The University of Western Australia
Established in 1911, Western Australia’s first university, The University of Western Australia (UWA), has an international reputation for remarkable and life-changing contributions across research, learning and teaching. UWA is ranked in the world’s Top 100 universities and number one in Western Australia.
UWA is located five kilometres from Perth’s central business district, next to Perth’s iconic Kings Park and the Swan River.
UWA offers a world-class student experience and has an innovative course structure allowing students the flexibility to design courses to meet their needs and develop skills to increase their employment and education prospects. More than 25,000 students are enrolled at UWA from more than 100 countries.
Students can combine one or two majors over three years and receive the equivalent of a double degree. They are then able to specialise through a postgraduate degree. Students also have access to an accelerated pathway to a master’s degree, where they can complete a double major and a semester of more advanced study in three years, and then complete a full year of postgraduate study.
UWA delivers world-class research and continues to attract the world’s brightest minds. This year Professor David Blair was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for contributing to the first detection of gravitational waves. Professor Ryan Lister was awarded joint Scientist of the Year in the Premier’s Science Awards for his significant advancements in understanding the programming of cells in living creatures.
The University is a member of the Group of Eight (a partnership of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities), the Worldwide Universities Network and the Matariki Network of Universities.
UWA has a strong connection to industry and government and contributes to communities both locally and internationally. As the founder of the Perth Festival (the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere), UWA is part of Perth’s dynamic cultural scene and its campus is home to numerous galleries, museums and theatres.