University of Western Australia (UWA) Perth, Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    University of Western Australia is the 6th oldest research-lead university in Australia, established in 1911. Popularly known for its courses in Geosciences, Engineering, and Fine Arts, UWA is known for providing outstanding research and higher education in Australia. UWA enrolls over 2,200 students from all around the world. International students receive financial aid including Global Excellence Scholarships at UWA, providing upto 48,000 AUD for undergraduates and 24,000 AUD for postgraduate students.

    The university offers a number of courses through its six faculties, which further divide into many departments. Research institutes at UWA include Oceans Institute, Centre for Energy & Minerals, and the Centre for Software Practice. UWA houses two campuses, located in city of Perth- UWA Albany and Campus Perth. University of Western Australia provides various accommodation options for students through College Row, collective name for the five residential halls of the university. UWA has also endorsed many residences for providing off-campus housing for its students.

    University of Western Australia Rankings

    UWA holds a respectable place across the top universities in Australia-

    • #86 among the Top 100 Universities of world (QS 2021)
    • Ranked among the world’s top 1% for graduate employability by THE World University Rankings
    • Scored 5 star rankings for Student Retention by Good Universities Guide


    Type of University Public
    Established Year 1911
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Endowment 18.7 Million USD
    Total Enrollments 22,000+
    Total Degrees and Awards Conferred 6,335
    International Student Population 5,000+
    Full-time Faculty Members 3,306

    University of Western Australia Courses

    University of Western Australia offers 290+ programs through its six faculties and schools. Popular courses at UWA include:

    University of Western Australia Campus

    University of Western Australia main campus is located on the banks of Swan River, city of Perth. UWA has another campus, UWA Albany, located in Albany’s Old Post Office building.

    • Perth Campus: Surrounded by lush green spaces with open courtyards, UWA enrolls more than 22,000 students along with 3,500 staff members. The residential colleges provide a lot of services on campus, including - banking, Co-op Bookshop and second-hand bookshop, cafés, medical center, etc.
    • UWA Albany: UWA has a regional campus providing high-tech academics balanced with experienced tutors.

    University of Western Australia Accommodation

    On-campus– Providing accommodation to 2500+ students from around the world, UWA’s residential colleges provide all utilities including buffet style meals, wifi, cheap laundry costs, professional room cleaning along with discount offers when applying early.

    Residential Hall Cost (AUD)
    St Catherine’s College 15,300-19,260
    St George’s College 17,950
    St Thomas More College 17,245-19,495
    Trinity Residential College 15,768-17,520
    University Hall 10,200-15,600

    Check: Student accommodation types in Australia

    Off-campus– Student accommodation is provided in the Crawley village, which is a collective group of residential houses, units, and studio apartments owned and operated by UWA. UWA endorsed two new housing options for students in 2019.

    • Campus Perth: A co-living residence hall consisting of 726 rooms including ensuite Studios, Twodios, Cluster 6 bedroom apartments and Campus 4 rooms.
    • The Boulevard: It is an inner-community center providing an ultimate student life included with skyline views and terrace pool, Room types include private studios and shared apartments.

    University of Western Australia Admission Process

    International students who are seeking to get admission at the University of Western Australia must fulfill all the requirements and submit the complete application before deadlines.

    Application Portal: Apply through the official international application page or via an official UWA agent.

    Application Fee: International undergraduates need to submit an application processing fee of 135 AUD.
    For graduate aspirants, the application fee is 90 AUD.

    How to Apply: Students who are looking forward to applying at UWA must submit the completed application along with the processing fee and fulfill the below-mentioned requirements :

    English proficiency test scores -

    Test Minimum required score
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 64
    CAE 180

    Note: UWA takes 4-6 weeks before providing an outcome to the submitted applications.

    University of Western Australia Living Expenses

    Tuition and living expenses at the UWA are course-specific and may vary according to the course students opt for. Furthermore, a one-off registration fee of 87 USD must be paid during the submission of the application for the UWA residential college. An estimated budget for cost of living in Australia is tabulated below:

    Subjects Cost (AUD)
    English Language Studies 7,800-30,000
    Undergraduate Bachelor Degree 15,000-33,000
    Postgraduate Masters Degree 20,000-37,000
    Accommodations 70-140 per week
    Food 80-200 per week
    Utilities 60-100 per week
    Transportation 10-50 per week
    Entertainment 50-100 per week

    University of Western Australia Scholarships/Financial Aid

    International candidates are advised to look for scholarships and loans to study in Australia through other sources as well since the number of candidates applying for the university-funded scholarships and financial aids are quite high to compete with.

    Scholarship Requirements Amount Awarded
    UWA International Fee Scholarship Athena scholarship form 20,848 USD per annum
    UWA China Scholarships Applicant must be a citizen from the People’s Republic of China;UWA China Scholarship Application Form Tuition fees and living allowance (including the visa application fee)
    Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships Candidate(s) must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program 44,523 USD per annum including accommodation and research allowances
    The Dean’s Excellence Scholarships The candidate must be academically skilled and enrolled in a Ph.D. program The awarded amount may range between 26,400-34,750 (including research, living, and health allowances)

    Work While you Study

    With an annual living cost of up to 35,000 - 40,000 AUD, working while studying in Australia seems to be the most feasible option to meet basic expenses. University of Western Australia provides work-study programs for its students on campus including casual paid jobs and volunteer positions. Interested students may look out for jobs at CareerHub.

    Check: Popular Scholarships in Australia

    University of Western Australia Placements

    • CareerHub- Known to employ more than 80 higher education institutions across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
    • The Library- Offers various positions within the university libraries to employ casual staff. The openings are often posted on CareerHub.
    • Programs like UniMentor, FairwayUWA, and Aspire UWA offer various mentoring and leadership positions, within and off the campus.
    • 2020 guide reveals that UWA graduates earned an average of 60,900 AUD.

    See Also: MBA Jobs in Australia

    University of Western Australia, located in the city of Perth, is ranked among the top universities of Australia for graduate employment, research and academic facilities. UWA offers a lot of accommodation options for students, ranging from on-campus Row Colleges to off-campus UWA endorsed buildings. All the residences are well equipped with all necessary amenities and available at affordable prices.


    Ques. Where does UWA rank in the world?

    Ans. #86 among the Top 100 Universities of world (QS 2021 and ranked among the world’s top 1% for graduate employability by THE World University Rankings.

    Ques. What is University of Western Australia known for?

    Ans.UWA is popularly known for its research programs and specializations along with courses like Geosciences, Engineering and Business majors

    Ques. How do students apply for UWA?

    Ans. Eligible students having completed their year 12 of academics or equivalent, can apply for UWA through the online portal or contacting the admission department of UWA.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    Master of Clinical Audiology/Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D]
    Term 1 (23rd Feb 2020)
    $37,467 /Yr
    Master Biotechnology
    Term 1 (23rd Feb 2020)
    $27,117 /Yr
    B.Sc Natural Resource Management
    Term 1 (1st Dec 2019)
    Term 2 (1st Jun 2020)
    $26,634 /Yr
    Bachelor Biomedical Science
    Term 1 (1st Dec 2019)
    Term 2 (1st Jun 2020)
    Term 1 (3rd Feb 2020)
    $29,256 /Yr
    Term 1 (31st May 2020)
    $53,889 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Urban Design
    Term 1 (1st Feb 2020)
    $23,943 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Taxation Law
    Term 1 (1st Feb 2020)
    $12,868 /Yr
    USD 37,467/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL82|PTE64
    Application Deadline: 23 Feb, 2020

    Master of Commerce [M.Com]

    2 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 26,361/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL82|IELTS6.5|PTE64

    Juris Doctor [J.D]

    3 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 29,256/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7.5|TOEFL106|PTE65
    Application Deadline: 03 Feb, 2020

    Master of Agricultural Science [M.Agr.Sc]

    2 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 27,117/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL82|PTE64
    Application Deadline: 23 Feb, 2020


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    8.7 /10

    The University of Western Australia offers me a rich college experience with the tuition fee that I can actually live with. My life at UWA is about more than earning a degree. It has allowed me to explore new things. Allowing me this kind of experiment will help me in trying new things and plunge into the voyage that I will remember for a lifetime.

    Fees :

    I am paying around $15,000 per academic year.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.8 /10

    I attended multiple university fairs and applied to 3 universities. I choose UWA over the other 2 universities because of the course that it was offering. I missed minimum scholarship but a very small margin whereas, I was getting 25% scholarship from other universities, still, I choose this because of its reputation, faculty and ranking. I didn't pay any application fees. I scored 83% in my 10th, 84% in my 12 and 3.2 CGPA out of 4 in my undergraduate degree from NMIMS ( no 1 ranking B school in India). I am very happy with my decision.

    Fees :

    There are many scholarships available but they all are merit-based. So if the score is high then $10-20k is easily available. Easy scholarships for Indian students almost everyone gets it which is really impressive. Fee structure constitutes mostly of the tuition fees. And per semester our fees is close to $20,000.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.3 /10

    UWA was my first preference, chosen solely because unit choices are super flexible and I could choose electives in languages such as Japanese in addition to my majors. Also chosen because of the variety of units offered in my chosen majors Giving a great perspective of your chosen major.

    Fees :

    Qualified for HELP payments. This degree can add up in value and loan is capped so be careful where you spend it but all undergraduate degrees are covered to my understanding. I would imagine it's quite tricky to get a scholarship however exceptional marks can grant you direct entry into postgraduate endeavors such as medicine.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    It was the closest for me to travel to from home. It is also the best world recognized university near me where I can choose to work anywhere in the world and have my degree recognized. I also have other friends and past students who go there that recommended it.

    Fees :

    Pay either each semester or on HECS. Paying each semester includes the fee per unit you do plus an amenities fee which goes towards improving the uni.

    10 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    It had the double major I was looking for (pharmacy and neuroscience). It has the highest university ranking in WA and therefore presumed it would be the best. Family and friends have been before and have recommended it to me.

    Fees :

    The price to go is relatively normal but HECS does support you. Textbooks are very expensive but finding cheap second-hand ones aren't too hard. There's a fee to see your exam results with is very weird and something I don't agree with.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    9.3 /10

    I think the fact that the courses were the best option for me here, this university was the best for the field that I want to study and hopefully work in. I also think the gorgeous campus had a part in me picking this university.

    Fees :

    You get charged for all the units that you do and they all vary in costs. I think you also can get charged a facility fee and for being a guild member. I put all of my charges on a HECS debt that I won't have to pay off until I earn enough with a full-time job.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

    University of Western Australia comparison

    University of Western AustraliaCurtin UniversityUniversity of AdelaideUniversity of Melbourne
    collegedunia score5.5 Out of 104.2 Out of 105.8 Out of 106.7 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 93 QS World University 2022
    # 132 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 79 US News 2021
    # 194 QS World University 2022
    # 251 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 174 US News 2021
    # 108 QS World University 2022
    # 111 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 73 US News 2021
    # 33 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 37 QS World University 2022
    # 25 US News 2021
    subject strength# 132 for Business by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 132 for Chemical Engineering by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 132 for Law by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 251 for Design by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 251 for Statistics by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 251 for Communication Studies by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 111 for Physics by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 111 for Forestry by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 111 for Mechanical Engineering by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 33 for Archaeology by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 33 for Education by Times Higher Education 2022
    # 33 for Business by Times Higher Education 2022
    programsUG Programs -38
    PG Programs -52
    Doctorate Programs -2
    UG Programs -128
    PG Programs -55
    UG Programs -150
    PG Programs -81
    UG Programs -33
    PG Programs -120
    Doctorate Programs -18
    acceptance rate38.0 %49.0 %29.0 %70.0 %
    exam scoreGRE - 316
    PTE - 69.5
    GMAT - 675
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 101
    GRE - 315
    GMAT - 550
    PTE - 62.5
    TOEFL - 94
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 317
    GMAT - 650
    PTE - 66
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 99.5
    GRE - 314
    PTE - 61
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL - 79
    GMAT - 705
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   USD 25673
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 27117
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 20451 Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 20217
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 22356
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 15715 Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 34265
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 34265
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 19553 Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 17124
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 30867
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 17106 Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate employability ranking: #151-160,
    LLM: $127,000;
    MBA: $117,000

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 251 – 300; Sectors paying the highest salary to graduates are HR, Media & Communications, Finance; MBA: 146,000 USD per annum; BBA: 122,000 USD per annum; Masters in Management: 83,000 USD per annum

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 171 – 180; Highest paying degrees are Executive Masters, Masters in Finance and Bachelor of Arts with average annual pay of 124,000 USD, 77,000 USD and 74,000 USD respectively. 

    Graduate employability ranking QS- #7
    MBA graduates were hired at $129,000
    Other graduates were employed $92,000
    LLM graduates were hired at the highest package $164,000
    IT & Development Graduates were hired at $138,000

    application requirements

    Core subjects like chemistry, mathematics, English, and physics required for Indian students 

    60% – 70% for admission in UG; Grading System Description; Portfolio

    Evidence of motivation and commitment towards the subject;


    Overseas Secondary School Qualifications,
    Apptitute test results, Interview and Auditions (required for certain programs)

    campuses and b schoolsSchool of Business, University of Western Australia
    Curtin Business School
    NAMelbourne Business School
    collegedunia reviews8.6/10 Read 6 reviews7.9/10 Read 9 reviews8.3/10 Read 10 reviews7.7/10 Read 15 reviews
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    University of Western Australia Admissions

    Semester 1 Deadlines

    December 1

    Application deadline

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    June 1

    Application deadline

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    University of Western Australia Acceptance Rate

    38.0 %

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    University of Western Australia enrollment

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $25,673 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $27,117 / Year
    On Campus
    Studio Room
    $11,840 / Year
    Standard Room
    $8,611 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    School of Business, University of Western Australia

    Address: 35 Stirling Highway ,Perth,WA,6009


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Pharmacy
    • Train Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Fairway After Clark St0.24 km
    Broadway Before Cooper St0.30 km
    Hackett Dr Before Mounts Bay Rd0.31 km
    Broadway Before Myers St0.31 km
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    Absolute Cosmetic Medicine0.67 km
    Rokeby GP | Medical Centre3.50 km
    Universal Health Network South Perth3.62 km
    Bethesda Hospital3.80 km
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    Train Station

    Karrakatta2.43 km
    Shenton Park Station2.56 km
    Loch Street Station2.65 km
    Showgrounds2.94 km
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    Dial A Chauffeur4.41 km
    Perth Airport Direct4.75 km
    Helipad Hospital5.45 km

    Book Store

    Rogers Newsagency0.44 km
    Harmony Newsagency Subiaco East LPO3.87 km
    The Book Firm4.08 km
    Mount Claremont Post News and Gift4.34 km
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    Captain Stirling Pharmacy1.38 km
    Dalkeith Pharmacy2.46 km
    Advantage Pharmacy Claremont3.45 km
    Wizard Pharmacy Claremont3.69 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Crossways3.39 km
    South Shore Shopping Centre3.44 km
    ear-o-tec3.45 km
    Claremont Quarter3.61 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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