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Ranked in the world’s top 100 universities, The University of Western Australia (UWA) is Western Australia’s first university and has an international reputation for excellence in education, research and community engagement. The University is located alongside the Swan River, five kilometres from the heart of Perth city. It was established in 1913 and has a student population of more than 24,000, drawn from 90 countries. 

UWA offers students a world-class environment in which they can learn from leading experts, gain practical and hands-on experience and develop critical skills for today’s rapidly changing society. UWA’s innovative course structure is based on a global model and allows students to design an individual course of study to match career goals with their interests. Graduates from UWA consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and State graduate employment rates.

UWA was ranked 96th in the 2016 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is a member of the Group of Eight, a group of leading research-intensive Australian universities, and belongs to the 18-strong, five continent-wide Worldwide Universities Network. It is also part of the Matariki Network of Universities, comprising of high-quality universities across seven nations. 

UWA’s cutting-edge research attracts high levels of competitive research funding (including around two-thirds of the Australian Research Council’s total funding to WA universities annually) and researchers who are global leaders in their field. University staff have won numerous awards for teaching and research. Of particular note are Professor Barry Marshall and Emeritus Professor Robin Warren, who received a Nobel Prize for the discovery of Helicobacter pylori as the cause of stomach ulcers, and most recently UWA researchers who contributed to the discovery of Einstein’s gravitational waves, one of the biggest discoveries of the century. 

UWA is widely acclaimed for its national heritage-listed, picturesque grounds and vibrant social, cultural and sporting life, as well as its contribution to the community. It is part of a dynamic Perth cultural scene, having founded the Perth International Arts Festival (the oldest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere) and has a vibrant cultural precinct which draws the community to its numerous galleries, museums and theatres.

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Admission


Entry to undergraduate courses is offered to all students who achieve the required entry score for the undergraduate program of their choice at The University of Western Australia. Students are also required to meet the English language requirements of the University and prerequisites for chosen majors.There are several pathways from which students may enter UWA. However, some students are unable to enter the University directly after completing high school in their home countries. These students are encouraged to take a pre-university course known as a ‘foundation’ program.

Postgraduate Courses

The University may consider an applicant for admission to a postgraduate degree course if the applicant—

  • has qualified for a bachelor's degree of this University or for an equivalent qualification from an approved institution relevant to the chosen area and mode of study; or
  • provides appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience that satisfies the University that the applicant possesses the capacity to undertake study at an appropriate level in the relevant course; and
  • has satisfied any course prerequisites or additional selection criteria prescribed for a particular course.

All applicants to the University must demonstrate English language competency through a pass in an approved test of English. Some courses have additional requirements. Refer to details listed separately for particular courses in the Graduate Research School and faculty sections.

A successful applicant who subsequently enrols in a particular course is subject to all relevant rules and requirements.

Accommodation


UWA understands how important it is to international students (and their parents) to find good quality accommodation close to the campus. There are many accommodation options open to international students designed to suit different needs.

Living on Campus
Living on campus gives you an immediate sense of belonging and an instant circle of friends from across Australia and around the world. UWA’s five residential colleges— St Catherine’s College, St George’s College, St Thomas More College, Trinity and University Hall—each offer a unique and valuable dimension to your UWA experience. On-campus accommodation is located directly opposite the University and offers you a world-class living and learning environment. The colleges provide academic support; a full calendar of sporting, cultural and social events; leadership opportunities; and fantastic facilities in a warm and welcoming home away from home. You apply to live at a UWA residential college through a central application portal via livingoncampus.uwa.edu.au.

Living off Campus
You can rent an apartment, unit or house either on your own or share with others. When you rent, you will take full responsibility for the property and sign a rental contract. The average cost of renting or leasing an unfurnished one or two bedroom unit close to UWA is between AUD$285 and AUD$450 per week. Renting a house is a good idea if you’re a couple, family or would like to share with other people. There are also establishment costs to consider, such as a bond. Other costs such as
electricity and/or gas, telephone and food are usually not included in the weekly rent. It is important to realise that most rental leases will require a commitment of at least six months and you should bring character references with you to support your rental applications.

The University’s Housing Office has an online housing database for UWA students. International students who have been offered a place at UWA, but have not yet enrolled, can still create an account and access the database. This searchable database includes lists of people looking to share a property or who have a vacant property to rent.

Crawley Village is a group of properties owned and operated by UWA. These properties are situated within walking distance of the University and close

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