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International Orientation

International Orientation

The Western Sydney International Orientation program will help you in your transition to university and to a new chapter of your life: a new environment, a new culture, and a new way of learning.

GET READY TO START

The commencement of your study at Western Sydney University is fast approaching!

Use our starting at Western checklist to ensure you get the best start to your studies with us this Semester!

Make sure to also check out our Orientation dates page for more information on your upcoming orientation sessions. 

1. ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

The first step to becoming a student at Western is to accept your offer.

The Western Sydney International Admissions team work tirelessly processing applications, issuing offers and working with future students to help them realise their educational goals with Western Sydney University. If you still need to formally accept your offer to enrol and finalise your timetable before the start of session, watch the ‘How to accept your offer video’ now.

If you have a question regarding your offer, the acceptance process or about your visa, visit the below links for more information.

Note: You must accept your offer and pay required fees as stated on your Offer Admission letter to receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). When you receive your CoE you can progress to the following steps.

2. ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

If you've accepted your offer and received your confirmation of enrolment (eCOE), the next step is to activate your student account (Western Account).

This will give you access to all our online services, including your student email account, My Student Records (MySR), the Library and more. You'll need your Western Student ID number.

You can find this number on your Offer of Admission letter.

If you have a question about activating your Western Account, please contact International Admissions via email or call +61 2 9685 9280 during 9:00am-5:00pm AEDT Mon to Fri.

Student Email

Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can or at least twice a week. Your student email address is studentid@student.westernsydney.edu.au

3. ENROL IN YOUR SUBJECTS

Enrolling in your subjects is the most important thing you need to do when starting at Western Sydney University. You need to complete this in My Student Records (MySR).

To select your subjects for Autumn 2024, you will need to find your program on the Academic Handbook page. When you search for your program, click on 'sequence' for the current recommended subject selections for this session.

For enrolment and class registration support you can contact the Student Services Hub via phone on +61 2 9852 5499, via WhatsApp on +61482095590 during 9:00am - 4:30pm AEDT or email internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au


International Students

Before registering into subjects, International Students must accept their offer and activate their account. Please view the How to Accept page for step by step instructions. 

Enrolment and Class Registration Help

If you have any questions or need assistance with completing your enrolment make sure to come along to one of our enrolment and class registration help sessions. Held on at 6pm (AEDT) on the below dates, the sessions are hosted by our Student Services Hub team and provide you with detailed information on how to complete enrolment, select class preferences and build your timetable. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions about advanced standing you may have.

Upcoming dates

  • 21 February
  • 28 February

4. FINALISE YOUR CLASS REGISTRATION

Class Registration is how you choose your tutorials (and other classes) and put together your timetable. Allocate+ is the online system used to complete this process.

You'll need to make sure you are enrolled in all of your subjects. After being allocated into your classes, you may be able to swap classes depending on availability.

If you have just completed your enrolment, it may take a couple of hours for your subjects to appear in Allocate+. Check back later if they do not show up in Allocate+ immediately after enrolment.

Important additional information to do with Class Registration can be viewed on our Class Registration page.

Note: After your timetable is complete, if you have been allocated to an on-campus class and not able to attend due to an underlying health condition, please contact your First Year Experience Coordinator to discuss the options available to you.

5. ATTEND ORIENTATION

We offer a range of orientation events to help you get the best start to at Western. The International Orientation Session and Welcome Week details below are relevant for international students commencing their program in Session 1 (Autumn) 2024. Visit our Orientation Dates page for a list of 2024 orientation dates for other intakes. 

International Orientation Session

Online Webinar via Zoom
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our International Orientation session.

For those who were unable to join or would like to catch up, you can watch a replay of our international orientation session below to learn more about the student
services available to you, how to manage your study obligations as an international student, careers at Western, safety and how university life will work for you. 

Welcome Week

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February - All International Students studying a Postgraduate or Undergraduate degree at any of our campuses located in Western Sydney, are invited to join the University’s Welcome Week activities at Parramatta South Campus.
Welcome Week is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other international and domestic students from across our campuses. Discover new programs, student groups and support services to help you make the most out of your time at Western. The week is filled with giveaways, campus tours, games, student clubs and more! You can also celebrate the commencement of your studies with our official International Student Welcome Session. Come along to meet other new students and hear from some of our alumni and current students about their experiences at Western. 

International Welcome Session | Monday 26 February - 9:00am
Commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students from the following Schools should attend this session: School of Business, School of Psychology, School of
Education, School of Social Sciences, School of Law, School of Science

International Welcome Session | Tuesday 27 February - 9:00am
Commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students from the following Schools should attend this session: School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, School of Nursing and Midwifery.

School Welcome Sessions
A full schedule of the School Welcome Sessions will be released soon. During your School Welcome Session, you will receive information about what support and activities are offered by your School and can ask questions about your program of study. These sessions are an opportunity to network with teachers as well as your new classmates. Please note: not all Postgraduate students will have a School Session as part of Welcome Week, but will be contacted with more information about their course and where to seek academic advice. 

Campus Tours - Parramatta South 
Campus tours of our Parramatta South campus will be available on both Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February. You can book a campus tour here.

Thursday 29 February - Campus Tours (All other campuses excluding Parramatta South)
Discover all the facilities available to you on your home campus. Tours will be run on Bankstown City, Liverpool, Parramatta City campuses, Hawkesbury, Kingswood, Campbelltown & Nirimba (The College). Tours of the Parramatta South campus will be offered on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February alongside the Welcome Sessions and Student Life Showcase. You can secure your spot for one of our campus tours here.

Other upcoming events including during Welcome Week ( Monday 26 - Thursday 29)

Hit the ground running and get involved with Uni life straight away. Check out the upcoming events including school meet and greets, welcome dinners, speed friending and student assistance sessions. View upcoming events

Other Orientation Programs

Students of particular Schools, Programs or Campuses may have a separate orientation to the above. Information on these is provided below and will be sent to students via email. If you are at all unsure of which session(s) you should attend, please reach out to friendly student support team +61 2 9852 5499, via WhatsApp on +61 2 9852 5271 or via email internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au.

All new students commencing the Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration) program are required to attend their Program Commencement Day in early January at Parramatta campus. Check your offer letter for details. Your attendance at this session is compulsory. 

New students enrolling in teaching and education programs are required to attend early Program Commencement Sessions in February. Your attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

For International students commencing at The College please check out The College Orientation webpage.

For International students commencing at Sydney City Campus please visit the Orientation webpage

All students commencing their studies at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) are required to attend the SGSM international orientation session relevant to the quarter they will commence in. Please ensure you check your letter of offer for your relevant orientation date. 

Students of the Western Sydney University Melbourne Campus will have an orientation separate to the above activities. You should receive information on this via email, but if you have not or have questions please contact wsum.enrolment@atmc.edu.au

6. APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT ID CARD

Students can now apply for their Student ID card to be posted to them once they arrive in Australia by following these steps:

  1. Go to onlineid.westernsydney.edu.au and upload a photo and identity documentation that meets our guidelines. New students must upload one file containing one identity document from list A and another from list B.
  2. We will print your card and post it to your postal address recorded in MySR.

Please view the getting your new Student ID Card document for photo guidelines and acceptable documentation.

Travelling to Australia?

If you are planning to travel to Sydney, make sure you review the Pre-departure and Arrival Checklist from the NSW Government so you know what you need to do. Please also visit our International Student Arrivals webpage to help you navigate information for returning to Australia.


Scholarship and Sponsored Students FAQ and Q&A session

Join us at one of our online sessions to have any of your scholarship questions answered.

When: Every Monday between 1pm – 1.30pm AEDT (Sydney Time)

Where: Online via Zoom

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS