Western Sydney University

00917K Australia

About Western Sydney University


Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 301


FEEL AT HOME INDEX - Rank: 10.92%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 551

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 401

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 25.000

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 15.080

SCEM: Australian Consortium for Classification Development (ACCD) PhD Scholarship

Tax-free stipend up to AUD $30,000 per annum. Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Waiver valued at approximately AUD $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years; students receive up to AUD $3,267 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Single Health Care Policy.

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in the field of computer science. Knowledge or familiarity of clinical classification and terminology systems such as ICD, ICF, ICHI and SNOMED-CT. High-level of interest and knowledge in machine learning theories and technologies. High-level of programming skills in object oriented programming languages. A proven research record in computing, preferably related to health informatics. International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language.

All international

Contact Dr Anupama Ginige to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply. Complete the scholarship application form Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims. Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School. All attached documents must be in PDF format. In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Fifty percent of tuition fees per annum up to a maximum three years

Any CRICOS registered undergraduate degree (does not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery). Applicants must: be international students with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 573 or subclass 500) commence a new course of study in 2017. achieve a minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher secondary studies. provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University. have submitted a complete scholarship application by closing date. not be seeking to make an application for advanced standing for their course prior to, or after enrolment. You are not eligible if: you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia. you are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University. you are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and apply for a scholarship for the existing course of study. your scholarship application is incomplete. you are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus. you have been awarded another scholarship by the University or another organisation that covers the cost of the tuition fees (fully or partially) to study at Western Sydney University.  

All international

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University. No separate scholarship application will be required.

Expected December 2018

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 3 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 3 / 5

Study Experience : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 3 / 5