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2 years ago AGRICULTURE Perth   240 views
Location: Perth
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With a secondary campus in Albany and various other facilities elsewhere, the University of Western Australia seems to be a perfect fit for international students who are seeking to study in Australia. Situated near the Swan River in Perth, Australia, it has a breathtaking landscape with a mix of contemporary and modern architectural buildings.

Popularly known for its courses in Geosciences, Engineering, and Fine Arts, U of Western Australia includes six faculties and schools with a quite remarkable student/faculty ratio of 17:1

The university provides excellent ways to meet and interact with new people from the campus. From university clubs to sporting activities to English learning centers, UWA spares no effort to help its students make life-long connections. While most of its scholarships are designed to help those who are academically well-versed, UWA is known to attract top talent, even in the teaching and research departments. 

Quick fact: The city of Perth also includes a Central Business District, which is a 10-minute drive from the campus.

University of Western Australia Rankings

Aspiring to be among the top 50 universities across the world, UWA currently holds a respectable place across the topuniversities in Australia - 

  • #1 in Australia and the world’s top 50 for Biological Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, Marine/ Ocean Engineering and Agricultural Sciences as per the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

Also, the 2018 Academic Ranking of the World Universities ranks UWA at 93 in the world

  • Times Higher Education places UWA at #134 in the World University Rankings 2018

As per the QS World University Rankings of 2018, UWA is placed at #91 

Quick fact: UWA has been rated 5-stars by QS World Rankings 2018 for student demand, student/staff ratio, and student retention. 


Type of UniversityPublic
Established Year1911
Campus SettingUrban
Total Endowment18.7 Million USD
Total Enrollments (2019)23,765
Total Degrees and Awards Conferred6,335
International Student Population5,000+
Full-time Faculty Members3,306

University of Western Australia Programs, Campuses, and Accommodations


The university offers more than 200 programs, with seven of its programs ranking among the world’s top 50. The university comprises of six faculties and schools, that has a student to faculty ratio of 17:1

University of Western Australia Programs

Popular courses at the University of Western Australia include:

  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Engineering
  • Performing Arts


UWA comprises three campuses spread across Perth, the suburb of Crawley, just 10 minutes from the Perth central business district, is home to the main campus of The University of Western Australia.

Crawley Campus - Known to be a leading intellectual and creative resource to the communities of Perth, the campus includes an ample amount of art collections, theatre venues, cultural and social groups. UWA’s distinguishable composition of architecture and contemporary buildings include state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities along with performance theatres, studios, and tutorial spaces. Surrounded by lush green spaces with open courtyards, UWA is situated on the Swan River in Crawley and stands among Australia’s most picturesque campuses. The residential colleges lie in the north with a whole lot of services on campus, including - banking, Co-op Bookshop and second-hand bookshop, cafés, medical center, etc.

UWA Claremont - Just a few minutes away from Crawley Campus, UWA Claremont is located on the corner of Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road in Claremont. It comprises of Taylor’s College, which is known to be the home to the State's first post-secondary teaching institution. 

UWA Albany - UWA has a regional campus in the south-coast town of Albany - a four-and-half-hour drive from Perth

The friendly and close-knit UWA Albany community includes the:

  • UWA Albany Centre - a welcoming and helpful community that is known to provide the perfect alternative to the big city campus. 
  • Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management - offers cost-effective and innovative research that is known to make a significant contribution to natural resource management problems.
  • Rural Clinical School - provides clinical placements to medical students from UWA and Notre Dame, Australia. 
  • Friends of UWA Albany - helps the community in showing support and involving in UWA activities. 

Quick fact: In 2019, UWA Albany celebrated 20 years in the Great Southern region.


On-campus – Providing accommodation to 2500+ college students from Australia and 55+ countries worldwide, UWA’s residential colleges (commonly referred to as College Row) are known to offer hassle-free student accommodation in Perth. 

The residential colleges are located conveniently opposite to the UWA and provide the student with a world-class living and learning environment, helping those who are trying to find accommodation while studying in Australia. 

  • St. Catherine’s College
  • St. George’s College 
  • St. Thomas More College
  • Trinity Residential College
  • University Hall

UWA provides various other facilities like access to a gym, music rooms, chill-out zones, etc. 

Off-campus – Student accommodation is provided in the Crawley village, which is a collective group of residential houses, units, and studio apartments owned and operated by UWA. A few key features are- 

  • Properties located in a comfortable environment adjacent to the UWA campus
  • Shopping and entertainment areas nearby 
  • Public transport available, for short trips and surrounding areas
  • Partial furnishings on a handful of properties

Quick fact: With public transport right on your doorstep, getting to the city, beach, and Perth's best shopping and nightlife areas is also quick and easy.

Admission Process

Where to Apply: International students who are seeking to getadmission at the University of Western Australia can apply through the official international application page or via an agent

Application Fee: International undergraduates need to submit an application processing fee of 104 USD. Whereas, for graduate aspirants, the application fee is 69 USD. 

When to Apply: All undergraduate aspirants can choose to apply between semesters 1 and 2. However, the application deadlines for a few other courses may vary. 

DeadlineAcademic Session
May 31Semester 1 for Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy
December 1Semester 1 for all other courses
June 1Semester 2 for all other courses

While the application deadlines for UG courses remain the same for almost all of the programs, the application dates for graduates may vary according to the course you opt for. A few of the popular graduate courses and their deadlines are as follows :

March 1Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
December 8Master of Business Administration
May 31Doctor of Medicine

For other course-specific deadlines, you may refer to the ‘How to Apply’ section on the university’s official website. 

How to Apply: Students who are looking forward to applying at UWA must submit the completed application along with the processing fee and fulfill the below-mentioned requirements : 

  • Official transcript(s) from previous school(s) 
  • Personal essay
  • English proficiency test scores -
TestMinimum required score
TOEFL (iBT/CBT/PBT)82/230/570
  • Some programs at the University of Western Australia requires ATAR. While the median ATAR for 2018 admissions was 91.7, ATAR requirements might range from 99 to 75. 

Tuition and Living Expenses

Tuition and living expenses at the UWA are course-specific and may vary according to the course you opt for. Tuition and other expenses for a few UG courses are as follows : 

CourseTuition per year (in USD)
Bachelor of Commerce26,407
Bachelor of Philosophy28,631
Bachelor of Physical Science27,658
Bachelor of Arts22,029

Similarly, the tuition for a few popular graduate courses are mentioned below in a tabulated format :

CourseTuition per year (in USD)
Graduate Certificate in Data Science13,586
Master of Economics26,824
Master of Geoscience27,867
Master of Biomedical Science27,172

While the Cost of Living may vary according to the type of accommodation chosen by the student, the average cost of accommodation should be about 14,622 USD

Furthermore, a one-off registration fee of 87 USD must be paid during the submission of the application for the UWA residential college. 

Scholarships/Financial Aids

ScholarshipRequirementsAmount Awarded
UWA International Fee ScholarshipiAthena scholarship form20,848 USD per annum
UWA China ScholarshipsApplicant must be a citizen from the People’s Republic of China;UWA China Scholarship Application FormTuition fees and living allowance (including the visa application fee)
Forrest Research Foundation ScholarshipsCandidate(s) must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program44,523 USD per annum including accommodation and research allowances
The Dean’s Excellence ScholarshipsThe candidate must be academically skilled and enrolled in a Ph.D. programThe awarded amount may range between 26,400-34,750 (including research, living, and health allowances)

International candidates are advised to look forscholarships and loans to study in Australia through other sources as well since the number of candidates applying for the university-funded scholarships and financial aids are quite high to compete with.

Work While you Study

Australia is known to be the first preference for a student who is looking to continue their academic journey overseas. With an annual living cost of up to 35,000 - 40,000, working while studying in Australia seems to be the most feasible option to meet basic expenses. 

Fortunately, the University of Western Australia provides work-study programs for its students on campus. The positions are casual paid jobs and volunteer positions. Interested students may look out for jobs at : 

  • CareerHub - known to employ more than 80 higher education institutions across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. 
  • The Library - Offers various positions within the university libraries to employ casual staff. The openings are often posted on CareerHub. 
  • Programs like UniMentor, FairwayUWA, and Aspire UWA offers various mentoring and leadership positions, within and off the campus. 

Furthermore, UWA also welcomes the “Peacocks” to become campus guides for secondary school students who tend to visit the campus. 

Quick fact: The Peacock is UWA’s official mascot, which throughout the years, has been known to be an integral part of the UWA experience.