Western Sydney University


Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.Western Sydney University boasts dynamic course structures and supportive learning environments that empower students to achieve rewarding careers and make real contributions to their communities.With a modern outlook, the University has an agile and contemporary take on traditional higher education offerings, affording students, both international and Australian-based, significant advantages and unique opportunities.Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. In 2015, the university underwent a rebranding which resulted in a change in name from the University of Western Sydney to Western Sydney University.

Courses Available

The university offers 28 undergraduate programs in the fields of Arts, Social Science, Cybersecurity and behaviour, Social work, Anthropology, Criminal and community justice, International Studies, Laws, Tourism management, Communication, Community and social development.

The 32 postgraduate courses are available in the areas of Arts, Social work, Philosophy, Education, Psychotherapy and counselling, Social Science, Urban Management and Planning, Creative music etc.

Apart from all these various research programs are also available.


  1. World Rankings
  • World Rankings Overview: Western Sydney University is the number 27 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems
  • QS World Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 551+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 25 in Australia.
  • THE Times World Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 401+ on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number 25 in Australia.
  • Academic Rankings World Universities (ARWU) Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 301+ on the ARWU world university ranking system which is number 15 in Australia.
  • US News Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 363 on the US News world university ranking system which is number 19 in Australia.
  • CWUR Center for World University Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 791 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 23 in Australia.
  • Times Universities Under 50 Years: UWS is ranked at number 79 on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 13 in Australia.
  • Times Asia/Pacific Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 69 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number 25 in Australia.
  • QS Graduate Employability Rankings: UWS is ranked at number 301+ on the QS Graduate Employability ranking system which is number 16 in Australia.
  1. Australian Rankings
  • Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking: UWS is ranked at number 19 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)
  • AEN 5 Star Ranking: UWS is rated a 3 1/2 Star university on the overall AEN 5 Star Ranking System

Campus Location

Western Sydney University is a multi-site university with campuses spread across Greater Western Sydney.

  • Parramatta and Parramatta City campuses have two sites, a heritage-listed parkland style campus in Rydalmere on the banks of the Parramatta River and city-based urban campus in the centre of Parramatta’s lifestyle and business district.
  • Penrith campus is located on the bushland western edge of the Sydney metropolitan area, at the foot of the Blue Mountains near the Nepean River.
  • Bankstown campus is located on 22 hectares in the southwestern suburb of Milperra.
  • Liverpool campus is our brand new, state-of-the-art city-based urban campus in southwestern Sydney.
  • Campbelltown campus is located on a beautiful semi-rural campus at the southwestern edge of Sydney in the suburb of Macarthur.
  • Hawkesbury campus, the largest and most ‘farmland’ style campus of the University, is located on 1,300 hectares in northwestern Sydney near the outer Sydney suburb of Richmond, adjacent to the Blue Mountains and located about 80 minutes by train from Sydney’s downtown.



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