Since our beginnings in 1911, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has blazed the trail in producing remarkable and life-changing contributions across learning, teaching, and research, as well as contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of Western Australia, the nation, and our world.
The global impact of our research and education places us as a world top 100 university (QS 2024). This means our students join a community of passionate, intelligent, and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change.
Our main campus is located on the banks of the Swan River and is 10 minutes from the state’s capital city, Perth, the 12th most liveable city in the world1. Perth shares the same time zone as 60% of Asia (plus or minus two hours) and is one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities2. Perth is also a city of growth and opportunity, and the state has one of the best performing economies in the world3.
Teaching and learning
At UWA, we are committed to providing our students with a stimulating curriculum built on social responsibility, experience-rich learning and cutting-edge research that will prepare them for the ever-changing world outside of their degree.
Our student-centric learning spaces are all designed to enhance skill development and job preparation. Students use facilities that enhance their experiential learning and provide them with collaborative, practical opportunities in their field of study.
Enabling career opportunities
A UWA education sets our students up for a career with infinite potential and we are proud to rank first in Western Australia for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022). By working alongside industry partners on real-world challenges, and taking on for-credit volunteering opportunities, work placements and internships throughout their education, our students build technical skills and career networks. This hands-on learning approach is valued by employers and ensures our students graduate career-ready.
A thriving student life
At UWA, students can seek new experiences, friendships, fun, connections and even a helping hand if needed. As a part of our diverse and inclusive campus community, our students can meet new people and forge connections that will last a lifetime. Our campus is home to more than 25,000 students, with more than 4,000 international students hailing from 100 countries. With more than 140 clubs and societies (more than any other Australian university), 400+ social sporting teams, an active Guild and plenty of events to fill a social calendar; our students find a friendly community of peers to exchange ideas with and develop supportive social and professional networks.
Upon graduating, our students join a thriving and active alumni community of more than 145,000 graduates worldwide. This community provides engagement and support, while creating valuable lifelong connections to the University and to each other.
1 Source: Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2023
2 Source: Comparative analysis cost of living, Deloitte Access Economics July 2022
3 Source: WA State Budget 2023-2024