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HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

Direct Application Early Offer Program

HSC True Reward provides students an early offer into Western based on HSC results, instead of a scaled ATAR.

International students must apply via UAC International to be eligible for the HSC True Rewards Program.

Western offers direct application via Studylink for onshore HSC Year 12 international students (no application through UAC required). This allows us to issue early Conditional Offers to Year 12 students upon receiving the application.

Study at Western with a $6,000 Multi-year Scholarship

Onshore international students applying for a Western Sydney University Bachelor Degree who meet admission requirements and are graduating Year 12 in 2023, from an Australian high school, will automatically qualify for a $6,000 Multi-year Scholarship*

Eligible students will also be considered for a Multi-year Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship which awards a 50% reduction in fees. 

*All CRICOS registered undergraduate degrees are eligible, excluding Doctor of Medicine.

* $6,000 per year contribution towards tuition fees (up to three years maximum).


HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

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Search the Year 11 and 12 subject requirements to see if you're eligible for a HSC True Reward Early Offer

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International students must apply via UAC International to be eligible for the HSC True Rewards Program.

Apply via UAC International

HSC True Reward is Western’s early offer for students finishing their NSW HSC in 2023. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR. True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strong points and areas of interest.

Key Dates



Apply by 11:59pm on this date to be considered for the first True Reward offer round.

9 September 2023

True Reward offers released - Round 6 - Year 11 results.

15 September 2023

Apply by 11:59pm on this date to be considered for the next True Reward offer round.

13 December 2023

Change preferences by 11:59pm to be considered for the next True Reward offer round.

16 December 2023

True Reward offers released – Round 8 - Year 12 results.

21 December 2023

Apply by 11:59pm on this date to be considered for the next True Reward offer round. 

30 December 2023

Last chance to update preferences (by 11:59pm) to be considered for the next True Reward offer round.

31 December 2023

True Reward offers released - Round 9 - Year 12 results.

5 January 2024

Courses Excluded from True Reward

The following courses are excluded from the 2024 True Reward program due to additional selection criteria and capped placements.

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Early Childhood/Primary)/Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) Diploma pathway
  • Bachelor of Construction Management Advanced (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse pathway)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Graduate pathway
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Associate Degree in Engineering
  • Undergraduate Preparation Program Nursing/Health Science
  • Undergraduate Preparation Program Nursing/Health Science (2 Terms)
  • University Foundation Studies (Health Science/ Nursing) - Accelerated
  • University Foundation Studies (Health Science/ Nursing) - Standard


What is a Direct Application Early Offer and how do I apply?

Western Sydney University offers direct application via Studylink for all onshore HSC Year 12 international students (no application through UAC required). This allows our Admission to issue early Conditional Offers to Year 12 students upon receiving the application, which can be conditionally accepted by students. Bachelor of Nursing students will receive a Provisional Offer. 

How does a Conditional or Provisional Offer work?

A Conditional Offer of Admission may be made when an applicant has applied for a formal course of study and has not met the academic and/or English requirements for admission. A Conditional Offer of Admission will indicate the conditions that you have to meet to be granted a full offer. While you will be able to accept your offer, you will need to meet these requirements before you can enrol in your course.

For Year 12 students who submit a direct application prior to their HSC, you will be assessed on your Year 11 results. If an offer is made it will be conditional. This means you need to meet certain criteria before the offer is unconditional e.g. successful completion of your HSC exams.

Some students may receive a Provisional Offer which means there are further conditions to fulfil. Provisional Offer holders cannot accept their offer until these conditions have been met. For example, Bachelor of Nursing applicants must provide evidence of having obtained 7.0 IELTS score in all bands or equivalent (an exception being if English is your primary language and you have completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education in Australia, including at least 2 years between 7 and 12).

If a Conditional or Provisional Offer is issued, all of the conditions you need to satisfy in order to receive an Unconditional Offer will be outlined clearly in your offer letter.

Are all Undergraduate degrees available for a Direct Application Early Offer?

While the majority of courses can be applied for directly via Studylink, the below listed courses are excluded from Early Offer and are mandatory to apply via UAC. Offers for these courses can only be issued once ATAR and HSC results are released in December 2023:

• Doctor of Medicine

• Dean's Scholars and Advanced Courses

• B Physiotherapy

• B Podiatry Medicine

• B Speech Pathology

• B Health Science (Paramedicine).

All other Undergraduate degrees are open for direct application. 

How do I apply?

International students can submit an application for admission and upload all supporting documents via our Online Application System. Watch our video below for a step-by-step guide or visit our Admissions page for more information. 

Where can I get more information?

Our friendly team would be happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you have about life at Western or how to apply. Contact us on + 61 2 9852 5499  or at internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au for advice on your study options. You can also learn more on our How to Apply page that features a step-by-step video guide. 

Bonus Points forInternational Students

Give your application to Western Sydney University a boost.

You may eligible for bonus points or special consideration when applying to Western Sydney University. Up to ten bonus points in total may be available if you meet one or both of the below criteria:

  • If you live in the Western Sydney region, you will automatically qualify for five Regional Bonus Points when you apply to study at Western.
  • You achieve outstanding results in relevant HSC or IB subjects. Subject Bonus Points are a point system that can give you a better selection ranking. 


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