The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

Perth , Australia
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 100
    Available Programs
  • 25000
  • 40000
    Average Cost
  • 60
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


UWA was established in 1911 by an act of the Parliament of Western Australia, and began teaching students two years later. It is the sixth-oldest university in Australia, and was Western Australia's only university until the establishment of Murdoch University in 1973. Because of its age and reputation, UWA is classed one of the "sandstone universities", an informal designation given to the oldest university in each state. The university also belongs to several more formal groupings, including the Group of Eight and the Matariki Network of Universities. In recent years, UWA has generally been ranked either in the bottom half or just outside the world's top 100 universities, depending on the system used.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. There is a pathway program at Taylors College Perth at UWA's Claremont campus, this program guarantees you entry to one of our undergraduate degrees following successful completion (subject to quotas and degree requirements).

Minimum English entry requirements: Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) 

Scholarship & funding

If you are a commencing student going into an undergraduate course, UWA have scholarships that may support your studies. For more information


Student life

College Row accommodation and life on campus.