Western Sydney University

Rank 22
Location Sydney
Established 1989
Famous For Ecology, Nursing


Western Sydney University is a prominent public research university located in the Greater Western Sydney region of New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1989, it is one of the country's youngest universities and has multiple campuses across Greater Western Sydney, including Parramatta, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Penrith, and Lithgow.

WSU offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in multiple fields of study, such as Business, Health, Science, Engineering, Arts, Law, and Social Sciences. The university also offers vocational education and training (VET) courses and research degrees. It is also known for its research strengths in health, environment, education, and social sciences.

Services for International Students

The university has a strong focus on student experience and provides a range of support services to help students achieve their various academic and personal goals. These services include health and well-being counselling services, academic support services, disability services, financial assistance and others. Specific support services for international students are also available, including orientation programs, academic support, and visa advice.


  • 375th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 301-350th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 1st in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
  • 33rd in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023


Western Sydney University offers a range of accommodation options for students. The on-campus options include dormitories at several of its campuses. These dormitories are fully furnished and offer shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, and some also offer catered meals. The university also offers on-campus apartments for students who prefer more privacy and independence. These apartments are fully furnished and offer self-catering facilities. Through partnerships with several off-campus student housing providers, such as Urbanest and Iglu, the university offers off-campus accommodation as well in the form of student apartments and dormitories near the university's campuses.

About Location

Western Sydney University has multiple campuses located in the Greater Western Sydney region. The different campuses are situated in Bankstown, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Penrith, and Lithgow, among others. The Greater Western Sydney region is a diverse and vibrant area with plenty of attractions and activities for students to explore. 

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