Western Sydney University (AEN)

Western Sydney University is a universitywide partner in Sydney, Australia. You can study at Western Sydney University through the AEN program. There is no direct (bilateral) exchange agreement with Western Sydney University, so you will have to apply for AEN if you want to study there.

The AEN program (Australian European Network) consists of a group of 5 Australian universities. Utrecht doesn’t exchange with these universities directly, but via AEN. You will have to choose AEN as the option in Osiris.

If you are applying for the AEN program, you need to mention the top three AEN universities of your choice in your motivation letter, which needs to be uploaded in Osiris. The AEN Netwerk decides for which university you will be selected, there is a chance you will not be placed at your preferred AEN university, but at your second or third choice university instead.

How to apply in Osiris:

Check the application procedure and deadlines
When applying in Osiris choose:
- Country: Australia
- City: Other
- Institution: Australian-European Network (AEN)


Student experiences

Download the student experiences


International home page

Course information

All forms and brochures can be printed from the download page

Social media



Introducing Western Sydney University (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: Late February - 4th week of June
Semester II: Late July - 4th week of November

Important dates

Areas of study open to exchange students

All subjects, except the following:

  • Medicine, Occupational Therapy and some Allied Health courses (require to be assessed prior to approval).
  • Psychology postgraduate units are closed. All undergraduate units in psychology will need to be approved by the school.

English language requirements

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

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Estimated living costs per month

$275 to $400 per week & 14,000 to $20,000 for a year depending on your lifestyle.

More information

Overseas Health Cover is compulsory and is about $400 per year. 

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You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year for the AEN network in total.

Other AEN Network universities

Griffith University (Brisbane)
Edith Cowan University (Perth)
University of Wollongong
University of Tasmania (Hobart)



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.