Incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

UWS provides you with an invaluable opportunity to experience the Australian way of life while contributing towards your degree.

Get ready to grow in ways you've never imagined!

Firstly - Greater Western Sydney is a global centre for trade, innovation and learning with the third largest regional economy in Australia. Make the most of your time in our region by doing an internship while you study.

Then - take advantage of the services UWS offers, like the International Academic Preparation Program. It is especially designed for new international students and will assist you in your transition to the Australian university setting.

Choose units in your major taught by people with extensive experience and expertise in their field. Also take a unit on Australia to fully appreciate your home country for the next few months. Units like 'Australian Art', 'Indigenous Australia', or 'Foundations of Modern Australia' will give you insight that local people might not have!

Finally, have a great time! Sydney's delights are on your doorstep and there is also plenty to do in western Sydney. Go skydiving, explore historic regions, try bush tucker at the Muru Mittigar Cultural Centre, see a sporting event like Aussie Rules and Cricket, or savour the delights of multicultural Sydney through its food.

Study Abroad and Exchange at UWS

Study Abroad and Exchange students can pursue a one or two semester fulltime study program in any UWS field of study. Students may choose any units on offer at UWS as long as they meet the entry requirements (prerequisite) for the unit.These units may also be taken from any one-unit discipline area or can be cross disciplinary.

Definition of an Exchange and Study Abroad student

A Student Exchange program is based on an official exchange agreement between two partner universities. Students are required to pay full fees to their home university while studying at a host university and vice versa. If you are enrolled at a university that has a formal Exchange Agreement with the University of Western Sydney you may be eligible to apply to study at UWS as an exchange student.

A Study Abroad Student generally refers to a student who enrols for one or two semesters of study at UWS, pays tuition to UWS, but credits their study back to their home institution. These students generally come from universities other than those with which UWS has an official exchange agreement. However because of quotas restricting the number of exchange places offered each semester it is possible that a student from a UWS exchange partner institutions may need to enrol as a Study Abroad student.

There are three options for a study abroad student at UWS;

1. Study Abroad
2. Study Abroad Plus Internship
3. Study Abroad Plus Language Tuition

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Study Abroad & Exchange Brochure (PDF, 3.56Mb)
Study Abroad & Exchange Application Form (PDF, 225Kb)    

For further information contact:
Study Abroad and Exchange Office
UWS International

Building ES, Parramatta campus
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751

Tel: +61 2 9685 9272
Fax: +61 2 9685 9520