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The University of Western Australia

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The University of Western Australia, shortly known as UWA, is a public research university founded in 1911 in Perth, Western Australia.

The University has three campuses, with the main campus located just 10 minutes from Perth CBD at the Suburbs of Crawley, Claremont and Albany campus small centers.

The University of Western Australia is classified as a sandstone university. Australia's sixth oldest University and the only University in Western Australia until Murdoch University were founded in 1973.

Faculties and Schools

  • Arts, Business, Law and Education
    • Business School
    • Confucius Institute
    • School of Design
    • Graduate School of Education
    • School of Humanities
    • Law School
    • Conservatorium of Music
    • School of Social Sciences
  • Science
    • School of Agriculture and Environment
    • School of Biological Sciences
    • School of Earth Sciences
    • School of Human Sciences
    • School of Molecular Sciences
    • School of Psychological Science
  • Health and Medical Sciences
    • School of Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Allied Health
    • Dental School
    • Medical School
    • School of Population and Global Health
  • Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    • School of Engineering
      • Department of Chemical Engineering
      • Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
      • Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering
      • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing
      • Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
      • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      • Department of Physics
    • Oceans Graduate School
  • School of Indigenous studies
  • Graduate research school

Research Institutes and Centres

  • The University of Western Australia has various industry-based research institutes and centres affiliated with other organisations in Western Australia and also across the globe.
  • The University runs more than 75 research and training centre across Australia.
  • The University of Western Australia commands 80% of university research funding in Western Australia.
  • The University's graduates are estimated to contribute around $60 billion to Western Australia's economy by 2050. Following are a few institutes and research centres.
  • Institute of Agriculture
  • University of Western Australia Oceans Institute
  • Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training
  • Africa Research and Engagement Centre
  • Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
  • Centre for Evolutionary Biology
  • Center for Rock Art Research Management
  • Centre for Energy and many more.

Why Study at the University of Western Australia?

  • The University of Western Australia is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities (Go8) and the Matariki Network of Universities, also titled Australia's best research-Intensive universities.
  • ARWU by Shanghai Jiao Tong University consistently ranked the University of Western Australia as the joint best University (with the University of Queensland) in clinical medicine and pharmacy.
  • QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 ranks the University amongst the world's top 1% for graduate employability.
  • The University of Western Australia has a five-star rating for its teaching quality.
  • The University of Western Australia benefits its students with global industry networks as it has partners worldwide.
  • The University's more than ten subjects are ranked in the world's top 50 by ARWU 2020. Also, ARWU 2020 ranked the University at 85th position in the world.

Campus Locations

Crawley Campus (Perth)

  • Crawley campus is located on the bank of Swan River, in the suburbs of Crawley city, just 10 minutes away from Perth CBD.
  • It is the main campus of the University of Western Australia, affiliated with residential halls, and is home to over 22,000 students.
  • The campus offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, student amenities such as studios and laboratories.
  • Additionally, the campus includes several cafes, shops, libraries, sports and recreational facilities, open courtyards and expansive green spaces.

University of Western Australia Claremont

  • The Claremont campus is located at the neck of Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road and just a few minutes walk away from the Crawley campus.
  • The Claremont is home to-
    • The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB)
    • Confucius Institute
    • Centre of Muslim State and Society
    • International Skill and Training Institute in Health
    • Centre of English Language Teaching

University of Western Australia Albany

  • The University of Western Australia has a small and regional campus located in the south coastal region of Albany.
  • The close-knit Albany campus houses-
    • University of Western Australia Albany Centre
    • Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource and Management
    • Rural Clinic School
    • Friends of University of Western Australia Albany
  • The Albany campus offers students a high-tech learning environment and face-to-face and interactive teaching and learning sessions.
  • The Albany campus is located at a 4-5hours drive from Perth.

Programs Offered

The University of Western Australia offers various degrees such as Honours, Graduate entry Diploma, short courses and many more from a wide range of study areas. Here are some of the popular programs offered in:

  • Agriculture, Environments and Biological Sciences.
  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Business and Commerce
  • Data and Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health and Biomedical Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Law
  • Music and Fine Arts
  • Physical Science and Mathematics
  • Psychology


The University of Western Australia offers a wide range of Scholarships which includes:

Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • The Academic Excellence Scholarships are for domestic and international students in all study areas for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework.
  • The scholarship provides financial support to students recognised with academic excellence. Following are some academic excellence Scholarships
    • UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship
    • Robert Tindale Scholarship
    • UWA Winthrop Scholarship
    • UWA Engineering Scholarship
    • Great Southern Science Scholarship

Diverse, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

  • Diverse, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship benefit new or existing students who face educational disadvantage under various circumstances.
  • The scholarship is awarded based on the student's academic achievements. Following are a few Diverse, Equity and Inclusion scholarship:
    • Dean's Circle Juris Doctor Scholarship
    • Ana & Nicoletta Ciffolilli Scholarship in Law (For Women)
  • CTW Ada Jackson Scholarship Master of Teaching

Global Experience Scholarship

The Global Experience Scholarship is awarded to both domestic and international students. Following are a few Global Experience Scholarship:

  • Mining Leader Scholarship
  • Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship
  • St Catherine's Residential Scholarship
  • Generic Scholarship
  • Paul Wilson Memorial Award

Leader, Social Impact and Talent Scholarship

Leader, Social Impact and Talent Scholarship is offered to support potential students who can bring change to society and have the capability to be future influencers and leaders. Here some of the Leader, Social Impact and Talent Scholarship

  • John Prichard Memorial Travel Scholarship
  • All Saints' College Scholarship
  • Christ Church Grammar School Scholarship
  • J. Willing Regional and Remote Scholarship


On-Campus Accommodation

  • The University of Western Australia offers on-campus accommodation, also referred to as "College row", located a short walk away from the University, The Swan River and" Kings Park.
  • University accommodation includes catered meal plans and free wifi and easy access to public transport to get to the University, the city, beach, shopping districts, and access to bars and restaurants.
  • All residents of the University of Western Australia residential colleges have access to a gym, music rooms, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and more.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • Students at the University of Western Australia also choose to stay off-campus who prefer to live an independent lifestyle but near the university campus.
  • Many options are available to the street near to the University, such as studio apartment, shared apartment and homestays
  • Students can visit the university website for more information regarding off-campus accommodation.