The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a public research university in the Australian state of Western Australia. The university's main campus is in Perth, the state capital, with a secondary campus in Albany and various other facilities elsewhere. It is the sixth-oldest university in Australia and was Western Australia's only university until the establishment of Murdoch University in 1973. The university also belongs to several more formal groupings, including the Group of Eight and the Matariki Network of Universities. In recent years, UWA has generally been ranked either in the bottom half or just outside the world's top 100 universities, depending on the system used.
1. Adjacent to the Swan River, the Perth campus is among the most picturesque in Australia with iconic sandstone buildings sitting among heritage-listed gardens. 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.
2. A UWA degree creates a world of possibilities. The innovative course structure is the only one of its kind in WA and is based on a global model. It means you can pursue your interests and maximise your career opportunities at the same time. This flexibility sets you apart from the crowd and is key to future-proofing your career.
3. It has received five-star rankings in student demand and student:staff ratio in the Good Universities Guide 2018. UWA ranks first in Western Australia and is recognised internationally as a Top 100 university. Seven of our subject areas are ranked in the world’s Top 50, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
4. Your UWA degree is an investment in your future. The graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and State graduate employment rates. The univ celebrates strong industry partnerships, offering practical, real-world experiences in addition to valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and ensures you’re career-ready. The alumni continue to inspire and bring about positive impact on society.
5. As a research-intensive university, it is a part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network. It is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience. Over the years, it has continued to attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers and students, including Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, and receives about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.
Very beautiful + career oriented university. Slightly costly, but is worth for it.
Student union is very helpful. You won?t feel left alone. There are many societies to join to keep you occupied. Wonderful experience here.