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Australia: Western Sydney University
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Agriculture, Anthropology, Biology, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Geography, Health Science, History, Horticulture, Hospitality Management, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, International/Global Studies, Kinesiology, Political Science
Program Description:



Calendar Year Program Deadlines
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline 

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.?


Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for Australia: Western Sydney University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year or Calendar Year abroad on this program. The traditional Australian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November (see Calendar Year below). Students may choose to apply for the Calendar Year or the Academic Year cycles.

Academic Year: July to November & February to June
Calendar Year: February to June & July to November

Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites
Agriculture and Horticulture: Introduction to Agriculture (or a similar introductory agriculture class); Chemistry with laboratory; Biology with laboratory; Pre-Calculus or Intermediate Algebra.  Additional recommended coursework: Soil Science; Animal Science; Statistics, Sustainable Food Production, Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
Biology: One year Biology with laboratory; one year Chemistry with laboratory; one year Physics with laboratory; Calculus; Statistics; English Composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division biology and chemistry.
Criminal Justice:  Introduction to Criminal Justice (or a similar introductory criminal justice course); Introduction to Sociology; Statistics; English Composition.
History: World History; U.S. History.  Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in history, political science, or international relations. 
Hospitality & Tourism: Introduction to Hospitality Industry (or any course in hospitality industry); Financial Accounting; Business Statistics.  Additional recommended coursework: Sociology; Business Management; Marketing; Sanitation Practices; Managerial Accounting.
Kinesiology and Exercise Science  Not referred to as "Kinesiology" as it is in the USA, but rather housed in Health Science and inclusive of Sport and Exercise Science. Courses available in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, and Physiology.
Political Science:  Introduction to Political Science; Comparative/World Politics or International Relations.  Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in political science, history, economics, or sociology.


Western Sydney University (previously the University of Western Sydney) is a university with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. WSU is ranked amongst the top two percent of universities in the world, with a growing international reputation for research-led, student-centered learning.  WSU consists of six campuses located in the western suburbs of Sydney. CSU IP participants typically study at WSU’s Hawkesbury, Penrith, Bankstown or Campelltown campuses, depending on their area of study. CSU IP students enroll directly in WSU, studying alongside Australian students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at WSU and in Australia. Charity King- WSU

Students are required to have a major (or a closely related major) in one of the approved areas of study listed above. Students will need to complete specific major or related courses in order to be prepared for the coursework at WSU. Students should consult the WSU website for specific courses and keep in mind that not all coursework is available to visiting students and that prerequisites may apply.

For more information about the academic programs at WSU and the areas of study offered on each campus, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Please note that the CSU IP program at WSU is based on reciprocal exchange; the number of CSU IP participants accepted into the program is dependent on the ability of WSU to send students to study in the U.S. Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in Australia (or elsewhere) that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice. The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “Second Choice Questionnaire,” which can be found in the CSU IP application.


The Greater Western Sydney region is home to WSU and stretches from Parramatta, the geographical center of Sydney, to the Blue Mountains on the western edge of the metropolitan Sydney area.  Western Sydney University is spread over six campuses; CSU IP students typically study at the Hawkesbury, Penrith, Bankstown or Campelltown campuses, depending on their area of study. More information on Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney region can be found here.


Students arrange their own housing using information provided Western Sydney University. Some students secure housing before departure, choosing to live on-campus in the WSU Village (dormitories), while others prefer to arrive early, stay in a hostel/hotel and look for off-campus housing (typically in shared apartments or a homestay).  Additional information about accommodation options at WSU can be found here