International Orientation

International Orientation

Welcome to Western

Starting at university is exciting. Starting your study in another country is exceptional. Your first day at uni is the first day of what will surely be one of the most memorable periods of your life.

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 below to ensure you get the best start to your studies with us this Term!

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 AEST 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 first and 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 Session 3 2022, 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.


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 also contact the Student Services Hub via phone on on +61 2 9852 5499, via Whatsapp on +61 2 9852 5271 or email internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au

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

To make sure you get the best start at Uni, you must attend your Orientation sessions. These sessions are compulsory.

International Orientation Session

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our International Orientation session. For those who were unable to join us or would like to catch up, you can watch the replay of our International orientation session above 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. Information on how to register in your subjects and register for your classes is also included in the session.

Undergraduate Academic Sessions

This is your opportunity to meet your future lecturers and learn more about your program structure, expectations and the support services available.

Postgraduate Academic Sessions

This session will provide you with all the preliminary information you will need to start your program and provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration)

Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration)

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. 

School of Education Early Commencement

School of Education Early Commencement

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.

college students sitting

The College Students

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

Sydney City Campus

Sydney City Campus

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

6. APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT ID CARD

Students can now apply for their Student ID card to be posted to them by following these steps:

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

Offshore International Students do not need to undertake the Student ID Card process while overseas. You can get your Student ID Card once you arrive in Australia.

Welcome Week Events and Activities

There are so many activities and events to get involved in during Welcome Week. As we transition back on campus for 2022, we have so many interactive events to prepare you for studying at Western. 
 
This month is an opportunity for you to connect with Western, get involved in social activities, and explore the support services Western has to offer.  
 
We have prepared a calendar for you to view and register for all the events on offer during this month.

Travelling to Australia?

If you are planning to travel to Sydney, please 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.

MyWestern Portal

Once you start classes your student email is our official communication channel for all of your registration, exam and Uni life information. To login, use your email address which is your StudentID @student.westernsydney.edu.au and your Western Account password.

Western Success

At Western, we're here to help you discover your unique strengths. Upon completion of enrolment, all international students are assigned a dedicated Western Success Adviser. Your dedicated adviser is there to provide you with personalised support and to help you adjust to uni life as well as answer any questions you may have while completing your studies.

Student Services

At Western Sydney University, the welfare of our students is our number one priority. That’s why we happily provide multiple support services to ensure your transition to university goes smoothly.

Student Life

As a student at Western, you become part of a dynamic community. There are opportunities for sport, recreation, entertainment, going out and community engagement – both on and off campus. Don’t miss Welcome Month!

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