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)
General information for exchange students
All forms and brochures can be printed from the download page
Introducing Western Sydney University (YouTube)
Semester I: 1st week of March - last week of June
Exams take place the last two weeks of June for Semester I and the 2nd and 3rd week of November for Semester II.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
All subjects, except the following:
GPA (Average Grade)
There is no GPA requirement for this destination.
English Language Requirement
A TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.
Students enrolled in a fully English taught Bachelor or Master programme (for example UCU), can provide a letter attesting to the fact that their degree is taught and assessed entirely in English.
Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.
|Courses at Master’s level|
|Language of instruction|
On-campus accommodation is provided by Western Sydney University Village. Availability is not guaranteed, bus is highly likely.
The website also offers information on nearby off-campus accommodation.
Support is available when finding residence is difficult.
|Estimated living costs per month|
The average costs of living per month for a student living on-campus are around 1,800 AUD. (Estimate from 2022)
You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.
Overseas Health Cover is compulsory and is about $400 per year.
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.
Selection was not necessary in the past few years.
|Other AEN Network universities|
Griffith University (Brisbane)
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.