The University of Western Australia (UWA)

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Australia

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THE World Ranking: 125

UWA is one of only two Australian universities in the Worldwide Universities Network, a worldwide partnership of 18 research-led universities.

  • Research-intensive university based in Perth, Australia
  • More than 65 undergrad majors and 180+ postgrad courses
  • Ranked in the world’s Top 100 universities (ARWU 2016)
  • International students benefit from a range of scholarships
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Overview

The University of Western Australia (UWA) celebrates more than 100 years of teaching and research excellence and is proud to be Western Australia’s highest ranked university.

Established in 1911, the University's ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience.

UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2016including student demand, graduate starting salaries, research intensity and research grants.

Since 2012 UWA has ranked in the top one per cent of all universities worldwide in the three major university rankings systems. The University’s ranking of 25thin Life and Agriculture Sciences in the Academic Ranking of World Universities puts it at number one in Australia for this field.

UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight—a coalition of the top research universities in Australia—and it is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

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Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

82

Undergraduate

82

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Key facts and figures at The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

107 International student nationalities at this university

1.46% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

125

OVERALL SCORE

58%

TEACHING

32.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

92.9%

INDUSTRY INCOME

48.8%

RESEARCH

44.9%

CITATIONS

89%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

102

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

96

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

A$23400

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

A$16965

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

A$34290

POSTGRADUATE

A$37040

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

CRICOS

Provider code:00126G

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Hiu Tung, China 4

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Spending a year at the University of Western Australia (UWA) was a right decision. I have learnt different cultures in UWA because I made a lot of new friends of different nationalities there. Also, the teachers have given a lot of precious suggestions to my studies as well as career. I also liked the e read full review

Spending a year at the University of Western Australia (UWA) was a right decision. I have learnt different cultures in UWA because I made a lot of new friends of different nationalities there. Also, the teachers have given a lot of precious suggestions to my studies as well as career. I also liked the environment around UWA as everyone seemed friendly and willing to help when I needed any. I also loved the campus as it was so green and big and full of sports facilities. show less

Danni, England 3

Large and Welcoming Uni

I am personally enjoying my stay at the University of Western Australia very much. During O-week last year I was a bit lost as the campus was very big but within a short space of time I received help and I familiarised myself with the place. In terms of classes, both ilectures and tutorials are very wel read full review

I am personally enjoying my stay at the University of Western Australia very much. During O-week last year I was a bit lost as the campus was very big but within a short space of time I received help and I familiarised myself with the place. In terms of classes, both ilectures and tutorials are very well organised and there is nothing that I can complain about. The only downside that I feel about UWA is that you don't feel like you are an individual as they don't treat every student very personally. This is the change I least liked when transitioning from school. Besides that, I would definitely recommend UWA. show less

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