International students

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world, Western Sydney University is globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

Study at Western Sydney University.

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.

What is an international student?

You are an international student if you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, and not a permanent resident of Australia.

How to apply

International research students should apply directly to the Graduate Research School.

For all other courses, except international research degrees, you can apply online or through an agent representative.

If you’re currently completing the HSC, IB or NCEA Level 3, you need to apply through UAC International.

If you’re applying via a Study Abroad or Exchange program (non-award one or two semester of study) you can apply online. Find out more at our Study Abroad page.

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Your course options

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

Fees and costs

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 Affairswebsite.

Got questions?

If you need help, please email or an International Education Agent or call +61 2 9685 9280.

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.

Once you’ve accepted your offer, paid your fees and received your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment, you can enrol and select your units and timetable at MyStudentRecords (MySR). This can be done in three easy steps.

  • Activate your account.
  • Plan your enrolment, i.e. choose your units and apply for credit from previous studies.
  • Enrol.

If you have a Packaged Pathway Offer or an Unconditional Offer of Admission, you can enrol via MyStudent Records (MySR)

If you have a Conditional Offer of Admission, you must satisfy all English and academic requirements before enrolling via MySR.

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.

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Important information

Depending on which country you’re from, some packaged offers might not be available to you. Also, you might need to apply through an authorised education agent. If you have questions, please contact or +61 2 9852 5499.