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The Western Sydney University (WSU) is a research-led university serving a growing and diverse urban region with a student population in excess of 40,000. 


WSU has an industry-oriented approach combining academic learning with practical hands-on experience and learning opportunities. Students can access state-of-the-art facilities including the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Facility, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer, School of Medicine, nursing laboratories, moot courts, Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, Crime Scene House, mechatronics facility and food processing pilot plant.


At just 25 years of age, UWS is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities under the age of 50 in the influential Times Higher Education rankings. 


  • Business
  • Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Humanities and Communication Arts 
  • Education
  • Law


  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Science and Health





As a major urban university, UWS campuses extend throughout the Greater Western Sydney region – Bankstown, Nirimba (Blacktown), Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Parramatta, and Penrith. While each campus offers a unique learning environment, they all share the same friendly communal atmosphere that makes UWS a great place to study, to make friends and to lay the foundation for your later success in your chosen field. 


Campus Life

As a student at Western Sydney University, students become 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.


Western Sydney University Connect offers a wide range of leisure activities including bush waking, beach trips and other fun activities.


Student Support


International Orientation

The International Orientation program runs over two days and is specifically designed for international students. It takes place 10 days before classes commence and all international students are required to attend.


Student Welfare

The Student Welfare Service provides welfare support to all international students, including advice on financial assistance, accommodation, health related issued and student advocacy needs. This service has professionally trained staff to help students work through unexpected problems and is available at all campuses.


English Conversation Groups

Improve students’ English speaking skills and build their confidence by participating in English conversation groups. These groups are run by trained volunteers and will provide an opportunity for participants to practice and improve their spoken English in a friendly and social environment.


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a free and voluntary student-centred learning program offered face to face and online. One-hour sessions run weekly throughout the teaching session. In pass students will meet and work collaboratively with other students from their unit to understand the unit content and develop study strategies to help improve their academic performance. 


Notable Alumni


Kate Volta, Animal activist/Sport (Sydney Roller Derby League)


Craig Anderson, Television Actor


Mireille Astore, Artist/Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)


Alfio Bonanno, Musician


Melissa Chiu, Television presenter/Author


John Cincotta, COO, Deutsche Bank (Australia & New Zealand)


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