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.
UWA was established in 1911 by an act of the Parliament of Western Australia, and began teaching students two years later. It is the sixth-oldest university in Australia.
Undergraduate degrees at UWA offers students a broad range of options and a high degree of flexibility, allowing students to combine subjects in a way that matches their career and personal interests. UWA’s undergraduate degree structure requires students to complete at least one major, as well as a number of general units. The university also offers a range of study abroad and student exchange opportunities for undergraduate students.
UWA welcomes applications from school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. Academic performance is the main criterion in the university’s selection process. Alternative entry schemes are also available for students who don’t meet the requirements.
To support the growing population of overseas students, the University of Western Australia has created a strong set of support services for their students. UWA helps international students organize their arrival in Australia by giving them important information on the necessary preparations they have to make. The university even offers free airport pick-up to take students to their accommodation. With the on and off campus accommodation options, UWA provides advice and support on housing options to help students decide where to live while at the University.
Upon arrival, students may immediately seek for assistance as UWA offers a readily available International Centre. Orientations, mentoring programs, social programs, personal safety advice and academic support are all available in UWA as well. Aside from all these, international student scholarships and other forms of financial assistance are also offered.
The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $36,000 for business courses, $30,000 for Arts/Education, and $38,310 for Engineering/Science.
UWA offers scholarships in a range of disciplines as part of its commitment to attracting high-achieving students while maintaining equity and access. Eligibility varies, depending on the scholarship being sought. The university provides a range of scholarships and awards to high school leavers and other commencing students in partnership with the Fogarty Foundation. There are also scholarships for rural and regional and disadvantaged students.
Australian and international students can apply for research scholarships to undertake postgraduate study in all disciplines across the university. For students to be awarded these scholarships, they need to meet eligibility requirements and pass a screening.
|Eligibility and Requirements||To be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, a candidate must— (a) be a domestic student; (b) demonstrate educational disadvantage; (c) have applied for a place at University Hall or a UWA-affiliated residential college; (d) have applied through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) for a place at the University, nominating a course at the University as their first preference in the first round of offers; and (e) in the year of application for a place at the University, be enrolled— (i) in Year 12 at one of— (1) Hedland Senior High School; (2) Newman Senior High School; (3) Exmouth District High School; (4) Eastern Goldfields College; or (5) Gilmore College; and (ii) in at least four WACE ATAR courses, or equivalent, which could reasonably be expected to lead to the calculation of an ATAR to satisfy the University’s entry requirements.|
|Application Deadline||No application required|
|Other Details||This scholarship helps to assist and encourage an eligible Year 12 student from their WA Asset Communities to aspire to commence and undertake an undergraduate degree course at the University. Selection criteria is based on academic achievement. Other Conditions regarding this scholarship are - 1. The offer of the scholarship must be accepted or deferred by the date specified in the letter of offer. 2. The scholarship offer may be deferred for up to one year after the offer is made. 3. An awardee shall be liable for any and all penalties, fees and charges relating to withdrawing from accommodation at a residential college prior to the census date relevant to the semester in which the withdrawal takes place.|
|Eligibility and Requirements||To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, an applicant must— (a) be enrolled, or eligible to enrol— (i) full-time unless the selection committee is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which preclude full-time enrolment; (ii) at the UWA Albany Centre; (iii) in an honours course leading to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) with a thesis relating to sustainable agricultural practices; and (b) demonstrate how their research will be of benefit to the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.|
|Application Deadline||November 2|
|Other Details||This scholarship encourages and assists a high achieving undergraduate student to pursue a Bachelor of Science (Honours), or a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), with a thesis relating to sustainable agricultural practices at the UWA Albany Centre. Continuation requirement includes - The recipient must— (a) continue to meet the eligibility requirements; (b) remain enrolled full-time unless there are exceptional circumstances; (c) make satisfactory progress in accordance with the rules for the course for which the scholarship is awarded; and (d) confirm twice annually, in the manner and by the dates specified by the University, that they continue to meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.|
|Total Worth||$3000 per annum; and full tuition fees|
|Eligibility and Requirements||To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, an applicant must— (a) hold, or have applied for and be eligible to hold, a— (i) Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785); or (ii) Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790); (b) be experiencing financial hardship; (c) be a school leaver applicant to the University; and (d) be enrolled, or eligible to enrol— (i) full-time unless the selection committee is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances2 which preclude full-time enrolment; and (ii) in an undergraduate degree course.|
|Application Deadline||November 2|
|Other Details||This scholarship encourages and assists students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to engage in tertiary education and undertake an undergraduate degree course at the University. Continuation requirement includes - The recipient must— (a) continue to meet the eligibility requirements; (b) remain enrolled full-time unless there are exceptional circumstances2; (c) make satisfactory progress in accordance with the rules for the course for which the scholarship is awarded; and (d) confirm twice annually, in the manner and by the dates specified by the University, that they continue to meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.|