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Founded in 1989

Founded in 1989

Western Sydney University

Founded in 1989

Founded in 1989

Western Sydney University

Quick facts

  • 49200

    Students
  • 6300

    International students
  • 00917K

    CRICOS Code
  • 501-510

    World ranking
  • 25

    Country ranking

Western Sydney University

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) began operation on 1st January 1989, under the terms of the University of Western Sydney Act, 1988, passed by the New South Wales Parliament in December 1988. 

However, the predecessors of the University date back as far as 1891 with the establishment of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

Following incorporation into the University, the foundation network members were known as the 'University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury' (UWS Hawkesbury) and the 'University of Western Sydney, Nepean' (UWS Nepean).

In 2014, the University of Western Sydney celebrated its 25th anniversary as a statutory institution. 

The University acknowledges over 200 cumulative years of bringing knowledge to life in Greater Western Sydney from our heritage and member institutions.

On-campus accommodation

Campus(es) list based on university info

Campbelltown

Residence fee Duration

$8,700 AUD

UP to $15,000
48
weeks

Bankstown

Residence fee Duration

$9,100 AUD

UP to $14,800
48
weeks

Penrith

Residence fee Duration

$9,100 AUD

UP to $16,500
48
weeks

Parramatta City

Residence fee Duration

$11,760 AUD

UP to $17,088
48
weeks

Hawkesbury

Residence fee Duration

$9,000 AUD

UP to $11,500
48
weeks

Bankstown City

Residence fee Duration

$9,100 AUD

UP to $14,800
48
weeks

Nirimba

Residence fee Duration

$9,500 AUD

UP to $11,200
48
weeks

Parramatta South

Residence fee Duration

$11,760 AUD

UP to $17,088
48
weeks

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Sydney based on univly research

Couple

Shared house

$11,076 AUD

Single

Shared house

$7,380 AUD

Family

Entire house

$22,140 AUD

Facilities

  • Security and emergency
  • Computer labs
  • Student lockers
  • Food
  • Gym and fitness
  • Events, recreation and sport
  • Childcare
  • Parking
  • Venue hire
  • Accommodation (on and off campus)
  • Uniclinic
  • Multifaith facilities (including Prayer Rooms)
  • Student facilities (communal kitchens and Women's Spaces)
  • Queer Spaces
  • Parenting Support (including breastfeeding facilities)
  • Community Information Directory

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