Western Sydney University

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Learning and teaching at UWS is a responsibility of the whole university. We begin from the proposition that the whole experience counts in providing a learning environment that leads to student success.



The University of Western Sydney (UWS) began operation on 1st January 1989, under the terms of the University of Western Sydney Act, 1988 which had been passed by the New South Wales Parliament in December 1988. However, the predecessors of the University date back as far as 1891 with the establishment of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.


  • School of Business
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology
  • School of Science and Health


Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by impact.We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.The University invites outstanding graduate researchers, innovative new generation researchers and established researchers to consider joining or collaborating with us.


At Careers we provide students, recent graduates, employers and staff with a range of services and resources to help with career education.

Over two-thirds of our students combine study with work. Careers coordinates on- and off-campus jobs, volunteer opportunities as well as international jobs and internships to help you build degree related experiences and make some valuable contacts within your targeted industry.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (4)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Western Sydney University!


Student services

There's a range of support available to International students at Western Sydney University. From finding somewhere to live, finding out about your visa conditions or how you can find work in Australia, there's help available.

Housing services

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus accommodation, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment.

All of our villages are self-catered and fully furnished with a great range of accommodation options and 24 hour support on Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. No matter which campus you choose, you'll find an exciting community of residents with plenty of events to help you live, learn and grow!

Library services

Our vision

  • We are an innovative, contemporary library integral to the endeavours of the University community.
This charter
  • The Charter outlines the role of the Library and the ways we will best serve our clients. We will use the Charter to set standards, measure performance in delivering services, and maintain focus on client needs.

ICT services

ur IT portal, MyIT (opens in new window)Opens in a new window, is your gateway to IT services available at Western Sydney University.MyIT is available all day, every day, even when the University is closed. Although you can use MyIT without a login, logging in with your WesternAccount gives you access to more features.

Medical services

Uniclinic offers a range of therapeutic health practices at reduced rates to the general public. Treatments are provided by students who are under the supervision of qualified clinicians. You do not need a referral to attend the Uniclinic.

Student Life

Campus life

Western Sydney University has seven campuses in the Greater Western Sydney region:

  • Bankstown campus
  • Campbelltown campus
  • Hawkesbury campus
  • Lithgow campus
  • Nirimba campus
  • Parramatta campus and Westmead precinct
  • Parramatta City campus
  • Penrith campus (including sites at Kingswood, Werrington North and Werrington South)
  • Sydney City Campus

Sports facilities

At Western Sydney University we understand the important role that sport plays in our region. Our commitment to sport is showcased by 1500 current students studying sports related courses, several key relationships with Western Sydney teams, industry expertise, Elite Athlete support and a reputation for sportsmanship at the Australian University Games.

Student clubs

With over 150 Student Clubs to choose from, students have the opportunity to lead a vibrant social life on and off campus. If you can't find a clubs that peaks your interest, we can help you start your own and spread the word!


The School is currently in the process of obtaining accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ACCSB is an internationally recognised accreditation body for Business Schools.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia