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The University of Western Australia, the State's first university, was established in 1911 and opened two years later with 184 students. Today the University enrols over 25,000 students.


The University is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading research-intensive, comprehensive Australian universities, and is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network of 16 member universities from across four continents and is also a member of the Matariki, a new international network of high-quality universities across seven nations.

  • Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business School 
  • Education 
  • Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 


  • Law
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • School of Indigenous Studies
  • Science 


Located on a river bend in Crawley just minutes from the city of Perth, UWA is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Heritage-listed architecture blends with modern buildings and leading facilities in leafy grounds of open courtyards and beautiful gardens. Close to UWA’s Crawley campus is Kings Park, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. Students can enjoy over 400 hectares of nature, with sweeping views of the Swan and Canning rivers.



  • The AUD $30 million Barry J offers a major focal point for student learning and scientific research.
  • The University houses the states-of-the-art Bayliss Building, the most advanced biomolecular sciences facility in Western Australia.
  • UWA’s Clinical Training and Education Centre, Australia’s premier medical and surgical skills training centre, is one of the most advanced medical technology complexes in the world.


Student Life

UWA has a bustling student life and the social activities on campus are organized through the UWA Student Guild which is the representative student organization. The UWA Student Guild has a reputation for being one of the most active in Australia, and organizes countless activities including festivals, workshops, end-of-semester parties, networking opportunities, the Guild Ball, the National Campus Band competition and UWA’s wide array of clubs and societies.

The Guild Village is a hive of activity and houses shops, food outlets, bookshops, a medical centre, copy centre, hairdresser, a bank and other useful student amenities. Market day is on regularly where you can buy inexpensive, clothes, jewellery and more.


Support and Services

Settling in to UWA

  • A comprehensive orientation program that includes campus and city tours, advice on practical issues such as banking, shopping and transport, cultural adjustment, meeting other students and enrolment will introduce students to university life.
  • The UniStart program will help students connect with the university community before university begins.
  • UniSkills can help students settle into studying and enjoying life on campus. This program gives students the chance to join study groups in a more informal environment, enjoy free lunches and events where students can meet others and gain the skills they need to succeed at UWA.
  • New students can team up with an older student who will be their mentor via UniMentor program.


Housing Support

UWA’s Housing Office provides advice and information about accommodation options, housing issues and tenancy law. An online accommodation database is available.


Careers Guidance

UWA’s Careers Centre can help students with career planning, finding part time work while studying and improving their resume and interview skills as well as meeting potential employers via career expos and events.



UWA has on-campus medical staff who provide convenient, comprehensive and confidential medical care to students.



Experienced psychologists are available to help students with strategies to manage many of their day-to-day concerns. Referral to other specialist services, both on-and off-campus, is also available. 

Notable Alumni

Bob Hawke

Rod Eddington

Colin James

Robert French

Barry Marshall

Tim Minchin

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