University of Western Sydney

University of Western Sydney
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Location:
Sydney, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury
Main Campus:
Bankstown
Student Population:
39,780
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Faculties
Arts, Business, Health & Sciences
 

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a research-led university with six campuses located in Greater Western Sydney.

The mission of UWS is to be a university of international standing and outlook, achieving excellence through teaching, learning, research and services to its regional and international communities.

At UWS you can study everything from the more traditional university disciplines such as law, health sciences, teaching, social sciences, and business to innovative courses in emerging fields such as natural sciences, engineering, Chinese medicine, e-business, information technology and digital design.

Another advantage of studying at UWS is that while it is a very big university with an enormous range of courses its unique structure of small campus communities means you can really get to know your fellow students and teaching staff.

UWS campuses are located at: Bankstown, Nirimba (Blacktown), Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith. All conveniently located between 30 to 90 minutes from the Sydney central business district.

Facilities and other Information

Total number of International Students: 4,839
Percentage of International Students: 12.2%

  • Special English language Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Overseas Graduations
  • Social Activities
  • Temporary accommodation on arrival
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports, Gym, Swimming pool and variety of clubs
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Religious Facilities - Muslim prayer rooms, Christianity and combined facilities
  • On campus medical facilities
  • International student clubs and associations

Main Countries of Origin:
International students come to UWS from around the world. However, the majority of students come from the following countries: China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), India, Vietnam, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Korea (Republic of South), Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar.

Major areas of Study:
UWS offers Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters Degrees and Doctorates in the following areas:

  • Agriculture, Natural Sciences and Animal Science
  • Arts, Humanities and Languages
  • Business
  • Communication, Design and Media
  • Engineering, Construction and Industrial Design
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Health and Sport Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computing
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Tourism
  • Policing and Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sciences
  • Social Science,
  • Teaching and Education
  • Double Degrees

International Student Services:
UWS has a number of International Student Advisers on each campus who assist students with visa extensions, family and academic support, provide pre-departure information, accommodation services, airport reception and pickup, plus a mentor program on arrival in Australia.

Accommodation:
UWS offers international students a range of accommodation options. These vary from campus to campus.

Airport pickup:
A Universities Information and Reception Desk is located in the foyer of the Arrivals hall at the airport during peak periods (January/February and July).

Orientation:
The Orientation Program usually takes place in the week before classes commence.

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