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.


International Orientation Session
This Orientation session will give you an opportunity to learn more about the student services that are available to you, how to manage your study obligations as an international student, careers at Western, safety online and how university life will work for you. How to complete registration and register for classes will also be included in this session.

This session is compulsory for all international students starting in July 2022 . More information about this session will be available closer to the date.

Date: Friday 8 July 2022
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm AEST 
Online Webinar

Academic Advice Orientation Sessions
These sessions will provide you with all the preliminary information about your program that you will need to start your studies at Western Sydney University. Please note you must attend your specific program session before commencing your studies with us.

Further details regarding your specific academic program orientation session will be available closer to orientation. Check back closer to the date for more information. Details about academic program orientation sessions will also be provided at International Orientation.

All Orientation events will be held on Zoom

Zoom is video conferencing software that supports face-to-face meetings online. This means that although you may not be physically in the same room, you can connect and see the faces of classmates, teachers and friends from anywhere in the world!

Zoom is free to download and easy to access from PC’s, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Install Zoom via the link below. Once downloaded, you can sign in through your app or online with your email address and password used to sign up.

Install Zoom
Sign in to Zoom
Getting started with Zoom info


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Postgraduate business programs

New international students enrolling in postgraduate business programs are required to attend the compulsory Orientation Session online with the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM).
SGSM Orientation Session (opens in a new window)

Quarter 3 Orientation

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm AEST 
Online Webinar

Check back closer to the date for more information about this session.

Watch the 'how to activate your account' video to get started at Western.

You will need your student number to activate your account, this can be found at the top of your offer letter.

Visit the SGSM website for enrolment tips and the full Orientation Schedule.

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program

All new students commencing the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) 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.

Program Commencement Day will provide you with important information about the program including:

  • Subject Outline and Learning Guide
  • Teaching timetable
  • Program 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 Program Commencement Sessions in February. Your attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

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


International students commencing at The College can check The College Orientation website (opens in a new window).

Sydney City Campus

International students commencing at Sydney City Campus can check the Orientation website.