The University of Western Australia
Student Population: 24,000
Why study at the University of Western Australia (UWA)?
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities with an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. Globally, UWA is ranked in the world’s top 100 (ARWU 2021).
Just minutes from Perth, UWA is located on the banks of the Swan River and is renowned for its beautiful campus and sandstone buildings. For more than 100 years it has stood for excellence and has produced high-achieving graduates including a prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, an Oscar-winning filmmaker, ground-breaking doctors and scientists, award-winning journalists and celebrated writers, musicians and archaeologists – experts across many fields.
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Set yourself apart with a UWA degree
As Western Australia’s only top 100 university, UWA is paving the way with an innovative curriculum designed around industry and global demands. Our world-class courses will equip you with skills and knowledge for global success.
UWA empowers its staff, students and researchers to change the world, developing cutting-edge ideas for the future through our degrees in engineering and mathematical sciences. Leading the way in innovation, technology and technical expertise, our creative and industry-endorsed learning experience offers an engaging setting, and gives you the skills to tackle real-life challenges. Our in-depth research, industry knowledge and dedication to inclusion and diversity create a vibrant learning environment that encourages excellence.
Business & Management
UWA’s Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. We inspire talented students from around the world to become respected and forward-thinking academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow. The School uses innovative teaching, thought-leading research and corporate associations to provide real-world experience, hands-on learning and industry networking, giving you a career edge in your specialist field.
Data & Technology
Gain the skills to tackle big data challenges and compete in the digital realm with our data and computer science degrees. Our courses in information technology, business analytics, data science, and business information and logistics management are informed by the latest developments in research and industry. You’ll be taught in purpose-built learning facilities by world-renowned experts. As a student, you’ll put your theoretical knowledge into practice, gain a deep understanding of future global needs, and develop skills to embed contemporary data management and analysis technologies within industry.
UWA is at the forefront of teaching and research in science, and has a world-class reputation, an international network and a range of industry collaborations. Discipline areas in undergraduate and postgraduate courses range from pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields. With hands-on Work Integrated Learning opportunities, you’ll learn from and work with the best in the country and will gain industry knowledge, develop work-ready skills and create professional networks – all vital for career success.
Health and Medical Sciences
UWA offers courses and research in a range of health and medical science disciplines to significantly benefit the health of Australian and international communities. We encourage the lifelong adaption and assessment of new theories and treatments and of diagnostic techniques that use a holistic approach to health sciences and a sensitive interaction with patients. A strong research culture infuses all our health courses, and staff and students work with prominent institutes, teaching hospitals, specialist research organisations and community groups on projects.
Why study at UWA
Why study at the University of Western Australia (UWA)?
1. UWA is a world top 100 university
Ranking within the worlds top 100 (ARWU 2021), UWA is also the only Western Australian university in the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of world-leading research-intensive Australian universities.
2. Our graduates receive a globally recognised degree
UWA is proud to have received the highest ranking among all Australian universities in mining and mineral engineering; marine/ocean engineering; agricultural sciences; environmental science; and engineering and biological sciences in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject (ARWU).
3. We have over 75 state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities
UWA’s Perth campus is home to many globally recognised scholars, including Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall.
4. We have a global reputation and global connections
UWA is a founder member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
5. We focus on graduate outcomes
At UWA, you’ll not only study towards a degree but have the opportunity to gain valuable experience towards your future career with practical learning. UWA offers professional placements, internships, mentoring and work experience to help you to graduate career-ready.
Scholarships for high-achievers
We encourage the pursuit of excellence and offer scholarships to recognise academic achievement and to assist with the cost of study. The Global Excellence Scholarship at UWA offers eligible students (undergraduate and postgraduate) up to A$12,000 per year for the duration of their study (commencing an eligible course in 2022).