Exploring the University of Western Australia campus
Established in 1911, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognized Australian Group of Eight, which are regarded as the nation’s leading research and comprehensive institutions.
UWA sets you up for success
UWA is a a world top 100 university* with 5-star teaching quality^ and employability ranked #1 in Western Australia.**
They deem it their priority to help you land a job at the end of your degree; that’s why they offer a range of resources, experiences and programs that’ll help you stand out in the job market and increase your employability.
In this sense, UWA students take their learning beyond the books, at the cutting edge of knowledge creation, from passionate lecturers with real industry experience and connections. As a UWA student, you’ll be fully supported during your learning journey and set up for a career you’ll love.
The importance of research
The global impact of UWA’s research and education places them as a world top 100 university. This means students join a community of passionate, intelligent and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. You’ll be connected with and work alongside leaders in education, research and industry, and follow in the footsteps of thousands of UWA grad success stories.
Want to get a feel for the campus and life in Australia? Watch the recent UWA Student Instagram Takeover!
Just 10 minutes from Perth city, the University of Western Australia is located on the banks of the Swan River, or Derbal Yerrigan, on the land of the Whadjuk Nation.
The university has the immense privilege of sitting on the sacred soil where Western Australian kaartdijin, or knowledge, began. It has been a place to gather and learn for tens of thousands of years, with stories and lessons shared from generation to generation of the world’s oldest continuous culture.
Perth has a warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Considered one of the world’s most livable cities (Economist Intelligence Unit) and located in the same time zone as 30 percent of the world’s population, Perth has international appeal with strong cultural diversity and urban sophistication.
Perth’s cost of living is the envy of Australia. It’s one of the most affordable capital cities and more affordable than Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane (Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2021). As an international student in Perth, you’ll receive a Western Australian government-sponsored 40 percent discount on all public transport. The city also offers free WiFi, and free buses called CATS operate around the central business district.
*QS 2023, **QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022, ^Undergraduate, Good Universities Guide 2021