Welcome to Western Sydney University!

Starting at university is exciting. Starting your study in another country is exceptional. 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.


If you couldn't attend Orientation Day in February, don’t worry, we have a couple of options for you to catch-up on all the useful information for starting at Western.

Catch-Up Sessions on Campus

Date:         Tuesday 10th March 
Time:         10:30am - 11:30am ADST
Location:   Building EB, Ground Floor, Room 02 (EB.G.02) 
Parramatta South Campus

Date:         Friday 20th March 
Time:         1:00pm – 2.00pm ADST
Location:   PC-01.7.39  
169 Macquarie Street 
Parramatta City Campus

Catch-Up Session Online

If you do not arrive in Australia in time for either of the above sessions or maybe you will be busy settling in and will not have the time to attend in person, you can register to attend our online orientation session on Thursday, 12 March at 6pm – 7.00pm.


Friday 21 February 2020
9:00am - 4.30pm
Parramatta South Campus

Information on travelling to and from Parramatta South Campus is available here.

If you are living on (or close to) any Western Sydney University campus, a shuttle service will be available from your home campus to Orientation at Parramatta campus. Find out more and reserve your place here.

Step 1: Attend International Orientation Day (attendance is compulsory)

Before the commencement of Autumn or Spring Session, international students are required to attend an Orientation Day to help new students transition to university life. The day will give you an opportunity to seek assistance in completing your enrolment, learn more about Western Sydney University and its services, and ask any questions about what to expect while studying at the University.

International Orientation Day is also a day to explore what the University has to offer, meet other international students and enjoy free lunch and entertainment!


On the day, please bring the following:

  • Your passport
  • Copy of both pages of the most recent offer letter issued to you
  • Copy of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
  • ALL relevant original certificates and transcripts from previous courses AND one set of photocopies of these documents (required for Provisional and Conditional Offers)
  • Tuition fee payment (ONLY if making payment on the day). Credit card or cheque accepted only, do not bring cash.

We also suggest you bring:

  • your own device for convenient access to University systems
  • an umbrella in case it rains.


From Parramatta train station: A free shuttle bus will be available between Parramatta City campus (a short 3 minute walk from Parramatta train station) and Parramatta campus at the following times:

  • Parramatta City campus (169 Macquarie St, Parramatta) to Parramatta South campus
  • Parramatta South campus to Parramatta City campus (169 Macquarie St, Parramatta)

Shuttle Busses from other campuses: will be available from your home campus to Orientation at Parramatta campus. Find out more and reserve your place here.

Step 2: Attend Academic Course Advice Sessions

All new international students should attend an Academic Course Advice Session. These sessions will be held on Orientation Day. In these sessions, you will meet academic advisers and receive advice about your course, advanced standing (if applicable) and what subjects you need to enrol in.

Step 3: Complete Enrolment and Plan your Class Timetable

If you need help enrolling, our Enrolment Team will be able to provide you with assistance on Orientation Day.

Do you have a full offer?  If you have accepted your offer, paid fees and received your confirmation of enrolment, you can enrol online now via MySR. Follow the enrolment steps for international students.

Do you have a conditional offer? You will need to satisfy all English and Academic requirements before enrolling online via MySR. Please supply evidence of meeting conditions as outlined in your Conditional Offer of Admission letter via our Online Application Portal (opens in a new window).

Once you have successfully enrolled, you can plan your class timetable via Tutorial Registration. If you have any queries regarding Tutorial Registration, please contact our Tutorial Registration Hotline on 9852 5471.

Step 4: Attend Academic Literacy Workshops

We strongly encourage you to attend a free two or four-day preparation workshop to help you succeed at Western Sydney University. Attend this course to familiarise yourself with the Australian university culture and receive valuable information.

You can find out more about these courses on the academic literacy and grammar workshops web page.

Any questions?

Check out our FAQs for new international students.


Postgraduate business programs

New international students enrolling in postgraduate business programs are required to attend the compulsory Orientation Session at Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM).

2020 SGSM Orientation Schedule

Quarter 2 Orientation
1 April 2020
Parramatta City Campus

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program

All new students commencing the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program are required to attend their Course Commencement Day in early January at Parramatta campus. Check your offer letter for details.

Your attendance at this session is compulsory.

Course Commencement Day will provide you with important information about the course including:

  • Unit Outline and Learning Guide
  • Teaching timetable
  • Course requirements
  • Clinical Placement information and requirements
  • Professional Communication and Literacy and Library services
  • A tour of the Clinical Placement Unit and Parramatta Campus


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

Compulsory course commencement information for teaching and education programs (opens in a new window).


International students commencing at The College check The College orientation page (opens in a new window).