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).
Website of University: http://www.uwa.edu.au/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/study-abroad-and-exchange
Online Academic Calendar: http://ipoint.uwa.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1241/~/2015-dates-and-teaching-weeks
Full time load: 24 Points
1 Unit (Course)= 6 Points
Maximum course enrolment for exchagne students: 4 Units (Courses)
Course Finder Website: http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/courses
Restricted Programs and other academic requirements: Units within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry are closed, with the exception of the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Research (as per the agreement). Other courses may be restricted and some units may also be quota restricted.
1. SEMESTER PLACEMENTS
2015-2016 Spring Semester: 2 placements
2016-2017 Academic Year: 4 placements
Spring Semester: November 30
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: December 31
Fall Semester: May 31
To study at UWA as an exchange student you should normally:
a. Have completed one semester of tertiary study at a recognised institution
b. Nomination from your home University to participate in the UWA Study Abroad program or by completing the Home University Authorisation form
c. Be in Good Academic Standing at your home University
4. LANUAGE REQUIREMENT
Your home university or agent must nominate you for the Study Abroad & Exchange Program at UWA. Once this nomination has been received, you will be sent an email from the UWA Study Abroad Office with advice on how to apply online.
We usually take between one and three weeks to assess your application. You’ll receive formal notification by email.
6. RELATED DOCUMENTS
a. Most recent Official Academic transcript (signed and stamped by home university)
b. All 3 pages of the Application Coversheet (printed from online application and signed)
c. Proposed Study Plan (printed from online application if applicable)
d. Evidence of English Language Competency (signed and stamped by home university, if applicable)
e. Copy of passport (signed and stamped by home university)
f. Where documents are not in English, a certified English translation must be enclosed with your application
All student visa holders must have medical insurance or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa.
For more details: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/apply/health
This vibrant combination, at the heart of residential college living, adds a valuable dimension to your degree and uniquely defines your time as a UWA student.
The residential colleges St Catherine’s College, St George’s College, St Thomas More College, Trinity and University Hall (formerly Currie Hall) are close-knit communities full of support, friendship and activity and they offer the unique opportunity of a collegial experience.
For more details: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/accommodation/college-living
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
The annual cost of living depends on your lifestyle and the type of accommodation you choose, but A$494-$640 per week (A$25,388-$33,280 per year) is generally sufficient for most students to live comfortably. This does not include tuition fees, medical cover, textbooks or airfares.
For more details: http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/accommodation/costs