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.


Did you miss your International Orientation Day on Friday 12 July?
Please attend one of the following catch up session to obtain important information to help you prepare for your study at Western Sydney University.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019
PC 01.7.39
Parramatta City Campus
(169 Macquarie Street)

Information on travelling to and from Parramatta City Campus is available 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)

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).

2019 Orientation dates for SGSM (PDF, 102.46 KB) (opens in a new window)

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).