Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

As a student at Western Sydney University, you become part of a dynamic, thriving and culturally rich community. There are diverse opportunities for sport and recreation, entertainment, going out and engaging with the community – both on and off campus.

Top reasons to study here

  • Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge.
  • We are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

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.

Education

If you're thinking about university study, WSU offers an outstanding range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research options across 10 campuses in Greater Western Sydney.

Research

  • Within the University there are disciplines and specialisations but outside the University there are real challenges that cross over these distinctions. 
  • Research at Western Sydney University is organised into four multidisciplinary research themes. Our research themes speak to the history and culture of the University and its communities, providing a shared vision for their future.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
301
2019
301 100
2018
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
474 -6
2020
468 30
2019
498
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
251 100
2019
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
279 41
2019
320
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The University provides facilities and support services for staff, students and visitors on all campuses.

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.

ICT services

IT resources

  • IT Service Desk
  • Staff Email
  • vUWS Support site (opens in new window)Opens in a new window
  • WesternWifi (wireless network)

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

  • One of the best things about life at WSU is that there's always something happening! From live music, outdoor activities, sports and PlayStation competitions, to one of many social events organised by your Campus Life team (CLT) or Student Clubs, you're bound to find something that interests you.
  • Campus Life also helps to maintain facilities and equipment that are available to students including table tennis tables, pool tables, board games and sporting equipment in student lounge areas. Just ask your Campus Life Officer about using these.

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 Unisport Nationals Events.

Student clubs

  • With over 100 Student Clubs to choose from, you have the opportunity to lead a vibrant social life on and off campus.
  • Each Student Club broadly fits into its own interest group, including Social Life, Cultural, Religious, Sporting, Political, and Course Related.
  • Your Campus will have its own set of Student Clubs, but you can travel to any Campus and enjoy the Club activities on offer.

Student Reviews

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It was quite stressful also, learning conditions were not very favourable. The sound system is generally poor but the Lecturers are dedicated to making the students learn.

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