- Applying to study
- New to Uni
- Important dates
- Fees and costs
- The Academy
Services and facilities
- - Student Central
- - Workshops, programs and online resources
- - Counselling Service
- - Disability Service
- - Student Welfare Service
- - Special Consideration
- - Student Legal Services
- - Chaplaincy
- - Student Representation & Participation
- - Student Academic Committees
- - International student support
- - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support
- - Student Stores
- - Online student support
- - Student facilities
- - Support for Student Veterans
- Online systems
- Student Misconduct Rule
- Semi Permanent Unlimited Live
- Western Digital Story Telling Project
Welfare services for International students
International students can access all the services offered by the Student Welfare Service. They are free, professional and confidential.
Make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1300 668 370 (option 4 then option 1) - we have dedicated Welfare Officers to help you, so please let us know if you're an International student.
Before you change your studies
Do you have any concerns or personal issues that might affect your study? Changing your enrolment, reducing your study load, taking a leave of absence or resigning from your studies can have visa implications, so it's important you seek advice before making any changes. A Western Sydney University Welfare Officer can provide advice on visa implications and refer you to relevant University or external department.
For information on applying for Reduced Study Load or Leave of Absence please go to our International Student Support webpage where you will find further information and instructions on how to lodge an application.
Please contact the Student Welfare Service as soon as possible if you are experiencing any difficulties. You can make an appointment by calling 1300 668 370 (option 4 then option 1) or emailing email@example.com.
The University endeavours to support students in achieving and maintaining satisfactory academic progress and to complete their programs in the allowable period of time. To find out more, you can read the Western Sydney University International Student Intervention Strategy.
Emergency financial assistance
Financial information and resources
Referral to external financial advisors
You will need to notify the University of your illness, misadventure or extenuating circumstances, as well as provide supporting documentation which demonstrates the severity and/or gravity and timing of the circumstance which has affected your academic performance.
To find out more about the types of Special Consideration and how to apply, visit the Special Consideration webpage. If you need assistance making your application, a Welfare Officer can help. Contact a Welfare Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you through the process.
Exclusion and Conditional Enrolment
If you wish to find out more about what advocacy is, please visit the Advocacy webpage.
Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty
Make sure to consult with us before making changes that can effect your visa status. Email us on email@example.com so you know what your enrolment changes will mean for your ability to stay in Australia.
MATES and English Conversation Groups
MATES provides first year students with an opportunity to connect with other new students and mentors in later years of study. This helps new students make friends, network with other students and gain knowledge and skills to settle into life at university.
Find out more and get involved at the MATES website.
English Conversation Groups (ECG) are for students who are interested in improving their skills in English conversation and run by trained student volunteers in a fun and friendly environment. The program consists of five, weekly, one-hour sessions during Autumn and Spring sessions.
Find out more and get involved at the English Conversation Groups website
Overseas Student Health Cover
Students with Overseas Student Health Cover through Allianz can access assistance in a number of ways.
My OSHC Assistant is a free app that allows students to:
- Access e-membership card for Doctor visits
- View Certificate of Insurance
- Find a Doctor nearby
- Update their OSHC account details
- Find Allianz contact details
- Make a claim
Download the app at My OSHC Assistant (opens in a new window)
A Doctor on Demand service
Students can get immediate access to a Doctor in any location, at any time. Doctors on Demand is a telehealth service where students can speak to a qualified doctor via phone or by video call.
For more information, please visit Doctors on Demand (opens in a new window)
On Campus Reps
The Allianz OSHC website includes an “OSHC - On Campus Support” web page that lists where their representatives are at over 50 campuses across Australia.
Reps at WSU campuses are listed for:
- Parramatta South
- Parramatta CBD
- Sydney Olympic Park
- 100 George Street, Parramatta.
For more information, please see OSHC - On Campus Support (opens in a new window)