The University of Western Australia Information

  • Introduction

    The UWA difference
    As WA's only top 100 university (QS 2020), our experience-rich curriculum and global network prepares you for the ever-changing world outside your degree. Kick-start a successful career and join our accomplished graduates in becoming global professionals, driving change and shaping the future.

    Graduates with better job outcomes
    As WA's #1 uni for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020), we'll help you successfully navigate your career journey and enhance your understanding in your future employer's eyes through initiatives like our Career and Employability Award and Career Mentor Link programs.

    Gain real-world, practical experiences
    Getting a job at the end of your degree is probably your top priority, which is why all our degrees offer the option of both work integrated learning units and internships through the McCusker Centre for Citzenships as well as other industry partners. You could also undertake volunteering for credit or take on an entrepreneurial project with Bloom WA or IQ Academy.

    Create connections for life
    At UWA, you join a community, not just a university. enjoy an unrivalled student lifestyle and socialise with people who value the same things you do. You can also expand your horizons by taking part in overseas study, with generous scholarships available.
  • Exploring your options

    Specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests. Whatever career you seek, you'll find a UWA degree that fits.

    Within our undergraduate offerings, we have a wide range of different options available, including: comprehensive degrees, specialised degrees, combined bachelor's degrees where you study two degrees at the same time, and integrated honours degrees.

    Our assured pathways give you a guaranteed place in one of our high-demand postgraduate courses at the start of your studies. Your place is guaranteed on the basis of your high school performance or equivalent (subject to satisfactory performance in your undergraduate degree).

    Our combined bachelor's and master's degrees give you an express path to your postgraduate qualification. You'll start advanced postgraduate-level studies in your third year of your bachelor degree and complete two degrees in just four years so you can enter your dream career sooner.

    We're focused on education that helps you achieve your career goals, which is why there is a range of ways you can undertake study with us. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop the best option to set you up for long-term success.

    If you don't achieve the ATAR (or equivalent) required to secure your place in one of our postgraduate pathways, don't worry, you can always apply for your chosen postgraduate degree using the grades you achieve in your bachelor's degree.

    Find our more at Our courses explained.

  • Scholarships and prizes

    We award more than 600 scholarships to our coursework students, the most of any WA university, totalling $6 million, in addition to $400,000 in prizes to high-achieving students. Scholarships are on offer across a range of categories such as, academic excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, global experience, leadership, talent and social impact, residential, travel, sports and more. Find out more at scholarships.
  • Admission requirements

    We offer many entry pathways for applicants with varying qualifications. A number of factors are taken into consideration within these pathways, such as Year 12 studies, vocational education and training qualifications, tertiary studies, and work experience.

    Applying to UWA
    1. Read the information on this website and the summary of our admission requirements. Take note of the important dates so you don't miss a deadline. If we don't hear from you by a particular date, this may cause some problems, but we'll always work with you to find a solution. Be sure to get in touch with us if this occurs at How to apply.
    2. Visit uwa.edu.au/study to find out the latest information about our globally recognised courses.
    3. Check you have met the prerequisites or recommended courses for your intended area of study (see individual course entries on Course Search), and that you satisfy the University's English language competence requirement.
    4. If you have any questions at all, contact UWA Admissions at admissions@uwa.edu.au or on 131 UWA (131 892).
    Apply through TISC if you:
    • Are currently completing a secondary education qualification as either a school leaver or as a mature age student;
    • Are applying for one of UWA's Assured Pathway Programs
    All other applicants may apply directly to UWA.

  • English language competence

    Successful university study requires a certain level of English language skills. Many applicants will 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. A list of approved tests is available at uwa.edu.au/study/elc.
  • Admission Pathways

    At UWA you can choose from a range of admission pathways. Visit uwa.edu.au/apply.

    Early offers
    Ready to begin your career journey at UWA? If you are currently in Year 12, you can apply now for 2022 entry. 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.

    1. Predicted ATAR entry
    We'll be providing offers based on your UWA predicted ATAR at the end of Year 11 or middle of Year 12 school results.

    Students must exceed the entry requirements for their nominated course by 3 ATAR points to receive an offer for courses requiring an ATAR up to 92 and 1 ATAR point for courses above 92. If you satisfy this requirement, you'll simply need to achieve a final ATAR.

    If your Year 11 predicted ATAR doesn't meet the entry requirements for your nominated UWA course or doesn't exceed the entry requirement by 3 ATAR points you'll receive a conditional offer - conditional that you receive above the entry requirement in your final Year 12 ATAR or by successfully completing STAT. You can also provide your Year 12 mid-year report and we will reassess your predicted ATAR and where possible update your UWA offer.

    2. STAT entry
    Even if you're not taking enough ATAR subjects for University entry (or not taking ATAR at all), you can still apply to UWA through the Special Tertiary Admissions Test. If you're in Year 12 (or under the age of 20), you'll need written permission from UWA before TISC will accept your booking.

    STAT entry is only available for entry into our comprehensive degrees (excluding the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)).

    3. ATAR based entry
    Students can use their final Year 12 ATAR to apply for UWA courses, applying either directly to UWA or via TISC.

    UWA believes completion of Year 12 ATAR studies is the best preparation for successful University study. We encourage Year 12 students to focus on their ATAR studies throughout Year 12, and we look forward to partnering with you to make your UWA studies a success and progress you on your pathway to your successful career journey.

    Students may use the predicted ATAR pathway to apply for admission to any of our undergraduate degrees, as well as our Assured Pathways to Law, Teaching, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Translation studies. The Predicted ATAR entry pathway is not applicable for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Podiatry.

    All students gaining entry through one of the early offer pathways must successfully complete WACE, satisfy UWA's English requirements and any specific course or major prerequisite requirements.

    Broadway UWA
    The Broadway scheme allows eligible students from Broadway-identified Western Australian schools to receive an automated ATAR adjustment. Eligible students with an ATAR below UWA's minimum requirements may receive an adjusted selection rank that could allow them to receive an offer into UWA courses. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/broadway.

    Educational access scheme (EAS)
    The Educational Access Scheme is aimed at applicants who are seeking undergraduate admission to WA universities and have experienced exceptional circumstances during senior secondary schooling, which adversely affected their Year 11/12 level study. Refer to Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

    Fairway UWA
    Fairway UWA offers support and activities throughout Year 12 for students who have faced challenging circumstances. Successful completion of the program provides those with an ATAR of 70 or above, an admission entry pathway to most of our three-year undergraduate degrees. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/fairway.

    UWA First in Family program
    If your ATAR is under the minimum requirement and you'll be the first in your family to attend university, this program allows eligible students with an ATAR below UWA's minimum requirements to receive an adjusted selection rank that could allow them to receive an offer into UWA courses. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/first-in-family.

    Mature-age access program
    We offer mature-aged people aged 20 years old or more as at 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry), with little or no previous background in tertiary study, the opportunity to commence study on a trial basis. Successful completion of a provisional enrolment program, and satisfaction of course requirements, will enable full enrolment in your degree course with credit for units already passed.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
    UWA's School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) has extensive experience in offering pathways into all undergraduate courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As well as Assured Pathways to postgraduate degrees for Indigenous students, SIS offers a Provisional Entry Scheme, Aboriginal Orientation Course and the UWA Smart Start Course. Find out more at sis.uwa.edu.au.
  • General Information

    Albany Centre
    Studying at UWA's Albany campus provides you with a close-knit, caring university community that supports you every step of the way. Whether you're studying at university for the first time or looking to build your knowledge at postgraduate level, you'll learn from internationally recognised experts and enjoy unique experiences as part of your course. Our multidisciplinary approach will develop your critical thinking to be an adaptable change maker in your chosen career. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/albany.

    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.

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

    External studies
    The University of Western Australia doesn't offer external studies.

    Fees and charges
    See Paying for university study.

    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 or an Assured Pathway to Dental Medicine, you must be granted permanent residency by 30 September 2021, 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 through UWA Admissions.

  • Accommodation

    Guaranteed accommodation offer
    All new UWA students studying full-time receive a guaranteed accommodation offer to live on campus at a UWA residential college, or off campus. Normal fees and costs apply.

    Live on campus
    Make the most of your time at UWA and enjoy an amazing, fully inclusive lifestyle. UWA's five residential colleges are opposite campus and offer valuable dimensions to your study through academic, cultural and sporting activities, networks of support and great social activities. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/colleges.

    Live off campus
    UWA owns and manages a range of apartments, units and houses adjacent to campus that are perfect if you're seeking a more independent lifestyle. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/off-campus.
  • Further information

    Further information on UWA courses visit uwa.edu.au/study.

    Contact us:

    Admissions
    Telephone: 131 892 (131 UWA) *Please select option 3
    Country residents: 1800 653 050
    Website: uwa.edu.au/study
    Online queries: ask.uwa.edu.au
    Email: admissions@uwa.edu.au

    Future Students
    Online queries: ask.uwa.edu.au
    Phone: 131 UWA (131 892) *Please select option 2 for AU/NZ students or option 1 for International Students
    Book a virtual consult: uwa.edu.au/appointments

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