Mid-Year Entry

Ready when you are.

Get a head-start on your future and explore the wide range of courses available for mid-year entry at Western. 

How does mid-year entry work?

At Western, we believe it’s never too late to make a change. That’s why we’ve got a range of courses available for mid-year entry so you can start a degree when it’s right for you. Upskill with a 6-12 month online short course or take the next step towards your dream job with a Bachelor or Postgraduate degree.

Our mid-year courses are exactly like the start-year ones with the same study program, experience and teachers. Whether you’re looking for a career or a challenge, you’ll find unlimited opportunities at Western.

The College - your pathway into Western

The College is the official pathway provider to Western, where ambition makes your degree possible. Once you've completed your diploma at The College, you'll be guaranteed a place at Western Sydney University to take on a bachelor’s degree.

Postgraduate study

Looking for a career change? Or hoping to gain a new professional qualification to boost your career?  

Western’s range of postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment. Explore postgraduate courses and find out what works best for you. 


Make sure you check the list of courses available. Not all courses are available for mid-year entry – if you cannot find your preferred course on the list, it is not available for mid-year entry.

This list is up-to-date as of 14 May 2021.    

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Western offers a range of study options within the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.

Western has been ranked 3rd in the world for its work in research, outreach and stewardship to address the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

*THE World University Rankings 2019-2020
^QS Star Ratings 2021
*THE Impact Rankings 2020

How to apply

All applicants for mid-year entry can be assessed on four criteria:

You do not need to fulfil all of these criteria to apply for mid-year entry. Each criterion you provide will be given a rank out of 100, and the highest rank will be used in the assessment of your application.

Before you apply for mid-year entry, complete the below checklist to ensure you have supplied all the necessary information to have your application assessed.

  • Identify the mid-year course/s you wish to apply for, in order of preference.
  • Gather all necessary supporting documentation such as academic transcripts and Statement of Service (PDF, 52.92 KB) and ensure they are correctly certified.
  • Apply online either:

    - Direct to Western Sydney through our Application Portal. No application fee applies.

    - If you already have a 2017 Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application you can 'Check and Change' your preference via UAC.

  • Check your email for the outcome of your application.

If you have completed previous tertiary qualifications at a similar level you may be eligible for Advanced Standing (recognition of prior learning).

Western Sydney University also has agreements in place with TAFE and private colleges to ensure guaranteed advanced standing for agreed pathways. To view the agreements in place and confirm eligibility for advanced standing, visit Tertiary Education Pathways

If you have tertiary qualifications and/or extensive work experience, you may be eligible to apply for Postgraduate study. View the postgraduate courses available and review admission requirements to confirm your eligibility.

The College will be offering entry to a range of Diplomas and University Foundation Studies programs in June. For more, visit the College.