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Why UWA? summary

UWA at a glance

  • Group of Eight Australia - A member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian universities.
  • Ranked 86th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • 5 stars - Achieved five stars for student retention, student demand, and student: teacher ratio (Good Universities Guide 2019).
  • Fastest rising university in the world outside of China (Academic Ranking of World Universities and QS).
  • 100 years old. For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

A world leading university

The University of Western Australia (UWA) provides you with a quality education at a world top 100* university that will set you apart in the marketplace. At UWA, you will be in the company of other high achieving students from all over Western Australia, Australia and the world. Here are some reasons why UWA is a wise choice.

  1. Degree options
  2. The innovative course structure offered by UWA is designed to ensure you get the most out of your study program. Our courses are based on a global model and prepare you to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

    Firstly, you’ll choose one of five broad bachelor degrees and then select your focused area of study from almost 70 diverse majors.

    This flexible course structure, unique to UWA in Western Australia, gives you the opportunity to combine subjects and design the course of study you wish to pursue. Whether it’s science and music, medicine and fine arts, or engineering and commerce, you choose the units that interest you the most and maximise your career opportunities.

    After you graduate, you have the option to enter the workforce, or continue studying at honours or postgraduate level in the same or an alternate field.

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  3. Professional qualifications
  4. By offering professional degrees at postgraduate level, UWA is on par with leading universities around the world. Whether you are seeking a career as a doctor, engineer, lawyer, teacher, architect, dentist, psychologist, social worker (among others), entering your profession with both an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification will help you obtain a competitive edge in a global workforce.

  5. Graduate Outcomes
  6. Your UWA degree is an investment in your future. Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and the national graduate employment rates.

    The University has strong industry partnerships with many organisations, giving you practical, real world experiences alongside a strong theoretical education, as well as valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and will help ensure you are career-ready for life.

  7. Student Experience
  8. Our picturesque Crawley Campus is located on the Swan River just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD. The campus offers students a range of facilities including cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, a myriad of clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, as well as on and off-campus accommodation options.

    For international students, Perth is the perfect location with its warm, sunny climate and beautiful natural scenery providing a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. As well as being recognised as the world's 14th most liveable city^, Perth is in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with friends and family.

  9. Pursue your impossible
  10. At UWA, we help people make the most of all the possibilities that are presented. UWA is a community of people who want to explore the unknown, challenge convention and make things happen; people with a burning desire to make the most of their own potential and contribute to the world’s advancement.

  11. Research
  12. UWA is a research-intensive university and is part of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight universities. With over 130 research and training centres, UWA attracts a high calibre of globally-recognised researchers and postdoctoral research students to carry out important projects.

    UWA is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

    *QS World University Rankings 2020.
    ^The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey 2020.

Pursue your impossible at The University of Western Australia today.

Our campus location

UWA student Farhan from Singapore

For any new students coming into UWA, if they watch Harry Potter, [the campus] looks a bit like Hogwarts. It's just beautiful, especially with how they incorporate all the nature, the trees, the fields. And all the facilities here are just absolutely stunning.

Gia (Ben) from Vietnam Studied UWA Foundation Program Now studying Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

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