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University of Western Australia

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Quick facts:

  • QS world ranking 2014 : 89th
  • Part of the prestigious Group of Eight
  • World leader in petroleum engineering and mining

In order to help you find the perfect university in Australia, over the years Study Experience has partnered with quality, world-renowned universities. Add to that partners based in dream cities, and you have a winnning combo for studying abroad ! One of the schools to check both boxes is the University of Western Australia. Based in Perth, this school can impress the most skeptical among you…

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia's leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. A dynamic and progressive un...

A great university in Perth, Australia

The University of Western Australia opened its doors in 1913. Since then, the university has been dispensing quality education to students from the whole world. More than 25 000 students attended UWA in 2014, and nearly 20% were foreignn ! Its great strength is its pursuit of excellence, as evidenced by its motto : Seek Wisdom. This explains its international reputation, as well as its outstanding performance in several academic fields. In 2014, QS World University Rankings awarded the university 89th place and 5 stars in 8 performance areas ! A year of tuition costs roughly 32 000 australian dollars (22 300€), but the costs can vary by more than 4000 dollars depending on the course. More information is available on their website :

Courses at UWA

UWA offers a great number of courses, from the Advanced Diploma to the Bachelors Degree (at undergraduate level), and from Graduate Certificates to Doctorates (at postgraduate level). According to QS World University Rankings, University of Western Australia has excellent programmes in biology, medicine, social sciences, and management. The bachelor of medicine is in very high demand, along with the management and business programmes. The university is also famed for its research courses, for which it receives millions of dollars in funding every year. The departments of criminology and marine biology have an excellent reputation and continually produce world-class graduates. UWA’s partners abroad are numerous and – for the most part – very well regarded, schools such as HEC Montreal, McGill, the ESSEC and Science Po Paris, University College London, UCLA or UPenn

Life in Perth

Perth, the capital of western Australia, is one of the most popular cities in Australia among international students. And for good reason : the mediterranean climate, warm and enjoyable, makes it the perfect study environment for those who embrace ‘farniente’. The activities on offer are many, from West Coast Eagles or West Coast Pirates games, to concerts at Kings Park and at the Quarry Ampitheatre, to visits to PICA or the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The main campus, partly financed by the contribution of first chancelor Sir Winthrop Hackett, is one of the most beautiful in the country. The facilities are modern, with WiFi and food outlets, to allow you to learn in a comfortable and welcoming environment. UWA offers housing opportunities on campus, as well as a housing office to assist you in the search for off-campus accommodation, adaptable to your budget and preferences.

Applying to UWA

UWA is an elite university and as such is quite selective. It is therefore quite important to start the application procedure as soon as possible. Study Experience recommends 5 to 6 months before the deadline for applying. There are two term starts, one in February and one in July. The deadlines are generally a month to a month and a half before the start of term. Don’t forget to take the IELTS test with a sufficient score (6.5 for an undergraduate and 7.0 for a postgraduate), as well as getting your transcripts translated by a certified translator.

A study programme abroad is an investment in your future. The choice of university is therefore absolutely key to make the investment worth it. Choosing the University of Western Australia is a guarantee of a return on investment, by taking a high quality course in one of the best australian universities. To find out more about UWA, get in touch with a Study Experience advisor.

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