Information for Parents

The transition between high school and University is a stepping stone not only for the student, but also for their family and friends. We encourage you to continue the education journey and have provided a checklist of important information on this page to assist you in discussing university as an option. 

Area of Study

At UWS, our courses are categorised by Areas of Study. When a student enters university straight from high school, the courses they apply for are Undergraduate courses called Bachelors degrees. These courses are open to people who have not yet completed a university degree and who have met the admission requirements to gain entry to the course.

Course information is available through the following Area of Study links:

Download the UWS Parents' Guide (PDF, 983.94 KB) (opens in a new window) for more information.


Course fees are an important aspect of University. Undergraduate course fees vary depend on the units (or subjects) and study load (for example, part time or full time) of each student. Information about student contribution amounts and payment options for prospective students is available at the external Study Assist website (opens in a new window).


A number of Scholarships are now available for application online. Browse through our wide range of Scholarships for more information.

The UWS Advantage

The University of Western Sydney is encouraging students to pursue a university education by offering a number of advantages to help them achieve their higher education goals. Students ATARs could be boosted by up to 10 Bonus Points.

Early Offer Program

UWS has a new Early Offer Program for 2015. Eligibility for an Early Offer from UWS will be determined by the UWS course or courses that have been listed as a preference through UAC. There are some courses that are not part of the Early Offer Program including;

  • B Medicine/B Surgery
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Occupational Therapy
  • B Podiatric Medicine
  • B Midwifery

We will contact eligible applicants with details of the Early Offer program.


Prospective students, their friends and family are invited to attend a number of UWS Events throughout the year. Guided campus tours, parent information evenings, Open Day and UWS Day's provide excellent opportunities to find out more about UWS opportunities first hand, on campus. Information on events can be accessed online at the UWS Events page.

If you have any questions about our courses, the application process or enquiries about what it is like to go to UWS, call the UWS Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email You are able to request a course information pack to be mailed to you.