The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a world top 100 university located in Perth, Western Australia (QS 2022). UWA is an inclusive and multicultural community that embraces and values a diversity of backgrounds. At UWA, we take learning beyond the books, with passionate educators with real industry experience and connections. We welcome you to seek and start sharing wisdom with us.

Top reasons to study here

  • Gain a globally recognised degree from a world top 100 university (QS 2022).
  • 5 stars for student-teacher ratio, student demand, undergraduate teaching quality and postgraduate learner engagement (Good Universities Guide, 2022).
  • UWA is a research-intensive university and a member of the Australian Group of Eight Universities (Australia's best research-intensive universities).

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About

History

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. UWA has contributed to the intellectual, economic and cultural development of Western Australia, our country and our world for over 100 years.

Education

Set yourself apart with a globally recognised degree from a world top 100 university that takes education beyond the books. With experience-rich, industry-connected learning, you’ll graduate equipped to succeed in local, national and international careers.

CRICOS Code: 00126G 

Research

As the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight, UWA is a research-intensive institution and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80% of all research funding to WA universities annually. 

Career

UWA is #1 in Western Australia for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022). Our innovative courses consistently have high satisfaction levels to meet employer demands and our students become highly employable to experience long and successful careers. 

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
93 -1
2021
92 -6
2020
86
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
96 -11
2020
85 14
2019
99
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
132 7
2021
139 -8
2020
131
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
79 7
2020
86
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

UWA offers student support services dedicated to helping international students reach their full potential. These services include academic support, personal support for wellbeing, career and employability services and financial assistance. Our support services aim to assist our students with successful learning journeys and help set them up for a career they’ll love.

Housing services

International students can make the most of their time at UWA and enjoy an amazing, fully inclusive lifestyle. Our five residential colleges are located directly opposite UWA with guaranteed accommodation offered to full-time students. Living at UWA means students can easily walk to uni, cafes and shops, and be a short bus ride to the city and Perth's best beaches.

Library services

We aim to provide innovative and relevant Library services to support UWA to be a leading global institution. We believe the Library is not just a place where information is gathered and accessed, but where ideas are formed, inspired and shared. We have six campus libraries to ensure our students have access to conveniently located services and a range of places to study and meet up on campus. 

ICT services

Staff and students can access UWA's networks, systems and research resources with IT Support Staff ready to help at any stage.  

Medical services

The University Medical Centre is a fully equipped and accredited service supporting the UWA community with high-quality safe and confidential care. This includes UWA students, staff and members of their immediate family (including children and legal partners for international students).

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Western Australia is a vibrant place to live, work and study. UWA’s main campus is located on the picturesque banks of the Swan River and just minutes from Perth City. Featuring expansive green spaces, cafés and shops, as well as a multitude of modern teaching and research facilities, our campus provides you with a world-class learning environment. 

Sports facilities

Whether you’re looking to join the gym, try out a new social sport or compete in a sport competitively, UWA Sport provides first-class equipment and facilities for students at any level. The UWA Sport facilities and teams are the perfect way for students to take a break from their studies and meet new people in Perth, all while getting fit and having fun. 

Student clubs

At UWA, there are over 160 clubs and societies registered through the Student Guild covering religion, spirituality, culture, faculties, professions and special interests. The International Students Department exists to support all international students on campus in Perth, by organising events, activities, sports and trips for students throughout the year, making it the perfect way for international students to meet new people. 

Accreditation

At UWA, we have a team of award-winning academics and educators that are continuously recognised for their dedication and passion for student learning. We are awarded 5 stars for our teaching quality, student demand and student-teacher ratio (Good Universities Guide 2021) and have 43 subjects ranked in the world’s top 1% (ARWU 2020, QS 2021).

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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