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Session commmencement dates



Apply By

Autumn Session (early March - late June)

All Regions

31 October

Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 (early January - mid June)
(Quarters are for postgraduate business units only)
All regions31 October



Apply By

Spring Session (late July - late November)

All Regions

30 April

Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 (late June - early December)
(Quarters are for postgraduate business units only)
All regions30 April

Step 1: Application

Exchange and Study Abroad students are required to complete and submit the following documents:

  • Western Sydney University International Application System (opens in a new window)
  • Copy of your passport (if available)
  • Certified copy of Academic transcript
  • Recognised English test (if required)

    If English is not your first language and you have not been studying in English at the tertiary level, you will need to include a recognised English test with your application.

    Recognised tests / certification and required scores

    • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands
    • TOEFL iBT: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13  
    • Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Cambridge English level B2, overall score 176, no section less than 169
    • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A statement on partner letterhead and signed by a staff member of authority of the partner's English language centre that the applicant has been evaluated to have a CEFR level of B2 or above.
    • European senior secondary school qualifications:
      - Denmark Studentereksamen: Minimum score of 7 in English A or 9 in English B
      - Finland Upper Secondary School Certificate: Minimum score of 8 in English A or English (Advanced)
      - Germany Abitur: Minimum score of 3 (7-9)/Satisfactory in Advanced Level English
      - Germany DAAD: Minimum score of B in all 4 categories of the DAAD certificate (old) or B2 in each category of the DAAD certificate (new)
      - Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO): Minimum score of 7 in final year English
      - Norway Vitnemal: Minimum score of 4 in English
      - Sweden Slutbetyg: Minimum score of 4/VG in English A or B (old system) or Minimum score of C in English 5 or 6 (new system)

    For additional tests or certifications equivalent to IELTS (overall score of 6.6 with minimum score of 6 in all bands) accepted by Western Sydney University, refer to the approved English language entry requirements (PDF, 61.16 KB) (opens in a new window).

  • If you are applying under the exchange program, you must have been already nominated by your home university. Evidence of nomination in the form of a letter is not usually required.

When the above documents are received the application can be processed.

Step 2: Receive your Offer

Subject to your application being successful, we will send an Offer Letter along with an Offer Pack.

An Offer Letter for:

  • Exchange students will be forwarded to you, and copied to your home university
  • Study Abroad students will be sent directly to you or via your agent (if you have one)

Step 3: Accept your Offer

To accept the Offer you will need to upload/complete the following via your online application

  • Signed Acceptance Form (which is part of your Offer Letter)
  • Payment (if applicable - and to be made electronically)
  • Proof you have obtained correct Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), if you have elected to purchase this yourself and not via Western Sydney University

Step 4: Receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Once you have correctly accepted your Offer, we will issue your eCoE. This is the required document to apply for your Australian student visa (subclass 500).

Please note, you cannot apply for your Australian student visa until you have your eCoE.

Step 5: Prepare for your Arrival at Western Sydney University 

Once you have accepted your Offer and received your eCoE, you can start making preparations to study at Western Sydney University, including applying for your Australian student visa (subclass 500).

For details, please see Before you Arrive.