University of Western Australia

Australia
Perth
University of Western Australia
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApr 30mid Julylate JuneBudget
FallApr 30mid Julylate NovBudget
Calendar YearNov 15mid Feblate NovBudget
SpringNov 15mid Feblate JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Other, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

University of Western Australia is situated in the city of Perth and hosts over 22,000 students. It is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, which highlights its dedication to teaching and research. Students can choose from a variety of majors including but not limited to: architecture, humanities, engineering, visual arts and sciences.

Academics

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is situated in the city of Perth and hosts over 22,000 students. It is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, which highlights its dedication to teaching and research. Students can choose from a variety of majors including but not limited to: architecture, humanities, engineering, visual arts and sciences. Search topics available at UWA!

UWA, in addition to being an excellent choice for Engineering students (Mining in particular), also runs courses with embedded travel components, including travel around Australia (indigenous culture) and to Bali (visual arts).

Location

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia (WA), the largest state of Australia. It is located on the southwest coast of the Australian continent with the Indian Ocean at its shores. Situated along the banks of the Swan River and overlooked by Kings Park, a 400-hectare area of virgin bushland, Perth’s picturesque setting makes it an ideal study environment. Australia’s fourth largest city, Perth has succeeded in providing the perfect environment for a relaxed and healthy lifestyle, whilst maintaining its status as a sophisticated and modern city. Perth’s clean and well planned central business district is located only 5 km from the UWA campus.

The city center provides for excellent shopping, as well as a vast range of restaurants, night life and entertainment venues. To the west of Perth at the mouth of the Swan River is the vibrant harbor-side city of Fremantle. Its restaurant and café lined streets, historical sites an arts centers contribute to its magnetic charm an universal appeal. Both Perth and Fremantle support a thriving arts and cultural community which has a social calendar that includes many music, theater, wine, food, arts and craft festivals throughout the year. As home to people from around the world, Perth offers all the benefits of a cosmopolitan city, such as specialty food stores, places of worship and social networks which enable Perth’s diverse population to maintain their cultural lifestyles.

 

Housing

There are five Residential Colleges (Halls of Residence) affiliated with the University providing housing for over 1,000 students. The Colleges, which are located adjacent the University campus, welcome students of every faith and offer a friendly and supportive environment. All Colleges (with the exception of St. Catherine’s College—an all women’s college) accommodate men and women.

The campus and Residential Colleges are situated next to a main highway where public transport provides efficient access to Perth’s central business district, Fremantle, major shopping centers and beaches. There is also a network of cycle paths surrounding the University and nearby suburbs giving students an economical and efficient transport alternative. Each student has his or her own fully furnished study-bedroom. Bathroom facilities are usually shared by a small group of students.

All students’ rooms have a telephone and data port and all the colleges are linked to UWA by fiber optic cable. The College dining rooms serve three meals a day, seven days a week and also provide for packed lunches and early and late meals if necessary. All dietary needs and tastes are catered for with Asian as well as Australian menus, halal and vegetarian meals, salads, and fresh fruit. College facilities include computer rooms, photocopiers, libraries, music practice rooms, pianos, tutorial rooms, chapels, television-video rooms, party rooms, laundries, and billiard tables.

All Colleges provide their residents with membership to the UWA Sports Association, allowing them access to the extensive sporting and recreation facilities on campus. The Colleges also have their own facilities on site, including basketball, squash and tennis courts. Students also have the option to live off campus and commute.

All information taken from the University of Western Australia website

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