Manning St before Bargo Bvd0.38 km
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    In2health Pharmacy1.58 km
    Specialist Clinic Pharmacy Kingswood1.79 km
    TerryWhite Chemmart Werrington2.81 km
    MediAdvice Werrington Pharmacy2.90 km
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    Super Market

    IGA Claremont Meadows Plus Liquor1.97 km
    FoodWorks2.16 km
    ALDI Penrith2.68 km
    IGA Kingswood3.29 km
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    Train Station

    Werrington Station2.91 km
    Penrith3.74 km
    St Marys Station4.37 km
    Emu Plains Station5.89 km
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    Book Store

    The Co-op - WSU Penrith (Kingswood)0.32 km
    Kingswood Newsagency1.52 km
    Young Books1.92 km
    Werrington County Newsagency2.83 km
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    Professor Mohamed H Khadra1.79 km
    Derby Street Family Medical Centre1.82 km
    Nepean Hospital1.83 km
    The Cosmedic Room - Laser Tattoo Removal Penrith3.08 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Werrington County Shopping Village2.79 km
    Marketland Bakery3.28 km
    Henry Street Plaza3.38 km
    Parker Arcade3.52 km
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    St Mary's / Kennetts Airfield7.11 km
    Penrith Electric Model Aero Club7.89 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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