The University continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally.

Top reasons to study here

  • We offer exciting programs you can apply for at any time of the year.
  • The University of Western Australia works in partnership with three domestic and international university networks.
  • UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight Universities.

PhD Programmes

Medicine & Health (6)
Law (2)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.

Education

The University of Western Australia is offering more courses than ever before.

Research

The University is home to a number of industry-based research centres and institutes, and is affiliated to many others in Western Australia and across the country.

Career

Recognised as one of the best universities in the country, the University attracts high calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia and overseas. UWA graduates have consistently been the most successful in gaining full-time employment when compared to graduates from other WA universities and they have matched or exceeded national graduate employment rates.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
88
2017
-
2016
-
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
91 2
2018
93 9
2017
102
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
2018
93 -2
2017
91 5
2016
96
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
2019
134 -23
2018
111 14
2017
125
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

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.The University has smaller centres at Claremont and Albany.

Library services

The Library aims to provide innovative and relevant Library services to support The University of Western Australia to be a leading global institution. We envisage the Library not just being a place where information is gathered and accessed, but where ideas are formed, inspired and shared through innovative and engaging physical and digital spaces.

ICT services

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

Student Life

Campus life

UWA’s distinctive mix of heritage architecture and contemporary buildings contain state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment.

Situated on the Swan River in Crawley, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. At UWA you are surrounded by leafy green spaces with open courtyards and plenty of room to study, catch up with friends or relax outdoors in Perth’s moderate climate.

Sports facilities

Whether you’re out to experience something new or pursue sport at its highest level, UWA sports clubs provide first-class equipment and sporting facilities for athletes at any level.

Accreditation

The University of Western Australia consistently appears in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the major academic rankings systems such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia