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About The University of Western Australia

Since our beginnings in 1911, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has blazed the trail in producing remarkable and life-changing contributions across learning, teaching, and research, as well as contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of Western Australia, the nation, and our world.

We continue to make our mark on the world and our students are vital in this journey. They take their learning beyond the classroom, at the forefront of knowledge creation, from passionate lecturers with real industry experience and connections. We support them in their learning journeys and help set them up for a career they will love.

The global impact of our research and education places us as a world top 100 university (QS 2024). This means our students join a community of passionate, intelligent, and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. They connect with and work alongside leaders in education, research, and industry, and follow in the footsteps of our thousands of graduate success stories.

Our main campus is located on the banks of the Swan River and is 10 minutes from the state’s capital city, Perth, the 12th most liveable city in the world1. Perth shares the same time zone as 60% of Asia (plus or minus two hours) and is one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities2. Perth is also a city of growth and opportunity, and the state has one of the best performing economies in the world3.

Teaching and learning
At UWA, we are committed to providing our students with a stimulating curriculum built on social responsibility, experience-rich learning and cutting-edge research that will prepare them for the ever-changing world outside of their degree.

Enabling career opportunities 
A UWA education sets our students up for a career with infinite potential and we are proud to rank first in Western Australia for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022). By working alongside industry partners on real-world challenges, and taking on for-credit volunteering opportunities, work placements and internships throughout their education, our students build technical skills and career networks. This hands-on learning approach is valued by employers and ensures our students graduate career-ready. 

Research at UWA
The University is regarded as one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, focused on being a trusted source of open and accessible research and driving excellence through world-leading collaboration.   We are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of the best research-intensive universities in Australia. We are one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities. UWA is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.


As a research-intensive university, we attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers, and students, including 17 highly cited researchers from across a range of disciplines. Among UWA’s research strengths, 75 areas including Medical and Health Sciences; History and Archaeology; and Environmental Sciences, were rated ‘at or above world-class’ in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative that measures the quality and impact of research at Australian universities. Our leadership in research shaping a better future for our communities and environments means we are a top performer in securing research funding, receiving approximately 80% of all funding to Western Australian universities annually.  UWA is also home to more than 40 research centres and institutes and is affiliated with many others in Western Australia and across Australia. 


Our graduates
Upon graduating, our students join a thriving and active alumni community of more than 145,000 graduates worldwide. This community provides engagement and support, while creating valuable lifelong connections to the University and to each other.


We are proud to count among our graduates Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Professor Barry Marshall, entrepreneurs like Mecca Cosmetica founder Jo Horgan and politicians such as former prime minister Bob Hawke.  UWA is also home to Fields Medal winner Professor Akshay Venkatesh; Decjuba CEO/owner Tania Austin; comedian, writer, and musician Tim Minchin; and Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.


Social media channels
Check out our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedInX and Podcast series for live updates about UWA.

[1] Source: Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2022
[2] Source: Comparative analysis cost of living, Deloitte Access Economics July 2022
[3] Source: WA State Budget 2023-2024

About The University of Western Australia

Since our beginnings in 1911, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has blazed the trail in producing remarkable and life-changing contributions across learning, teaching, and research, as well as contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of Western Australia, the nation, and our world.

We continue to make our mark on the world and our students are vital in this journey. They take their learning beyond the classroom, at the forefront of knowledge creation, from passionate lecturers with real industry experience and connections. We support them in their learning journeys and help set them up for a career they will love.

The global impact of our research and education places us as a world top 100 university (QS 2024). This means our students join a community of passionate, intelligent, and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. They connect with and work alongside leaders in education, research, and industry, and follow in the footsteps of our thousands of graduate success stories.

Our main campus is located on the banks of the Swan River and is 10 minutes from the state’s capital city, Perth, the 12th most liveable city in the world1. Perth shares the same time zone as 60% of Asia (plus or minus two hours) and is one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities2. Perth is also a city of growth and opportunity, and the state has one of the best performing economies in the world3.

Teaching and learning
At UWA, we are committed to providing our students with a stimulating curriculum built on social responsibility, experience-rich learning and cutting-edge research that will prepare them for the ever-changing world outside of their degree.

Enabling career opportunities 
A UWA education sets our students up for a career with infinite potential and we are proud to rank first in Western Australia for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022). By working alongside industry partners on real-world challenges, and taking on for-credit volunteering opportunities, work placements and internships throughout their education, our students build technical skills and career networks. This hands-on learning approach is valued by employers and ensures our students graduate career-ready. 

Research at UWA
The University is regarded as one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, focused on being a trusted source of open and accessible research and driving excellence through world-leading collaboration.   We are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of the best research-intensive universities in Australia. We are one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities. UWA is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.


As a research-intensive university, we attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers, and students, including 17 highly cited researchers from across a range of disciplines. Among UWA’s research strengths, 75 areas including Medical and Health Sciences; History and Archaeology; and Environmental Sciences, were rated ‘at or above world-class’ in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative that measures the quality and impact of research at Australian universities. Our leadership in research shaping a better future for our communities and environments means we are a top performer in securing research funding, receiving approximately 80% of all funding to Western Australian universities annually.  UWA is also home to more than 40 research centres and institutes and is affiliated with many others in Western Australia and across Australia. 


Our graduates
Upon graduating, our students join a thriving and active alumni community of more than 145,000 graduates worldwide. This community provides engagement and support, while creating valuable lifelong connections to the University and to each other.


We are proud to count among our graduates Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Professor Barry Marshall, entrepreneurs like Mecca Cosmetica founder Jo Horgan and politicians such as former prime minister Bob Hawke.  UWA is also home to Fields Medal winner Professor Akshay Venkatesh; Decjuba CEO/owner Tania Austin; comedian, writer, and musician Tim Minchin; and Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.


Social media channels
Check out our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedInX and Podcast series for live updates about UWA.

[1] Source: Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2022
[2] Source: Comparative analysis cost of living, Deloitte Access Economics July 2022
[3] Source: WA State Budget 2023-2024

Available programs

Study at UWA

Our industry-integrated degrees prepare you for the ever-changing world. You can specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests. Whatever career you seek, at UWA you’ll find a degree that fits.


Comprehensive degrees

Design your own course with our comprehensive bachelor’s degrees. Choose one or two majors from a wide range, then add electives and/or a minor to suit your interests and career goals. Explore your interests with the flexibility to change your mind – choose your major(s) when you enrol and if you’d like to change during your degree you can.


Specialised degrees

Prepare for your dream career with a specialised bachelor’s degree. You'll take an extended major with a carefully designed study plan to give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen career or profession.


Combined bachelor's degrees

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degrees. You’ll complete two degrees in normally just four years – one comprehensive (where you’ll choose a major from a range of options) and one specialised (where you’ll take a defined study plan).

Integrated honours degrees

Undertake an advanced course with our integrated honours courses. These four-year courses include advanced coursework and a major research or creative project in your final year.


Combine your undergraduate and postgraduate professional degrees

High-achieving school leavers who’ve already decided on a career path are encouraged to take advantage of UWA’s Professional Pathways packages, which combine an undergraduate degree with a postgraduate professional degree – the perfect option if you have a strong sense of the direction you wish to take.

University information

Bachelor

82+
6.5+
1150+
80+

Master

5+
82+
550+
6.5+
Our student-centric learning spaces are all designed to enhance skill development and job preparation. Students use facilities that enhance their experiential learning and provide them with collaborative, practical opportunities in their field of study.  

Key facilities include: 

  • EZONE: an innovative and collaborative learning space based on a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) capability like no other in the country.
  • UWA Health Campus: A specialist teaching and learning facilities for health and medical students that is co-located with our state’s leading hospital and research centres.
  • UWA Business School: One of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region offering a world-class trading room and training facility for student. 
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Student life

At UWA, students can seek new experiences, friendships, fun, connections and even a helping hand if needed. As a part of our diverse and inclusive campus community, our students can meet new people and forge connections that will last a lifetime. Our campus is home to more than 25,000 students, with more than 4,000 international students hailing from 100 countries. With more than 140 clubs and societies (more than any other Australian university), 400+ social sporting teams, an active Guild and plenty of events to fill a social calendar; our students find a friendly community of peers to exchange ideas with and develop supportive social and professional networks. 

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

The University of Western Australia is one of the top universities in Perth, Australia. It is ranked #77 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #79
  • 2014
    #84
  • 2015
    #89
  • 2016
    #98
  • 2017
    #=102
  • 2018
    #=93
  • 2019
    #91
  • 2020
    #86
  • 2021
    #92
  • 2022
    #93
  • 2023
    #90
  • 2024
    #72
  • 2025
    #77

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