UWA

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Location:

Perth, WA, Australia

Introduction:

Established in 1911, UWA is Western Australia's oldest university and one of Australia's most prestigious educational institutions. The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the only Western Australian university to belong to the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of the top research universities in Australia - and is one of only two Australian universities to belong to the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, North America, North Asia and Australia. UWA's formal agreements with nearly 230 institutions (including over 130 Student Exchange Agreements) around the world, provide a spirit of internationalism and promote a lively exchange of staff, students, knowledge and ideas. International exchange students will benefit not only from first class teaching but will also enjoy the beautiful campus at Crawley and its multi-cultural community which includes students from 90 different countries.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

not specified

Level:

BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

Due to policies in place at UWA, the exchange program to this destination is not open to students originally from or with Australian citizenship.

Approximate Term Dates:

Undergraduate:
Semester 1: late February - June
Semester 2: late July - November

MBA calendar runs on a trimester system
Trimester 1: late January - April
Trimester 2: May - Early August
Trimester 3: September - December

Summer Program Option:

n/a

Academics

Full-time Course Load: 4 units (24 points) is standard and recommended. 3 units (18 points) is minimum requirement for full-time course load for visa purposes.

Language(s) of Instruction: English

Course Restrictions: Other than restricted or quota-limited units, students may take any units for which they meet the pre-requisites.

Links

General Information for Exchange Students

Course Options

Housing Information

UWA Fact Sheet

Services
On-Campus Student Residences:
Off-Campus Housing Assistance:
Buddy Program:
Pre-Semester Orientation Program:
Language Courses:
Airport Pick-up Service:
Mandatory Insurance Program:
Internship Placement Program:
Host Family/Home Stay Program:


Special Funding:

n/a

Student Feedback:

Past Participant Reports (requires login with UofA CCID)

Destination Overview (averages based on 4 reviews by past participants):

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Difficult Easy
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Essential Unnecessary
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Nonexistent Excellent
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No Yes

Comments:

"I cannot recommend staying at Trinity Residential College enough. That was by far my favorite aspect of the exchange because it allowed me to meet many other exchange students from around the world as well as many local Australian students. The relationships I made will stay with me for a lifetime."

"Overall, I would definitely recommend UWA as an exchange destination. I had a fantastic exchange experience, made life-long friends, learnt a great deal from both an academic point-of-view, but also from a cultural point of view, as it further cements in my mind the similarities between Canadians and Australians."

"Perth was an excellent location for exchange. The University and residence (Trinity Residential Collage) were both very helpful during my time there and provided many opportunities to immerse yourself in Australia."