The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

The University’s mission is to provide world-class education, research and community engagement for the advancement of the prosperity and welfare of our communities. Our vision is to create the next generation of global leaders through experience-rich education and world- leading, trustworthy research.

Top reasons to study here

  • 5 stars for student-teacher ratio, student demand, undergraduate teaching quality and postgraduate learner engagement (Good Universities Guide, 2021).
  • The University of Western Australia works in partnership with three domestic and international university networks.
  • UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight Universities.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (20)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (17)
Humanities (16)
Business & Management (10)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Law (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.


Set yourself apart with a globally recognised degree from a world top 100 university that takes education beyond the books. With experience-rich, industry-connected learning, you’ll graduate equipped to succeed in local, national and international careers.

CRICOS Code: 00126G


As the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight, UWA is a research-intensive institution and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
93 -1
92 -6
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
96 -11
85 14
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
132 7
139 -8
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
79 7
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

The suburb of Crawley, just 10 minutes from the Perth central business district, is home to the main campus of The University of Western Australia.The University has smaller centres at Claremont and Albany.

Library services

The Library aims to provide innovative and relevant Library services to support The University of Western Australia to be a leading global institution. We envisage the Library not just being a place where information is gathered and accessed, but where ideas are formed, inspired and shared through innovative and engaging physical and digital spaces.

ICT services

Staff and students can access UWA's networks, systems and research resources with IT Support Staff ready to help at any stage. 

Student Life

Campus life

UWA’s distinctive mix of heritage architecture and contemporary buildings contain state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment.

Situated on the Swan River in Crawley, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. At UWA you are surrounded by leafy green spaces with open courtyards and plenty of room to study, catch up with friends or relax outdoors in Perth’s moderate climate.

Sports facilities

Whether you’re out to experience something new or pursue sport at its highest level, UWA sports clubs provide first-class equipment and sporting facilities for athletes at any level.

Student Reviews

Pretty Good Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Flexibility was good Generally just a good experience Would be nice if they didn't change things up in the structure of majors and degrees so frequently, or that they'd explain those changes better when they do

Overall good uni, but online education's difficult
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UWA is a good university with high teaching standards and low student teacher ratio. The uni belong to group eight, top universities. The content in each units are impressive with good real life touch. But, the online delivery was not very satisfactory especially practical sessions. The fee structure is high with the online mode of delivery. The online education is...

Good experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The experience was good. The university provided help in times of need.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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