The Student Community
At Western Sydney University International College, we're dedicated to your success. We offer a range of student support services to ensure you get the education you deserve.
Western Sydney University International College students have access to library facilities at the Parramatta South campus. Online resources are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Academic and Course Advice
Whether you're after academic course advice or general assistance, we provide you with support outside the classrooms.
If you are experiencing challenging academic and personal situations, we can help ease the pressure by speaking with a highly-trained counsellor.
Disability Support Services
If you have a disability, chronic health condition or short-term injury we can help you reach your full academic potential with our team of professional Disability Advisors.
Speak with Student Welfare Officers for a deeper understanding of University policies and procedures like review of grades, withdrawal without academic penalty, appeal against exclusion and conditional enrolment.
Academic Support Classes
You can attend regular workshops designed to improve overall academic performance. With classes on essay writing, referencing, skim-reading, literacy skills and more, a few workshops could be the difference between a credit and a high-distinction.
Career Services & Workshops
Access a wide range of career services and workshops to develop your career path. With classes on CV writing, interview skills and more, we can set you up with the tools to land your first job out of University.
Working in Australia
As an international student you may work up to 40 hours a fortnight during each study session and unlimited hours when your course is not in session. Permission to work is automatically included in your student visa. Although you are able to work in Australia, you cannot rely on that income to fund your tuition fees or living costs for the duration of your stay in Australia. Many international students choose to work part-time during their studies, but it is unrealistic to expect that you will find part-time work as soon as you begin looking for it.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover for medical and hospital care which you may need while you are in Australia.
If you are an international student studying in Australia and have a student visa, you must purchase an approved OSHC policy from a registered health insurance company. You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia, to cover you from the day you arrive. It is a student visa condition that all students maintain OSHC throughout their stay in Australia.