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.


Orientation Program

Step 1: Attend International Orientation Day (compulsory attendance)

International Orientation Day (compulsory attendance required) 

Spring Session

20 July 2018

Autumn Session

22 February 2019

9:00am to 5pm
Building EE, Auditorium, Parramatta campus

Before the commencement of Autumn or Spring Session, international students are required to attend an Orientation Day that helps 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 a free lunch and entertainment!

What to Bring to Orientation Day

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.
How to get to Orientation Day

A free shuttle bus will be available between Parramatta train station (pick-up from Parramatta City Campus) and Parramatta campus at the following times:

  • Parramatta City campus,169 Macquarie St, Parramatta to Parramatta South campus: 8am - 10am
  • Parramatta South campus, to Parramatta City campus,169 Macquarie St, Parramatta: 2pm - 5pm

Step 2: Attend Course Information Sessions

All new international students should attend a Course Information 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.

Missed Orientation?

The International Orientation Day is compulsory for all international students. If you miss the International Orientation Day for Autumn or Spring Session due to unforeseen circumstances, you must attend an International Student Orientation Catch-Up Session.

Details will be available in early July for Spring Session's Orientation Catch-Up Session. Please check back here later.

Please remember, you must make every effort to attend the International Orientation Day to ensure your transition to the University runs smoothly.

Need help?

If you arrive after International Orientation Day Student Central is your first point of contact to help you get started at uni. There are also useful resources on the Getting Started website.

Connect with other students

Visit the International Student Lounge to connect with other students.
Monday to Friday
23 February to 30 March 2018
Building EF, Parramatta South


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).

2018 Principal Dates for SGSM (PDF, 101.65 KB) (opens in a new window)

Orientation Dates are listed as follow

Quarter 2 session: 27 March, 2018

Quarter 3 session: 19 June, 2018

Quarter 4 session: 11 September, 2018

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).