The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a leading intellectual and creative institution of higher education. Situated on the Swan River, 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. UWA’s mix of historic architecture and contemporary buildings contain state-of-the-art classrooms, research facilities, lecture halls, performance theatres, study spaces, studios, and laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment. On campus, you can find a salon, travel agent, bank, child care facilities, bookstores, cafés, museums, outdoor cinemas as well recreational spaces, swimming pools, various sporting courts, a fitness centre, and medical services.
(Adapted from the University of Western Australia)
Live and study in one of the world’s top 10 cities. Perth is Western Australia’s thriving largest city and capital (metro area population: 2.0 million). It is a sophisticated and international city, with the beautiful Swan River and many attractions in the city as well as wildlife, sandy white beaches, and Swan Valley nature areas nearby.
Perth has a warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. It has been voted one of the top 10 cities in the world in which to live, according to the 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Ranking. Located in the same time zone as 60 per cent of the world’s population, Perth has international appeal with strong cultural diversity and urban sophistication. Perth is placed 49th in the 2017 Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, rating our city as more affordable than Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. International students in Perth receive a Western Australian government-sponsored 40 per cent discount on all public transport. The city also offers free WiFi, and free buses called CATS operate around the central business district.
While attending the University of Western Australia, you will enroll in 4 classes, each worth 4 U.S. semester credits. Each class that you will take at the University of Western Australia must be approved by UAB via the course articulation process.
Course articulation is the process that determines the UAB equivalent for the foreign courses you will take. Course articulation is a vital component of planning your experience. This process starts when you submit, to the Office of Education Abroad, a syllabus for each course you intend to take while abroad. Then the Office of Education Abroad works with the UAB Registrar, UAB department chairs, and advisors to determine the UAB course equivalency for each of your intended courses.
Many classes at the University of Western Australia have already been articulated. To review the list of pre-articulated classes, please click on the Courses Offered link above. To review all classes available at the University of Western Australia, please click here then click on the faculty/subsection to view all units (courses) available.
Courses are available in Accounting, Anthropology, Area Education Leadership, Art Education, Art History, Art Studio, Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Biology, Business, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clinical Dentistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Management, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Curriculum Education, Dentistry, Digital Community Studies, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Elementary and Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Engineering, English, English Language and Culture, Environmental Science, Finance, Foreign Languages, French, Genetic Counseling, Geography, German, High School Education, History, Humanities, Information Systems, Informative Engineering and Management, International Business, Italian, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Middle School Education, Music, Natural Sciences/Math, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology and Biophysics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Quantitative Methods, and Sociology.
At UWA, you have different types of housing options both on campus and off.
On campus, the "residential colleges" at UWA are similar to residence halls in the United States, complete with meal plans. The residential colleges are close-knit communities full of support, friendship, and activity. University Hall is recommended. UWA also has four additional residential colleges.
The University owns a number of unfurnished properties very close to campus, known as Crawley Village. These properties vary from being stand-alone houses to apartments.
Apply to the Jones Scholarship, the Cheney Scholarship, the Deosthale Scholarship, and other scholarships here.
In addition, the Australia Government Department of Education and UWA offer the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which provides a AU$2,500 grant for one semester of study. Only students who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents and have not previously received this grant are eligible to receive the grant. If you'd like to be considered for the ISEP grant, contact the Education Abroad Program Assistant to ask for a nomination.