How to Apply as an International Student

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Study at Western Sydney University

Ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide, Western is located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region. 

As an international student, you can look forward to a range of exceptional support programs, and a smooth transition into life and study here in Australia.

How to Apply

Apply direct via our online international student application system or through an agent representative.

Apply direct via our online international student application system or through an agent representative.

Apply direct via our online international student application system or through an agent representative.

Apply direct via our online international student application system or through an agent representative.

If you are an international student completing the Australian HSC, IB or NCEA, apply via UAC International. If you wish to be considered for an early offer, you can also apply direct via our online international student application system, with the exception of courses listed below.

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Dean's Scholars and Advanced Courses
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Podiatry Medicine
  • B Occupational Therapy
  • B Speech Pathology
  • B Health Science (Paramedicine)

For more information, visit the Study Abroad apply page.

Prepare to Apply

Western offers a huge range of courses. For more information, visit Western’s course page.

Note: International student visa holders must enrol in a full-time study load. Click here for more information.

Admission to Western Sydney University is based on meeting minimum academic and English language requirements.

To apply to Western, you must be able to cover all costs for you and any family members travelling with you. This includes tuition fees, living expenses, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), student services amenities fees, school costs for any school-aged dependents and travel costs.

For more information, go to our fees and costs page and the Home Affairs website.

Western Sydney University may admit students who are under 18 years old if they have met the requirements on the Under 18 Students page.

Find out everything there is to know about applying as an International Student, including advice on how to prepare your applications, on our Admissions page.

We're here to help

If you need help, please email internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au, call +61 2 9852 5499 or contact an International Education Agent in your country.

International Student Scholarships

More scholarships than ever before.

When you apply to Western, you’re automatically assessed for a Scholarship, no additional application required! We’re offering multi-year scholarships (for up to 3 years) valued at $6,000 or $3,000 and even 50% off tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

After you Apply

If your application is successful, you’ll be emailed an Offer of Admission from Western or UAC. This will tell you which course you’ve been accepted into, the fees, and your start date. If you do not meet our entry requirements, your application will be automatically assessed for a suitable pathway program offered by The College.

If you satisfy all the entry criteria, you will receive an unconditional offer. If you do not satisfy all the entry criteria, you will receive either a Packaged Pathway Offer or a Conditional Offer indicating the entry criteria that you need to satisfy. Check out the terms and conditions here.

To respond to your offer, follow the instructions in your offer letter. Prior to accepting, please carefully read International Fee and Refund Agreement and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Use the course code on your offer letter to learn more about your course here.

Your fees can be paid by:

  • International Telegraphic Transfer via Western Union Business Solutions.
  • Credit card via the university's online payment system, Onestop.

You’ll find more information here.

You must obtain a student visa before you come to study in Australia. Once the acceptance forms and payment have been received, we will issue you an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). You must then use the eCoE to apply for your student visa.

For more information, visit the Obtain a student visa page.

After you have accepted your offer, Western helps you every step of the way to prepare you for arrival in Australia.

Student visa holders must enrol in a full-time study load. More information.

It can be scary in the lead up to your first day of classes. Western is here to help. Come to Orientation Day and ask us everything you want to know about enrolment, timetabling, support services, transport, the lot. For more information, visit Starting at University.

Throughout your study you will be required to maintain satisfactory progression in your course. It is important you understand these requirements so that your student visa is not impacted while you study with us. Check the information on the academic progression page for more details.

Study abroad at Western

If you are an international student and want to Study Abroad (non-award or 1-2 semesters of study), you can apply directly to Western.