Western Sydney University

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About the University 🏫

Western Sydney University has five campuses located in Greater Western Sydney, Australia’s third-largest and fastest-growing regional economy. With world-classresearch and teaching across 100 study areas and expanding international recognition, the University’s 45,000 students are well-positioned to succeed in an increasingly connected world.

Ranked amongst the top 2% of universities worldwide by the TimesHigher Education World University Rankings, Western Sydney University values high quality teaching through ambitious teachers and modern facilities. Students enjoy engaging and socialising through the more 90+ student clubs that students can get involved with within categories such as: social life, cultural, religious, sporting, political, and programme related.

There are a range of facilities on campus for students to enjoy including a number of art galleries, the Penrith Observatory, Campbelltown Rotary Observation and a gym.

About the city 🌇

Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales and surrounds the huge harbor area, Port Jackson, which is the largest natural harbor in the world. The atmosphere in the city is delightfully pleasant and generally reflects the Australian mentality. In the absolute center of the city you will find the Central Business District which means a good mix of business people, tourists, office buildings, a multitude of different shops, cafes and restaurants etc. Despite being a, at times, hectic big city, it is not difficult to find little oases here and there. Especially in the Sydney Botanical Gardens or on a walk along the beautiful waterfront, you can easily enjoy a delicious takeaway coffee while enjoying the surroundings and the view.

Sydney is a city that you can easily spend several days in. There are loads of attractions meaning that you will definitely not get bored. Spend your days in the city experiencing the better-known sights, such as Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, and perhaps also venture out into some of the smaller suburbs that are close to the centre, where it is more peaceful and where you get a better impression of life as a local 'Sydneysider'.

When you feel like having lunch or dinner, there is also plenty of opportunity to find a cozy place to eat and possibly also a nearby bar where you can enjoy a drink or a good glass of Australian wine while absorbing all the new impressions you have received during the day.

Housing 🏡

On-campus housing

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus living options, offering high quality, affordable accommodation and a balanced living and learning environment. The benefits of living on campus include 24/7 support and access to library and recreational facilities.

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Off-campus housing

The Western Sydney area has a range of affordable apartments and share-house options near our campuses. Real estate agents generally manage apartments while individuals or students, manage shared accommodation.

Living off campus is suitable for students looking for a more independent lifestyle and there are many options available to you that are still close to your campus. Shared accommodation is a fun way to meet people, particularly in a new city and share living expenses.

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What the students say

"I really appreciate the education I have received here at Western Sydney University. I have really grown as a person here.” Jiaxin L.

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