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The University of Western Australia

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


With campuses in Perth and Albany, The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a dynamic and progressive community of lecturers, researchers, students and staff, all bound together by their hunger for learning, innovation and research.

Perth campus

Located 10 minutes from Perth’s busy central shopping and business district, and bordered by the picturesque Swan River, UWA’s Perth campus is a mixture of gorgeous early 20th Century sandstone and terracotta buildings and more modern facilities surrounded by leafy heritage-listed gardens.

International leader in higher education

Home to more than 5,000 international students, representing more than 100 countries, UWA is internationally recognised as a leader in research and higher education, as highlighted in the QS rankings.

UWA is ranked as the 93rd best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2018.

UWA is competitive in a wide range of subjects and in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, UWA was ranked 11th in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering and  ranks within the top 50 for Anatomy and Physiology, Agriculture and Forestry, Performing Arts, Psychology, Earth and Marine Science,  Civil and Structural Engineering and Sports related subjects.

Links with employers and universities across the world

Whatever your field and degree level, you will be granted access to the University’s strong industry connections and alumni group. You’ll 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.

UWA is the only Western Australian university in the acclaimed “Group of Eight” – Australia’s leading group of research universities – and one of two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a collective of 18 research universities. UWA is also a founding member of the Matariki Network, another international network of research-intensive universities.

Check out UWA’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts for live updates about the University and research being conducted.

  • 65.2
    Overall Score
  • 71.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 82.3
    Citations per Faculty
  • 64.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 72.9
    International Students
  • 71.1
    Overall Score
  • 53.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 77.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.7
    H-index Citations
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 45.9-48.5
    Overall Score
  • 50.6
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 44.9
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 45.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 58.8
    Partnerships with Employers
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 34%
Undergraduate 66%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

5 Undergraduate Courses

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51 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.