The University of Western Australia Information

  • Introduction

    Stand out from the crowd and benefit from our industry connections, innovative courses, commitment to our student experience and high-impact research at a world top 100 university (QS 2024).

    Get career-ready
    We'll equip you with the skills to launch a rewarding long-term career. With over 4,500 global industry partnerships, and initiatives like our Careers and Employability Award and Career Mentor Link programs, youll graduate with a well-rounded resume and standout in the job market.

    Gain real-world, practical experiences
    Getting a job at the end of your degree will likely be your top priority. At UWA, we've made it our top priority too, offering a wide range of degrees and programs to help you stand out in the job market and increase your employability. Our degrees offer the option of Work Integrated Learning units and internships through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship or Venture – UWA's Student Innovation Centre, as well as other industry partners. You could also undertake volunteering for credit or take on an entrepreneurial project with Bloom WA, or UWA's Innovation Academy.

    Create connections for life
    UWA is more than a university – it's your community. Enjoy an unrivalled student lifestyle and seek new experiences, friendships, fun and even a helping hand if you need it. As part of our diverse and inclusive campus community, with over 160 student clubs and 400+ sporting teams, you'll meet new people and create meaningful connections for life. You can also expand your horizons by taking part in overseas study, with generous scholarships available.
  • Locations

    There are many great places to socialise, get fit, discover incredible art, relax, study and more.

    UWA Perth
    UWA's main campus is located on the picturesque banks of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), just minutes from Perth City. Featuring expansive green spaces, cafes and shops, as well as a multitude of modern teaching and research facilities, our campus provides you with a world-class learning environment. On the river, you'll also find Bilya Marlee – an Indigenous knowledge gateway housing the School of Indigenous Studies and a community of Indigenous students, staff and graduates.

    Explore the campus through our online virtual tour.

    UWA Albany
    Located five hours' drive from Perth, UWA Albany is located in the heart of the South West and offers students a supportive and high-tech learning environment. Here you can experience all that regional Western Australia has to offer while studying at university.

  • Scholarships

    At UWA, we award more than 600 scholarships to our coursework students, totalling $6 million – the most of any WA university – and our scholarships aren't just for high achievers.

    We have hundreds of scholarships that can help you with the cost of study, relocation and living expenses. UWA offers a range of scholarships from academic and sporting excellence to global experience and social impact. Our scholarships focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion to help realise every student's potential.

    Find your scholarship.
  • Admission requirements

    We're here to help you achieve your full potential and offer many different entry pathways to study at UWA. You can apply to UWA based on your Year 12 studies, vocational education and training qualifications, tertiary studies, life, and work experience.

    General admission requirements
    • Entry to most courses is assessed on your ATAR or equivalent (check the ATAR for your chosen course or your eligibility for an ATAR adjustment)
    • You can also gain entry into several UWA bachelor’s degrees through Experience-based entry
    • English language requirements
    • Some majors have prerequisites subjects that require a final scaled score of 50 or higher in an ATAR or equivalent subject, like Mathematics Applications or Chemistry.
    • There are a number of courses that don't have prerequisites, and in many cases, if you don't meet the prerequisites, you can take a bridging or foundational unit in your first year.
  • English language competence

    Successful university study requires a certain level of English language skills. In most cases, you'll be able to demonstrate English language competence through satisfactory performance in the required English subjects at school (final scaled score of 50 or above in an ATAR English subject). If you're unable to demonstrate English language competence in this way, you'll need satisfactory performance in an alternative UWA-approved test of English or through completion of a UWA communications unit.
  • Entry requirements for Medicine or Dentistry

    • A minimum ATAR of 98 is required to be considered for school leaver entry
    • Sit the UCAT ANZ during the year of application (registrations usually close during May, test sittings take place during July and August)
    • Lodge a TISC application
    • Complete an interview
    • Meet the English requirements
    • Quota eligibility: Indigenous, Rural, Broadway and/or High Academic Achievers (HAA - Western Australian school leavers who meet the ATAR minimum. There are also a small number of places available for domestic school leavers who have completed Year 12 or equivalent at a school outside of Western Australia and have achieved a minimum ATAR or equivalent)
    Visit the Medicine or Dentistry course pages for more details.
  • How to apply

    All current Year 12 WA school leaver applications for 2025 entry should be submitted through TISC, including applications for Early Offers, and for UWA's Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised). Ensure you check course deadlines.

    If you are a recent school leaver or non-school leaver and meet the criteria for one of our entry pathways, you should also apply through TISC.

    All other applicants, including UWA past or current students, should apply direct to UWA and upload all relevant supporting documents.
  • Choose your Entry pathway

    There are many ways to start your journey at UWA. Explore the entry pathways below or if you’re not sure what entry pathway is right for you, get in touch with the team at UWA for advice.

    Aboriginal Orientation course
    If you don't meet the entry requirements or just want to better prepare for uni study, this free 14-week course gives you entry to most bachelor's degrees and the study skills to succeed.

    With AccessUWA you can study individual units of your choice at UWA without having to enrol in a bachelor's degree. Upon successful completion of a minimum number of four units (24 credit points), you can apply for a comprehensive bachelor's degree based on your AccessUWA results.

    Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
    ATAR tells you your position relative to other students in your year. It's important to remember that it's a percentage not a score. It is also the most direct way as a school leaver to get into the bachelor's degree of your choice.

    There are two ATAR entry pathways:
    ATAR based entry
    You can secure your place at UWA with an ATAR of 75 or above, or with an ATAR of 70 (see Broadway UWA, Fairway UWA, First in Family or Indigenous applicants). Use your final Year 12 ATAR to apply for UWA courses.

    Predicted ATAR entry
    We'll be providing offers based on your predicted ATAR from your Year 11 results. You'll need a minimum predicted ATAR of 80, or an ATAR of 78 (for Broadway UWA, Fairway UWA, First in Family or Indigenous applicants) and meet the entry requirements for your nominated course to receive an offer.

    If your predicted ATAR does not meet the early offer entry requirements for your nominated UWA course, you'll receive a conditional offer – conditional that you satisfy the ATAR requirement for your chosen course through your final Year 12 ATAR, satisfying the requirements for Experience-based entry or by successfully completing STAT.

    You can use the predicted ATAR entry pathway to apply for admission to our bachelor's degrees, as well as our Assured Pathways to Law, Teaching, Architecture and Translation Studies. The Predicted ATAR entry pathway is not applicable for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, and Podiatry or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised).

    Broadway UWA
    If you've completed your entire Year 12 studies at a Broadway UWA school, you'll receive an automated ATAR adjustment.

    Diploma entry pathway
    Applicants with a completed AQF Level 5 qualification (Diploma) or above may be able to use this for admission to bachelor's degrees at UWA.

    Early offers
    If you're currently in Year 12, can apply early for 2025 entry through TISC before Friday 6 December 2024. Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about and spend that time focusing on your final exams.

    You can apply for an Early Offer for all degrees excluding Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised).

    We'll be able to assess your application in four ways – your predicted ATAR, your actual ATAR (if this is higher than your predicted), Experience-based entry or STAT.

    Educational access scheme (EAS)
    The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) can help you gain access to uni if you’ve experienced exceptional circumstances during senior secondary schooling.

    Experience-based entry
    With or without an ATAR, Experience-based entry allows you to apply using a combination of academic and life experiences with your results. TAFE qualifications, ATAR subjects, work experience, volunteering, and sporting achievements can all count towards entry into several of UWA’s bachelor's degrees.

    Fairway UWA
    If you're challenged by location, economic or other factors, complete the Fairway support program in Year 12 to gain entry to our bachelor's degrees with an ATAR of 70 or above. 

    First in Family
    If your parents or guardians have not completed a university-level degree, you may be eligible for a place at UWA through the First in Family program.

    Higher education study
    If you have previously studied at a bachelor's degree level and have successfully completed one full-time (or equivalent) semester, you can apply for entry to UWA.

    Indigenous Provisional Entry Scheme 
    If you're an Indigenous student and don't meet the required ATAR or are mature-age and have a strong educational or employment background, you may be eligible for entry through this pathway. 

    International Baccalaureate (IB)
    UWA welcomes IB students to apply and your IB score will be converted into an equivalent ATAR.

    Non-school leavers
    We offer pathways if you're starting at university after working, having time off or completing TAFE study or study at another university.

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
    The STAT is a national test that provides a pathway to tertiary study if you don't meet the university entry requirements or English language requirements. You must complete the STAT Multiple Choice and Written English sections of the test to meet either requirement. You can use your results in the STAT to gain entry to several of our bachelor's degrees.

    UWA Smart Start
    Boost your confidence and equip yourself with the skills to succeed in your university degree course by enrolling in our unique university preparation course in Albany. 

    UWA+ Starter
    Start your uni experience early by completing UWA micro-credentials while you're still in school. Successfully completed UWA+ Starter micro-credentials can also contribute towards your admission to UWA via Experience-based entry.
  • Student support services

    You'll have plenty of support and help when you get to UWA. Here are just a few of the services we offer.
    • Academic support: Receive one-on-one support or attend a session with our dedicated Academic Skills Advisors. We also have extensive online resources and handy guides available.
    • Accessibility support: If you have a physical or mental health condition, issue or disability affecting your studies, our UniAccess team can support you to stay healthy and perform at your academic best.
    • Career support: Get personalised career advice or industry mentoring, enhance your degree with an internship or Work Integrated Learning placement, plus online resources, networking events and workshops.
    • Course advice: Talk to your Student Advising Office for advice on study plans, enrolment, scholarships, studying abroad, extracurricular activities and more.
    • Getting started: Take part in orientation activities, receive mentoring from an experienced student (UniMentor) and get support from the UWA team to help you settle into uni life.
    • Medical Centre: A fully equipped service on campus supporting the UWA community with high quality, safe and confidential care.
    • Mental Health and wellbeing: You can access our nationally accredited free services. Drop into the Student Wellbeing Hub, visit The Living Room, book a wellbeing or counselling appointment.
    • Support for Indigenous students: Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to tutoring support, career advice, academic, wellbeing and pastoral guidance, and enjoy social and cultural activities as part of our community of Indigenous students, staff, and graduates.
    • Support for International students: You'll have access to a dedicated team and range of programs to help with your transition to UWA and Western Australia.
    • Safety: The UWA Security team is on campus 24/7 and is available to walk you to your car, bus stop or UWA accommodation after hours.
    • UWA Student Guild: Run by students, for students, to make sure you have the best university experience possible.

    Get the full UWA experience
    UWA is more than a university – it's your community. With more than 160 clubs and societies, you'll meet like-minded people with the same interests as you and a desire to make amazing things happen.

    Plus, there are many great places to eat, drink, shop, get fit, discover incredible art, relax, study and more. Find out more about student life at UWA.

    Live on campus
    Make the most of your time at UWA and choose one of five residential colleges located directly opposite campus. Find out more about your accommodation options.

    Travel while you Study
    UWA offers a wide range of student exchange and study abroad opportunities across 30 countries, which means you can explore the world without taking a gap year or time out from your degree.
  • General Information

    Credit transfer/advanced standing
    UWA awards credit on a case-by-case basis. See Advanced standing/credit transfer.

    Deferred entry
    If you're considering taking a gap year, you'll find details of the deferral process included with your offer. If you're offered a place and choose to defer, notify the Admissions team of this by the deadline specified on your offer.

    Fees and charges
    For information on fees and charges please visit paying for university study.

    Learning online
    Learning online can be a great way of learning as you can work at your own pace, set your own schedule and work from any location. UWA's online environment makes it easy for you to connect with learning resources, other students and staff. You can also use UWA's online platforms to revisit lessons, explore resources in depth and engage in deep learning.

    Making the switch
    There are numerous ways to transfer from another university or TAFE to UWA depending on your situation, and you may be eligible to have your credits rolled over. Wherever you are in your study journey, we’re here to help you make your transition to UWA a breeze. Part-time study
    Part-time study is available for most courses. It's important to note that most classes are conducted during normal business hours.

    Permanent residency
    If you're applying for an Assured Pathway to Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy or Podiatry you must be granted permanent residency by Mondy 30 September 2024 - the closing date for application to these courses. Applicants for all other courses must be granted Australian permanent resident status by the final closing date for TISC applications. If you haven't achieved permanent residency by this date, you should apply as an international student for a full-fee place directly through UWA.

  • Further information

    If you're not sure what entry pathway is right for you or would like some guidance on which course to choose, get in touch with the team at UWA.

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    Phone - Domestic Students
    Telephone: 131 UWA (131 892) or +61 8 6488 1000
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