About The University of Western Australia
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.
UWA's innovative course structure is based on a global model and prepares you to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Unique student experience - students studying under tree on campus grounds. UWA's picturesque campus offers a unique and dynamic learning environment, as well as a wide range of social, cultural and recreational services and facilities.
Graduate outcomes - university graduate in robe with her mother outside Winthrop Hall—Pursue your impossible. The University of Western Australia (UWA) provides you with a quality education at a world top 100 University that will set you apart in the marketplace.
Total students: 26,000 (29% postgraduate)6
- Regional Western Australia
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
The University of Western Australia performs close to average on most postgraduate outcomes and below average in full-time work, however, graduates are likely to earn more.
Overall satisfaction1: 83.0% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 70.9% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 81.8% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 79.4% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $85,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 83.7% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
Tertiary education details
You must declare and submit evidence of all attempts at tertiary studies, including failed courses or units, regardless of how long ago you undertook them.
English language competency
To be eligible for admission to UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.
Domestic students generally meet their English Language Competence (ELC) requirements by successful completion of the last two years of full-time or equivalent degree studies undertaken in an English-speaking university.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.