Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.
UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.
Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.
For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.
We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.
Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.
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Entry requirements for University of Western Australia, The (UWA)
The University welcomes applications from school leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. Official specifications for particular groups of applicants are available from the UWA Admissions Centre (www.study.uwa.edu.au) or the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (www.tisc.edu.au).
Students seeking admission to the University must satisfy the University's English language competence requirements (see www.study.uwa.edu.au/elc) and any prerequisites for their desired course. Selection is based on demonstrated academic performance.
A number of special entry pathways are available for students who may have experienced various forms of disadvantage in their previous education (see study.uwa.edu.au/alternative-entry-pathways).
The University's Admissions Centre welcomes enquiries from anyone considering studying at UWA.
Transfering your previous study credits
The University endorses the Federal Government's policy of encouraging universities to articulate clearly wherever possible the opportunities available for gaining credit towards a degree course, for work completed at other institutions, including colleges of technical and further education.
For many of its courses the University prefers to assess each application for credit transfer on its merit, taking account of a number of other considerations in addition to previous academic record, before determining what advanced standing, if any, should be recommended for the applicant. It does so to ensure that credit for the student's previous studies is compatible with the structure of the academic programme to which the student has been admitted and that entry to the course is at a level appropriate to the student's academic background.
Increasingly however, the University is moving towards the practice of granting block credit at first year level for previous academic work, simply on production of evidence that the work has been satisfactorily completed. For more information on credit transfer, students should contact the relevant faculty office. It is important to note that the gaining of credit for previous academic work does not mean that the student has gained a place at the university. The selection and admission of students is a separate process from the granting of credit.