The University of Western Australia Information

  • Introduction

    The UWA difference
    Our valued industry connections, innovative courses, high-impact research and commitment to our student experience places us as a world top 100 university – the only one in WA (QS 2022). Kick-start a successful career and join our network of passionate and resourceful graduates leading positive change and shaping the future.

    Graduates with better job outcomes
    As WA's #1 uni for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022), we'll equip you with the skills to launch a rewarding long-term career. With over 4,500 industry partnerships, and initiatives like our Career and Employability Award and Career Mentor Link programs, you'll graduate with a rich well-rounded resume and standout in the job market.

    Gain real-world, practical experiences
    At UWA, you'll take your skills beyond the books and,into the real world, developing practical skills, experiences and life-long connections. Getting a job at the end of your degree is probably your top priority, which is why all our degrees offer the option of work integrated learning units and internships through the McCusker Centre for Citizenships, 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
    At UWA, you join a community, not just a university. 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 team, 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.
  • 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.

    UWA's undergraduate courses include; comprehensive degrees where you can explore interests and broaden your horizons, specialised degrees which give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen career, 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). And if you don't secure a 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.

    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, whether you know exactly what you want to be or you’re exploring your interests. That's why there are several different types of courses you can study with us. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop the best option to suit you.

    Find out more about our wide range of courses.

  • Scholarships and prizes

    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 scholarships for everything from academic and sporting excellence, to global experience, leadership, and social impact. We also have scholarships for women in non-traditional fields, Indigenous students, regional and remote students. Explore our scholarships.
  • Admission requirements

    We offer many different entry pathways to study at UWA. You can apply to UWA on the basis of your Year 12 studies, vocational education and training qualifications, tertiary studies, and work experience.

    All our courses have different admission requirements. If you don't think you can achieve the admission requirements for your dream course, contact us so we can look at different pathways to entry, or we might be able to suggest starting with another course and then transferring. No matter where you're coming from, we can work with you to help you find the path to where you want to go.

    Applying to UWA
    1. Read the information on this website and the summary of our admission requirements including the important dates so you don't miss a deadline. If you do miss a deadline or have any other issues we'll always work with you to find a solution. You can view additional information and get in touch with us here.
    2. Visit uwa.edu.au/study to find out the latest information about our courses.
    3. Check you meet the prerequisites or recommended study for your chosen courses (see individual course entries on Course Search), and 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 applying for one of UWA's assured pathways to Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry or Podiatric Medicine.

    If you are currently completing a secondary education qualification as either a school leaver or a mature age student, you can apply directly to UWA or through TISC.

    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. For more information visit uwa.edu.au/apply.

    Early offers
    Ready to begin your career journey at UWA? If your currently in Year 12, you can apply now for 2023 entry.

    You can apply for all degrees directly with UWA excluding Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine.

    You'll need to submit your application before Friday 16 December 2022, but it's best to tick your application off your list as soon as possible so it's one less thing you need to think about, and spend that time focusing on your final exams.

    We'll be able to assess your application in three ways – your predicted ATAR, your actual ATAR (if this is higher than your predicted), or STAT. See below for more details.

    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.

    You'll need a minimum predicted ATAR of 80 (Broadway ATAR of 78) 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 or by successfully completing the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).

    2. ATAR 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 and UWA First in Family). Use your 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, progressing you on your pathway to your successful career journey.

    You can 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.

    3. 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)). A comprehensive degree at UWA enables you to choose from a wide range of majors.

    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
    Broadway UWA is one of the many ways we're reducing barriers to university. Not everyone has the same opportunity to achieve their academic potential, which is why we partner with schools across WA to ensure access to our courses for students with the potential to succeed. If your high school is a Broadway UWA school and your ATAR is between 70 and 80, we'll automatically adjust your ATAR to 80 so you can access most UWA courses. And if you achieve between 80 and 98, we'll increase your ATAR by between 2 and 5 points. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/broadway.

    Educational access scheme (EAS)
    If you've experienced financial, family, health, or other hardship or challenging exceptional circumstances during your final years of high school which have impacted your Year 11/12 study, you can apply for special consideration through the Educational Access Scheme, which could help you gain access to university. Refer to Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

    Fairway UWA
    Some students face real challenges that can impact on their ability to succeed in high school and in their final exams. If you're challenged by location, economic or other factors, apply for Fairway support when you're in Year 11 to access academic, financial and personal support throughout your final year of high school. You'll join a community of peers and receive a 5-point ATAR adjustment to gain entry into UWA, and further support during your university studies. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/fairway.

    UWA First in Family program
    It's a huge achievement to be the first person in your family to go to university. If your ATAR is under the minimum requirement and you'll be the first in your family to attend university, you can still gain entry to UWA with an ATAR of 70 or above. 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. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/map.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
    UWA's School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) offers pathways into our undergraduate courses for Australian Indigenous students, as well as our Assured Pathways to postgraduate degrees. SIS offers various pathways for gaining entry to UWA, including our Provisional Entry Scheme, Aboriginal Orientation Course and the UWA Smart Start Course – and once you're here, there is great support to help you settle in. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/indigenous-study.
  • General Information

    UWA Albany
    Studying at UWA's Albany Centre 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.

    UWA offers a wide range of student exchange and study abroad opportunities, which means you can explore the world without taking a gap year or time out from your degree. Find out more at uwa.edu.au/study/global.

    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
    For information on fees and charges please visit 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 Friday 30 September 2022, 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 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. For more information visit uwa.edu.au/study/student-life/accommodation/guaranteed-accommodation.

    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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