Western Sydney University Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,Australia

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Srishti Chatterjee

Located in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, Western Sydney University (WSU) celebrated its 25th anniversary as a statutory institution in 2014. The university has come a long way since its inception in the late 1980s. Before its rebranding in 2015, it was known as the University of Western Sydney (UWS). The university’s vision is to “secure success for our students and the Greater Western Sydney region through innovation and discovery in a dynamic and technology-enabled world.” As per its strategic plan (2018-2020), the Board of Trustees laid out key focus areas that would help the university deliver quality education to all students in a dynamically developing world. The key focus areas are:

  • Develop a distinctively student-centred university.
  • Promote research works that have a regional, national and global impact.
  • Provide a research-informed learning experience.
  • Expanding international reach and reputation.
  • Create an anchor institution and leading advocate and champion for greater Western Sydney and its people.
  • Promote a dynamic and innovative culture that secures success.


WSU University Values


Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

WSU Australia offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate (taught), and research programmes in the following fields of study:



Criminology and Policing




Nursing and Midwifery

Creative Industries

Information Technology

TESOL and Interpreting & Translation

Construction Management



Health and Sport Sciences

Teaching and Education

Tourism and Urban Planning

Social Science


Higher Degree Research


To know more about courses offered by the university, check the course guide and international student brochure here.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

An applicant must meet the minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible for admission into WSU Australia. The university also has a minimum age requirement, i.e., the applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission. International applicants who are below this age limit need to meet specific requirements to be eligible for admission consideration.


International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. The following qualifications are only the minimum acceptable levels for eligibility and do not guarantee a place at the university. Some courses may have special or higher entry requirements or relevant work experience. Refer to this handbook to know course-specific requirements.


The university has country-specific requirements for each course, and for Indian aspirants, the requirements are as follows:


Programme Type

Minimum Requirement

Three-semester University Foundation Studies

Successful completion of Year 11 with an overall grade of:

  • CBSE: 50%
  • ISC: 50%
  • State boards: 65%

Two-semester University Foundation Studies

Successful completion of Year 11 with an overall grade of:

  • CBSE: 60%
  • ISC: 60%
  • State boards: 75%

Three-semester Diploma

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with an average score of (best four):

  • CBSE: 50%
  • ISC: 50%
  • State boards: 55%

Two-semester Diploma

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with an average score of (best four):

  • CBSE: 55%
  • ISC: 55%
  • State boards: 65%

Undergraduate degree

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with an average score of (best four):

  • CBSE: 60%
  • ISC: 60%
  • State boards: 70%

Postgraduate degree

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian degree


For other programmes, international aspirants need the following qualifications:


Programme Type

Minimum Requirement

Graduate Diploma

A Bachelor’s degree


An overseas qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution that is equivalent to a Bachelor degree

Masters (Honours)

A Bachelor’s degree


An overseas degree from a recognised university or tertiary institution that is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree


Qualifications that are recognised as equivalent to those listed above


A Master’s degree by research


A Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 honours


A demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university


English Proficiency Requirements

The minimum English proficiency scores required (as per programme) are given below. Any one of these scores are required:


WSU English Requirements-1

WSU English Requirements-2


Note: Advanced Placement (AP) credit transfer option is available for a few courses. Check the respective school/course website for more details.


Know more about these exams:

What all documents are needed for application?

All documents submitted during the application process need to be in English. If the documents are not in English, students must get these translated and certified by an authorised officer. Check the official website for more information on how to submit documents online.


For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:


For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English proficiency score report
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Research proposals or other supplementary documents
  • Two to three LORs
  • Financial documents
  • Copy of passport

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

WSU Australia does not charge any application fee.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The image below is an estimation of the annual tuition fee for international students:


WSU Tuition Fees


Note: Tuition and other fees are subject to revision each academic year. We encourage you to check the university website for the exact fee structure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The university offers a wide range of scholarships to international students. No separate application is necessary for most of these scholarships, as applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship at the time of their application.


The following scholarships are available at Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Parramatta City, and Penrith campuses:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Western Sydney International Scholarships–Undergraduate
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Western Sydney International Scholarships–Postgraduate
  • Western Sydney International Bursary–Undergraduate and Postgraduate


Check the website for eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and other scholarships, including English language and research scholarships.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The university advises international students to apply by November 15 for courses commencing in the Autumn Session (February/March) and May 15 for courses commencing in the Spring Session (July/August). However, some courses may have different closing dates. Thus, it is advisable to check the respective course page for the current academic year closing dates.

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

International students can apply online through the university's application portal or an agent. Indian students need to contact any university representative and apply through them. The university does not accept direct applications from Indian students. A list of university representatives in India can be found here.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university takes at least two weeks to process a complete application. Applicants who apply through an agent or a representative need to contact their office for the application status.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Admission to WSU Australia is competitive, and applicants are mostly selected on the basis of academic merit. International applicants are expected to meet the standards of Australian qualification to meet the minimum eligibility requirements. However, this does not guarantee admission. Applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria and have competitive scores to increase their admission chances.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

As of 2019, the university’s student population was over 45,000, of which 8,171 were international students from all over the world. The university enrolled a total of 18,328 students in 2019, including 3,761 international students.


WSU Student Headcount 2019


Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

International students can work part-time on and off the campus as per the conditions stated on their visas. Once the course begins, students may work 40 hours per fortnight (14 days) during the semester and full-time on vacations. This work-hour restriction is only for a fixed job and does not extend to any voluntary work. Apart from this, students also need to apply for a tax file number on the Australian Taxation Office website. If not, then they have to pay more tax. For more details on this, visit this webpage.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

Western Sydney University is a single multi-campus university with 14 academic schools that further oversee various departments and centres. The university has 10 campuses in NSW that include:


Penrith (main)



Parramatta City


Sydney City


Sydney Olympic Park





School of Built Environment

School of Law

School of Business

School of Medicine

School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Education

School of Psychology

School of Engineering

School of Science

School of Health Sciences

School of Social Sciences

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Graduate Research School

Is on-campus housing available?

WSU Australia offers fully-furnished on-campus accommodation options for international students on all campuses. Students in university housing can access free shuttle bus services to reach the university or just walk to the campus. A majority of the residences include:

  • Student lounge with communal kitchen
  • TV lounge
  • Computer and study rooms
  • BBQ area
  • Laundry
  • Free internet for university students
  • Access to exclusive ResLife programme


Room types vary by campus, and students can choose from studio, apartment, villa or townhouse options. Accommodation options vary as per campuses. The cost of on-campus accommodation depends on the location and the type of room a student chooses. For pricing, check this website.

Living Expenses

The university estimates the following as living expenses for a year for international students:

  • Applicant: AUD 20,290-26,000
  • Partner: AUD 6,515
  • First child: AUD 3,720
  • Second child: AUD 2,790


WSU Living Expenses


University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university in case of any doubts:

Address: Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales 2751, Australia

Website: www.westernsydney.edu.au/

Telephone: +61-2-9852-5222

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