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WELCOME
                  12
                  RESEARCH
                                    23
                                    CAREERS
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                                                        STUDY OPTIONS
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                                                                              RESEARCH COURSES

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                                                        PATHWAYS TO WESTERN
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RANKINGS          THE ACADEMY       STUDY IN SYDNEY     SYDNEY UNIVERSITY     PATHWAYS PROGRAM

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WHY STUDY AT
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                                    LIVING IN WESTERN
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WESTERN SYDNEY?   SCHOLARSHIPS      SYDNEY              UNLIMITED DEGREES     APPLICATION PROCESS

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                                                        UNDERGRADUATE
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ALUMNI            CAMPUSES          ACCOMMODATION       COURSES               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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                                                        POSTGRADUATE
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WORLD CLASS       STUDENT SUPPORT   LIVING COSTS        COURSES               CONTACT INFORMATION
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TOP 2%
                                                                    IN THE WORLD

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                                                                     TOP 20
                                                              FOR RESEARCH PERFORMANCE

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We believe in a                                                         10
world of unlimited                                                    SCHOOLS

opportunity, where
the potential for
success is unlimited
                                                                    45,000
for those with talent,                                               STUDENTS

drive and ambition.

Success starts here.                                            Ý       160
                                                                    NATIONALITIES
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WELCOME TO
WESTERN
SYDNEY
Western Sydney University is a world-class university with
international reach and a reputation for academic excellence and
impact-driven research.

Emboldened by a belief in remaining agile to best serve its
community, the University is located in the heart of Western
Sydney, the fastest growing and most dynamic area in the
country. It is ideally placed to give students global perspective and
opportunity.

In 2017, Western Sydney University was ranked in the top two per
cent of universities worldwide by the prestigious Times Higher
Education World University Rankings. We continue to strengthen
our international profile and research standing, building on the
innovative work we have already undertaken in technology-
enhanced learning and teaching.

Western Sydney University is pioneering a model of co-created
learning that treats students as partners.

Working closely with its community, Western Sydney University
is committed to unlocking the potential of its students as future
change-makers and leaders in the community.

As we become an even more integral part of Western Sydney and
the global community, we continue to focus on changing lives
through excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

We invest heavily in providing new study options, pathway
programs and support services to ensure our students have access
to a broad range of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate
opportunities.

Your choice of university is an important decision. We believe
that success is fuelled by a strong desire and ambition. If you have
the drive and determination to succeed, then Western Sydney
University offers you an unlimited world of potential.

I look forward to celebrating your future success as a graduate of
Western Sydney University.

Professor Barney Glover
Vice-Chancellor

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                                                                        TEACHING,
                                                                     INCLUSIVENESS,

                                          TOP                          INNOVATION,
                                                                         FACILITIES

                                          400
                        79     TH
                           IN THE
                                          IN THE WORLD
                                                                             TOP 100
                                                                        Top 50 under 50 and
                                                                         Next 50 under 50

                        WORLD'S TOP                                          TOP 100

      1    ST
 IN AUSTRALIA
                        UNVERSITIES
                         UNDER 50
                         YEARS OLD
                                                                          Nursing, Sociology

                                                                              TOP 150
                                                                           Psychology,
 FOR NURSING                                                            Communication and
                                                   22ND                   Media Studies,
                                                   Nursing             Education and Training
                                                 TOP 75                      TOP 200
                                                 Education                Agriculture and
                                                                        Forestry, Geography
                                                TOP 100
                                                Ecology, Civil               TOP 250
                                                Engineering,              English Language
                                            Agricultural Sciences,         and Literature
                                              Hospitality and

                           TOP                    Tourism

                                                TOP 200
                                                                             TOP 300
                                                                        Arts and Humanities,
                                                                       Environmental Studies

                           500                   Psychology
                                                                             TOP 350
           4       TH
        IN THE WORLD
                           IN THE WORLD
                                                TOP 300
                                               Electrical and
                                           Electronic Engineering
                                                                           Medicine, Social
                                                                            Sciences and
                                                                            Management
         FOR NURSING

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                       ≥ LEADERSHIP IN ONE OF                           ≥ OUR STUDENTS SIT
                         AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST                              AT THE HEART OF
                         GROWING REGIONS                                  EVERYTHING WE DO
                        Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest      Our student-centred approach offers you
                        and fastest growing economy. It is one of the    the choice of on-campus and flexible study
                        fastest growing population and employment        options combined with work-integrated
                        centres. It is an increasingly important,        learning. Through work experience
                        dynamic and culturally diverse hub of            placements, internships and volunteering
                        business, industry and innovation. With a        opportunities, you’ll get the real-life
                        large multicultural population of more than      experience, practical skills and knowledge
                        two million people from 170 nations, Western     that you need for your future career.
                        Sydney’s global links are creating unlimited
                        opportunities for international business,
                        investment, education and cultural exchange.    ≥ OUR STUDENTS ARE
                                                                          PARTNERS IN LEARNING
                       ≥ REPUTATION FOR                                  Unlike the traditional lecturer-down approach,
                                                                         our pioneering model of co-created learning
                         EXCELLENCE                                      treats our students as partners in their
                        We’re ranked among the top two per cent          education. We empower students to share
                        of universities in the world, with a growing     ideas and develop their creativity through a
                        international reputation for research-led,       range of degrees.
                        student-centred learning.

                                                                        ≥ OUR RESEARCH HAS
                                                                          GLOBAL IMPACT
                                                                         We see learning and research as connected
                                                                         aspects of the student experience, putting
                                                                         you close to world-leading research that is
                                                                         changing lives in the communities we serve.

WHY                                                                     ≥ OUR CURRICULUM PREPARES
                                                                          YOU FOR TODAY’S WORLD
                                                                         We work with our community, business
                                                                         partners and industry leaders to develop

STUDY AT
                                                                         course content that meets the needs of
                                                                         employers and the jobs of the future, and
                                                                         which responds to the challenges of a global
                                                                         workplace.

                                                                        ≥ WE EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY-

WESTERN                                                                   ENRICHED LEARNING
                                                                         From our innovative social learning spaces,
                                                                         online learning environments and use
                                                                         of digital technologies to enhance the
                                                                         study experience to on-campus computer

SYDNEY?                                                                  laboratories and state-of-the-art research
                                                                         and clinical facilities, we adopt new and
                                                                         emerging technologies to provide a richer
                                                                         educational experience.

                                                                        ≥ WE ARE GLOBALLY FOCUSED
                                                                          AND CONNECTED
                                                                         With our growing international reach and
                                                                         reputation, we offer the opportunity to travel,
                                                                         learn and work in more than 300 destinations
                                                                         around the world through our Global Mobility,
                                                                         internship and work-placement programs.

                                                                        ≥ ADVANCED OPPORTUNITY.
                                                                          UNLIMITED SUCCESS
                                                                         From advanced degrees and The Academy to
                                                                         The College pathway programs, scholarships,
                                                                         internships and student exchange
                                                                         opportunities, we provide multiple pathways
                                                                         for entry and academic success.

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Dr Sameer Dixit
INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI OF THE YEAR 2017
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
ALUMNI AWARDS

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                       Through our alumni, our graduates become           carving out a reputation as the region’s
Alumni Success         part of a strong network of global citizens who    leading provider of biomedical research and
                       remain connected to and engaged with the           testing, drawing students and researchers
Unlimited              University.                                        from across South Asia.

                       Our graduates have gone on to become               Sameer is a pioneer, building Nepal’s
                       Oxford and Cambridge scholars, business            biomedical research capacity from scratch.
                       and community leaders, world-renowned              In this, he has founded an important industry
                       researchers, sporting stars, and well-known        that is becoming something for which Nepal
                       personalities in the arts and entertainment        is known in South Asia and internationally.
                       industries.                                        CMDN is now the Nepali Government’s ‘go
                                                                          to’ organisation – the experts it consults for
                       To name a few, they include high-profile            health planning and in emergency settings,
                       Museum Director, Melissa Chiu; Archibald           such as serious outbreaks of infectious
                       Prize-winning artist, Ben Quilty; Defence          diseases, including those which accompanied
                       Lawyer, Deng Thiak Adut; and Engineering           the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal that killed
                       Project Manager at Tesla Motors, Jay Manley.       almost 9,000 people.

                       DR SAMEER DIXIT                                    Sameer is now widely recognised as a national
                       PHD SCIENCE AND HEALTH, 2005                       leader and authority in biomedical research.
                       FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH,                     Today, in practical terms, it’s a role that sees
                       CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR DYNAMICS NEPAL                Sameer delivering briefings to government
                                                                          health officials about how best to prepare for a
                       Dr Sameer Dixit’s professional field is human       possible Zika outbreak in Nepal, or influencing
                       health. His speciality is biotechnology and        national health policy with regard to Hepatitis
                       his mission is to discover and design more         and HIV treatments. The earthquakes of
                       effective responses to infectious diseases,        April and May 2015 are a salient example.
                       particularly those that extract a heavy toll on    The earthquakes destroyed infrastructure,
                       the population of Nepal, Sameer’s country of       including sanitation and water resources. In
                       origin. Sameer is literally saving lives – using   Kathmandu Valley, they displaced thousands
                       business savvy, smart science, and a PhD in        upon thousands of Nepali people. In the
                       Probiotics he earned at the Western Sydney         camps where they congregated, containing
                       University School of Medicine (2005).              the threat of infectious diseases – especially
                                                                          Cholera – was an urgent priority. In Haiti,
                       The research institute of which Sameer is the      the Cholera outbreak that followed its 2010
                       Founding Director of Research – the Center         earthquake killed 750,000 people. Yet in
                       for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) – is           Kathmandu Valley, less than 100 infections
                       10 years old in 2017. From ground zero in          were confirmed. With limited access to the
                       2007. CMDN is Nepal’s first medical research        Cholera vaccine, the most ‘at risk’ were
                       institute. Such is its success, Nepal is now       prioritised, with obvious success.

WE PREPARE OUR
STUDENTS TO GO
PLACES AND DO
GREAT THINGS.
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Parramatta campus

                                   Situated on the University’s Parramatta        One of the University’s most important
Western Sydney                     South campus, a three-storey facility has      scientific facilities – the Advanced Materials
University’s new state-of-         been built to meet the world’s highest         Characterisation Facility (AMCF) – is
                                   sustainability standards.                      located in the new building.
the-art, $30 million six-
                                   The new facility means the University can      Boasting specially designed, purpose-
star green star Science,           offer more science programs on campus          built teaching spaces, the building has the
Psychology facility and            and, for the first time, gives you the chance   capacity for over 400 students and staff.
                                   to study Medical Science, Psychology, Art
brand new media and                Therapy and Social Work at Parramatta.         Our brand new state of the art screen
design studios opened in           The new building also provides an
                                                                                  production studio facilities and edit suites at
                                                                                  our Paramatta campus will enable students
2017.                              opportunity for significant expansion of the    to have access to the latest cameras and
                                   University’s science and medical science       equipment, working with HD technology
                                   research programs by taking advantage          and software to produce creative work to
                                   of the new and expanded research               the highest professional standard.
                                   laboratories.
                                                                                  Studying here means you are gaining
                                                                                  valuable, hands-on practical experience
                                                                                  from the start, so you can have the best
                                                                                  preparation for field placements and future
                                                                                  practice.

WORLD
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Parramatta City campus

                           Our new, world-class, 14-storey Parramatta   ≥ one-stop student support
Situated in the heart of   City campus features:
the Parramatta CBD.                                                     ≥ access to business, industry, food and
                           ≥ creative collaborative learning studios      shopping districts

                           ≥ well-equipped, quiet and collaborative     ≥ close proximity to public transport.
                             learning spaces
                                                                        westernsydney.edu.au/parramattacity
                           ≥ fast Wi-Fi, everywhere

                           ≥ rooms for physical and online meetings,
                             anytime

CLASS.
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Research with impact.
As a research-led institution, Western
Sydney University sees learning and
research as connected aspects of the
student experience.

RESEARCH
IMPACT
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH (ERA)                   Our research doesn’t just
ERA is a national evaluation of research       happen in the lab. We work                        HAWKESBURY INSTITUTE
quality in Australian universities             with regional, national and                       FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
conducted by the Australian Government
                                               international partners to                         Hawkesbury campus
and administered by the Australian
Research Council (ARC). The ERA                deliver research outcomes that                    Investigating the impact of climate
initiative is aimed at evaluating excellence   contribute to the economic,                       change on native trees and forests.
in all areas of research within the            social and environmental
Australian higher education sector.                                                              More information
                                               wellbeing of their communities.                   ≥ westernsydney.edu.au/hie
It seeks to assess research quality using
a combination of indicators and expert         URBAN LIVING AND SOCIETY
review by committees comprising
                                                                                                 INSTITUTE FOR
                                               People, Culture, Economy, and Built
experienced, internationally-recognised
                                                                                                 CULTURE AND SOCIETY
                                               Environment
experts. Eleven of the University’s            Research within this theme is focused on          Parramatta campus
disciplines were given the highest possible    understanding and guiding change: in the          Research to meet the challenges of
rating of five, denoting the quality of         economy, in society, and in culture. Our          our changing social landscape.
the research as being well above world         researchers approach change through the
standard. Eighty percent of the University’s   lens of urban living, seeking to understand       More information
Fields of Research were assessed as being      how the places we live, the work we do, the       ≥ westernsydney.edu.au/ics
at, above or well above world standard.        way we describe ourselves and the bonds
                                               we form interrelate. These relationships
                                                                                                 THE MARCS INSTITUTE FOR
RESEARCH RATING AND AREAS                      determine our shared quality of life and
                                                                                                 BRAIN, BEHAVIOUR AND
                                               physical health, and our research is aimed at

                                          ways to improve both.

                                               HEALTH AND WELLBEING
                                                                                                 DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                 Bankstown campus
                                                                                                 Dedicated to understanding
Well above world standard
                                                                                                 the scientific basis of human
Materials Engineering, Complementary           Translation, Service and Innovation               communication.
and Alternative Medicine, Applied              Research within this theme explores how
Mathematics, Ecological Applications, Soil     health initiatives can prevent disease            More information
Sciences, Ecology, Plant Biology, Forestry     and illness, encourage healthy lifestyles         ≥ westernsydney.edu.au/marcs
Sciences, Oncology and Carcinogenesis,         in individuals and communities, and
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical                reduce the cost and impact of illness. We
Sciences, Cultural Studies.                    take an integrated approach to health             AUSTRALIA-CHINA INSTITUTE
                                               research. The environments in which               FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

                                           we live, the cultural background from
                                               which we come, and the work we do all
                                               affect our physical and mental health.
                                                                                                 Parramatta campus
                                                                                                 Forging a greater understanding of
                                                                                                 Chinese culture, relationships with
Above world standard
Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic                                                     Chinese universities and supporting
Engineering, Nursing, Public Health and        EDUCATION                                         students studying Chinese language and
Health Services, Psychology, Human                                                               culture.
                                               Access, Equity, Pathways and
Geography, Linguistics, Macromolecular         Aspirational Change                               More information
and Materials Chemistry, Microbiology,         Research within our Education and                 ≥ westernsydney.edu.au/aciac
Historical Studies.                            Aspirational Change: access, equity and
                                               pathways theme draws on the population

                                            diversity of Western Sydney to underpin
                                               research that explores educational access on
                                               a global scale. This research theme supports
                                                                                                 TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH
                                                                                                 RESEARCH INSTITUTE
World standard                                                                                   More information
                                               individuals and communities in achieving
Specialist Studies in Education, Building,                                                       ≥ westernsydney.edu.au/THRI
                                               their economic, social and cultural aspirations
Communication and Media Studies,
                                               through education.
Mechanical Engineering, Criminology,
Other Studies in Human Society, Religion
and Religious Studies, Sociology, Literary     ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Studies, Performing Arts and Creative          Climate, Agriculture and Resources
Writing.                                       Research within our Environmental
                                               Sustainability theme is broad, practical
                                               and interdisciplinary, and is focused on
                                               maintaining and managing the diversity of
              ERA                              urban, agricultural and natural systems. The
                                               use and production of recycled materials,

              80%                              urban green cover and public health, small
                                               business attitudes towards climate change:
                                               these are some of the ways in which the
   FIELDS OF RESEARCH ASSESSED                 University’s researchers are engaging
     AT, ABOVE, OR WELL ABOVE                  with environmental sustainability across
          WORLD STANDARD                       disciplinary boundaries.
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THE ACADEMY
Future thinking.
Unlimited possibilities.
The Academy at Western
Sydney University.

Success is not just about          The Academy at Western Sydney        ≥ unprecedented opportunities for
                                   University offers advanced             industry and real life experience
getting a degree, but              degrees that prepare you to thrive
developing the critical            in the face of change and seize      ≥ world-class research,
                                   success at every opportunity.          researchers, teachers,
thinking and leadership                                                   experts and innovation labs
                                   Whether your dream is to achieve
skills to support a                as a professional, an entrepreneur   ≥ travel to national and
successful career.                 or an academic, you will learn to      international leadership
                                   think differently and creatively       experiences and conferences
It’s about learning skills         in whatever you do.
for your chosen life, not                                               ≥ a range of professional
                                   The Academy offers high-               and personal development
just a job.                        achieving students a unique,           workshops
                                   hands-on approach to learning in
                                   an interdisciplinary environment.    ≥ internship, service learning and
                                   Led by Associate Professor             volunteering opportunities
                                   Jonathon Allen, The Academy
                                   draws on the unique experience       ≥ personalised career planning
                                   of leading thinkers, social change
                                                                        ≥ applied leadership experience in
                                   agents, community leaders, and
                                                                          student-led, community-focused
                                   high-achieving students both
                                                                          projects.
                                   past and present.
                                                                        Visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                   With a focus on ethical leadership
                                                                        theacademy for more information.
                                   and critical thinking, built on
                                   the pillars of academic rigour,      * Entry to The Academy is offered to advanced
                                                                          degree students and those with an ATAR
                                   community engagement, and              of 85 or more or equivalent in higher
                                   professional and personal              secondary studies.
                                   development, The Academy
                                   offers students access to:

           The Academy

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$10 MILLION IN
SCHOLARSHIPS

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                       Western Sydney                          POSTGRADUATE
                       University has committed                SCHOLARSHIPS
                       over AU$10 million                      Vice-Chancellor’s Academic
                       towards scholarships to                 Excellence Postgraduate
                       support commencing                      Scholarships
                       undergraduate and                       This scholarship will cover 50% of
                                                               the annual course tuition fee for up
                       postgraduate international              to two years of any one, one and
                       students in 2018.                       a half or two year postgraduate
                                                               coursework degree. You may be
                       UNDERGRADUATE                           eligible if you achieve a minimum
                                                               GPA of 5.95 on a 7 point scale in your
                       SCHOLARSHIPS                            undergraduate degree.
                       Vice-Chancellor’s Academic
                       Excellence Undergraduate                Western Sydney International
                       Scholarships                            Scholarships – Postgraduate

                       This scholarship will cover 50% of      Eligible students will be offered a
                       the annual course tuition fee for up    one-off contribution of $5,000 for
                       to three years of any undergraduate     any one, one and a half or two year
                       degree (except Bachelor of              postgraduate coursework degree
                       Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery).          (excludes higher degree research).
                       You may be eligible if you achieve a
                       minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent        APPLICATION
                       in higher secondary studies.            INFORMATION
                                                               No application is necessary. You will
                       Western Sydney International            be automatically considered for a
                       Scholarships – Undergraduate            scholarship when you apply to study
                       Eligible students will be offered a     at Western Sydney University.
                       one-off contribution of $10,000,
                       $5,000 or $2,000 towards tuition        For more information on English
                       fees for any undergraduate degree       language or research scholarships,
                       (except B Nursing, B Nursing            eligibility criteria, terms and
                       (Advanced) and Bachelor of              conditions, visit westernsydney.edu.
                       Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery).          au/internationalscholarships

                                                               The above scholarships are available
                                                               at Bankstown, Campbelltown,
                                                               Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Parramatta
                                                               City, and Penrith campuses. For
                                                               more information about scholarships
                                                               offered at Sydney City campus,
                                                               please visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                               city/apply/scholarships

                       FREE DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS
                       Free textbooks (up to $800 worth of value) are available to all students
                       enrolling in first-year undergraduate and Diploma subjects in 2018.

                       The first University to provide free digital textbooks for its students,
                       Western's ground-breaking initiative is one of the world's largest provisions
                       of free textbooks for commencing students.

                       westernsydney.edu.au/textbooks

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Bankstown campus                   Parramatta City campus   Parramatta campus

Hawkesbury campus                  Campbelltown campus      Penrith campus
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CAMPUSES

BANKSTOWN                                          NIRIMBA                                           PENRITH
Located in Milperra, the Bankstown campus          Nirimba Educational Precinct at Quakers Hill      Located over three sites in Kingswood and
provides a warm, friendly, multicultural           in Western Sydney is home to The College,         Werrington, the Penrith campus is renowned
environment with modern, spacious buildings        providing pathway programs and courses to         for its state-of-the-art facilities and scenic
and landscaped gardens.                            Western Sydney University.                        grounds.

Top facilities:                                    Top facilities:                                   Top facilities:
≥ Early Childhood Centre                           ≥ Custom-built learning centre                    ≥ Centre for Infrastructure Engineering
≥ The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour         ≥ Tiered and flat-floored lecture theatres          ≥ Mechatronics and Robotics facility
  and Development                                  ≥ Well-resourced library                          ≥ World-class music facilities
≥ Centre for Educational Research (CER)            ≥ Outstanding recreation facilities               ≥ Home of the Solar Car and Formula SAE
≥ Psychology laboratories                                                                              Racing Car projects
                                                                                                     ≥ Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Print Hub

                                                   PARRAMATTA
CAMPBELLTOWN                                       This campus offers a combination of heritage
The Campbelltown campus, located in the            and contemporary buildings. The campus
                                                                                                     SYDNEY CITY
historic Macarthur region of south-west            spans two sites in Rydalmere.                     Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, this
Sydney, offers a unique balance between city                                                         new campus is close to transport, shops,
and rural lifestyles.                              Top facilities:                                   cafes, bars, gyms and more.
                                                   ≥ Institute for Culture and Society
Top facilities:                                    ≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                  Top facilities:
≥ Purpose-built School of Medicine                 ≥ Moot court                                      ≥ Brand new, purpose-built high-tech campus
≥ National Institute for Complementary             ≥ Computing laboratories                          ≥ Small classes and a more personalised
  Medicine (NICM)                                  ≥ New Science and Psychology building               learning experience
≥ The UniClinic, a state-of-the-art clinical       ≥ New purpose-built production studio,            ≥ Flexible session dates
  training facility for health science students      design and creative arts facility               ≥ Fast-track your degree
≥ Anatomy laboratories                             ≥ New Engineering precinct                        ≥ Access to services and facilities at any
≥ Nursing clinical practice unit.                  ≥ Advanced Materials Fabrication and                Western Sydney University campus.
                                                     Characterisation Facilities
                                                   ≥ New Industrial Design Centre opening            westernsydney.edu.au/city
                                                     in 2018.
HAWKESBURY
Situated in Richmond in the Hawkesbury River
Valley, north-west of Sydney, this stunning
                                                                                                     SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
location at the foot of the Blue Mountains is an
                                                   PARRAMATTA CITY                                   The Sydney Olympic Park campus is situated
ideal place to study.                              State-of-the-art campus located in the heart of   at Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney
                                                   the Parramatta CBD at 169 Macquarie Street.       Olympic Park. Home to The College’s English
Top facilities:                                                                                      Language Programs, the Sydney Olympic Park
≥ Food Processing Pilot Plant                      Top facilities:                                   campus is located just 20 minutes from the
≥ Dedicated Crime Scene House                      ≥ Sydney Graduate School of Management            Sydney CBD and conveniently located next to
≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                   ≥ Four interactive, technology enabled            Sydney Olympic Park train station.
≥ Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment           learning studios per level
≥ Animal Science facilities – including the        ≥ More than 120 student PCs available             Top facilities:
  reptile house and small marsupial house.         ≥ Collaborative and quiet study spaces            ≥ English Language Program
                                                   ≥ Library hub                                     ≥ IELTS Test Centre
                                                   ≥ Group study rooms with screen sharing and       ≥ Collaborative learning spaces.
                                                     video conferencing
                                                   ≥ Free shuttle bus to Parramatta South.

                                                   Note: The Parramatta City campus at 100
                                                   George Street is home to international
                                                   students of The College

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TRAVEL OPTIONS
≥ Public transport – visit transportnsw.info                                     ≥ Bike – on-campus bike parking is available.
  for up-to-date travel information.                                               See westernsydney.edu.au/campus_
≥ Shuttle buses run regularly between train                                        safety_and_security/security/
  stations and campuses and the next arrival                                       accessibility_transport_parking/cycling
  can be easily tracked on the Western                                             for locations
  Sydney App, or the Shuttle Tracker web                                         ≥ Drive or car pool – for parking permit fees
  page.                                                                            see westernsydney.edu.au/parking

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LIFE ON CAMPUS

One of the best things about                    WS ORGSYNC                                         STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND
                                                                                                   PARTICIPATION
life on campus is there’s always                Stay informed, get involved. Be a part of the
something happening. From table                 online OrgSync Community, find exciting             Western Sydney University student
                                                events and take ownership of your student          representation aims to invigorate the
tennis competitions, outdoor
                                                experience.                                        student body at the University. Student
chess, sports and Unigames,                                                                        representatives are from a diverse range of
to one of many social events                    Discover exciting Campus Life events, Clubs,       backgrounds, cultures and areas of study.
organised by the University or                  sports, student representation opportunities       Support offered includes strategic advice,
Student Clubs, you’re bound to                  and much more. You can even check out              financial oversight and facilitation of the
                                                where free breakfasts are on campus, browse        student voice. From food prices and parking,
find something that’s right for                  Clubs you’d like to join or even see the           to academic teaching quality and student
you.                                            calendar of events and plan your week ahead.       services, to clubs, societies and campus life,
                                                                                                   the student representatives on your campus
All of our Campus Life Officers (CLOs) work
                                                UNIVERSITY SPORT                                   will be able to listen and help you experience a
tirelessly to ensure there’s always something
                                                                                                   better life at university. For more information,
going on at your campus. The CLOs are           Western Sydney University is actively
                                                                                                   visit westernsydney.edu.au/students
behind most things that happen on campus        involved in providing opportunities for
including pop-ups, social events, and free      students in all forms of sport. From social
breakfasts.                                     lunchtime Quidditch or Dodgeball, to               GYMS AND FITNESS
                                                supporting our elite athletes to succeed both      Western Sydney University offers gyms
                                                on and off the field.                               and fitness facilities on most campuses.
                                                                                                   Facilities include large, bright and spacious
                                                Western Sydney University is the best place        air conditioned premises. Approachable
                                                to get involved in sport clubs, Elite Athlete      experienced staff deliver exceptional
                                                Programs, representative sport such as             personal training programs, conduct
                                                University Games, Inter-varsity tournaments        health tests, offer nutritional guidance and
                                                and social sport.                                  give you appropriate support throughout
                                                                                                   your fitness and lifestyle journey. Visit
                                                OUT & ABOUT                                        gym.westernsydney.edu.au for more
                                                                                                   information.
                                                Western Sydney University has developed a
                                                program of activities and adventures open to
                                                all students. The Out & About trip list includes
                                                one bush walk each month, overnight camps
                                                and regular adrenalin experiences.

                                                Being run and coordinated wholly by Campus
                                                Life staff means that Out & About trips and
                                                adventures are catered directly to the needs
                                                and wants of our students. All trip leaders
                                                hold a current Senior First Aid certificate,
                                                work in pairs and follow strict safety
                                                guidelines and detailed risk assessments to
                                                make your experience a memorable one for
                                                the right reasons.

                                                FOOD
                                                Western Sydney University boasts a
                                                number of food outlets on each campus
                                                including Subway, Oliver Brown, Jamaica
                                                Blue and Piccolo Me. For a full list of food
                                                outlet trading hours and locations, visit
                                                westernsydney.edu.au/campuses

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STUDENT SUPPORT

At Western Sydney University,                       student visas, overseas student health cover,    PEER ASSISTED STUDY SESSIONS (PASS)
                                                    enrolment, admission and the provision and
we provide a wide range of                                                                           Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a
                                                    lodgement of forms.
services to help you achieve                                                                         free and voluntary student-centred learning
                                                                                                     program offered face to face and online.
academic success. These include                     westernsydney.edu.au/studentcentral
                                                                                                     One hour sessions run weekly throughout
advice on careers, employment,                                                                       the teaching session. In PASS, you will meet
learning skills, counselling,                       STUDENT WELFARE                                  and work collaboratively with other students
religious support and support                       The Student Welfare Service provides             from your unit to understand the unit content
for students with disabilities.                     welfare support to all international students,   and develop study strategies to help improve
                                                    including advice on financial assistance,         your academic performance. Sessions are
westernsydney.edu.au/services                       accommodation, health related issues             facilitated by senior students who have
                                                    and student advocacy needs. This service         successfully completed the unit before. They
AIRPORT PICK-UP                                     has professionally trained staff to help         guide students through the course material
                                                    you work through unexpected problems             and facilitate students’ learning through
The complimentary airport pick-up service           and is available at all campuses.                planned activities and discussion.
is available to all new international students
commencing at the University. Students can          Welfare officers can provide information         Through actively working together with
arrange to be collected from Sydney airport         and advice about your study options,             other students, you will find that you are
on arrival and taken to their home campus.          such as reduced study load or leave of           more engaged and will develop a deeper
Students studying a pathway program                 absence on compassionate grounds, and            understanding of the unit content. PASS is an
(English, Diploma or Foundation Studies) at         can help find the right services to talk to.      informal and welcoming environment to study,
The College, Western Sydney University will                                                          gain a deeper understanding of unit content
be able to access this service for a fee (please    The Student Welfare Service also regularly       and meet other students from your course.
note the fee will depend on the campus drop-        organises information sessions and
off location).                                      workshops for international students.            PASS sessions run for a large range of units
                                                                                                     and on multiple campuses.
westernsydney.edu.au/airportpickup                  westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                    internationalstudentsupport                      westernsydney.edu.au/pass
INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
                                                    westernsydney.edu.au/welfareservice              MATES
The International Orientation program runs
over two days and is specifically designed for                                                        MATES is a peer-mentoring program for
                                                    STUDY SUPPORT
international students. It takes place 10 days                                                       students just starting their university study,
before classes commence and all international       The teaching styles you will encounter at        or returning to study after some time. New
students are required to attend (check your         Western Sydney University and the study skills   students are matched with students in
offer letter for dates). Please make sure you       required might be very different from what       later years of study. This helps you make
arrive in Australia at least one or two days        you have been used to in your home country.      friends, network with other students and
before the commencement of the Orientation          Western Sydney University offers a range         gain knowledge and skills to settle into life at
program.                                            of support programs including Academic           university.
                                                    Literacy Workshops and other services to
westernsydney.edu.au/international/                 help you succeed.                                westernsydney.edu.au/mates
orientation                                                                                          mates@westernsydney.edu.au
                                                    westernsydney.edu.au/
STUDENT CENTRAL                                     internationalstudentsupport

This is your first point of contact for
                                                    ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS
information, forms, advice and referrals to
other services. You will have direct access to      Improve your English speaking skills and build
a dedicated Student Enquiry and Information         your confidence by participating in English
Services International Liaison Officer located      conversation groups. These groups are run
at Student Central.                                 by trained volunteers and will provide an
                                                    opportunity for participants to practice and
The Student Enquiry and Information Services        improve their spoken English in a friendly and
International Liaison Officer helps international   social environment.
students with enquiries in regards to
                                                    westernsydney.edu.au/englishconversation

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CAREERS

Want help finding a part-time job                  TARGETED PROGRAMS
or advice about your future career                Our Career-Connect Mentoring and Women
opportunities? If you need help at                in Science and Engineering (WiSE) programs
                                                  offer online exercises, workshops, visits to
any stage of your career planning,
                                                  employers and mentoring to help students
whether it is to find a part-time                  prepare for employment. WiSE is specifically
job or help plan what you want to                 targeted at women studying science,
do after university, the Careers                  technology, engineering or mathematics,
Service at Western Sydney                         whereas Career-Connect is available to all
                                                  students across a range of disciplines.
University can provide you with
a range of resources to help.
                                                  CAREER LAUNCH
westernsydney.edu.au/careers                      Our new Career-Launch project combines a
                                                  range of guidance and information available
JOBS ON CAMPUS                                    online, with a tailored program of activities to
                                                  step students through their career-planning
Over two-thirds of Western Sydney
                                                  requirements. By joining Career-Launch,
University students combine study with
                                                  students learn how to plan, seek and gain part-
work. The Western Sydney Careers team
                                                  time or graduate employment. The program is
aims to coordinate and expand on-campus
                                                  accessible to students anytime on their digital
employment opportunities for all students.
                                                  devices. Resources include videos, practice
Our program assists students to apply for paid
                                                  tests, news and information to help students
professional experience on campus which may
                                                  navigate the world of graduate careers and
help you financially while studying as well as
                                                  build the skills needed to get their dream job.
improving your employability skills.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Industry experience is a great way to
gain practical knowledge and improve
employability skills. Here at Western Sydney
University, we have a recruitment program
that is specifically designed to link students
with degree-relevant opportunities outside
of the University. With the support of our
Careers Service, students can access paid
roles in various areas such as website design,
marketing, chemical testing, stormwater
management, database development and
social research. We can also assist students to
find unpaid work experience relevant to their
discipline.

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STUDY IN SYDNEY
A thriving metropolis of almost five million people with a
third of its population born overseas, Sydney is one of the
most multicultural cities in the world.

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                                               FOOD                                           CLIMATE
Sydney is also the                             The people of Sydney, known as                 Sydney’s climate is comfortable and
destination of choice for                      “Sydneysiders”, trace their collective         temperate year round; summer is from
                                               heritage back to more than 170 countries.      December to February, while autumn is
international corporations,                    The city offers a taste of global cuisine      March to May, winter June to August, and
business leaders, tourists                     through thousands of cafes and restaurants.    spring September to November. Generally,
                                               Fresh, reasonably-priced, locally-grown        January and February are warm, while
and students.                                  produce, meat and seafood is also available    winters are mild.
                                               year round from grocers and markets.
BUSINESS                                                                                      Average temperature (low-high):
As Australia’s business capital, Sydney is     CULTURE
where you’ll find the head offices of more      If you love shopping, you’ll find Australian            SUMMER: December – February
multinational companies and banks than         designers and global fashion brands in                 18–29 degrees Celsius
anywhere else in the country and as a          boutiques, large shopping malls or at street
modern, metropolitan city, it’s the gateway    markets across the city. You also won’t want
to the Asia Pacific and an ideal place to do    to miss the year-round art, music, food,               AUTUMN: March – May
business. Studying in Australia’s commercial   theatre, film and design festivals that put             11–24 degrees Celsius
capital provides students with more job        Sydney on the world cultural map.
opportunities. It is one of the busiest                                                               WINTER: June – August
commercial hubs in the Asia-Pacific region.                                                            9–17 degrees Celsius
With a huge variety of attractions, you can
explore its many historic sites, museums,
parks, retail outlets, restaurants and bars.                                                          SPRING: September – November
                                                                                                      11–24 degrees Celsius

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LIVING IN
WESTERN SYDNEY
The Greater Western Sydney                          THE OUTDOORS                                     CULTURE
region is Western Sydney                            With nature close at hand, including national    Living in Western Sydney, you’ll also have
University’s home. The                              parks, abundant parklands, the Parramatta,       the opportunity to take part in festivals, such
                                                    Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers, Western            as Lunar New Year celebrations and other
region encompasses the area
                                                    Sydney is ideal for outdoor and sports           cultural events, including the annual Sydney
northwest, southwest and west                       enthusiasts. It’s easy to find a place to jog,    Festival Parramatta which has a packed
of Sydney and is Australia’s                        walk, cycle, row, kayak or swim or enjoy a       program stretching over ten days.
third-largest regional economy.                     peaceful picnic, barbecue or a friendly game
With a population of more                           of cricket, soccer or Frisbee with friends.      SAFETY IN AUSTRALIA
than two million people from                        The region is also close to the World            Australia is a very safe country compared
170 countries, it is a thriving                     Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, where you        with other parts of the world. When you
centre of opportunity, diversity                    can go bushwalking, canyoning, camping,          arrive in Australia you will find the majority of
and innovation that welcomes                        rock climbing and horse-riding against the       people open and friendly with a tell-it-like-it-is
                                                    dramatic back-drop of rainforests, mountains,    approach to life.
international students.
                                                    valleys and waterfalls.
                                                                                                     studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-
BUSINESS                                                                                             australia/health-and-safety
                                                    SPORT, SHOPPING AND FOOD
Many multinational corporations have
operations in Western Sydney, including             Western Sydney also boasts some successful       WORKING IN AUSTRALIA
BHP Billiton, Coca-Cola Amatil, Sony,               football, rugby league, cricket and Australian
                                                    Football League teams if you want to watch       As an international student, you may work up
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte,                                                                    to 40 hours per fortnight during each study
and Canon, making it a hub of business              a game or join a community sporting team
                                                    yourself.                                        session (semester) and unlimited hours when
development. Because of the University’s                                                             your course is not in session.
strong ties to local business, industry and
                                                    The nearby Sydney Olympic Park at
community leadership, our students can                                                               Permission to work will automatically be
                                                    Homebush, site of the 2000 Olympics, offers
access many study, internship, work and                                                              included in your student visa. Although
                                                    Aquatic and Archery Centres and cycle
volunteer opportunities here.                                                                        you are able to work in Australia, you cannot
                                                    tracks open to the public. The Park’s ANZ
                                                    stadium and other venues host national and       rely on that income to fund your tuition fees
HISTORY                                             international football, hockey, basketball and   or living costs for the duration of your stay
                                                    tennis tournaments and athletics events, as      in Australia.
The Greater Western Sydney region was
originally inhabited by several Indigenous          well as major contemporary music concerts.
                                                                                                     Many international students choose to
nations including the Bediagal and Darug                                                             work part-time during their studies, but
people. Radiocarbon dating shows human              Across Western Sydney, if you are keen on
                                                    shopping, you’ll discover a wide selection       it is unrealistic to expect that you will find
activity in the area 30,000 years ago. It is also                                                    part-time work as soon as you begin looking
steeped in colonial history – European settlers     of department stores, cinemas, restaurants,
                                                    cafes, local markets and specialty stores. You   for it. You will first need to become familiar
arrived here just ten months after landing at                                                        with the city and the areas where part-time
what is now the Rocks in the heart of Sydney        can explore major retail centres, including
                                                    Westfield Parramatta, one of Australia’s          employment is available. It is also important to
in 1788.                                                                                             understand your study obligations before you
                                                    largest shopping centres. And with the
                                                    region’s rich multicultural population, you’ll   commit yourself to part-time work.
Old Government House in Parramatta was
the “country” home of ten NSW governors in          find the flavours, foods and spices you’re
                                                                                                     studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-
the first half-century of European settlement        accustomed to at home – or why not be
                                                                                                     australia/working
in Australia. The World Heritage listed site in     adventurous and sample some new cuisines?
Parramatta Park, built between 1799 and 1816,
contains furniture and treasures from the 19th
century and is open to the public.

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Image Credit: Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
Parramatta Bus interchange – Westfield shopping centre

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ACCOMMODATION

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION                          SECURITY AND SUPPORT                              The parent/guardian must provide evidence
                                                                                                   to the University that they have entered
Western Sydney University offers high-           Western Sydney University Village
                                                                                                   into an accommodation agreement with
quality, fully furnished accommodation           provides 24-hour support for residents,
                                                                                                   the homestay provider which sets out the
options for international students on            with a dedicated team of Resident
                                                                                                   specific accommodation arrangements to be
all campuses. Living on campus offers            Assistants, an evening duty manager
                                                                                                   provided to the student for the duration of
great opportunities to make friends and          and nightly security patrols.
                                                                                                   the agreement, before a CAAW will be issued.
experience student life to the fullest.
                                                 Rooms and common areas are only accessible        The accommodation agreement must begin
Western Sydney University Village offers         by electronic swipe card and all individual       no later than the commencement date shown
students excellent value for money. Staying      bedrooms are lockable.                            on the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment,
on campus means you will save money on                                                             and remain in place for the duration of the
transport and have access to free shuttle                                                          student’s enrolment plus seven days, or until
                                                 LIVING OFF CAMPUS
bus services or you can simply walk to your                                                        the student turns 18 years of age, whichever
campus.                                          The Western Sydney region has a vast range        occurs sooner.
                                                 of affordable apartments and share housing
                                                 options. A homestay with an Australian            westernsydney.edu.au/under_18_admission
FACILITIES
                                                 family could also be a suitable option. You
Most Western Sydney Villages include:            get to experience Australian culture and it
≥ student lounge with communal kitchen           can help you settle in quickly, providing the
≥ TV lounge                                      opportunity to participate in the daily routine
≥ computer and study rooms                       of an Australian family and to practice your
≥ BBQ area                                       English language skills.
≥ laundry
≥ free internet for university students          westernsydney.edu.au/accommodation
≥ access to exclusive ResLife program.
                                                 UNDER 18 – ACCOMMODATION
TYPES OF ROOMS                                   All students under 18 years of age are required
There are plenty of options to choose from.      to live:
Looking to meet new people? Choose a             a) with a relative or a legal custodian over 21
shared townhouse or villa! Room types vary          years who will be approved by DIBP, or
on each campus, but chances are we’ll have       b) under an accommodation and welfare
something for you whether you’re looking to         arrangement approved by the University.
live in style or work to a budget.
                                                 Where a student chooses option b) above,
You can choose from a studio, apartment, villa   i.e. a University approved accommodation
or townhouse. Accommodation options vary         and welfare arrangement, the University will
between campuses. The cost of on-campus          be responsible for issuing a Confirmation of
accommodation depends on the location and        Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare
the type of room you choose.                     (CAAW).

Have questions? Give the Village a call on       Accommodation Arrangements approved
+61 2 8760 0012 or visit                         by the University
westernsydney.edu.au/village                     To enable the University to issue a
                                                 Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation
If you are a Sydney City campus student,         and Welfare (CAAW), the student must
find out more information about your              reside with a homestay family arranged by
accommodation options at:                        one of Western Sydney University’s approved
westernsydney.edu.au/city/international/         Homestay Providers:
accommodation                                    ≥ Global Experience
                                                 ≥ Homestay Network

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                       Indicative floor plan –
                       six bedroom apartment

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LIVING COSTS
As a student visa holder, you will be required    Costs indicated are a guide only, the actual      LIVING EXPENSES PER YEAR
to have approximately AUD$19,830 per              cost depends on your individual lifestyle.
person per year for living expenses, as           All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.      Applicant $19,830-$25,000
advised by the Australian Government.             westernsydney.edu.au/international/               Partner $6,515
However, the actual cost depends on your          livingcosts                                       First child $3,720
individual lifestyle and you should budget for                                                      Second child $2,790
approximately $25,000 per year per adult.         Further information on financial requirements
Although it is difficult to predict your exact    can be found at: westernsydney.edu.au/            www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/
expenses, the cost of living guide below          international/fees                                Student-Visa-Living-Costs-and-Evidence-
gives you some expected costs plus useful                                                           of-Funds
information about general living costs.

SETTLING IN EXPENSES                                                       WEEKLY ONGOING EXPENSES

Ó
                Airport Transfer $80-$150
                Based on transport costs from the airport.

                $0 If you are arriving in Australia for the first
                                                                            Å               Accommodation $130-$450
                                                                                            Cost depends on your ‘style’ of accommodation on
                                                                                            or off-campus.

                time, you can be met at the airport as part of the                          On-campus accommodation costs can be found
                free airport shuttle service arranged by Western                            at: westernsydney.edu.au/village
                Sydney International. The service provides a drop
                off to your Western Sydney University campus.                               Off-campus accommodation: a two bedroom
                                                                                            apartment in Parramatta costs about $350-$450

Æ               Groceries and household items, transport and
                associated expenses $300-$500
                To help you set up your home.
                                                                                            per week to rent.

                                                                                            If you are a Sydney City campus student, find out
                                                                                            more information about your accommodation

±
                                                                                            options at: westernsydney.edu.au/city/
                Security deposit, rent advance or rental bond
                                                                                            international#accommodation
                $300-$900+
                On-campus accommodation requires a security

                                                                            a
                deposit (refundable on departure subject to                                 Electricity, gas, water $30-$50
                conditions). Rent for your accommodation in                                 For on-campus accommodation, costs
                advance or a rental bond (a minimum of four                                 are included. Costs vary for off-campus
                weeks rent) is required if you are renting off-                             accommodation depending on share
                campus accommodation.                                                       arrangements.

Ä               Bedding, utensils and furnishings $145-$800                                 Phone calls $15-$200
                Varies depending on whether it is provided                                  There are many mobile phone providers and
                for you in your accommodation. On-campus                                    payment options (including prepaid and post-paid
                accommodation at Western Sydney University                                  plans) available to choose from.
                is fully furnished, however you will need to
                                                                                            International calling cards (phone cards) to call
                purchase your own linen and kitchen utensils.
                                                                                            home are available and are generally a cheaper
                Rental accommodation is mostly unfurnished, you
                                                                                            way to call home.
                probably need to provide your own bedding. Visit
                westernsydney.edu.au/village for details.

                                                                            Æ               Food $60-$100

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                                                                                            Based on home cooked food.
                Warm clothing $50-$150
                Especially in winter (June to August) if you are
                coming from a tropical climate.

                                                                            Y               Bus and train fares $25-$50+
                                                                                            Depends on how far you live from a Western
                                                                                            campus and how often you use public transport.

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                Textbooks $600+
                You can save money by buying second hand                                    Free shuttle bus service is available to and from
                books. Check out campus noticeboards or go to                               campuses to the nearest train station.

                                                                            É
                secondhandbooks.westernsydney.edu.au
                                                                                            Stationery/photocopying $15
                Free textbooks (up to $800 worth of value) are                              The library has many books and journals available
                available to all students enrolling in first-year                            online so this may reduce photocopying costs.
                undergraduate and Diploma subjects in 2018.                                 You can also purchase stationary at discount
                                                                                            department stores.

                                                                            ˜               Personal items, entertainment etc. $60+
                                                                                            Eating out with friends.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2018

STUDY
OPTIONS
FOR UNLIMITED CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Katharina Koch
GERMANY

MASTERS IN STRATEGIC AND
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
(DEGGENDORF INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
IN BAVARIA, GERMANY), MBA (LOGISTICS
AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT) SGSM

“For me, studying overseas was
 always a dream – so I’m glad I
 took the chance. I do recommend
 the Sydney Graduate School of
 Management (SGSM) as a learning
 institution. Studying at SGSM has
 given me a global perspective. It
 has given me a big-picture overview
 of how supply chains work in
 Australia, as well as in Europe. One
 day I want to work in a management
 team, so I see the degree as an
 investment in my future.
The lecturers were from Australia
and around the world. Their teaching
style balances theory with real-
world experience which has helped
me to understand how the subject
matter translates in practical terms.
I’ve enjoyed the internship at
Kimberly-Clark. It has helped me
understand how everything fits
together, and the variables that
can affect delivery. Also, the team
was young and dynamic, with
people from all over the world.
It’s been a great experience.”

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                                   ARTS AND                                            BUSINESS
                                   HUMANITIES

    RANKINGS

           ARTS AND                An Arts and Humanities degree                       If you are driven to succeed
          HUMANITIES               has the potential to open career                    in business, here is the right
                                   doors to the world. Your degree will                place to start. With a high
       IN THE WORLD                be supported by academics that are                  international profile, expert
                                   internationally recognised.                         staff and accreditation from
   TOP 150                         You will find yourself immersed in Cultural
                                   and Social Analysis, Creative Writing, Digital
                                                                                       leading Australian industry
                                                                                       organisations, our Business
    Communication and              Cultures, International Relations and Asian         degrees ensure you will enter the
      Media Studies*               Studies, Languages or Psychological Studies         workforce equipped for success.
                                   to name just a few major areas of study.
                                   Combine your studies to broaden your horizons       The Bachelor of Business degree prepares

   TOP 250                         with Business, Information Technology, Law,
                                   Science or Teaching. The Master of Continental
                                   Philosophy offers new ways to think about
                                                                                       you for future careers in money, markets and
                                                                                       management by offering industry-specific
                                                                                       projects and placements.
     English Language              contemporary issues such as technology, the
      and Literature*              environment, gender, race and inequality, as        These courses provide the foundations for the
                                   well as new approaches to the promises of art,      development of our future business leaders.
                                   language, and the challenges of history.

  TOP 300                          The Writing and Society Research Centre
                                   offers a challenging, rigorous coursework
                                                                                       Whether you’ve got your eye on the MD’s
                                                                                       chair, or you’re just making your first foray
                                                                                       into the business world, the Sydney Graduate
   Arts and Humanities*            and research Master of Arts (MA) combining          School of Management (SGSM) offers a choice
                                   criticism and creative work and leading to          of Masters degrees in Business to take you to
                                   an MA in Literature and Creative Writing. By        the next level of business success. You can be
                                   connecting creative writing practice to ideas       confident that you’re receiving a top-quality
                                   and creative work from across the arts and          business education.
           BUSINESS
                                   sciences, we offer students the opportunity to
                                   think across creative, critical and disciplinary    Career opportunities
       IN THE WORLD                categories and to produce either works of           As a graduate, you may seek a management
                                   scholarship or creative writing (or related         traineeship, become involved in a

   TOP 100                         creative work that crosses over into other areas
                                   including music, art, performance and film).
                                                                                       management consultancy or find a career
                                                                                       associated with the discipline in which
                                                                                       you complete a major. Examples include
       Hospitality and             Career opportunities                                employment in public practice, taxation
                                   Study in the humanities is designed to develop
         Tourism**                 communication and personal skills, creativity
                                                                                       consulting, merchant banking, financial
                                                                                       services management, economic advising,
                                   and capacity for independent thought,               roles in service-oriented businesses,
                                   adaptability to new situations, and problem-
   TOP 350                         solving skills. As a graduate, you may find
                                   employment as an arts administrator, a teacher
                                                                                       employment relations, human resources,
                                                                                       industrial relations, marketing firms,
                                                                                       operations or logistics organisations,
       Social Sciences             (with further study), writer, author, journalist,   international property, property development
      and Management*              politician, diplomat, community planner,            and valuation firms.
                                   librarian, historian, publisher or a researcher.
                                   Career opportunities also exist in non-             Find out more

  TOP 400                          government organisations, community-based
                                   industries, overseas organisations and in
                                                                                       Contact the Course Information
                                                                                       Centre on +61 2 9852 5499 or
                                                                                       internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au
        Management**               social policy development. The wide range of
                                   double degrees on offer provides scope for
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                                   further career opportunities.
   * QS World University Subject
                                   Find out more
     Rankings
                                   Contact the Course Information
   ** ARWU Shanghai Rankings
                                   Centre on +61 2 9852 5499 or
                                   internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au
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