Why Western

Choose Western. The Uni That Cares More.

At Western, we’re here to help you discover your unique strengths. With our team of dedicated Western Success Advisers, along with a variety of student support services such as student welfare and careers support, clinics, counselling, disability services, academic and library support to help you grow in knowledge, skills and confidence.

We'll prioritise you in the way you're prioritising us, our possibilities together are endless. There are unlimited reasons to choose Western.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

  • Ranked 1st in the world for driving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 1st in the world for SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 2nd in the world for SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 3rd in the world for SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • 4th in the world for SDG 10: Reducing Inequalities
  • 5th in the world for SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals
  • 9th in the world for SDG 14: Life Below Water
  • 10th in the world for SDG 15: Life on Land
  • 15th in the world for SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • 15th in the world for SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

For more information, visit the Western Sydney University page on the Times Higher Education website.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally

Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Ranked in the top two per cent of uni's in the world, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

Sandy Craze

I did consider other universities – but I was ultimately swayed by the offer of an Academic Excellence scholarship, as well as a place in the University’s ASPIRE Future Leaders program.

I’m so glad that I chose Western, as it has opened so many doors for me. At Western I discovered my passion for Chemistry, and now I have secured a scholarship for a doctoral position at Oxford.

We prepare you for life after uni

Nine out of 10 employers say great things about our graduates, including that they have foundational skills, are more adaptable and have better technical skills.*

*QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019

Be globally connected

Through our Global Mobility, internship and work-placement programs, we provide you with unlimited opportunities to learn, travel and work in more than 400 destinations across the globe.

How Western compares to the rest of the world

QS World Rankings by subject


Western Sydney University offers $20 million in undergraduate scholarships every year, which includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.

Through merit-based scholarships and The Academy, Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability, and superior leadership and community skills.

Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations, many of which include internship and mentorship experiences for recipients.

Study on the campus of the future

To meet the needs of a changing work environment, you need access to a new kind of campus. The campus of the future. Western has you covered.

We are so excited to offer a five-star campus in the Parramatta CBD – one of the most technologically advanced teaching and research spaces in the world.

It’s joined by our Liverpool City campus – a 3000m2, technology-rich, purpose-built facility based in Macquarie Street – and soon our state-of-the-art, multi-storey campus in Bankstown CBD.

Convenient locations

Western has campuses across Western Sydney, and one in the Sydney CBD. Why? Because we’re not a traditional ‘sandstone’.

We’re a university of the people. And where the people are, so are we.

All our campuses are close to public transport and parking. They’re equipped with stand-out education and technology facilities.

And you’re never far from green spaces, quiet study areas and, of program, some of Sydney’s best food and coffee.

Our research has global impact

Get involved in world-leading research that is changing lives in the communities we serve and around the globe. We’re ranked well-above world standards (Excellence in Research for Australia) ERA 2018 in:

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecological Applications
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Soil Sciences
  • Zoology
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences