Why Western

With over $22 million in scholarships, 400+ international exchange destinations and a reputation for having the best graduates in the eyes of NSW employers, you’ll find unlimited opportunities at Western.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally*

At Western, we value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Ranked in the top 2% of unis in the world, we’re globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

Find your unlimited at Western Sydney University.
Number one in NSW for employer satisfaction*

When it comes to employers being happy with graduates they’ve hired, Western ranks highest in NSW. Get started on your journey towards a new career with a uni that prepares you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the workforce. You’ll be happy you joined us, and so will your future employer.

The Western Experience

Free digital textbooks

We want you to have everything you need to make the most of your studies, so we’re providing free digital textbooks for all students in first year subjects. With the average cost of a textbook being $100, you’ll get up to $800 in value. This initiative is one of the world’s largest provisions of free textbooks for commencing uni students.

You’ll be able to access these digital textbooks on any device, on campus or at home. A small number of units will require a printed textbook and students will be advised on how and where to access these. 

Scholarships

With over $22 million in undergraduate scholarships on offer, there’s plenty of opportunities for you at Western. We’ve got merit-based scholarships that reward academic excellence, leadership abilities and community involvement, and we also support students with equity considerations. We’ll be holding scholarship presentations at Open Day and you can find more information here.  

How Western compares to the rest of the world

Top 100 of Young Universities.

Number 1 in Australia for Nursing.

Top 10 in Australia for Education.

Top 150 globally for Sociology.

QS World Rankings by subject