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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.


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. 


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.


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


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, you will first 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 your session.

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

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


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.


We offer a range of orientation events to help you get the best start at Western. Visit our Orientation Dates page for a list of 2024 orientation dates for upcoming intakes.  If you're starting in Session 1 (Autumn) 2024, don't miss the opportunity to catch up on our International Orientation Session by watching the replay below. It's a great way to review any crucial information you might have missed.

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. 

Other upcoming events

Hit the ground running and get involved with Uni life straight away. Check out the upcoming events including 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

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


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 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