Western Sydney University

Top reasons to study here

  • The 2015 Excellence In Research Australia rankings have been released and the Institute has continued to achieve world-class excellence in national research .
  • Western Sydney University research ranks among the world’s best.
  • International rankings reinforce Western Sydney University’s rise.

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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.


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

  • Bankstown Campus Library
  • Campbelltown Campus Library
  • Hawkesbury Campus Library
  • Nirimba Campus Library
  • Parramatta City Campus Library Hub
  • Parramatta South Campus Library
  • Penrith Campus Library

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.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia