About The University of Western Australia
Established in 1911, UWA is one of the top 100 universities in the world, and the first to be founded in Western Australia. We have earned an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and learning, and our focus on research attracts the finest minds from around the globe. We’re part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of the top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network.
Our well-established network of industry partners allows students to connect with professionals in their chosen fields, providing one-on-one advice and the chance to develop skills in real-world scenarios. Other work placements and volunteering opportunities can be arranged as part of our degrees, and we also offer student exchanges with 180 universities in 30 countries.
UWA’s main Perth campus is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque. Just 10 minutes from Perth’s main shopping and business district, it’s also close to many stunning beaches. Our dynamic cultural scene draws the community to our galleries, museums and theatres, and our Student Guild is one of the most active in Australia, providing independent advice to students and organising countless activities, with more than 180 student clubs.
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.