Western Sydney University


Located in the Great Western Sydney Region, New South Wales, Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research. Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world and among the top 150 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education). Western Sydney University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The exchange

Western Sydney University provides you with an opportunity to experience the Australian way of life while contributing to your degree. There are seven campuses located in Western Sydney with free university shuttles available to students between campuses. With world-class research and teaching across 100 study areas and expanding international recognition, students are well-positioned to succeed. Find out more about the opportunities available at Western Sydney University here


Exchange students have the choice to live on-campus or off-campus while studying at Western Sydney University. There is a wide range of quality, fully furnished accommodation on each campus. Find out more about living on-campus in the Village here.

If you are interested in living off-campus in Sydney, it is highly recommended you arrive in Sydney at least a few days before orientation to give yourself the best chance of finding something suitable. The most common and affordable form of off-campus housing is 'share accommodation' - whereby you rent a room within an existing home and share with others.

Check out popular real estate listing websites in Australia, including Domain and Realestate.com.au. Due to the length of exchange semesters, it can be difficult to find off-campus housing that is suitable and facilitates a shorter residency period.

Student life

With a student population of 45,000, there is always something happening at the university. Join one of the 250 student social or sport clubs and meet new people. Board games, foodie nights, yoga, there are numerous options to keep you busy. Get outdoors and visit over 100kms of coastline and beaches with student trips available to participate in. Sydney also has Australia’s largest airport and is the central hub for train transportation throughout the country.

Academic calendar

  • Autumn semester: February– June
  • Spring semester: July - November

Language of instruction

  • English

Areas of study

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Communication