The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia's leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students. As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job and research grants. The University aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, and is currently ranked 88th on the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Faculties & Schools
- Architecture, Landscape and Visual ArtsArts
- Business School
- Engineering, Computing and Mathematic
- Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Campus services and facilities
From its extensive art collections and theatre venues to its wealth of sporting,cultural, alumni and social groups, the University is a leading intellectual and creative resource to the communities it serves.
UWA’s distinctive mix of heritage architecture and contemporary buildings contain state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment.
Situated on the Swan River in Crawley, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. At UWA you are surrounded by leafy green spaces with open courtyards and plenty of room to study, catch up with friends or relax outdoors in Perth’s moderate climate.
Just a few minutes from the main Crawley Campus is the University’s Claremont site.
UWA Claremont is home to:
- The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB)
- Confucius Institute
- Centre for Muslim States and Societies
- International Skills and Training Institute in Health
- Centre for English Language Teaching
UWA Claremont is also where you will find Taylor's College, which provides foundation courses for international students.
The original buildings were home to the State's first post-secondary teaching institution which opened in 1902 – Claremont Teachers College. The college later became the Western Australian College of Advanced Education.
The campus is located on the corner of Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road in Claremont.
UWA has a regional campus in the south-coast town of Albany - a four-and-half-hour drive from Perth
The friendly and close-knit UWA Albany community includes the:
- UWA Albany Centre
- Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management
- Rural Clinical School (Albany)
- UWA Perth International Arts Festival
In 2005, Curtin University of Technology joined UWA in Albany to provide additional courses to the local community.
At the UWA Albany Centre you can experience all that regional Western Australia has to offer while studying at university. A supportive, welcoming community at the UWA Albany Centre provides the perfect alternative to a big-city campus.
Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management undertakes targeted, cost-effective and innovative research that makes a significant and recognised contribution to addressing Australia's natural resource management problems.
The Rural Clinical School of WA (Albany) offers clinical placements in a regional town to medicine students in their penultimate year from UWA and University of Notre Dame Australia.
PIAF brings international, national and local artists together for world-class entertainment experiences in the Great Southern.
UWA Albany offers a diverse range of stimulating options to become involved in, including sporting and social activities, public lectures and arts events.