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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Host Family, Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Biological Science, Criminal Justice, Geography, Health Science, History, Kinesiology, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 3.0 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Employment Abroad Permitted: Yes Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:



Calendar Year Application 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 as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
CSU Class Standing

Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.

There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 


Subjects Available
Agriculture Horticulture
Anthropology Hospitality
Biology Hospitality Management
Criminal Justice International/Global Studies
Geography Nursing
Health Science Political Science
History Recreation and Tourism

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies

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). 

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


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


Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Australia, "The Australian system of higher education derives from the British model, although it has developed along unique lines. In that model, general education as a component of the undergraduate degree is unknown. Undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject... CSU students will enroll only in courses within the approved field of study in which they are placed, following the same general plan as their Australian counterparts."