The University of Western Australia

Perth, Western Australia


University Location Perth, Western Australia
Address 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Main Campus Crawley
City Population 2.1 million
Student Population 24,500
Int'l Student Population 4,500
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July


The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the state’s first university. UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognized Australian Group of Eight. These universities are regarded as the nation’s leading research and comprehensive institutions.

Since 2012, UWA has appeared in the top 100 universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s internationally recognized Academic Ranking of World Universities and consistently appears in the top 1% of universities as judged in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS rankings.

Why Study Here?

The University of Western Australia is a world top-100 university, providing quality education that will set you apart in the marketplace. At UWA, you will be in the company of other high-achieving students from all over the world. Graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and the national graduate employment rates.

The university has strong industry partnerships with many organizations, giving you practical, real-world experiences alongside a strong education, as well as valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and helps ensure you are career-ready for life.

Some popular University of Western Australia programs for Canadian students include medicine, dentistry, law, public health and teaching.

Location Details

Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city and capital of the thriving State of Western Australia. Perfect scores in education, environment, and healthcare have led to its ranking as the sixth most liveable city in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit 2021.

The city is also Australia’s sunniest capital city and the Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers is ideal for sports and outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, sailing, cycling, swimming and windsurfing, or you can experience nature at Kings Park, 400 hectares of natural bushland and botanical gardens right in the middle of Perth and just up the road from UWA.

Perth’s public transport system makes it easy to get around the city and to the main UWA campus if you don’t drive. International students receive a West Australian Government-sponsored 40 percent discount on all public transport.

UWA Campuses
The University of Western Australia has three campuses. The suburb of Crawley, just 10 minutes from the Perth central business district, is home to the main campus. Other campuses include UWA Claremont and UWA Albany.

UWA’s picturesque Crawley campus is located on the Swan River just 10 minutes from Perth. The campus offers you a range of cafés, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, myriad clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options. For international students, Perth is the perfect location with its warm, sunny climate and relaxed, outdoor lifestyle.

Perth enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. During summer rain is unusual, but winter can bring downpours of rain and thunderstorms. Summer in Perth (December – February) is hot and dry with very little rainfall. Average temperatures range from 17.5°C – 30°C. Winters (June – August)  are relatively cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 8°C – 19°C.