University of Western Australia: Study in Perth

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Winthrop Hall, the most beautiful UWA building
Perth sunset

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Apply now to The University of Western Australia, where you will study at arguably the most beautiful campus in Australia, just 10 minutes from the city of Perth. The campus is located right next to the Swan River, where you can swim, see dolphins, kayak and take a relaxing lunch!

Every year, UWA welcomes more than 300 study abroad students from all over the world and has more than 100 clubs and societies you can join, including Perth International. You can live on campus or share an apartment with other students, and you even have the opportunity to work 40 hours a fortnight on your student visa! Perth is currently the most affordable city in Australia (The Economist, 2017) and has the highest minimum salaries, so there is no doubt you will save some extra cash by choosing Perth!

Did You Know? UWA is on the approved list of universities that accept FAFSA loans!

Highlights
  • Beautiful, historical campus.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Weekend getaways to Rottnest Island, 30 minutes from the city.
  • Real student diversity.
  • Australia's sunniest and most affordable capital city.

$5000 a year scholarship

UWA is offering an automatic scholarship of $5000 per year to students who are members of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) that apply to study their full Bachelor's degree at UWA! UWA's undergraduate programs are only three years, and more and more Americans are choosing to study their degree at UWA to save time and money while earning a fantastic education.

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Questions & Answers

Hi Aamir, Yes, you would need to meet UWA's English entry requirements if you did not study in an English-speaking country. You can find the full list of tests we accept here:

Reviews

96%
based on 26 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.8
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Stephanie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Enjoy your life in UWA & Perth

My life experience and academic skills have been enriched and improved a lot by studying in UWA. It shaped a better me, a stronger, tougher, and a more independent 'me'. All the students, teachers, staff and my Australian host are sooooo friendly! They encouraged and pushed me to dream big and work hard!
The environment of Perth is unbelievable, I always think of the blue ocean, beach with great cafes, and the beautiful sunset after I back to China! Perth and Western Australia definitely worth to explore!
Because of the lovely people and environment, I spent a sweet and fullest time in Perth! I believe my experience in UWA & Perth is one of my best memories of my whole life! I will treasure them all the time!
Thanks, UWA & Perth!
Missing you as always!

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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Live your best year abroad in Perth!

My year abroad in Perth gave me the opportunity to explore the biggest and most amazing state of Australia: Western Australia. It's not all about koalas and kangaroos (don't worry you will find plenty of them) but it's such a unique city, with an incredibly diverse population (there is people from all over the world, it's incredible) and a very aconventional history (it all started with a prison!), all surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of greens and blues (honestly, the best beaches I have seen in my life). The UWA campus is one of the few historical buildings of the city, and its gardens are like the rainforest, it's so beautiful! Also, Australian people are extremely friendly, always ready to help, and very open-minded. At last but not least, the quality of Education is more than satisfactory: you will find engaged teachers with impressive explaining skills and lots of activities to help you in case you are struggling. If you want to learn, discover new places, meet people and have fun, there is no place you would rather be than Perth!

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Oskar
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Perth and UWA

Perth is a nice and fancy place with lots of stuff to do (beach, parks, cafes, pubs, museums, cultural events etc.). However, since it is very isolated it can become a bit boring sometimes; therefore, it is crucial to go outside perth and explore the surroundings such as Margaret River.
UWA has a beautiful campus and is fantastic overall. The academic system and challenge however, are not great. Some of the courses have amazing tutors and lots of potential whereas others are boring and lack a certain quality of teaching and organisation. One aspect I can only recommend are the five residential colleges. The community, facilities, programmes and staff are fantastic and it really made the semester abroad a great experience.

Overall it was an unforgetable experience and I can only recommend Perth and UWA!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Lamb. Not that I have never eaten lamb before, but the amount of lamb that is consumed. There is lamb everywhere, you are literally confronted with that type of meat on a daily basis.
Karen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Knowledge and gardens

At first The University of the Western Australia was "just" one of the best universities of the country, that's why I choosed it. But arriving there on the first day leaved me without words: a wonderful structure in the middle of gardens, people from all over the world, confortable classrooms, beautiful libraries, units well organized, teachers and tutors open to help us with our necessities and apprenticeship. It was a challenge, but also memorable as one of the greatest places I have been. Thank you for the experience.

What would you improve about this program?
Students could be more encouraged to do things outside the university, with other international and national students. I know there were some initiatives like that, but I didn't feel that was for me and now I feel sorry I missed it.
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Leticia Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience

I've studied at The University of Western Australia as an exchange undergraduate student supported by a scholarship program of my home country called Science Without Borders. I had the chance to improve English as a second language for six months before starting my undergrad studies on campus, so I've experienced Perth for 18 months. That experience was like no other in life. The University of Western Australia provided me more than all the support I could ever ask for. Teachers and staff have always been patient and receptive with me and any other foreigner students. Beyond excellent classes, the university supports social, cultural and academic events on campus, so every week there is something new to experience as a student. I strongly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to study overseas! If I ever have the opportunity to study again in Australia, I definitely will!

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Arthur
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

UWA: A pleasant experience!

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was a pleasant experience in my academic life and Perth for my well-being. The reason why I choose UWA over other Australian universities was due to its reputation and the fact that UWA has been recently admitted as one of the best 100 universities in the world. As I am planning on to major in mining engineering having a degree which is recognized overseas would be an essential to increase my chances of having a well-developed career.
UWA has a very active social scene which allows the easy making of many, diverse friends. However, it is very hard to make friends through classes or any academic situations. Although most people are friendly, they just don’t seem to have the time to make friends. The best way it is being part of one of the various sport clubs that the UWA offer, so you can hang out with friends of different nationalities and background.
The campus is quite nice and serene. It is surrounding by a peaceful suburban besides the beautiful Matilda´s bay and there is also some native woodland (Kings Park) which puts a bit of a dampener during the rush time of exams. The public transport is very convenient – on semester weekdays buses come every 10 minutes and around every half hour on weekends. There’s also a well maintained public cycle path you can use to get into the city.
The lecture theaters are well-equipped, and the campus provide many libraries and other facilities to students. It also has a very conducive environment for students to do their research and studies.
Overall it was a great experience to live in Perth and study at UWA. I am sure that it will enhance my job prospects besides the memory of the beautiful landscapes from Western Australia that keep on my mind!

Pedro
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Ecology in Perth

University of Western Australia has an amazing infra-structure, beautiful place. People are generally fun and chilled. Perth is a peaceful with lots of green but can be too quite particularly if you come from a big town. Western-australia in general is very under-rated, with astonishing scenarios that are not well know The area is specially great for ecology students for its unique biodiversity.

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Isaac
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A year I will never forget

I had the chance to spend one year, as an exchange student at University of Western Australia, and I had one of my best years in my life. Met a lot of people from different countries and discovered a lot of new cultures. Perth is a nice and calm city, with many wonderful beaches that you need to visit and the weather is lovely. University of Western Australia is in a really good location, next to the Matilda Bay, and close to the city.