Postgraduate admission requirements

Entry to a postgraduate coursework program (opens in a new window) is normally based on completion of a Bachelor's degree or a three year Diploma in an appropriate discipline from a recognised tertiary institution such as TAFE.

You may also need relevant professional work experience and/or membership of a professional organisation. For some programs, entry is available on the basis of relevant professional work experience alone or a combination of study and professional experience. Additional information on course admission criteria is available in the Western Sydney University Handbook (opens in a new window).

You may have to complete a supplementary form or questionnaire, attend a test or interview, or provide specific documentation or a portfolio as part of the application process. The course description on the UAC postgraduate website (opens in a new window) will provide further information on whether additional selection criteria apply.

English Language Requirements


If you have undertaken studies in another country you may need to provide proof of proficiency in English. You must provide documentation by the application closing date.

If you have not completed formal studies in secondary or tertiary level in the English language, you may need to demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination.

The commonly accepted English Proficiency tests include the:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic

Details of the minimum English proficiency requirements and approved English language test or equivalent are outlined in the English language proficiency information and tables on the UAC website (opens in a new window).

Only results obtained in English Proficiency (EP) tests in the last two years prior to admission will be accepted. STAT is no longer accepted. All other qualifications will be accepted for 10 years.

If your English is below the required score, you may wish to enrol in a pre-university English program at The College (opens in a new window).

If you do not meet any of the criteria detailed on the UAC website, but think you can demonstrate proficiency in English in another way, please contact the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669.