Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research. Ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world, we value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. We are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact.
Western Sydney University has more than 100 study areas, over 3,300 staff and about 45,000 students from Australia and around the world. There are five main campuses spread across Greater Western Sydney in Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith. While each campus offers a unique learning environment, they all share the same friendly, communal atmosphere that makes Western Sydney a great place to study and make friends. Exchange and study abroad students at Western Sydney can study at any campus depending on unit selection.
Each of our campuses offers a unique learning environment: from countryside to downtown. We offer a wide range of courses through nine schools: business; computing, engineering and mathematics; education; humanities and communication arts; law; medicine; nursing and midwifery; science and health; social sciences and psychology.See All 0 Photos
ParramattaParramatta, Australia5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in ParramattaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Parramatta is the closest of the six campus locations to downtown Sydney (only 24 kilometers away – a short train or Rivercat ferry ride takes you straight into the Harbour). However, besides its proximity to some of Australia’s most iconic sites, Parramatta is also a diverse and thriving urban centre in its own right. It is the second largest central business district in Sydney and the sixth largest in Australia. Parramatta is also recognized for its rich historical background and great colonial architecture, as well as its multicultural community, wide variety of cafes, shopping, sporting and outdoor activities, and nightlife options.
Western Sydney University has great university life across all campuses with regular activities and events run through student groups, clubs and societies. A dynamic range of sporting, entertainment and leisure activities are held across all campuses which are mostly free and provide students with a fantastic opportunity to interact with fellow Australian students. Students studying at Western have access to many of Sydney’s attractions including 40 beaches, bush walks and camping in the Blue Mountains, the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
PenrithPenrith, Australia5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in PenrithLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Penrith is a city located on the spectacular Nepean River at the base of the Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Unsurprisingly, it is a paradise for anyone who likes the outdoors, offering abundant parkands along the river banks, bicycling and hiking trails (a ten-minute train ride takes you into the Blue Mountains), extensive boating activities (from canoeing to white-water rafting) and gorgeous scenic views. Penrith also offers all the modern conveniences and social activities of any city (shopping, sports facilities and entertainment options). It takes one to one and a half hours to get from Penrith into downtown Sydney by rail or car.
CampbelltownCampbelltown, Australia5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in CampbelltownLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Campbelltown is rich in culture and heritage with many historic sites and buildings scattered throughout the city that are a reminder of early colonial history. Campbelltown is an energetic, lively city set in a landscape of rolling hills and farms. Recreational activities abound with venues for golf, swimming, tennis, horse riding and fascinating walks in nearby Mt. Annan botanic garden, with an abundance of birdlife and native plant species.
LiverpoolLiverpool, Australia Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in LiverpoolLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Liverpool City Campus is the latest Western Sydney University campus to be embedded in the heart of a major CBD in western Sydney, following the success of the University's flagship Parramatta City Campus located in the heart of Parramatta.
The new campus, currently under construction in 100 Macquarie Street, Liverpool will span nine floors and accommodate up to 2,500 students, with a focus on nursing, social work, anthropology, criminology and policing programs.
Up to 750 Western Sydney University nursing students will have access to state-of-the-art new teaching laboratories, making it one of the most technologically-immersed nurse training facilities in the country.
HawkesburyHawkesbury, Australia0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in HawkesburyLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Hawkesbury is a friendly and rural community, located at the foot of the Blue Mountains. It is adjacent to the vast wilderness of the Wollemi National Park, where pristine creeks feed into the magnificent Hawkesbury River. Despite Hawkesbury’s close proximity to Sydney, it is still very much a rural community, with market gardens, orchards and rich pasture covering much of the landscape from the flood plains to the hills.
Western Sydney University has great university life across all campuses with regular activities and events run through student groups, clubs and societies. A dynamic range of sporting, entertainment and leisure activities are held across all campuses. Most activities are free and provide international students with a fantastic opportunity to interact with fellow Australian students. Students studying at Western Sydney have access to many of Sydney’s attractions including 40 beaches, bush walks and camping in the Blue Mountains, the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.