Orientation

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.


SPRING SESSION ORIENTATION

International Orientation and Information Session
This Orientation session will give you an opportunity to learn more about 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. This session is compulsory for all international students starting this Spring.

Friday 10 July 2020
Online Webinar
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST
Webinar recording

International Orientation - Q&A for admission, fees, enrolment and timetabling
Join our International team for this Q&A session as they take you through how to accept your offer, pay your fees, enrol in your units and complete your timetable.  Giving you answers to the most commonly asked questions,

Friday 10 July 2020
Online Zoom meeting
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST
Session Recording

Orientation - Academic Course Advice
These sessions will provide you with all the preliminary information you need to start your course at Western Sydney University. Sessions will also include a time for you to ask questions and are a great opportunity for you to meet your academics and fellow students.


Step 1: Attend International Orientation

Before the commencement of Autumn or Spring Session, international students are required to attend Orientation to help new students transition to university life. The Orientation session will give you an opportunity to learn more about completing your enrolment, discover Western Sydney University services that are available to you and get a feel for how university life will work for you.

Step 2: Attend Academic Course Advice Sessions

All new international students should attend an Academic Course Advice Session. These sessions will be held online with your academic course advisor and fellow students. In these sessions, you will meet academic advisors 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

Information about how to complete your enrolment will be included in the University Information Session webinar.

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 My Student Record (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 call the Student Infoline on 1300 668 370.

Step 4: Attend Academic Literacy Workshops

We strongly encourage you to attend a free online 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 or our Coronavirus FAQs for up to date information for International students.

QUARTER SESSION ORIENTATION

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).

Quarter 4 Orientation
16 September 2020, 2pm AEST
Zoom Link: https://uws.zoom.us/j/97053205489
Loging in: To join the zoom Orientation session you will need to log in using your student email address and student account password. This means you need to accept your offer and activate your student account before logging in to the zoom Orientation session: Activate your student account.

Watch the 'how to activate your account' video for more information.

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 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

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION EARLY COMMENCEMENT

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).


THE COLLEGE STUDENTS

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