About The University of Western Australia
At UWA you join a community, not just a university. Enjoy an unrivalled student lifestyle and socialise with people who value the same things you do.
On campus, you’ll have an array of essential amenities to enjoy, including cafés, libraries, bookshops, a vibrant cultural precinct and tonnes of clubs and societies to join and experience student life to its fullest. Our supportive Student Guild means you can try your hand at volunteering, get independent advice on a range of matters or attend one of the many varied events on and off campus.
The University of Western Australia was established in 1911 as the state’s first University.
UWA is the only university in Western Australia to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research intensive universities in Australia and is also one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network – a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the America’s and Asia Pacific.
UWA is recognised around the world as a leading research-intensive university.
The University attracts researchers of international standing, many of whom work in the numerous research centres at the University. These academic leaders, including Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, pass on their knowledge and excite students to learn.
UWA is a medium sized university with around 25,000 students. Of this total student population, there are over 4,000 international students. These students come from over 100 different countries from around the world.
UWA has more than 4500 Global Industry partnerships, and is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for graduate employability.
The University of Western Australia Subject Areas
Accounting and Finance, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Anatomy and Physiology, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Media Studies, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Philosophy, Physics, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics