Apply to study at Western Sydney University

Online Application System

International students (except research students) can submit an application for admission and upload all supporting documents via the International Online Application System (opens in a new window).

International Research Students

International research students are required to apply for admission using Apply Online (opens in a new window).

Check the status of your application on International Online Application System

You can check the status of your application on International Online Application System (opens in a new window) using your unique name and password.

Need help?

If you need help with the new application system, please email Studylink Support (opens in a new window) for assistance. Alternatively, you can email International Admissions (opens in a new window) for assistance.

Prepare to apply

Are you an international student?

You are an international student if you are:
  • Not an Australian or New Zealand citizen.
  • Not an Australian permanent resident.

Are you under 18 years old?

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

Explore your course options at Western Sydney University

You can begin searching for a complete list of courses available to international students by visiting the find a course page or checking the Western Sydney International Fee Schedule list:

You can also find further information by downloading the International Course Guide (PDF, 17753.16 KB) (opens in a new window).

Once you have selected a course, use the Course Search Engine (opens in a new window) to find out specific details about the course you want to apply to including academic entry requirements, course structures and subject descriptions.

Check the academic and English entry requirements

Admission to the Western Sydney University is highly competitive and you must satisfy the Academic and English language requirements of the University.

If you do not meet the admission requirements, you have the opportunity to prepare for university study at Western Sydney University, The College.(opens in a new window)

Understand your financial requirements

To apply to the University, you must have access to funds to cover yourself and any family members travelling with you for the duration of your stay in Australia for tuition fees, living expenses, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), student services amenities fees, school costs for any school-aged dependents and travel costs.

Check the information on the fees and costs page for more details.

Further information can be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) website.(opens in a new window)

For information on the University's fee and refund policy, see the International Student Fee and Refund Agreement page.

Understand course progression requirements

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.

Find out about your campus of study

Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university. Campuses are spread throughout the Greater West region of Sydney and some of our courses are offered on more than one campus.

Prior to making your application to the University, please ensure you understand the location, services and facilities of the campus you are applying to. For more information, visit the our campuses page.

Need help?

If you any further questions about studying at Western Sydney University, you may seek further assistance via a International Education Agent.

How to apply

I am an international student applying to study a full degree at Western Sydney University

International students can apply direct to Western Sydney University.

Apply early! As a guide you should apply by 15th November for courses commencing in the Autumn Session (February/March) and by 15th May for courses commencing in the Spring Session (July/August).

Apply Online

For a fast and efficient service apply online (opens in a new window).

Apply via an agent

You may submit all completed forms and certified documents through an authorised agent representative of the University.

I am an international student sitting the Australian HSC or IB

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission:
  • An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia.
  • An International Baccalaureate in Australia.
  • A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3.
You can lodge your application online at UAC International.(opens in a new window)

I am an international student applying to study a research degree

International students may apply for admission into a research degree at any time using the Online Application Form (opens in a new window).

For more information, please visit the Graduate Research School how to apply pages:

Master of Research (opens in a new window)
Master of Philosophy (opens in a new window)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (opens in a new window)
Professional Doctorates (opens in a new window)

I am an international student applying to study one or two semesters at the University as a Study Abroad or Exchange student

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

For more information, visit the how to apply page.

After you apply

Receive your assessment outcome

If your application to the University is successful we will send you an Offer of Admission. This will:

An offer letter from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window) may be issued to international students if an application has been made via UAC International. The information above will also be outlined in your UAC offer.

Once you have received an offer of admission from the University or UAC, you can proceed to respond to your offer following the instructions in your offer letter.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, the University will advise you by letter if your application is unsuccessful. If you do not meet the entry requirements your application will be automatically assessed for pathway programs offered by The College.(opens in a new window)

Understand your offer

Your offer to Western Sydney University may be a:

  • Offer of Admission.
  • Conditional Offer of Admission.
  • Packaged Offer with Western Sydney University and The College.

To ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of your offer, find out more information by visiting the about your offer page.

Respond to your offer

To respond to your offer, follow the instructions in your offer letter.

Prior to accepting your offer, please carefully read:

Pay your fees

Information about fees payable will be outlined in your Offer of Admission letter.

Your fees can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • International Telegraphic Transfer via Western Union Business Solutions.
  • Credit Card via the University's online payment system, Onestop.
  • Via Flywire

For more information, visit the pay your fees page.

Apply for your student visa

You must obtain a student visa (opens in a new window) before you come to study in Australia.

Once the Acceptance forms and payment have been received, the University will issue you an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). You must now use the eCoE to apply for your student visa.

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

Plan your arrival

After you have accepted your offer to Western Sydney University you can start preparing your arrival.

For more information, visit the prepare to arrive page.

Prepare to enrol

MyStudentRecords (MySR) is the online student records system. With MySR you can enrol online anytime (during the enrolment period) from anywhere.

If you have full Offer of Admission, you need to enrol online via MySR.

If you have a Conditional Offer of Admission, you need to satisfy all English and Academic requirements before enrolling online via MySR. You cannot enrol unless you have met all terms of conditions as stated in your offer.

For more information, visit the starting at University enrolment page