The University of Western Australia Information

  • Introduction

    The UWA difference
    Our valued industry connections, innovative courses, high-impact research and commitment to our student experience places us as a world top 100 university – the only one in WA (QS 2023). Kick-start a successful career and join our network of passionate and resourceful graduates leading positive change and shaping the future.

    Graduates with better job outcomes
    As WA's #1 uni for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2023), we'll equip you with the skills to launch a rewarding long-term career. With over 4,500 industry partnerships, and initiatives like our Career and Employability Award and Career Mentor Link programs, you'll graduate with a rich well-rounded resume and standout in the job market.

    Gain real-world, practical experiences
    At UWA, you'll take your skills beyond the books and,into the real world, developing practical skills, experiences and life-long connections. Getting a job at the end of your degree is probably your top priority, which is why all our degrees offer the option of work integrated learning units and internships through the McCusker Centre for Citizenships, as well as other industry partners. You could also undertake volunteering for credit or take on an entrepreneurial project with Bloom WA or UWA's Innovation Academy.

    Create connections for life
    At UWA, you join a community, not just a university. Enjoy an unrivalled student lifestyle and seek new experiences, friendships, fun and even a helping hand if you need it. As part of our diverse and inclusive campus community, with over 160 student clubs and 400+ sporting team, you'll meet new people and create meaningful connections for life. You can also expand your horizons by taking part in overseas study, with generous scholarships available.
  • Locations

    There are many great places to socialise, get fit, discover incredible art, relax, study and more.

    UWA Perth
    UWA's main campus is located on the picturesque banks of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), just minutes from Perth City. Featuring expansive green spaces, cafes and shops, as well as a multitude of modern teaching and research facilities, our campus provides you with a world-class learning environment. On the river, you'll also find Bilya Marlee – an Indigenous knowledge gateway housing the School of Indigenous Studies and a community of Indigenous students, staff and graduates.

    Explore the campus through our online virtual tour.

    UWA Albany
    Located five hours' drive from Perth, UWA Albany is located in the heart of the South West and offers students a supportive and high-tech learning environment. Here you can experience all that regional Western Australia has to offer while studying at university.

  • Scholarships

    At UWA, we award more than 600 scholarships to our coursework students, totalling $6 million – the most of any WA university – and our scholarships aren't just for high achievers.

    We have scholarships for everything from academic and sporting excellence, to global experience, leadership, and social impact. We also have scholarships for women in non-traditional fields, Indigenous students, regional and remote students.

    Find your scholarship.
  • Admission requirements

    We offer many different entry pathways to study at UWA. You can apply to UWA on the basis of your Year 12 studies, vocational education and training qualifications, tertiary studies, and work experience. No matter where you're coming from, we can work with you to help you find the path to where you want to go.

    General admission requirements
    • Entry to most courses is assessed on your ATAR or equivalent (check the ATAR for your chosen course or your eligibility for an ATAR adjustment)
    • English language requirements
    • Some majors have prerequisites subjects that require a final scaled score of 50 or higher in an ATAR or equivalent subject, like Mathematics Applications or Chemistry. There are a number of courses that don't have prerequisites, and in many cases, if you don't meet the prerequisites, you can take a bridging or foundational unit in your first year.
  • English language competence

    Successful university study requires a certain level of English language skills. In most cases, you'll be able to demonstrate English language competence through satisfactory performance in the required English subjects at school (final scaled score of 50 or above in an ATAR English subject). If you're unable to demonstrate English language competence in this way, you'll need satisfactory performance in an alternative UWA-approved test of English or through completion of a UWA communications unit.
  • Entry requirements for Medicine or Dentistry

    • A minimum ATAR of 98 is required to be considered for school leaver entry
    • Sit the UCAT ANZ during the year of application (registrations usually close during May, test sittings take place during July and August)
    • Lodge a TISC application
    • Complete an interview
    • Meet the English requirements
    • Quota eligibility: Indigenous, Rural, Broadway and/or High Academic Achievers (HAA - Western Australian school leavers who meet the ATAR minimum. There are also a small number of places available for domestic school leavers who have completed Year 12 or equivalent at a school outside of Western Australia and have achieved a minimum ATAR or equivalent)
    Visit the Medicine or Dentistry course pages for more details.
  • How to apply

    All current Year 12 WA school leaver applications for 2024 entry, including Early Offers, should be submitted through TISC. This includes applications for any of UWA's Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised). Ensure you check course deadlines.

    If you are a recent school leaver or non-school leaver and meet the criteria for one of our entry pathways, you should also apply through TISC.

    All other applicants, including UWA past or current students, should apply direct to UWA and upload all relevant supporting documents.
  • Entry pathways

    There are many ways to start your journey at UWA. Explore the entry pathways below or if you’re not sure what entry pathway is right for you, get in touch with the team at UWA for advice.

    Aboriginal Orientation course
    If you don't meet the entry requirements or just want to better prepare for uni study, this free 14-week course gives you entry to most bachelor's degrees and the study skills to succeed.

    With AccessUWA you can study individual units of your choice at UWA without having to enrol in a bachelor's degree. Upon successful completion of a minimum number of four units (24 credit points), you can apply for a comprehensive bachelor's degree based on your AccessUWA results.

    Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
    ATAR tells you your position relative to other students in your year. It's important to remember that it's a percentage not a score. It is also the most direct way as a school leaver to get into the bachelor's degree of your choice. There are two ATAR entry pathways:
    • ATAR based entry
      You can secure your place at UWA with an ATAR of 75 or above, or with an ATAR of 70 (see Broadway UWA, Fairway UWA and First in Family). Use your final Year 12 ATAR to apply for UWA courses.
    • Predicted ATAR entry
      We'll be providing offers based on your predicted ATAR from your Year 11 results. You'll need a minimum predicted ATAR of 80 (Broadway ATAR of 78) and meet the entry requirements for your nominated course to receive an offer.
    If your predicted ATAR does not meet the early offer entry requirements for your nominated UWA course, you'll receive a conditional offer – conditional that you satisfy the ATAR requirement for your chosen course through your final Year 12 ATAR or by successfully completing STAT.

    You can use the predicted ATAR pathway to apply for admission to any of our undergraduate degrees, as well as our Assured Pathways to Law, Teaching, Architecture and Translation Studies. The Predicted ATAR entry pathway is not applicable for Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Podiatry or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised).

    Broadway UWA
    If you've completed your entire Year 12 studies at a Broadway UWA school, you'll receive an automated ATAR adjustment.

    Diploma entry pathway
    Applicants with a completed AQF Level 5 qualification (Diploma) or above may be able to use this for admission to undergraduate programs at UWA.

    Early offers
    If you're currently in Year 12, can apply early for 2024 entry through TISC before Friday 8 December 2023. Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about and spend that time focusing on your final exams.

    You can apply for an Early Offer for all degrees excluding Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised).

    We'll be able to assess your application in four ways – your predicted ATAR, your actual ATAR (if this is higher than your predicted), Experience-based entry or STAT.

    Educational access scheme (EAS)
    The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) can help you gain access to uni if you’ve experienced exceptional circumstances during senior secondary schooling.

    Experience-based entry
    UWA's new Experience-based entry allows you to apply for a select number of comprehensive bachelor's degrees using a combination of academic and life experiences. This is the ideal pathway if your ATAR doesn't reflect your true capability, if you have completed TAFE or VET or even if you're not doing ATAR.

    Fairway UWA
    If you're challenged by location, economic or other factors, complete the Fairway support program in Year 12 to gain entry to our bachelor's degrees with an ATAR of 70 or above. 

    UWA First in Family program
    If your parents or guardians have not completed a university-level degree, you may be eligible for a place at UWA through the First in Family program.

    Higher education study
    If you have previously studied at a bachelor's degree level and have successfully completed one full-time (or equivalent) semester, you can apply for entry to UWA.

    Indigenous Provisional Entry Scheme 
    If you're an Indigenous student and don't meet the required ATAR or are mature-age and have a strong educational or employment background, you may be eligible for entry through this pathway. 

    International Baccalaureate (IB)
    UWA welcomes IB students to apply and your IB score will be converted into an equivalent ATAR.

    Non-school leavers
    We offer pathways if you're starting at university after working, having time off or completing TAFE study or study at another university. View the entry options available to you as a non-school leaver.

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
    The STAT is a national test that provides a pathway to tertiary study if you don’t meet the formal entry requirements. You can use your results in the STAT to gain entry to one of our comprehensive bachelors degrees.

    UWA Smart Start
    Boost your confidence and equip yourself with the skills to succeed in your university degree course by enrolling in our unique university preparation course in Albany. 
  • Student support services

    You'll have plenty of support and help when you get to UWA. Here are just a few of the services we offer.
    • Academic support: One-on-one support, study skills workshops (STUDYSmarter), extensive online resources and more.
    • Accessibility support: Perform at your academic best with support for any disability, whether a physical or mental health condition. UWA can help, no matter if your condition is ongoing, temporary or episodic.
    • Career support: Personalised career advice, industry mentoring, online resources, networking events, workshops and more.
    • Course advice: Advice on study plans, enrolment, scholarships, studying abroad, extracurricular activities and more.
    • Getting started: Take part in orientation activities, receive mentoring from an experienced student (UniMentor) and support from the UWA team to help you settle into uni life.
    • Health and wellbeing: Confidential medical, welfare and mental-health support available with a variety of specialist services and a pharmacy on campus. If you're looking for a doctor or GP, there's a Medical Centre on campus, as well as counsellors, mental health nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and more.
    • Indigenous study support: Throughout your studies, you'll have access to UWA's range of student support services. You'll also enjoy social, cultural and community activities as part of the Bilya Marlee community of Indigenous students, staff and graduates across every study area.
    • International student support: Our dedicated support services will help you settle into Australia and UWA life.
    • Safety: A security team is on campus 24/7 and is available to walk you to your car, bus stop or UWA accommodation after hours.
    • UWA Student Guild:Run by students, for students, to make sure you have the best university experience possible.
  • General Information

    Credit transfer/advanced standing
    UWA awards credit on a case-by-case basis. See Advanced standing/credit transfer.

    Deferred entry
    If you're considering taking a gap year, you'll find details of the deferral process included with your offer. If you're offered a place and choose to defer, notify the Admissions team of this by the deadline specified on your offer.

    UWA offers a wide range of student exchange and study abroad, which means you can explore the world without taking a gap year or time out from your degree.

    Fees and charges
    For information on fees and charges please visit paying for university study.

    Learning online
    Learning online can be a great way of learning as you can work at your own pace, set your own schedule and work from any location. UWA's online environment makes it easy for you to connect with learning resources, other students and staff. You can also use UWA's online platforms to revisit lessons, explore resources in depth and engage in deep learning.

    Making the switch
    There are numerous ways to transfer from another university or TAFE to UWA depending on your situation, and you may be eligible to have your credits rolled over. Wherever you are in your study journey, we’re here to help you make your transition to UWA a breeze. Part-time study
    Part-time study is available for most courses. It's important to note that most classes are conducted during normal business hours.

    Permanent residency
    If you're applying for an Assured Pathway to Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy or Podiatry you must be granted permanent residency by Friday 29 September 2023 - the closing date for application to these courses. Applicants for all other courses must be granted Australian permanent resident status by the final closing date for TISC applications. If you haven't achieved permanent residency by this date, you should apply as an international student for a full-fee place directly through UWA Admissions.

  • Accommodation

    Guaranteed accommodation offer
    All new UWA students studying full-time receive a guaranteed accommodation offer to live on campus at a UWA residential college, or off campus. Normal fees and costs apply. For more information visit

    Live on campus
    Make the most of your time at UWA and enjoy an amazing, fully inclusive lifestyle. UWA's five residential colleges are opposite campus and offer valuable dimensions to your study through academic, cultural and sporting activities, networks of support and great social activities. Find out more at

    Live off campus
    UWA owns and manages a range of apartments, units and houses adjacent to campus that are perfect if you're seeking a more independent lifestyle. Find out more at
  • Further information

    If you're not sure what entry pathway is right for you or would like some guidance on which course to choose, get in touch with the team at UWA.

    Contact us:

    View FAQs or ask your own question

    Phone - Domestic Students
    Telephone: 131 UWA (131 892)
    8.30am - 5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

    Phone - International Students
    Telephone: +61 8 6488 1000
    8.30am - 5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

    Online consultation
    Book a virtual consultation.

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