Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

The Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars) provides you with the opportunity to take part in a tailored mentoring and advanced academic study program. Automatic entry into The Academy is provided and throughout the degree you will develop superior knowledge and confidence to graduate a step ahead in your career.

This degree has been designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the degree. As you progress, you will be invited to participate in the academic and research life of the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, including symposia and academic seminars.



Delivery Mode On campus
Location Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code
UAC Code 720160 [Bankstown]; 720162 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 90 [Bankstown]; 90 [Parramatta]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.


International Studies provides students with the diverse skills and knowledge needed to meet the changes in societies, governments and businesses. The course examines the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It will develop your capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues.

International Studies combines Asian studies, history, international governance, international relations, peace studies, politics, security studies, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese). The course provides for the possibility of one semester of study abroad during three years of full-time study.


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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

Careers in...

  • business and industry
  • cultural and public policy
  • education and research
  • overseas organisations
  • state and federal public services
  • trade and tourist organisations

Academic Profile

Doctor David Walton

David Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies and International Relations. His research interests are at the intersection of international relations and diplomatic history. David is particularly focused on post-war Australian foreign policy towards the Asia Pacific region and specifically Australia-Japan political and security relations. Prior to his appointment at UWS, David taught in the School of Asian and International Studi…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

To find out more about Dean's Scholar programs - refer to The Academy at the Western Sydney University (opens in a new window).