10% Fee Reduction
As an incentive to commence with us in 2020, all newly commencing students will receive a 10% fee reduction for study in:
- Spring Session (20 July 2020)
- Quarter 3 2020 (29 June 2020)
- English for Academic Purposes EAP (7 July)
The incentive will be offered in conjunction with any other awarded academic scholarship.
The 10% fee reduction will be applied as follows.
- with a current conditional or unconditional offer will receive a revised offer with the reduction included.
- who have accepted and made payment already will have their 10% credited to their subsequent semester of study.
- with provisional offers will have the 10% reduction applied on their subsequent conditional or unconditional offer.
Further to this we are offering our commencing students in the next intakes the following concessions:
- Reduced Study Load Option – Commencing offshore students for Spring Session (July) 2020 will be given the option to enrol in a reduced load of study (eg. two units (subjects) of study instead of the standard four) to ‘get started’ on their degree course. To secure a reduced study load option and allow them a less intensive online introduction to study at Western Sydney University, students must contact International Admissions to request a reduced study load option and obtain a new letter of offer, with a reduced study load offering, including a reduced commencement fee. Closer to the course start date students will be advised by the University, which subjects would be best to take, as advised by their School.
- Offshore Online Refunds – If students start offshore and online and later get a visa refusal, WSU will refund all tuition fees to the student. Students will be required to submit their refund request within two weeks of their DHA visa refusal notification, with their official visa refusal notification attached.
- Packaged Offers and Deposits – normally for a packaged offer at WSU a $5,000 deposit is required for the main degree program. For students commencing in their preliminary program (Diploma, Foundation, MQP, PG Bridging program Social Work, Graduate Certificate in Business) in 2020 only a $2,000 deposit will now be required for the main degree program. This will only apply to new acceptances or applications submitted from 21 May 2020. This does not apply to programs packaged with EAP.
Admissions changes to documentation requirements for Semester 2 (July 2020) and Quarter 3 (June 2020):
English Evidence – with many English testing centres currently closed we will temporarily extend the time validity for existing approved official IELTS or TOEFL IBT English test scores for 3 years instead of 2 years for English entry of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We have also made some changes to our accepted tests and recognitions of score validity. For the coming intakes Spring Session (July) and Quarter 3 (June) 2020, Western will be accepting the following English tests for standard English entry of IELTS 6.5 or equivalence (but not for programs that require an IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent):
- IELTS Indicator IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each band
- TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition 82 overall – Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13
- Duolingo 115 score (for programs with IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
Predicted Scores – Many students will struggle to obtain official final high school grades in 2020 in time for the commencement of their intake due to closure of schools and other COVID-19 related issues. Western is now accepting predicted scores for assessment. However, where applicable, final official results will need to be submitted to Western by the deadline as per the conditions outlined on their offer letter (13 July 2020 in most cases for Semester 2 intake). If extensions are required, please contact International Admissions, as this may be considered on a case by case basis.
Document Verification – With many University administration offices closed Western will be accepting online or screenshot transcripts without final official completion certificate as proof of course completion.
Offers will be made based on the above and students will be able to accept and make payment. However, it is critical that all students are able to supply official results or fully attested of the original transcripts and documents one week before each intake.