Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

International Studies at Western

International Studies allows students to combine studies from a range of discipline areas, including Asian and Islamic Studies, cultural and social analysis, history, politics and philosophy, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese). The course provides for one semester study abroad during three years of full-time study.

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Dean’s Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy at Western, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of International Studies.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

This course is only available to domestic students. 

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.



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"The highlight of my degree is the Dean's Scholars program in conjunction with membership of the unique and innovative Academy."

— Qisthy Kodarusman. Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars).

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.