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2017-2018 International Postgraduate Course Guide - Times Higher
Course Guide
Course Guide
International      Students
 International Students
2017-2018 International Postgraduate Course Guide - Times Higher
“Welcome to The University of Western Australia. Our world-class
    course structure will see you graduate with a degree that will prepare
    you for success in our rapidly changing world. Whatever goals you may
    be pursuing, UWA is the right choice now to set you up for the careers
    of tomorrow. I look forward to welcoming you to our community.”

                                                                                                                                                  PERTH CITY

                           FACULTY OF EDUCATION
                            (NEDLANDS CAMPUS)

                                                                                                                                                  KINGS PARK
                         FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE,
                        LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL ARTS                           ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE
                            (NEDLANDS CAMPUS)                             ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE

                              TRINITY COLLEGE
                         ST. CATHERINE’S COLLEGE

                                                           SPORTS AND RECREATION CENTRE

                                         UNIVERSITY HALL
                                                                                                  DOLPHIN THEATRE
                                                                                                                                            UWA WATERSPORTS COMPLEX

                                                                                                         SOMERVILLE AUDITORIUM
  ART GALLERY                                               SCHOOL
                                                                                                 OCTAGON THEATRE                    FACULTY OF LAW

                                                                            FACULTY OF ARTS

                     EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM                                                     STUDENT CENTRAL                                   SCHOOL OF INDIGENOUS STUDIES
                                                                                              FUTURE STUDENTS
                                                           REID LIBRARY

                                                                                                                   GUILD VILLAGE

                                                                                                                                           FACULTY OF MEDICINE,
                                                                                                BAYLISS BUILDING
                                                                                                                                      DENTISTRY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

                                FACULTY OF ENGINEERING,
                              COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS

                                                                                                                    BARRY J MARSHALL LIBRARY
                                                                                                                   (FORMERLY SCIENCE LIBRARY)

                                                                   BROADWAY SHOPPING CENTRE

                           CENTRE FOR ENGLISH
                        LANGUAGE TEACHING (CELT)
                        CLAREMONT CAMPUS (3KM)

                             TAYLORS COLLEGE
                         CLAREMONT CAMPUS (3KM)

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Stand out with a degree from UWA                   4

                                                                 Open Up a World of Opportunities                   6
                                                                 A Leading Postgraduate Institution                 8
                                                                 Postgraduate Study by Coursework or Research      10
                                                                 The City of Perth                                 12
                                                                 Student Life                                      14
                                                                 Beautiful Campus and Outstanding Facilities       16
                                                                 Finding a Home Away from Home                     18
                                                                 Money Matters                                     20
                                                                 Scholarships and Sponsorships                     22
                                                                 How to Apply                                      24
                                                                 Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts           26
                                                                 Arts                                              30
                                                                 Business School                                   36
                                                                 Education                                         40
                                                                 Engineering, Computing and Mathematics            46
                                                                 Law                                               50
                                                                 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences           58
                                                                 Science                                           66
                                                                 Online and Multimode Coursework Degrees           77
                                                                 Help with English Language Skills                 78
                                                                 Index                                             80


                                                                                UWA BUSINESS SCHOOL

                                                                            The University of Western Australia
                                                                            acknowledges that it is situated on Noongar
                                                                            land and that Noongar people remain the
                                                                            spiritual and cultural custodians of their
                                                                            land and continue to practise their values,
                                                                            languages, beliefs and knowledge.

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Stand out with a
degree from UWA
                                                                                                                                    Globally connected

Internationally                                                                                                                       4000                  +
recognised                                                                                                                            international
                                                                                                                                      students from       109+          countries

                  Ranked in the top                                                            1st
                  1%              of universities
                                                               1st th in Australia and

1   st in(ARWU
           Western Australia
                                                                              in the world for
                                                                              Life and Agricultural
                                                                              Sciences (ARWU 2015)
                                                                                                                                Membership to the Worldwide Universities
                                                                                                                                Network (WUN) and Matariki Network of
                                                                                                                                Universities (MNU)

Ranked in
the world’s
                                                                                                      +                                                    109,000+
TOP                                                                                                                                                        graduates,

                                            for research, teaching, internationalisation,
                                            innovation, employability, facilities, and
                                            inclusiveness (QS Stars University Ratings)                                                                    40,000
                                                                                                                                                           of which live
                                                                                                                                                           overseas across
for Agriculture,
Earth and Marine
Sciences, and
                                                                                                                                                           100 different
Psychology (QS 2016)                                                                                                                                       countries

                                                                                                                                Established the 1st
                                                                                                                                Confucius Institute
                                            Globally recognised                                                                 in Australia
                                            course structure
                                            aligned with the leading European, Asian,
                                            and North American universities

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of May 2016, but may be subject to change. In particular, the University reserves the right to change the content and/or the            in collaboration with UniPrint and the Brand,
method of presentation and/or the method of assessment of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or course which              Marketing and Recruitment division. Photography
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UWA alumni
                                                                                         become world
                                                                                         Nobel Laureate
                                                                                         Professor Barry Marshall
                                                                                         Former Indonesian Vice-President
                                                                                         Professor Dr Boediono
                                                                                         Head of Marketing Innovation
                                                                                         at Google (Asia-Pacific)
                                                                                         Lee Hunter
student life                   Become the best                                           CEO Greenpeace Australia
                                                                                         David Ritter

                               3 rd
                                                                                         Mecca Cosmetica founder
                                  in Australia and                                       Jo Horgan

residential colleges
                               49     th
                                      in the world
                               for graduate
                                                                                         Decjuba CEO and owner
                                                                                         Tania Austin
                                                                                         Former Prime Minister
close to campus                employability (QS 2016)                                   Bob Hawke
                                                                                         and many more…

clubs and                            graduate starting salary, research grants,
                                     research intensity, and student demand
                                                                                         research facilities
societies                            (Good Universities Guide 2016)
Design your degree                      World-class research                            hundreds
                                                                                         of visiting international researchers
Choose from over                        All of UWA’s broad fields                        each year.
4000 course                             of research are rated world
                                        standard or above
combinations               ,

                                       75            +
explore your interests
and reach your potential                                           6 highly
                                                                   cited researchers
                                        and centres

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Open Up a World
                     of Opportunities
                     The University of Western Australia is recognised as one of Australia’s
                     leading universities for postgraduate studies. With a high performance
                     culture and a globally connected outlook embedded in teaching and
                     research, UWA prides itself on preparing students to be future leaders
                     with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

                                                               Studying a postgraduate degree with
                                                               UWA, you will be educated by world-
                                                               renowned academics, study with like-
                                                               minded peers and create professional
                                                               connections around the world.

                                                               The University has formal agreements
                                                               with global institutions, as well as key
                                                               institutional partnerships and strategic
                                                               links with industry and government.
                                                               This ensures UWA is responsive to
                                                               industry needs, continually developing
                                                               graduate courses to meet the demands
                                                               of a rapidly changing world.

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Why gain a postgraduate
                                                                                                            • Intellectual reward—postgraduate
                                                                                                              study is intellectually stimulating,
                                                                                                              personally rewarding and offers you
                                                                                                              the chance to pursue a specialised
                                                                                                              area of interest.
                                                                                                            • Enhanced career success
                                                                                                              and learning—postgraduate
                                                                                                              qualifications mean you are more
                                                                                                              likely to get promoted into higher
                                                                                                              paid positions.
                                                                                                            • A new career direction—yearning for
                                                                                                              a change of direction? Further study
                                                                                                              can open the doors to exciting and
                                                                                                              novel pathways.
                                                                                                            • Transferable skills—you will further
                                                                                                              develop analytical, problem-solving
                                                                                                              and critical thinking skills that are
                                                                                                              highly valued by employers.

                                                                                                            Why UWA?
                                                                                                            A postgraduate qualification from a
                                                                                                            university in the top 100 will set you
                                                                                                            apart. Benefits of studying a UWA
                                                                                                            postgraduate course include:
                                                                                                            • greater career opportunities within
                                                                                                               a global workplace
                                                                                                            • the chance to learn from recognised
                                                                                                               leaders in your field of interest
                                                                                                            • improved links with industry and
                                                                                                               professional practice
                                                                                                            • an advanced learning environment
                                                                                                            • development of your future
                                                                                                               professional networks.

                  2017                              From            To                2018                              From           To

                  SEMESTER 1   Orientation Week     20 February     24 February       SEMESTER 1   Orientation Week     19 February    23 February
                               Weeks 1 to 7         27 February     14 April                       Weeks 1 to 5         26 February    29 March
                               Study break          17 April        21 April                       Study break          2 April        6 April
                               Weeks 8 to 13        24 April        2 June                         Weeks 6 to 13        9 April        1 June
                               Study break          5 June          9 June                         Study break          4 June         8 June
                               Examination period   10 June         25 June                        Examination period   9 June         22 June
                  BREAK                             26 June         28 July           BREAK                             23 June        29 July
                  SEMESTER 2   Orientation Week     24 July         28 July           SEMESTER 2   Orientation Week     23 July        27 July
                               Weeks 1 to 8         31 July         22 September                   Weeks 1 to 8         30 July        21 September
                               UWA Open Day         14 August       14 August                      Study break          24 September   28 September
                               UWA Postgraduate     21 September    21 September                   Weeks 9 to 13        1 October      2 November
                               and Honours Expo                                                    Study break          5 November     9 November
                               Study break          25 September    29 September                   Examination period   10 November    23 November
                               Weeks 9 to 13        2 October       3 November
                               Study break          6 November      10 November
                               Examination period   11 November     26 November

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A Leading
Postgraduate Institution
    The University of Western Australia partners world-class lecturers and researchers with the teaching
    technologies of tomorrow to deliver students a leading learning environment. A strong focus on knowledge and
    research capabilities means you will be at the forefront of a rapidly evolving world and ready to succeed in your
    career of choice.

    High-class research                      solving some of today’s most critical       to engage with hands-on,
    As one of Australia’s Group of Eight     and challenging problems, from              educational experiences.
    research-intensive universities,         spinal cord injury repair to ensuring       From robots to virtual reality
    UWA has a strong research culture,       the stability of large offshore oil and     and collaborative touch screens
    believing intellectual capital is the    gas platforms.                              to 3D printers, you could work
    global economy’s most dynamic                                                        with state-of-the-art developments
    commodity. Spanning more than 75         research.uwa.edu.au                         that are changing the way we teach
    research institutes and centres, UWA                                                 and learn.
    fosters links with local, national       Teaching into the future
    and international industries and         A commitment to outstanding                 You could also get involved
    governments so you can learn from        academic offerings has seen the             with the University’s Innovation
    those in the know. The strength of       University invest in its staff and          Quarter (UWA IQ), which promotes
    UWA’s research output makes the          facilities to provide students with         industry innovation and student
    University appealing to researchers      an environment that facilitates             entrepreneurship. The multi-
    of international standing, many of       innovation, collaboration,                  disciplinary, multi-faculty program
    whom head major research centres         engagement and entrepreneurship.            aims to assist and build upon
    with global connections. As a            The new Futures Observatory at              student projects that have the
    student this means you will benefit      UWA embraces our ever-changing              potential to make a difference
    from the knowledge and expertise         technological world and enables             to the University and the wider
    of the University’s staff, with          ‘futures thinking’ among those              community. Join the Bloom group
    networking opportunities that can        who seek a more engaging learning           to meet and work with like-minded
    lead to career possibilities around      atmosphere. The Observatory                 classmates with a brain for business.
    the world. Together, UWA’s high-         trains staff in the latest emerging
    calibre researchers and students are     technologies, allowing students             worldclasseducation.uwa.edu.au

                                            Spotlight on UWA’S Nobel Laureate
                                            Studying at UWA gives you the opportunity to work alongside internationally
                                            recognised and award-winning staff and, at UWA, this includes a Nobel Laureate.
                                            Professor Barry Marshall was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2005, along with colleague
                                            Robin Warren, for their revolutionary discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori
                                            and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.

                                            In fact, Professor Marshall is particularly famed for his unusual and avant-garde
                                            method of proving his research—choosing to ingest H. pylori himself. This discovery
                                            was the first step in developing more effective treatments for ulcers and in
                                            understanding the link between H. pylori and stomach cancer. As a result, most ulcers
                                            can now be cured with antibiotics and the incidence of gastric cancer has been
                                            significantly reduced. Professor Marshall continues to treat patients and also leads
                                            UWA research teams within the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and
                                            Training, of which he is a director.

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    UWA is home to six highly cited
    researchers. The research of
    these scholars is recognised as
    amongst the most highly cited in
    the world by Thomson Reuters.
    • Professor Harvey Millar
    • Professor Cristina Gibson
    • Professor Ian Small
    • Adjunct Professor Mark Chase
    • Professor Rajeev Varshney
    • Professor Richard Hobbs

The researchers you could work with

Professor Peter Quinn                           Professor Cheryl Praeger                       Professor Dongke Zhang
Executive Director, International Centre for    Professor, Teaching and Research Staff,        Director and Professor, UWA Centre for Energy
Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)                School of Mathematics and Statistics

The world’s biggest radio telescope,            Professor Praeger is in the top one per        Professor Zhang has conducted
the Square Kilometre Array (SKA),               cent of highly cited mathematicians            extensive research into fuel processing
commences construction in 2018,                 in the world and is best known for her         and conversion, and combustion
taking shape in the State’s Mid-West.           work in group theory, algebraic graph          science and technology, with a
Spearheading the Murchison region               theory and combinatorial designs.              specific focus on coal, natural gas and
project is ICRAR Executive Director,                                                           bioenergy. He was given the CEO’s
UWA Professor Peter Quinn.                      Professor Praeger was elected                  Award for Excellent Environmental
                                                Foreign Secretary of the Australian            Services, BHP Billiton in 2008, and is
The radio telescope will be sensitive           Academy of Science and elected as              a fellow of the Institution of Chemical
and big enough to listen out for and            Honorary Member of the London                  Engineers in Australia and Australian
collect signals from the first stars and        Mathematical Society. Professor                Institute of Energy.
galaxies in existence. Phase one of             Praeger is also an Australian Research
the SKA is set to be fully operational          Council Federation Fellow and Director         Professor Zhang has also been named
by 2023.                                        of the Centre for Mathematics of               in the Top 100 of Australia’s Most
                                                Symmetry and Computation.                      Influential Engineers, a list recognising
                                                                                               senior engineers who have made
                                                                                               significant contributions to the nation.

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Postgraduate Study by
Coursework or Research
With knowledge as the universal currency that underpins the performance and success of individuals, organisations
and nations, postgraduate qualifications are rapidly becoming an expectation in an internationally mobile workforce.

UWA graduates are renowned for their            Coursework degrees                                           Research degrees include:
initiative, critical thinking and skill         UWA offers a range of postgraduate                           • Masters by thesis and coursework
levels, making them highly employable           coursework degrees designed to help                          • Masters by research
in a competitive global economy.                you develop a thorough understanding                         • Professional Doctorates
Postgraduate study is generally                 of an area of study, diversify your                          • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
undertaken upon completion of an                educational background or obtain
undergraduate bachelor’s degree. At             specific vocational training.                                Articulation/
UWA we offer the following types of                                                                          Articulated course
postgraduate courses:                           Coursework degrees include:                                  Articulation may be available within
                                                • Graduate Certificates                                      certain sets of courses. Articulation is
Postgraduate professional                       • Graduate Diplomas                                          a sequence of related postgraduate
degrees                                         • Masters by coursework                                      courses in a specific discipline
A postgraduate professional degree is           • Masters by coursework                                      area, offering progression from one
a master’s or doctorate-level course,             and dissertation                                           course level to another with credit
taken upon completion of a bachelor’s           • Clinical Doctorates                                        granted for all units passed to the
degree (or equivalent) that, upon               • Professional Doctorates                                    appropriate standard in the previous
successful completion, qualifies the                                                                         level. Graduate certificates, graduate
student to enter a profession. UWA’s            Research degrees                                             diplomas and/or masters degrees may
postgraduate professional coursework            Students keen to contribute knowledge                        form part of this sequence. See table
degrees have replaced degrees                   and develop important skills or explore                      below for more information.
that were previously offered at an              an area of personal interest, may
undergraduate level.                            consider a research degree. These
                                                involve a project of supervised but
                                                independent enquiry at an advanced
  Architecture – Master of Architecture
  Audiology – Master of Clinical Audiology or   level, resulting in the submission of a
  Master of Clinical Audiology/PhD              research thesis (or equivalent) which is
  Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Medicine         examined by experts in the field.
  Engineering – Master of Professional
  Landscape Architecture – Master of
  Landscape Architecture
  Law – Juris Doctor
  Medicine – Doctor of Medicine
  Pharmacy – Master of Pharmacy
                                                An example of articulation between postgraduate degrees
  Podiatric Medicine – Doctor of Podiatric
  Medicine                                               SIX MO N THS                            1 Y EAR                       2 Y EARS
  Psychology – Master of Clinical
  Psychology/PhD; Master of Clinical
  Neuropsychology/PhD; Master of                 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                                 Normal duration:
  Industrial and Organisational Psychology;      one semester or six months
  Master of Industrial and Organisational
                                                 GRADUATE DIPLOMA: TWO SEMESTERS OR ONE YEAR
  Social Work – Master of Social Work            Normal duration after successful completion of Graduate Certificate:
  Teaching – Master of Teaching (Early           one semester or six months
  Teaching – Master of Teaching (Primary)        MASTERS: FOUR SEMESTERS OR TWO YEARS
                                                 Normal duration after successful completion of Graduate Diploma:
  Teaching – Master of Teaching (Secondary)      two semesters or 12 months
  Translation – Master of Translation Studies

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Leading the way
                                            In response to industry
                                            and society needs, UWA is
                                            continually developing new
                                            and innovative courses.
                                            To view our full list of
                                            postgraduate courses, visit
                                                                                             GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                                                                             Typically follows a bachelor’s degree
                                                                                             and is equivalent to one semester of
                                                                                             full-time study.

                                                                                             GRADUATE DIPLOMA
                                                                                             Regarded as a higher qualification
                                                                                             and offering greater depth than a
                                                                                             graduate certificate and are generally
                                                                                             equivalent to two semesters (or one year)
                                                                                             of full-time study.
                                            More information
                                                                                             MASTERS DEGREE (COURSEWORK)
                                            POSTGRADUATE APPLICATIONS                        A masters degree by coursework is
                                            For information on application                   comprised of 100 per cent coursework.
                                            closing dates and how to lodge your              It is normally the equivalent of two years
                                            application for postgraduate study,              of full-time study after a bachelor’s degree
                                            visit uwa.edu.au/myapplication                   (or equivalent).

                                                                                             MASTERS DEGREE
                                            HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH
                                                                                             (COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION)
                                            For application forms visit
                                                                                             These courses involve both coursework and
                                                                                             research, where the research component
                                                                                             (dissertation) comprises less than 66.6 per
                                            RESEARCH ENQUIRIES                               cent of the course requirements. Typically
                                            Graduate Research School                         requires two years of full-time study (or
                                                                                             equivalent) after a bachelor’s degree.
                                            Tel: +61 8 6488 2807
                                            Fax: +61 8 6488 1919                             POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE
                                            Email: pghelp@postgraduate.uwa.edu.au            A masters or doctorate-level course, taken
                                            postgraduate.uwa.edu.au                          upon completion of a bachelor’s degree
                                                                                             (or equivalent) that, upon successful
                                                                                             completion, qualifies the student to
                                                                                             enter a profession.

                                                                                             MASTERS DEGREE
                                                                                             (THESIS AND COURSEWORK)
                                                                                             A mixed mode research degree with a
                                                                                             research component that is equal to or
                                                                                             greater than 66.6 per cent, but less than
                                                                                             100 per cent, of the total course. Typically
                                                                                             requires two years of full-time study (or
                                                                                             equivalent) after a bachelor’s degree.

                                                                                             MASTERS DEGREE (RESEARCH)
                                                                                             A course normally requiring the
                                                                                             equivalent of two years of full-time study
                                                                                             and including a supervised research
                                                                                             component that represents 100 per cent
                                                                                             of the course requirements.

                                                                                             PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES AND PHD
                                                                                             (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY)
Graduate Research School (GRS)                                                               A doctoral degree, normally undertaken
The Graduate Research School coordinates most of the graduate research                       over a period of four years of full-time
                                                                                             studies, consists of supervised research
training activities at UWA to ensure research training is of the highest quality,            resulting in the preparation of a thesis
through well-designed and well-presented courses, appropriate induction programs,            that makes a substantial and original
                                                                                             contribution to knowledge.
excellent research supervision and special services for international students.

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                                                                                                    Fast facts
                                                                                                    POPULATION – PERTH
                                                                                                    2.02 million
                                                                                                    TIME ZONE
                                                                                                    GMT +8 (same time zone as 60 per cent
                                                                                                    of the world’s population)

The City of Perth                                                                                   LANGUAGE
                                                                                                    Democratic (Westminster system)
Perth offers an inspiring study environment with sunny weather, a relaxed                           Complete religious freedom
outdoor environment and beautiful natural scenery. For several years in                             CURRENCY
a row, Perth has been recognised as one of the top 10 most liveable cities                          Australian dollar ($AUD)
in the world.1                                                                                      WEATHER
                                                                                                    Western Australia has a warm climate,
People from across the world are                 Perth is a popular destination for                 with temperatures climbing above 30
                                                                                                    degrees Celsius for much of the summer
drawn to Western Australia, and our              international students as it offers a              and rarely going below 15 degrees
State has become the most culturally             stimulating study environment that                 Celsius during the day in winter.

diverse, with around 30 per cent of              shares the same time zone with 60 per              SEASONS

the population having been born                  cent of the world’s population. It is also         Summer: December – February
                                                                                                    Autumn: March – May
elsewhere and over 170 nationalities             only a few hours’ flight time to several           Winter: June – August
represented across the community.2               Asian cities, making it easy to keep in            Spring: September – November

                                                 touch with family and friends.

A changing city                                  Globally oriented                               Stunning scenery and
Perth has had one of the most consistent rates   Over 820 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)   an outdoor lifestyle
of economic growth in Australia over the past    listed companies have chosen to locate their    Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city, and the
decade. Perth’s economic and population          head office in Perth—more than any other        Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers is
growth is driven by a mixture of local and       capital city in Australia. 3                    ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Explore
international firms operating in a range of                                                      WA further to discover our State is blessed with
industries, supported by a stable political                                                      precious natural phenomena, from the towering
environment and local demand.                                                                    karri forests and pristine beaches of the South
                                                                                                 West, to the rugged ranges and spectacular
                                                                                                 gorges of the Kimberley.
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                                                                                  TRIGG BEACH

                                                                                                                                        PERTH CITY
                                                                                                                    KINGS PARK

                                                                                                                                                                 PERTH AIRPORT


 KINGS PARK                                      ROTTNEST

                                                                                                               SWAN RIVER

                                                                 INDIAN OCEAN


                                                                     TERRITORY                               Where is UWA?
                                                     AUSTRALIA                    QUEENSLAND                 Located minutes from Perth city,
                                                                       SOUTH                                 UWA has a picturesque riverside
                                               UWA                   AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                             campus in the suburb of Crawley that
                                                                                   NEW SOUTH
                                                                                     WALES      australian
                                                                                                             is easily accessible via frequent public
                                                                                                             transport with discounted fares for
                                                                                                             international students.


                                                                                                              1 A Summary of the Liveability Ranking and Overview,
                                                                                                                 August 2015, Economist Intelligence Unit
                                                                                                              2 Celebrate WA Annual Report 2014, accessed April 2016,
                                                                                                              3 City of Perth, accessed April 2016
                                                                                                              4	QS Best Student Cities 2016, accessed April 2016

Safe and friendly                                    Convenient facilities                                    Getting around
Perth offers a high standard of living and           Perth is the first and only city in Australia to         Perth’s public transport system makes it easy
has achieved positive rankings (35th) in the         offer free public WiFi in the CBD—a great way            to get around the city and to the main UWA
Best Student Cities 2016 published by QS             to stay in contact with family and friends whilst        campus. International students receive a
Top Universities.4                                   out and about.                                           Western Australian Government-sponsored
                                                                                                              40 per cent discount on all public transport.
                                                                                                              Perth also has free buses called CATs that
                                                                                                              operate around the central business district.

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Student Life
Studying overseas at an international university is about more than just classes. It is about discovering a new culture,
meeting new people and having fun. As a UWA student you can expect to be stretched intellectually as you interact
with some of the country’s leading researchers and teachers, while at the same time making friends with other students
from around Australia and the globe.

UWA Student Guild                          The Guild has over 125 affiliated clubs    The Guild Volunteering office helps
UWA has a bustling student life and        and societies that collectively run        students find their perfect volunteering
the social activities on campus are        about 1000 events for you to connect       role, whether it’s related to their degree
organised through the UWA Student          with people who share similar interests.   or not. Many opportunities will be
Guild which is the representative                                                     added to your degree transcript and
student organisation. The UWA Student      Some of our international clubs            you can choose from a range of fields
Guild has a reputation for being one       include the African Student Union,         (sports, education, arts, environment
of the most active in Australia, and       Asian Students in Australia (ASIA),        and health) and the time donated
organises countless activities including   Australia China Youth Association          (one-off, drop-in sessions or semester-
festivals, workshops, end-of-semester      (ACYA), KAOS the UWA German Club           long programs). The office also runs
parties, networking opportunities, the     and the Multicultural Students Union.      weekend volunteering trips which are
Guild Ball (formal dance), the National    In addition to the international clubs,    fun and affordable ways to see more
Campus Band competition and UWA’s          there are groups related to study or       of WA.
wide array of clubs and societies.         career, hobbies, politics, religion,
facebook.com/UWAStudentGuild               social justice and more.                   If you need help along the way, you
                                           uwastudentguild.com/clubs                  only need to ask. The International
The Guild Village is a hive of activity                                               Students’ Service (ISS) is part of the
and houses shops, food outlets,            The Guild also provides student            Student Guild and looks after the
bookshops, a medical centre, copy          representation, with staff on hand         welfare of international students
centre, hairdresser, a bank and other      to provide extra support on any            studying at the University. ISS also
useful student amenities. Market day       academic, financial or welfare matters     puts on social and educational
is on regularly where you can buy          affecting their study. Guild membership    activities such as a trip to Rottnest
inexpensive, clothes, jewellery            entitles students to great discounts       and Spring Feast.
and more.                                  on campus and at restaurants, shops,       uwastudentguild.com/iss
uwastudentguild.com                        activities and services around Perth.      facebook.com/

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UWA Sport
                                                                                           Whether you play sport to stay
                                                                                           active or to socialise with friends,
                                                                                           you can ‘find your fit’ at one of
                                                                                           UWA’s many sporting facilities.

                                                                                           There is always someone to help
                                                                                           at our staffed gym with extended
                                                                                           opening hours, or visit the Water Sports
                                                                                           Complex on the beautiful foreshore at
                                                                                           Matilda Bay—home to the UWA Boat
                                                                                           Club and Outdoor Club.

                                                                                           The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
                                                                                           endorses UWA as a member of the
                                                                                           national Elite Athlete Friendly University
The Postgraduate Students’                  Interested to see how current students         network, but you don’t have to be
Association (PSA) represents                enjoy life on campus? Visit our social         an elite athlete to enjoy sporting life
postgraduate students on campus             media pages:                                   at UWA.
as well as holding a number of events       FACEBOOK
throughout the year including               facebook.com/UWAstudents                       The University has swimming pools,
Research Week, Careers Week,                WEIBO                                          tennis and squash courts and numerous
sundowners, cocktail parties,               weibo.com/u/2828997691                         social sports, clubs and fun programs
afternoon teas, a quiz night and a                                                         including stand up paddleboarding, rock
sports day. The PSA also runs a grants                                                     climbing and other environment-driven
scheme for postgraduate small group                                                        experiences. Don’t have a team? We’ll
activities. All postgraduate students                                                      help you find one.
automatically become members
upon enrolment.                                                                            Nearby is the UWA Sports Park,
uwastudentguild.com/psa                                                                    covering 33 hectares of playing fields
                                                                                           and facilities.
The Cultural Precinct
The Cultural Precinct is UWA’s cultural                                                    Take on another faculty or college, or
hub, supporting the music, theatre,                                                        choose to represent UWA at high-level
dance, literature and exhibition                                                           sporting competitions such as Western
programs. It also supports broader                                                         Uni Games and Australian Uni Games.
arts and cultural events that take
place throughout the year, including                                                       Leadership courses, unique to UWA,
collaborating with the Perth                                                               are also available.
International Arts Festival.                                                               sport.uwa.edu.au

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Beautiful Campus and
Outstanding Facilities
                      UWA has a distinctive mix of grand architecture and contemporary buildings
                      that house state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and
                      performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific
                      laboratories for the perfect learning environment.

                      Western Australia’s most                  Adjacent to the Crawley site is UWA’s
                      beautiful campus                          Nedlands campus that hosts the
                      Located on a river bend in Crawley just   faculties of Architecture, Landscape
                      minutes from the city of Perth, UWA is    and Fine Arts, and Education. A short
                      often described as one of Australia’s     minute’s walk to Hampden Road,
                      most picturesque campuses. Heritage-      this campus location offers students
                      listed architecture blends with modern    nearby access to a selection of cafés
                      buildings and leading facilities in       and a handy shopping centre, including
                      leafy grounds of open courtyards          a supermarket.
                      and beautiful gardens. Close to
                      UWA’s Crawley campus is Kings Park,       Located only a few minutes from
                      one of the world’s largest and most       the main Crawley campus is the
                      beautiful inner-city parks. Here you      University’s Claremont site, home to
                      can enjoy over 400 hectares of nature,    the Confucius Institute and Taylors
                      with sweeping views of the Swan and       College which teaches the University’s
                      Canning rivers.                           Foundation Program.

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World-class facilities                         • In 2014, the AUD$122 million
  •    At the heart of the main Crawley            10-storey Harry Perkins Institute
      campus is the Reid Library, Western          of Medical Research was opened
      Australia’s largest academic library,        on the campus of the QEII Medical
      with more than one million volumes,          Centre in Nedlands.
      complemented by several subject            • UWA will house the largest
      libraries around the campus.                 marine research capability in the
  •   The AUD$30 million Barry J                   Indian Ocean Rim with the Indian
      Marshall Library (formerly the               Ocean Marine Research Centre
      Science Library) offers a major              (IOMRC)—a AUD$62 million facility
      focal point for student learning and         which will enable Australia to
      scientific research.                         expand international research.
  •   The University houses the state-           • UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute
      of-the-art AUD$73 million Bayliss            helps facilitate industry engagement
      Building, the most advanced                  with state-of-the-art research
      biomolecular sciences facility in            facilities and expertise. The Crawley
      Western Australia.                           campus has centrifuge facilities for
  •   UWA’s Clinical Training and                  deep-water engineering (the only
      Education Centre (CTEC), Australia’s         testing and modelling facility in the
      premier medical and surgical skills          southern hemisphere that hosts
      training centre, is one of the most          both a beam and drum centrifuge),
      advanced medical technology                  the National Geosequestration
      complexes in the world.                      Laboratory, the ARC Training
  •   In partnership with the Western              Centre for LNG Futures and the
      Australian Government, UWA has a             ARC Research Hub for Offshore
      AUD$38 million oral health centre,           Floating Facilities.
      offering the most modern teaching
      and clinical services available.           The Albany Centre
  •   The UWA Business School educates           UWA also has a regional high-tech
      tomorrow’s leaders in a AUD$50             education centre in the South West
      million contemporary building,             town of Albany—a five-hour drive from
      overlooking the picturesque                Perth. Here you can experience all that
      Swan River.                                regional Western Australia has to
                                                 offer while studying at university.
                                                 For more information visit

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Finding a Home
Away from Home
                                                                                       How to apply
UWA understands how important it is to international students (and their               1. Research the colleges via their
parents) to find good quality accommodation close to the campus. There are                websites to decide which suits
many accommodation options open to international students designed to suit                you best.
different needs.                                                                       2. Register your details with
                                                                                       3. Complete all required steps and
Living on Campus                         accommodation is located directly                submit your application.
Living on campus gives you an            opposite the University and offers            4. Your application will
immediate sense of belonging and an      you a world-class living and learning            immediately be sent to your
instant circle of friends from across    environment. The colleges provide                first preference college.
Australia and around the world.          academic support; a full calendar of
                                         sporting, cultural and social events;         When to apply
UWA’s five residential colleges—         leadership opportunities; and fantastic       The portal will accept your
St Catherine’s College, St George’s      facilities in a warm and welcoming            application up to 12 months before
College, St Thomas More College,         home away from home. You apply                you want to live on campus. We
Trinity and University Hall—each offer   to live at a UWA residential college          recommend applying as soon as
a unique and valuable dimension to       through a central application portal via      possible and before receiving your
your UWA experience. On-campus           livingoncampus.uwa.edu.au.                    offer from UWA.

St Catherine’s College                   St George’s College                        St Thomas More College
stcatherines.uwa.edu.au                  stgeorgescollege.uwa.edu.au                stmc.uwa.edu.au

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Overview of 2016 residential college fees and charges

                          St Catherine’s   St George’s       St Thomas      Trinity      University
                          College          College           More College                Hall

Weekly fee                AUD$460          AUD$492           AUD$3701       AUD$420      AUD$3551
2016 standard year fee2 AUD$18,400         AUD$19,200        AUD$14,800     AUD$16,800   AUD$14,352
Number of weeks in a
standard year3            40               39                40             40           40

Additional one off fees
(approximate only)4       AUD$2000         AUD$2150          AUD$1340       AUD$840      AUD$350

College numbers           400              220               400            375          750

The fees overview should be read in conjunction with each college’s fee schedule,
located on their websites. Weekly fees vary based on room and package type. Prices
quoted are for 2016 and are meant to give an indication of costs only. 2017 fees will be                      More information
available late 2016. Check the websites for this information.
                                                                                                              LIVING ON CAMPUS
                                                                                                              UWA Residential Colleges
Living off Campus                                          The University’s Housing Office has                Admissions Office
You can rent an apartment, unit or                         an online housing database for UWA                 Tel +61 8 9488 0920
house either on your own or share with                     students. International students who               Email residentialcolleges@uwa.edu.au
others. When you rent, you will take full                  have been offered a place at UWA, but
                                                                                                              LIVING OFF CAMPUS
responsibility for the property and sign                   have not yet enrolled, can still create an
a rental contract. The average cost of                     account and access the database. This
                                                                                                              Housing Officer, Student Support Services
renting or leasing an unfurnished one                      searchable database includes lists of              Tel +61 8 6488 5573
or two bedroom unit close to UWA is                        people looking to share a property or              Fax +61 8 6488 1119
between AUD$285 and AUD$450 per                            who have a vacant property to rent.                Email housing-studserv@uwa.edu.au
week. Renting a house is a good idea                       housing.uwa.edu.au/housing-
if you’re a couple, family or would like                   database                                           crawleyvillage.housing.uwa.edu.au
to share with other people. There are                                                                         Crawley Village Property Management
also establishment costs to consider,                      Crawley Village is a group of properties           Tel +61 8 9273 3348
                                                                                                              Email crawleyvillage@uwa.edu.au
such as a bond. Other costs such as                        owned and operated by UWA. These
electricity and/or gas, telephone and                      properties are situated within walking
food are usually not included in the                       distance of the University and close
weekly rent. It is important to realise                    to shops and other amenities.
that most rental leases will require a                     crawleyvillage.housing.uwa.edu.au
commitment of at least six months
and you should bring character
references with you to support your
rental applications.

                                                                                                          1 The weekly fee quoted for University Hall and St
                                                                                                            Thomas More College is for 14 meals per week.
                                                                                                            Students are welcome to upgrade to 21 meals
                                                                                                            per week for an additional cost. Twenty-one
                                                                                                            meals are included in the weekly fee for the other
                                                                                                            residential colleges.
                                                                                                          2 The standard yearly fee is for accommodation, meals,
                                                                                                            utilities and cleaning.
                                                                                                          3 The UWA academic year comprises 34 weeks with a
                                                                                                            five-week mid-year break between semesters. The
                                                                                                            number of weeks in the standard year fee varies from
                                                                                                            college to college. Students can apply to stay on for
                                                                                                            extra days/weeks for a nominal daily/weekly rate
                                                                                                            if they wish to stay during the mid-year break. All
                                                                                                            first-year college students undertake one extra week
                                                                                                            of college living – Orientation Week. See associated
                                                                                                            charges for each college’s Orientation Week.
                                                                                                          4 Other annual fees apply such as a contingency fee,
Trinity                                                    University Hall                                  an internet fee, building and/or amenities fees and
trinity.uwa.edu.au                                         unihall.uwa.edu.au                               College Club membership. For a full list please refer
                                                                                                            to each individual college websites.

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                                                                       Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) – Allianz quoted fees for 20161

                                                                       Length of                   Single cover                   Dual Family                   Multi Family
                                                                       degree                                                     cover                         cover

                                                                       1 year                      $594                           $1643                         $2396
                                                                       2 years                     $1198                          $3681                         $5628
                                                                       3 years                     $1815                          $5506                         $8417
                                                                       4 years                     $2775                          $9316                         $13,344
                                                                       5 years                     $3512                          $11,876                       $17,015
                                                                       6 years                     $4352                          $13,505                       $20,169

                                                                       1 This is a specially negotiated premium only available to international students and covers standard health
                                                                         requirements. Payments are based on the length of the study program. The fees quoted above are not the
                                                                         fees payable if you obtain insurance from another provider. This is not applicable to students from Norway
                                                                         and Sweden who are covered under a separate arrangement.

 Money Matters
      Cost of living in Australian dollars2 ($AUD) studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/accommodation/costs

                                                                                                    Off-campus shared
                                                       On-campus residential                        (with two other people)                     Off-campus full board
                                                       (Calculated on 39 weeks)                     Calculated on 52 weeks                      Calculated on 50 weeks
                                                       Week                     Year                Week                  Year                  Week                 Year
 Bond, fees etc.3                                      n/a                      $1400               n/a                   $800                  n/a                  n/a
 Two weeks’ rent in advance                            n/a                      n/a                 n/a                   $400                  n/a                  n/a
 Telephone and utilities connection                    n/a                      n/a                 n/a                   $68                   n/a                  n/a
 Furnishings, linen, crockery                          n/a                      $100                n/a                   $1000                 n/a                  $100
 Application/Placement Fee                             n/a                      $125                n/a                   n/a                   n/a                  $240
 TOTAL                                                             0                  $1625                $200                 $2268                     0                 $340

 Books, stationery, equipment                          n/a                      $1000               n/a                   $1000                 n/a                  $1000
 Student Services and Amenities Fee                    n/a                      $290                n/a                   $290                  n/a                  $290
 TOTAL                                                             0                  $1290                  $0                 $1290                     0                $1290

 Rent/board (average) for academic year                $4353                    $16,9653            $200                  $10,400               $245                 $12,250
 Food                                                  n/a                      n/a                 $150                  $7800                 n/a                  n/a
 Public transport                                      $20                      $780                $50                   $2600                 $50                  $2500
 Utilities (e.g. gas, electricity, telephone           $10                      $390                $40                   $2080                 $10                  $500
 and water expenses)
 Spending money (e.g. medical, clothing
 and entertainment expenses)                           $100                     $3900               $100                  $5200                 $100                 $5000
 TOTAL                                                         $565               $22,035                  $540             $28,080                    $405             $20,250

 Expenses for holidays                                 $430                     $5590               n/a                   n/a                   $320                 $640
 GRAND TOTAL                                                                      $30,540                                   $31,638                                     $22,520

 2 Estimates only based on average expenses
 3 Varies depending on college or accommodation type

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The cost of attending university                  Education for dependant children
involves more than just paying
                                                  SCHOOL FOR DEPENDANT CHILDREN
tuition fees. You will need to find               OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
accommodation, travel to and                      The dependant children of a masters
from campus, buy textbooks and                    by coursework, masters by research,
                                                  doctorate or PhD student can be
stationery, and consider food                     admitted into government schools that
and entertainment.                                have spare capacity, free of charge.
                                                  The dependant children must be
                                                  physically in the country at the time of
Cost of living                                    enrolment. The postgraduate student is
                                                  responsible for meeting the full tuition
The annual cost of living in Perth
                                                  costs of providing dependant children
depends on your lifestyle and the type            with an English as a Second Language
of accommodation you chose, however               program. You should make arrangements
                                                  for schooling through UWA and not
AUD$450–$650 per week is generally                approach schools directly.
sufficient for most single students               international.uwa.edu.au/
to live comfortably (this does not                newstudents/family
include tuition fees or medical cover).
In addition you may need extra funds
to cover various items such as airfares       Student Services and                           For information on the University’s
and textbooks. There may also be              Amenities Fee (SSAF)                           agreement with Allianz Global
ancillary fees applicable to your course.     A compulsory Student Services and              Assistance, refer to
To find your faculty information visit        Amenities Fee (SSAF) is payable for            international.uwa.edu.au/
teachingandlearning.uwa.edu.au/               each year or part year of your study.          newstudents/health.
students/fees.                                The fee is used to improve the quality
                                              and quantity of services to students.
Tuition fees increase each calendar           The fee for 2016 is $290. An electronic            Scholarships
year and are not fixed for the duration       SSAF Statement of Account notification             studyat.uwa.edu.au/
of the chosen program.                        fee will be sent to your UWA student               international/scholarships
                                              email account each semester following              International students can
The comparative table gives an                your enrolment. Further information                apply for financial support in
indication of the type of expenses and        is available at student.uwa.edu.au/                their local country through
average costs you will need to meet.          course/fees/ssaf.                                  sponsorship programs, and
Students with a family (spouse and                                                               in some countries, with the
one child) should budget a minimum of         Overseas Student Health                            Australian Government
AUD$1000 per week (AUD$52,000 per             Cover (OSHC)                                       Australia Awards programs.
annum) for living expenses.                   The Department of Immigration
                                              and Border Protection requires all                 Business School Scholarships
Working in Australia as                       international students applying for a              Perth Energy Scholarship
an international student                      student visa to have Overseas Student              The Perth Energy Scholarship
Under the terms of a student visa,            Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire                 is available to international
once an international student has             duration of their student visa.                    students after their first
commenced their course they may                                                                  year of study of a Bachelor
work up to 40 hours per fortnight while       OSHC is offered by a number                        of Commerce at UWA, and
their course is in session and unlimited      of providers. You may obtain OSHC                  is awarded on the basis of
hours during scheduled course breaks.         from the provider of your choice.                  academic excellence. The
                                              studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-               scholarship is valued at
The University has a Careers Centre to        in-australia/insurance                             AUD$10,000. business.uwa.
help you find part-time and vacation                                                             edu.au/scholarships
work, but it is important to be aware         The University of Western Australia
that work is not always available. You        has a ‘preferred provider’ agreement
should not rely on earning sufficient         with Allianz Global Assistance. On
income to support your studies and the        acceptance and payment of your
Department of Immigration and Border          offer, UWA will arrange health cover
Protection may decline a visa on this         with Allianz Global Assistance for the
basis. immi.gov.au                            duration of your student visa.

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and Sponsorships
Postgraduate research scholarships support the position of The University of Western Australia as one of Australia’s
leading research intensive universities and the premier research institution in Western Australia. There are also a growing
number of scholarships for students in postgraduate coursework programs.

The purpose of UWA scholarships and        Applicants for IPRS at UWA are rated        Australia Awards
awards is to ensure equity                 according to the following criteria:        (funded by the Australian
and access for all students and to         • Academic achievement                      Government)
reward and acknowledge excellence in       • Research training achievement             Australia Awards aims to promote
our community.                             • Proposed research environment.            knowledge, education links and
                                                                                       enduring ties between Australia and
Most UWA scholarships are applied for      Allocation of scholarships is the           other nations through an extensive
online. For detailed descriptions          outcome of a competitive ranking            range of scholarship programs.
of individual scholarships, as well        and selection process in which
as comprehensive information on            applicants are scored and ranked by         The programs consist of Australia
deadlines, entry requirements,             schools, faculties and the University       Awards long-term scholarships,
eligibility and how to apply, visit        Scholarships Committee, according to        Australia Awards short-term
studyat.uwa.edu.au/international/          these common criteria and on the basis      scholarships and Australia
scholarships and scholarships.uwa.         of evidence provided.                       Awards fellowships.
                                           International scholarships                  Australia Awards aims to:
UWA’s funding opportunities include:       (funded by UWA)                             • develop capacity and leadership
                                           These scholarships are awarded by             skills so individuals can
International Postgraduate                 the University to assist and encourage        contribute to development
Research Scholarships                      international students to undertake           in their home country
(funded by the Australian                  studies in a particular faculty or          • build people-to-people linkages
Government)                                specific discipline at UWA. Scholarships      at the individual, institutional and
The purpose of the International           are awarded to students who have              country levels.
Postgraduate Research Scholarships         achieved academic excellence in a
(IPRS) is to attract top quality           subject or course. UWA offers a range of    Australia Awards brings the
international postgraduate students        scholarships to international students.     Australian Government Department
to UWA's research strengths to                                                         of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT);
support Australia’s research efforts.                                                  the Department of Education and
Successful applicants can expect to                                                    Training; and the Australian Centre for
become members of a research team                                                      International Agricultural Research
working under the direction of senior                                                  (ACIAR) scholarships together under
researchers and in areas which have                                                    one program.
attracted external resources.
                                                                                       More information including applicant
                                                                                       eligibility criteria can be found at

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“The IPRS offered me a
                                                                                               unique opportunity to
                                                                                               undertake my PhD project
                                                                                               at a university renowned
                                                                                               for its high-impact

                                                                                              The financial assistance
                                                                                              made available through
                                                                                              the scholarship has
                                                                                              allowed me to focus
                                                                                              entirely on my
                                                                                              research project.

                                                                                              I t has provided avenues
                                                                                               for my personal and
                                                                                               professional growth and
                                                                                               the chance for a life-
                                                                                              changing experience.”

                                                                                              Dilyara Nigmatullina
                                                                                              PhD Candidate
                                                                                              Law School

Endeavour Scholarships and                 Sponsorships (funded by                        To apply for a postgraduate
Fellowships (funded by the                 international governments,                     scholarship, visit scholarships.uwa.
Australian Government)                     universities and other                         edu.au/future-students/postgrad.
Endeavour Scholarships and                 organisations)
Fellowships are the Australian             UWA works with a broad range of
Government’s internationally               governments and organisations in the
competitive, merit-based scholarship       provision of funding arrangements for
program, providing opportunities           international students at UWA.
for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the
Middle East, Europe and the Americas       Sponsored students receive financial
to undertake study, research and           assistance from government,
professional development in Australia.     an organisation or company to
Also available is the opportunity          undertake studies at UWA. Funding
for Australians to undertake study,        of the sponsorship is usually from an
research and professional development      organisation within the student's
abroad. internationaleducation.gov.        home country.
                                           UWA welcomes sponsored students
                                           and encourages students to make
                                           enquiries within their home country
                                           about how to become an international
                                           sponsored student.

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How to Apply
Applicants are expected to have completed an
undergraduate degree at an approved university and
undertaken adequate preparation for the degree                   1   APPLY ONLINE
for which they are applying. For PhD admission
                                                                 • Submit an online application to uwa.edu.au/
requirements see page 25.
                                                                    myapplication that includes all necessary
                                                                    documentation specified in the admission
                                                                    requirements of your course.
                                                                    For admission requirements details visit
Coursework                     Start here                        • Submit your application through a UWA overseas
                                                                    representative in your country. A complete list of
                                                                    representatives can be found at studyat.uwa.
                                                                 • UWA will assess your application and if
                                                                   successful, you will be issued an offer package,
                                                                   which includes a letter of offer, acceptance
                                                                   documents and other documents if appropriate.
Research                 Start here

     Identify your supervisor: Science students interested
                                                                 1   APPLY ONLINE

     in pursuing a PhD in a science discipline should lodge an   Submit an application via studyat.uwa.edu.au/
     enquiry through the online form at science.uwa.edu.au/      postgrad/research/apply including:
     research/help-enquiry. Other students should talk to        • A completed research application form for
     the Graduate Research Coordinator about the availability      international students, available from the website.
     of supervision for the proposed field of study before       • All certified documents as listed on the application
     lodging a formal application. View the list of current        form. Future Students recommends postgraduate
     Graduate Research Coordinators at studyat.uwa.edu.            research students submit their applications
     au/postgrad/research/coordinators. You can read               through an official UWA overseas representative.
     profiles of some of our research leaders who you may be       A complete list of representatives can be found at
     interested in having as a supervisor for your studies.        studyat.uwa.edu.au/international/agents.
                                                                 • A research proposal.
     Prepare your research proposal: Prepare a brief
     outline (maximum 250 words) of your proposed area of        Successful applicants will be sent an offer package
     study to discuss with a prospective supervisor.             electronically, including a letter of offer, acceptance
                                                                 documents and other documents if appropriate. You
     Discuss your resources: Find out what resources are         should allow six to eight weeks to process.
     available to you as a postgraduate research student, as
     these vary depending on the school in which you enrol.      For information on applying for a research
                                                                 scholarship, see pages 22 to 23.
     Be informed: There is useful information online for
     future research students, including how to prepare
     a research proposal and a copy of UWA’s research
     publications and expertise database. Visit studyat.uwa.

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                                                                     You are an international student if you are:
                                                                     • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
                                                                     • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
                                                                     • a resident or citizen of any other country.

                                                                     You are an Australian domestic student if you are:
                                                                     • an Australian citizen,
                                                                     • an Australian permanent resident (holders of all categories of
                                                                       permanent residency visas, including humanitarian visas), or
                                                                     • a New Zealand citizen.

                                                                     For information on applying online, visit
                                                                     studyat.uwa.edu.au/research/research-applications or

                                                                 PhD admission requirements*

2   ACCEPT YOUR OFFER                                            To be admitted you must demonstrate that you have sufficient
                                                                 research preparation to successfully complete a PhD and
On receipt, complete, sign and return the                        masters by research. You must demonstrate that you have
acceptance and refund documents together                         undertaken supervised individual research in which you have
with payment or sponsorship details for the first                designed and conducted a scholarly investigation in the context
semester and overseas health cover (visa length                  of an existing body of knowledge, critically analysed and
cover), either directly to UWA or via one of UWA’s               evaluated the outcome in that context, and communicated
official overseas representatives.                               the process effectively in writing.

For more information on how to apply to UWA                      You will be able to provide evidence of scholarly work in at least
directly, visit uwa.edu.au/myapplication or                      one of the following forms:
studyat.uwa.edu.au/ international/agents.                        • a supervised research dissertation project completed as a
                                                                    program undertaken after a three-year or during a four-year
                                                                    bachelor’s degree carrying the equivalent credit of at least
                                                                    25 per cent of an annual full-time load and awarded an
                                                                    assessed result at or above distinction level;1
                                                                 • scholarly papers as sole or primary author, appearing in

                                                                    recognised academic journals or in volumes published by
                                                                    recognised academic publishers; published research reports
                                                                    prepared for industry, government or business, which adhere
UWA will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment                          to the broad conventions of academic publishing (i.e. contain
(CoE) package that contains a letter of welcome                     an up-to-date review of relevant literature, a description of
including links to our pre-departure and                            relevant research methods and an evaluation of results, etc.)
on-campus accommodation guides and a                                and which identify the applicant as sole or primary author;
Confirmation of Enrolment.                                       • a portfolio of published creative work together with
                                                                    published critical discussion of some or all of that work
                                                                    or of a comparable body of work by others, and which
                                                                    demonstrates development of a scholarly approach to
                                                                    creative work as research investigation.

                                                                 Admission to the PhD is subject to the availability of appropriate
                                                                 supervision and other resources.

You will be required to make your own travel                         Fees for applications
and student visa arrangements. UWA’s overseas
                                                                      Online application fee                                        AUD$100.00
representatives can help with these arrangements
                                                                      Hard copy application fee                                     AUD$150.00
if you need any additional advice or assistance. In
some countries, student visas may be obtained                         *Higher Degree by Research fee                                No Fee

electronically. Visit immi.gov.au/students.
                                                                   he Board of the Graduate Research School may deem a three-year bachelor’s degree
                                                                  including a supervised dissertation of at least 25 per cent of an annual full-time load
                                                                  awarded with first class honours from a highly ranked university as meeting this criterion.

                                       The University of Western Australia | International Postgraduate Course Guide 2017–2018 25
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