The University of Western Australia
Student population: Around 24,000
The University is a member of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight and a foundation member of the Matariki Network of research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
As one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, UWA operates more than 40 research centres and 22 academic schools, as well as a broad range of successful industry partnerships.
UWA has a strong connection to industry and government, supports communities both locally and internationally, and is driven to make the most of its collective potential and contribute to the world’s advancement.
Everything you need to know
Set on 65 hectares, UWA’s historic main campus sits on the banks of the Swan River, next to Kings Park and just minutes from the centre of Perth.
UWA Health Campus:
Located at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre grounds in Nedlands, the UWA Health Campus connects students and researchers with hospitals, medical research institutes and healthcare providers.
UWA Albany Centre:
Based in Western Australia’s Great Southern region, a biodiversity hotspot, the Albany Centre allows students to experience all that regional WA has to offer. In addition to being able to complete an undergraduate degree in the region, there are opportunities for students to participate in research projects in the fields of environmental research and wave energy.
Our courses include the teaching of generic skills including critical thinking, communication skills, problem solving, teamwork and research skills, all of which will give you an employability edge with attributes attractive to employers from all over the world. There are exciting opportunities including study abroad, work-integrated learning (such as internships and placements), service learning and practical activities such as field trips. Courses at UWA include bachelors degrees, combined bachelors degrees, integrated honours degrees, combined bachelors and masters degrees, masters degrees, and research programmes.
UWA study areas
- Architecture and design
- Business and commerce
- Data and computer science
- Health and biomedical sciences
- Humanities and social sciences
- Music and fine arts
- Natural and physical sciences
Real world experience
- Work integrated learning: Through UWA’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement programme you will go beyond the classroom to apply your learning in real work settings. This programme will see you undertake a placement or internship with one of over 500 host organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors and gain credit toward your degree.
- Career mentors: Through the Career Mentor Link programme, students are matched with professionals to gain guidance, knowledge and perspective from people with industry experience. The Centre not only facilitates access to a network of like-minded and professional contacts from across the world but also leverages UWA’s extensive industry connections and alumni, to help students gain confidence and traction to pursue their career.
Accommodation at UWA
UWA’s residential colleges – commonly referred to as College Row – provide hassle-free student accommodation in Perth. You’ll enjoy an amazing lifestyle that includes meals, Wi-Fi, all your utilities and becoming part of a great community of friends. All five colleges are located opposite UWA, so you can sleep late and still get to class on time! With public transport right on your doorstep, getting to the city, beach, and Perth’s best shopping and nightlife areas is quick and easy.
As well as an action-packed calendar of social and sporting events to choose from, you’ll have access to a gym, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, comfy chill-out zones, music rooms, and quiet study spaces giving you plenty of opportunities to catch up or study with your friends.
Scholarships at UWA
The University of Western Australia offers generous scholarships to high-achieving international students across the globe who study with us. Scholarships are awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, who apply for particular courses at the University.