Application Pathways

Different ways to get into uni

Just because you don’t fit the usual entry-mould for uni doesn’t mean you can’t get in. Maybe you didn’t get the ATAR you wanted. Maybe you don’t have an ATAR at all. Maybe there were things happening in your life that got in the way of your study.

Sometimes, to reach your unlimited potential, all you really need is a break. And that’s exactly what we intend to give you.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test

Haven’t done your HSC? Don’t have any formal qualifications yet? That’s what STAT is for. It’s a multiple-choice test that improves your chances of getting into Western.

Work experience counts in your favour

Tell us if you have more than 12 months of paid, full-time work experience – even if it has nothing to do with the degree you’re interested in. It can help strengthen your application.

Non award study

A person who wishes to complete single units offered by the University without undertaking an award may apply for admission as a non-award student. Non-award admission allows applicants to undertake professional and personal development. Find out more information here.

Cross institutional studies

Western Sydney University offers cross institutional study opportunities to both its own students and students from other institutions. For detailed information on cross institutional studies, including how to apply and the cost, please refer to the Cross-Institutional Studies page.

For more information, contact the Course Information Centre at or call 1300 897 669.

School Recommendation Scheme

If you’re a Year 12 student completing your HSC or IB, and you’re applying through UAC, the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) gives you a chance to receive an early offer based on your performance in Year 11 and your school’s recommendation.