Non-Award

Who is Non-Award study for?

If you want to study single units at Western Sydney University, without undertaking a full course, then you can apply for admission as a Non-Award student. Non-Award study is perfect if you're looking for professional and personal development.

Western Sydney University Online

Non-Award study is now available as part of Western Sydney University Online, offering the flexibility of online study with a real University experience.

To apply to study a Western Sydney University Online unit as a Non-Award student, select the unit/s from the Western Sydney University Online unit list and follow the normal Non-Award application process.

Non-Award tuition fees

Non-Award units are charged per unit of study, and must be paid up-front before the relevant census date. The amount charged depends on whether the unit is undergraduate or postgraduate. Non-Award students are not eligible to apply for FEE-HELP.

Undergraduate Non-Award units

Units are charged at 100% of the student contribution rate. Please refer to the Student Contribution page for further information on costs.

For undergraduate unit information, please visit the Handbook online.

Postgraduate Non-Award units

Non-Award units at a postgraduate level are charged the per unit rate for the postgraduate course that the units are from. To find the applicable fee, please view the postgraduate tuition fees list on the Postgraduate fees page.

For postgraduate course and unit information, please visit the Handbook.

How to apply 

You must apply using the ApplyOnline (opens in a new window) system by the advertised closing date.

Once you have created an account and logged in, you need to select the 'apply for Non Award' button.

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