With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.
We’re ready when you are
Get a head-start on your future and explore the wide range of programs available for mid-year entry at Western.
We’re open to you for mid-year entry, whether you’re seeking a career change, wanting to upskill or haven’t studied since school. Western’s mid-year entry has got you covered to kick start your university degree.
You don't have to wait until next year to make a start! Apply now to start your studies as soon as July!
How does mid-year entry work?
Mid-year entry is similar to our main round at the start of the year, however, as the name suggests, course entry is in the middle of the year. That means, whether you’ve taken a gap year, or you’re a non-school leaver looking for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, you can apply for our mid-year entry and start in the middle of the year.
You do not have to be over 21 years old to apply for mid-year entry, anyone can apply. We’ve got a range of programs available for mid-year entry so you can start a degree when it’s right for you.
How to Apply for Mid-Year
Getting a head start: top tips for starting uni mid-year
As a non-current school leaver herself, Western Sydney University student Yulita Bassilious knows that deciding to start university can sometimes be a daunting experience – but help is right there, whenever you need it. A member of the University’s Student Services Hub team, Yulita gives her top 5 reasons for starting university mid-year, and where to go to find help with the transition.
Western’s Student Services Hub is a very helpful service that gives prospective students the opportunity to speak to current students in real time and ask any questions they may have about uni. I started as non-current school leaver and when I saw the degree I was interested in on the Western website, I spoke to someone at the Student Services Hub who talked to me about the degree and the process of applying. They explained to me that as a non-current school leaver you don’t just have your ATAR or equivalent to put in your application, so having someone explain that process to me was insightful.
These are some of the most common questions about how to juggle uni study with life and work. There’s lots of help available. One of the most common questions we get is about childcare facilities, which is a service offered at six of our campuses. Childcare service fees are by the hour, so if you need your child to be looked after only for two hours while you go to class, you won’t need to pay for the full day.
This is a very common question and students are often relieved to hear of study resources including academic literacy programs, library assistance and study sessions available to all students. Throughout my degree academics have always been supportive responding swiftly to any questions, offering phone calls or zoom calls to ensure I was getting the best support. The peer-to-peer study programs are very helpful as well.
The University’s library and study spaces, including communal study halls, on campus are adequately equipped with power outlets to charge your device and provide you with a quiet space to revise notes or catch up on assignments. On campus Western Wi-Fi is free, meaning that you don’t have to worry about using mobile data during class or your time at the library.
There is a variety of welfare support services available for students including free counselling services and disability support to ensure students with a disability feel more confident in starting university and supported throughout their journey. It is important to note that our welfare and disability services can support students as early as once they make an application and speak to them at that stage about any concerns. Another great benefit is the free student breakfast which helps with rushed mornings and saving money.
Explore Mid-Year Study Options
Make sure you check the list of programs available. Not all programs are available for mid-year entry – if you cannot find your preferred program on the list, it is not available for mid-year entry.
This list is up to date as of 18 January 2024. If you’re looking to view the 2024 intake dates, please click here.