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                                                                                                                                      Our global reputation................................................................................4

                                                                                                                                      Life in Perth..................................................................................................6

                                                                                                                                      UWA’s location.............................................................................................8

                                                                                                                                      A unique campus......................................................................................10

                                                                                                                                      UWA student life....................................................................................... 12

                                                                                                                                      Connecting you to industry....................................................................14

                                                                                                                                      What can I study?......................................................................................16

                                                                                                                                      Selecting your classes.............................................................................17

                                                                                                                                      Academic Requirements........................................................................ 18
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                                                                                                                                      Accommodation at UWA........................................................................ 20

                                       “The University of Western Australia                                                           Money matters.......................................................................................... 22
                                        believes in preparing our graduates                                                           How to apply..............................................................................................24
                                        to be the change-makers in society.
                                                                                                                                      Campus map............................................................................................. 25
                                        Our high-quality courses and unique
                                        course structure will equip you with the                                                      Important dates 2020............................................................................. 26
                                        multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed                                                    Useful links................................................................................................ 27
                                        and transform the world in which we
                                        live, improving the lives of others and the
                                        communities we serve.

                                       I welcome you to our community and
                                       invite you on an exciting journey to turn
                                       your ambitions into reality.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The University of Western Australia
 | study.uwa.edu.au

                                       – Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor
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                                                                                      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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Our global reputation

                                       Study at an
                                                          Ranked in the
                                                          world’s Top
                                                                                                                                                                         Ranked in
                                                                                                                                                                         the world’s      TOP 50
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                                                                                                                                                                         • Agriculture and Forestry           • Ecology

                                       internationally                        Well-established
                                                                                                                                                                           Anatomy and Physiology
                                                                                                                                                                           Civil and Structural Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Public Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Environmental Science
                                                                                                                                             UWA is a member of          • Earth and Marine Science             and Engineering

                                       recognised                             industry partnerships            Globally recognised
                                                                                                               course structure              the Group of Eight –        •
                                                                                                                                                                           Mineral and Mining Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marine/Ocean Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mining and Mineral Engineering

                                                                              67% of all majors at UWA
                                                                                                                                             a coalition of the best
                                       university          st   in Western
                                                                              incorporate a work-integrated
                                                                              learning component
                                                                                                               aligned with leading
                                                                                                               European, Asian and           research-intensive
                                                                                                                                                                         • Sports-related subjects
                                                                                                                                                                           (QS 2019)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Agricultural Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oceangraphy
                                                                                                                                                                         • Biological Science                   (ARWU 2018)
                                                                (ARWU 2018)
                                                                              (Universities Australia, 2018)   North American universities   universities in Australia
                                                                                                                                                                         • Clinical Medicine

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Life in Perth
                                              Perth is Australia’s fourth-largest city and
                                              capital of the thriving state of Western Australia.
                                              Consistently voted one of the most liveable cities
                                              in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit,
                                              the city offers an inspiring study environment
                                              with sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor lifestyle
                                              and beautiful natural scenery.                                                                                                                      Manila

                                              Perth holds international appeal for its
                                              safety, strong cultural diversity and urban
                                                                                                                                                     Kuala Lumpur
                                              sophistication. The city’s cultural scene offers                                                            Singapore
                                              an array of activities, with plenty of festivals,
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                                              eateries, modern bars and weekend markets                                                                                   Jakarta
                                              adding flavour to the city and its suburbs.

                                                                                                                                                                         Perth                                                         Sydney
                                                                                                                                                                                    GMT +8                                        Melbourne
                                                                                                                                                                                    Same time zone as
                                                                                                                                                                                    60 per cent of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    world’s population.                             Hobart

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                                       Cultural                                                        English
                                                                              Perth’s population

                                                                                                       Democratic                                                                                         One of Australia’s
                                                                                                                                   Weather             flights to
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                                       More than   200 different                             million   government
                                                                                                       (Westminster system)                            Tokyo 9 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                          most affordable
                                                                                                                                    Summer 18–32°C                                                        capital cities

                                       nationalities live, work and                                                                                    Singapore 5.5 hours

                                                                                                                                    Autumn 13–26°C     Kuala Lumpur 6 hours
                                       study in WA, speaking more
                                                                               Complete                FREE WiFi              GMT +8Winter 9–18°C
                                                                                                                                                       Guangzhou 8 hours                                  (Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2018,

                                       than   170 languages                    religious freedom       in Perth city                Spring 11–23°C
                                                                                                                                                       Hong Kong 8 hours
                                                                                                                                                       London 17 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Economist Intelligence Unit)

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UWA’s location                                                                                    Perth city
                                                                                                                       Kings Park

                                                                                                                                                  UWA campus
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                                       International students receive
                                       a government-sponsored           5km                   4.2km                         6.3km                          1.2km                  22km

                                       40 per cent discount on all

                                       public transport. Free buses     to Perth city         to Elizabeth Quay             to Cottesloe Beach             to Kings Park and      to Perth International
                                       operate around Perth city.       (11 minutes by car,   (7 minutes by car,            (11 minutes by car,            Botanic Garden         Airport (30 minutes by car)
                                                                        20 minutes by bus)    19 minutes by bicycle)        23 minutes by bus)             (16 minutes walking)

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←← Socialise with friends at one of the many cafés.
                                                                                                                                                    →→ Enjoy an outdoor cinema experience at
                                                                                                                                                       UWA’s Somerville Auditorium.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ←← Relax in heritage-listed
                                                                                                                                                                                                             gardens and open
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             Try different cuisines
                                                                                                                                                                                                             at Guild Village, located
                                                                  A unique campus                                                                                                                            on campus.

                                                                                                                                                     UWA Claremont
                                                        Located by the Swan River and only minutes from                                              Just a few minutes from the main
                                                                                                                                                     Perth campus is the University’s
                                                        Perth’s city centre, UWA is often described as one of
                                                                                                                                                     historic Claremont campus, which
                                                        Australia’s most picturesque campuses.                                                       is home to the UWA Centre for
                                                                                                                                                     English Language Teaching (UWA
                                                                                                                                                     CELT) and Taylors College, which
                                                                                                                                                     provides foundation courses for
                                                                                                                                                     international students.

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                                                                                                                   Experience the atmosphere                                                              UWA Albany
                                                                                                                   at Guild Village, home to
                                                                                                                   shops, food outlets, a medical                                                         UWA has a high-tech education centre
                                                                                                                   centre, bank and other student                                                         in the southwest town of Western
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Australia – a five-hour drive from

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perth. Here you can experience all
                                                                                                                ←← Discover the Cultural                                                                  that regional WA has to offer while
                                                                                                                   Precinct, UWA’s cultural hub                                                           studying at university.

                                                                                                                   that supports music, theatre,

                                                                                                                   dance, literature and art                                                              albany.uwa.edu.au
                                                                                                                   exhibition programs.

                                       →→ Enjoy the scenery of Matilda Bay
                                          and take part in kayaking, rowing or
10                                        sailing on the Swan River.                                                                                                                                                                              11
UWA Student Guild                              The Guild Village                              UWA Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       At The University of Western Australia
                                                                                                                         Student life at UWA is dynamic, with           The Guild Village is a hive of activity, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sport plays a central role in the lives
                                                                                                                         social activities on campus organised          houses shops, food outlets, a medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of students and promotes a healthy
                                                                                                                         by the representative student                  centre, dentist, bank and other useful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       campus culture. Whether you’re
                                                                                                                         organisation, the UWA Student Guild.           student amenities such as the Guild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       training for a gold medal or looking
                                                                                                                                                                        second-hand bookshop (where you can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for a spin, dance or Pilates class,
                                                                                                                         With a reputation for being one of the         buy SmartRider reduced-cost travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       UWA Sport offers programs and
                                                                                                                         most active in Australia, the Guild runs       passes). A regular marketplace that’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       membership options to suit everyone.
                                                                                                                         more than 150 clubs and societies              held in the Guild Village is the place to
                                                                                                                         that cover a range of interest areas,          buy inexpensive, locally made clothes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Becoming a Fitness Centre member
                                                                                                                         from anime to zoology. These groups            jewellery and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gives you access to more than 50 group
                                                                                                                         have about 15,000 members between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fitness classes a week, state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                         them and organise hundreds of events           Leisure and recreation                         equipment, multiple training zones,
                                                                                                                         each year, spanning balls, festivals,
                                                                                                                                                                        The Cultural Precinct                          qualified instructors and free tickets
                                                                                                                         workshops, networking opportunities,
                                                                                                                                                                        The Cultural Precinct is UWA’s                 to our popular training, health, fitness
                                                                                                                         competitions and more.
                                                                                                                                                                        cultural hub, supporting the music,            and wellbeing Masterclasses.
                                                                                                                                                                        theatre, dance, literature and
                                                                                                                         The Guild also provides student
                                                                                                                                                                        exhibition programs on campus.                 Up for some healthy competition? You
                                                                                                                         representation, with staff on hand to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       can join our interfaculty, intercollege or
                                                                                                                         give extra support to you on academic,
                                                                                                                                                                        • Be inspired by art at the Lawrence           social competitions, or represent one
                                                                                                                         financial or welfare matters affecting
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                                                                                                                                                                            Wilson Art Gallery                         of our 27 sport clubs, catering for all
                                                                                                                         your study. The free Guild membership
                                                                                                                                                                        • Discover sculptures around campus            skill levels from amateur to elite.
                                                                                                                         entitles students to great discounts
                                                                                                                                                                        • Be moved by a free lunchtime
                                       UWA student life                                                                  on campus and at restaurants, shops,
                                                                                                                         activities and services around Perth.
                                                                                                                                                                            concert at the Conservatorium of           If you’d like to try something new, sign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       up for our Recreate Short Courses. With
                                                                                                                                                                        •   Read a new book from UWA                   everything from salsa to surfing, trips
                                                                                                                                                                            Publishing                                 to Rottnest and self-defence classes,
                                                                                                                         The International Students’ Service
                                                                                                                                                                        •   Learn more about Indigenous                there really is something for everyone.
                                                                                                                         (ISS) is part of the Student Guild and
                                                                                                                                                                            culture through the Berndt Museum
                                                                                                                         looks after the welfare of international
                                                                                                                                                                            Collection                                 We also support our elite athletes
                                                                                                                         students studying at the University.
                                                                                                                                                                        •   Book performances at the Octagon           in their academic and sporting
                                                                                                                         ISS also puts on social and educational
                                                                                                                                                                            and Dolphin theatres                       pursuits through the Student Athlete
                                                                                                                         activities such as a trip to Rottnest and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Development Program.
                                                                                                                         Spring Feast.
                                                                                                                                                                        The Cultural Precinct also supports            sport.uwa.edu.au
                                                                                                                                                                        broader arts and cultural events
                                                                                                                                                                        that take place throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                        year, including collaborations with
                                                                                                                                                                        the Perth Festival.

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                                                                                                 Get involved in UWA’s
                                                                                                 vibrant student life
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                                                                                                                             Learn a new                            Join one of

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Live in one of                      Experience


                                                                                                                                     or join                                                             colleges                     art and culture
                                                          Check out what our current students get up to:                   ateam       with
                                                                                                                                                                    clubs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         close to                   UWA is the founder
                                                                                                                              UWA Sport                                                                  campus                     of the Perth Festival
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Connecting you to industry

                                       At UWA you’ll not only study towards a                            Guild Volunteering
                                       degree, you’ll also have the opportunity                          Guild Volunteering gets you off campus and into the real
                                       to gain valuable experience for your                              world to start making a difference. Broaden your mind,
                                       future career.                                                    meet new people and develop skills in an area you’re
                                                                                                         interested in. You may also find that some volunteering is
                                       We have strong partnerships with a range of organisations to      eligible for your supplementary academic transcript.
                                       provide you with practical, real-world experiences, in addition   volunteering.guild.uwa.edu.au
                                       to valuable professional networking opportunities. This
                                       hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers
                                       and ensures you’re career-ready. These partnerships enable
                                       you to take part in a number of activities, including:
                                                                                                         “As part of my degree I got the
                                       Internships for credit                                            opportunity to do an internship with
                                       Placements or internships may be arranged as part of
                                                                                                         UWA’s Wave Energy Centre. That
                                       your study abroad experience. They’re usually one day a           experience was great since I was
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                                       week in a supervised workplace run between 80 to 100
                                                                                                         exposed to real-world problems outside
                                       hours in total and can be anything from getting a feel
                                       for a legitimate working environment to participating             of the classroom! I also got several
                                       in live projects. These practicums are available through          opportunities to attend conferences and
                                       Arts, Commerce and Science degrees. For more
                                       information please contact the Global Learning Office at
                                                                                                         meet professionals in the field, which will
                                       studyabroad@uwa.edu.au.                                           be invaluable for my future.”

                                       A community of entrepreneurs                                      Varsha Gunness
                                       Bloom provides young entrepreneurs mentorship, skill-             Master of Professional Engineering
                                       focused events and an open working space where they can           (Environmental Engineering)
                                       flourish. UWA is proud to be a Gold Member of Bloom.

                                       Service learning units
                                       These units are another way to gain experience and they
                                       involve unpaid work with not-for-profit, community or

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                                       government services. Some can earn you academic credit

                                       as well as the chance to put your degree skills to use.

                                       The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provides this
                                       kind of learning. Established in 2015, it offers all UWA
                                       students structured, quality internships with not-for-
                                       profit, community and government organisations locally,
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                                       regionally and globally. Students will be matched based
                                       on their application and the internship opportunities
                                       available, and you can gain academic credit.


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What can I study?                                                                                                                                                          Selecting your classes

                                                                                                                                                                              How many units can I                             are not always available to Study     Prerequisites
                                       Undergraduate and                           Law School                                School of Engineering                            take?                                            Abroad students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You will need to meet the relevant
                                       postgraduate study                          •                                                                                                                                       •   Some units coded 3xxx and 4xxx are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     academic prerequisites both in level
                                                                                       Business Law                          •   Engineering Science
                                                                                                                                                                              Study Abroad students must enrol in
                                                                                   •   Law and Society                                                                                                                         common to both postgraduate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and content.
                                       UWA’s undergraduate curriculum                                                        School of Physics,                               a full academic load of 24 points per            undergraduate programs.
                                       provides you with an extensive range of     School of Social Sciences                 Mathematics and Computing                        semester. Most units are worth six           •   Units with numbers beginning
                                                                                                                                                                              points, so this generally works out to           with 5 and above are postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Teaching period
                                       majors and increased flexibility to build
                                                                                   •   Anthropology and Sociology            •   Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                              four units per semester.                                                               You should normally select units which
                                       your own study plan according to your       •   Archaeology                           •   Data Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               level and may require a minimum
                                       interests and the credit requirements       •   Asian Studies                         •   Mathematics                                                                                   of three years’ tertiary study in a   are offered in Semester 1 or Semester
                                       of your home university. You can            •   Chinese Studies                       •   Physics                                      Typically, most units are offered for a          relevant field prior to enrolling.    2. If you wish to choose units offered in
                                                                                   •   Communication and Media Studies                                                        semester, but some must be taken for         •   The Bachelor of Law program           other study periods, contact the Global
                                       choose courses at different levels          •   Indonesian Studies
                                       and across more than one discipline,        •   Japanese Studies                      School of Biomedical                             a full year.                                     has been replaced by the Juris        Learning Office.
                                       provided you meet the academic              •   Korean Studies                        Sciences                                                                                          Doctor. As such, there are several
                                                                                   •   Linguistics
                                                                                                                                                                              How do I select my units?
                                       prerequisites. Please note that some        •   Political Science and International   •   Microbiology and Immunology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               restrictions to which Law units       Academic year
                                       postgraduate units may be restricted.           Relations                             •   Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Study Abroad students can enrol in.
                                                                                                                                                                              You can use the online UWA Handbook                                                    The UWA academic year runs from
                                                                                                                             •   Pharmacology
                                                                                                                                                                              to browse through units offered at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               For more information, contact the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     late February to late November. If
                                       Choose units from the following majors      School of Agriculture and                                                                  UWA. All units consist of four letters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Global Learning Office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     you are studying for two semesters
                                       and specialisations:                        Science                                   School of Population and                                                                      •   Medicine, Dentistry and
                                                                                                                                                                              detailing the discipline of the unit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and commencing in Semester 2, you
                                                                                   •   Agricultural Science
                                                                                                                             Global Health                                    (such as ECON for Economics, PSYC for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               postgraduate Psychology units
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will not be able to make your unit
                                       Business School                             •   Environmental Science                 •   Population Health                            Psychology) and four numbers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are not available to Study Abroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     selection for your second semester until
                                       •   Accounting
                                                                                   •   Geographical Science                                                                                                                    students.
                                                                                   •                                                                                                                                                                                 around late October when new units
                                       •   Business Law
                                                                                       Human Geography and Planning
                                                                                       Natural Resource Management
                                                                                                                             School of Indigenous Studies                     • Units with numbers beginning from                                                    for the following academic year will
                                       •   Economics                                                                                                                                                                       handbooks.uwa.edu.au
                                       •   Finance
                                                                                                                             •   Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage       1 to 3 are generally undergraduate                                                 be available.
                                       •   Human Resource Management               School of Biological                                                                           units. A code beginning with 1
                                       •   Management                              Sciences                                                                                       represents first-year level studies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Location                                  Find out more
                                       •   Marketing                                                                                                                                                                       You should normally only select units
                                       •   Professional Economics                  •   Botany                                                                                     2 represents second-year level                                                     study.uwa.edu.au/courses-and-
                                                                                   •   Conservation Biology                                                                       studies, and so on.                      offered at the Perth campus. If you       careers/study-abroad-and-student-
                                                                                   •   Marine Science
                                                                                                                                                                              •   A unit with a number beginning           are interested in units offered at our
                                       School of Design                            •   Science Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Albany campus (a rural city located 400
                                                                                   •   Zoology                               Research                                             with 4 is generally an honours-level                                               uwa
                                       •   Architecture
                                                                                                                                                                                  unit and may require a minimum of        km south of Perth), contact the Global
                                       •   Asian Studies
                                                                                   School of Earth Sciences
                                       •   Fine Arts
                                                                                                                             UWA is a leading research institution with           three years’ study prior to enrolling.   Learning Office.
                                       •   History of Art                          •   Geology                               prestigious links to thought leaders around          Please note honours-level units
                                       •   Landscape Architecture                                                            the world. Many of our courses encourage
                                                                                   School of Human Sciences                  students to explore research, so there may be
                                       School of Humanities                        •   Anatomy and Human Biology             opportunities for you to undertake research
                                       •   Classics and Ancient History
                                                                                   •   Exercise and Health                   during your undergraduate studies. If you
                                       •   English and Literary Studies
                                                                                   •   Neuroscience                          would like to pursue undergraduate research

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                                       •   French Studies
                                                                                   •   Physiology
                                                                                                                             during your time at UWA, you will need to

                                       •   German Studies
                                                                                   •   Sport Science
                                       •   History
                                                                                   •   Sport Science, Exercise and Health    confirm all arrangements prior to arrival.
                                       •   Italian Studies                                                                   Contact the Global Learning Office for more
                                       •   Philosophy                              School of Molecular                       information.
                                       •   Spanish Studies                         Sciences
                                                                                                                             If you are interested in graduate research,
                                                                                   •   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

                                       Conservatorium of Music                     •   Chemistry                             you will need to contact a Graduate Research
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                                       •   Music: Electronic Music and Sound
                                                                                   •   Genetics                              Coordinator in the appropriate school to
                                           Design                                                                            discuss a proposed research topic and
                                       •                                           School of Psychological

                                           Music: General Studies                                                            confirm the availability of your preferred
                                       •                                           Sciences

                                           Music: Specialist Studies
                                                                                                                             supervisor before contacting the Global
                                       •   Music Studies
                                                                                                                             Learning Office. Visit postgraduate.uwa.
                                                                                   •   Psychological Science
                                                                                   •   Psychology                            edu.au/contact/ coordinators for a list of
                                                                                                                             Graduate Research Coordinators.

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Academic requirements                                                                                                                                                           Help with English language skills
                                         High School Students                                                  Undergraduate Students                                           Postgraduate Students                                    UWA Centre for English Language Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The University offers a choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (UWA CELT)
                                        At the time of the application, you                                To study at UWA as a study abroad                                   Admission to postgraduate courses                                                                                                                                  of English language programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         UWA CELT offers accredited English Language Intensive Courses
                                        should have completed a high school                                student, you should normally:                                       normally requires the completion of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs in General English and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  through the UWA Centre for
                                        qualification in accordance with the                                                                                                   an undergraduate degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         English for Academic Purposes, as well as preparation for IELTS as                                       English Language Teaching
                                        admission requirements for entry                                   •       Have completed one semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an internationally recognised examination.                                                               (UWA CELT) to prepare
                                        into the relevant bachelor’s degree                                        of tertiary study at a recognised
                                        program at UWA ( for example,                                              institution                                                                                                                                                                                                                    international students for
                                        Bachelor of Arts).                                                 •       Be in good academic standing at                                                                                                                                                                                                tertiary academic study.
                                                                                                                   your home university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Academic English and Study Skills Bridging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.celt.uwa.edu.au I +61 8 6488 3539
                                        study.uwa.edu.au/how-to-apply/                                                                                                                                                                   Course (Bridging Course)
                                        entry-requirements/international-                                                                                                                                                                The Bridging Course has been designed for international students
                                        and-overseas-qualifications                                                                                                                                                                      who wish to study at UWA but who do not have the University’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         required level of English proficiency. The course is also suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for students with unconditional entry into UWA who would like to
                                       In addition to meeting the Academic requirements, students must meet one of the English Language requirements as set below:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         further develop their language ability, study and research skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and confidence before commencing tertiary study.
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                                                                         English language requirements                                                                                                                                   A 70 per cent pass in the Bridging Course meets the University’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         English language requirement for most undergraduate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         postgraduate courses, although some postgraduate courses have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a higher English language requirement.
                                         Qualification equivalents                                    UWA requirements
                                        GCE A level                                                     Minimum grade in E in English Language, English Literature or                                                                     Bridging Course minimum entry requirements
                                                                                                        English Language and Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Requirements                                       20-week program
                                        German Abitur                                                   Minimum grade 3, in conjunction with a minimum grade B in DAAD (German
                                                                                                        Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency test                                                               IELTS                                                  5.5 with no band score below 5.0
                                        IELTS (Academic)                                                Overall minimum score of 6.5, no band lower than 6.0                                                                              Internet-based TOEFL                                   58 with a minimum score of 18 in the writing section, 16 in the speaking section and 12 in the listening and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reading sections
                                        International Baccalaureate                                     English A1 at HL or SL, minimum score 4                                                                                           Cambridge First Certificate in English                 Minimum score of 60 and borderline for each skill
                                        Diploma (IB)                                                                                                                                                                                      Pearson Test of English (Academic)                     Overall score of 49 with no individual score below 42
                                                                                                        English A2 at HL or SL, minimum score 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UWA CELT General English                               Upper-intermediate with a minimum of 70 per cent (no individual skill below 60 per cent)
                                                                                                        English B at HL, minimum score 5                                                                                                  UWA CELT English for Academic                          Minimum of 65 per cent (no individual skill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Purposes                                               below 60 per cent)
                                        Norwegian Vitnemal                                              Minimum grade 4 in the English component

                                        Pearsons Test of English (PTE)                                  An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing

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                                        (Academic)                                                      sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections

                                        TOEFL                                                           Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): an overall score of 82 or above with a minimum
                                                                                                        score of 22 in writing, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 20 in listening

                                       For a full list of the University’s English language requirements, refer to study.uwa.edu.au/elc. Results are valid for two years only. A higher level of English is required for some courses.

                                       Alternative English Language Pathway
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                                       Students who do not meet the standard English language requirements, as shown in the table above, may be approved for
                                       admission to UWA on the basis of the alternative English language competency requirement. Students are assessed on a case by
                                       case basis and, if approved, they must enrol in the following unit in their first semester of enrolment:

                                       Professional and Academic Communications (PACM1100). Minimum scores for this conditional offer are:
                                       •    IELTS 6.0 (no band score below 5.5)
                                       •    Internet-based TOEFL 70 (17 in Listening, 19 in Speaking, 14 in Reading, 20 in Writing)                                                                                                      For a full list of the University’s English language requirements, refer to study.uwa.edu.au/elc.
                                       •    UWA CELT Pathway: EPA Pathway 65% (no band less than 60%)                                                                                                                                    Results are valid for two years only. A higher level of English is required for some courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Enrolling in the PACM1100 unit will take the place of another coursework unit.
                                       •    UWA CELT Pathway: Bridging Course Module 1 65% / Module 2 60% (no less than 60%)

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Accommodation at UWA                                                                                                                        Living off campus
                                                                                                                                                                                            UWA owns and manages a group of houses, units and studio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Living on campus
                                       We understand how important it is to find good-quality                                                                                               apartments, collectively known as Crawley Village. They are      uwa.edu.au/colleges
                                                                                                                                                                                            available for UWA students to rent, and are offered either       Colleges Admissions Office
                                       accommodation close to the UWA campus. There are many                                                                                                unfurnished or with partial furnishings.                         Tel +61 8 9488 0500
                                       options available to suit your individual needs, and guaranteed                                                      University Hall |                                                                                Email residentialcolleges@uwa.edu.au
                                                                                                                                                            unihall.uwa.edu.au              Properties are located within walking distance of the UWA
                                       accommodation is offered to all new full-time students. For
                                       details, visit study.uwa.edu.au/student-life/accommodation/
                                                                                                                                                                                            campus, shops, cafés and restaurants, banks and other            Living off campus
                                                                                                                                                                                            amenities, and are ideally suited to postgraduate students or
                                       guaranteed-accommodation                                                                                                                             students with families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             UWA Accommodation Office
                                                                                                                                                                                            You can rent an apartment, unit or house on your own or          Tel +61 8 9488 0500
                                       Living on campus                                                                                                                                     you can share with others. Whether you choose to rent a          Email accommodation@uwa.edu.au
                                       UWA’s five residential colleges – University Hall, St Catherine’s College, St George’s                                                               UWA-owned property or one that is privately or commercially
                                       College, St Thomas More College and Trinity Residential College – provide more than                                                                  listed, please note that you take full responsibility for the
                                       just a room. Each offers a world-class living and learning environment only a few                                                                    property and sign a rental contract.
                                       minutes away from campus. Make lifelong friends from across Australia and around
                                       the globe, and enjoy a lifestyle that includes meals, internet, all your utilities and                               St Catherine’s College |        As a guide, the average cost of renting or leasing an
                                       academic support, as well as social, cultural and sporting activities and programs.                                  stcatherines.uwa.edu.au         unfurnished one- or two-bedroom unit close to UWA is
                                                                                                                                                                                            between AUD$265 and AUD$500 per week. There are also
                                       You can apply up to 12 months before you want to live on campus. There is no                                                                         upfront costs to consider, such as a bond or security deposit,
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                                       deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible – you don’t have to                                                                         and utility connection fees. Other costs, such as electricity
                                       wait until you receive an offer from UWA.                                                                                                            and/or gas, telephone and food, are usually not included in
                                       uwa.edu.au/colleges                                                                                                                                  the weekly rent.

                                          How to apply                                                                                                                                      UWA Housing Database
                                          1. Research the college websites to decide which suits you best.                                                                                  UWA Accommodation provides an online housing database
                                          2. Complete and submit your application via the online portal at                                                                                  for students. International students who have been offered
                                             livingoncampus.uwa.edu.au.                                                                                     St George’s College |           a place at UWA, but have not yet enrolled, can still create an
                                          3. You will be contacted directly by your first-preference college                                                stgc.uwa.edu.au                 account and access the database, which includes listings by
                                             within two weeks.                                                                                                                              UWA students or staff members who have a vacant property
                                                                                                                                                                                            or room available to rent.

                                           Overview of 2019 residential college fees and charges1                                                                                           Perth City student accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                            Students wishing to live closer to Perth City have two new
                                                          St Catherine’s     St George’s        St Thomas More     Trinity             University
                                                          College            College            College2           Residential         Hall2
                                                                                                                                                                                            purpose-built student accommodation options, endorsed
                                                                                                                   College                                                                  by UWA. Campus Perth and The Boulevard (by The Student
                                                                                                                                                                                            Housing Company) offer a wide range of private and shared

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                                       Weekly fee2        AUD$4804           AUD$4904           AUD$380            AUD$455             AUD$365
                                                                                                                                                                                            room options; you’ll also have access to a variety of social

                                       year fee3          AUD$19,200         AUD$19,450         AUD$14,820         AUD$18,200          AUD$14,600           St Thomas More College |        spaces and on-site support. Both are located in Northbridge,
                                       Number                                                                                                               stmc.uwa.edu.au                 Perth’s vibrant social and cultural precinct, and close to
                                       of beds            430                225                400                350                 750
                                                                                                                                                                                            public transport.
                                       (1) The fees overview should be read in conjunction with each college’s fee schedule. Prices quoted are based                                        study.uwa.edu.au/cbd-accommodation
                                           on 2019 standard single room rates; additional room types are also available. Weekly fees vary depending

                                           on the room type, length of stay and additional inclusions. Fees for 2020 will be available late 2019; check
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                                           the individual college websites for the latest and most comprehensive information.

                                       (2) The weekly fee includes 14 meals per week for University Hall, and 16 meals per week for St Thomas More
                                           College. Meal packages can be upgraded at an additional cost. All other colleges’ rates are inclusive of 21

                                           meals per week.

                                       (3) Standard yearly fee includes accommodation, meals, utilities, cleaning, access to communal college facilities,
                                           plus a variety of programs and activities offered throughout the year. Other upfront fees may apply, depending
                                           on the college or room type allocated. Refer to the individual college websites for full fee schedules.

                                       (4) Limited shared-room options are also available at St Catherine’s College and St George’s College on request,     Trinity Residential College |
                                           subject to availability.

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Cost of living
                                           Money matters                       The annual cost of living in Perth depends on your lifestyle
                                                                               and the type of accommodation you choose, however
                                                                               AUD$450–$600 per week is generally sufficient for most single
                                                                               students to live comfortably (this does not include tuition
                                       Compared to other major cities          fees or medical cover). Consider extra funds to cover various
                                                                               items such as airfares and textbooks. There may also be
                                       around the world, living and studying
                                                                               ancillary fees applicable to your course.
                                       in Perth is a smart decision for
                                       international students.                 Working in Australia as
                                                                               an international student
                                                                               Under the terms of a student visa, once an international

                                       One of Australia’s                      student has commenced their course, they may work up to
                                                                               40 hours per fortnight while their course is in session, and

                                       most affordable                         unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.

                                       capital cities                          Student Services and Amenities Fee
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                                                                               The UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a
                                       Perth is more affordable than           compulsory fee that directly benefits all UWA students. The
                                       Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and       fee is used to develop and provide a range of recreational
                                       Sydney, according to the Economist      facilities together with social, education and representation
                                                                               activities and services.
                                       Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide           study.uwa.edu.au/fees-scholarships
                                       Cost of Living Survey 2018.
                                                                               Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
                                                                               The Department of Home Affairs requires international
                                                                               students applying for a student visa to have Overseas
                                                                               Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their
                                                                               student visa.

                                                                               This is not applicable to students from Belgium, Norway and
                                                                               Sweden, who are covered under a separate arrangement.

                                                                               OSHC is offered by a number of providers. You may obtain
                                                                               OSHC from the provider of your choice.

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                                                                               The University of Western Australia has a ‘preferred provider’
                                                                               agreement with Allianz Global Assistance. On acceptance
                                                                               and payment of your offer, UWA will arrange health cover with

                                                                               Allianz Global Assistance for the duration of your student visa.
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                                                                               For information on the University’s agreement with Allianz
                                                                               Global Assistance, refer to study.uwa.edu.au/international-
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                                                                                                                                                                 Public                        Entertainment

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24 point enrolment: AUD $13,700 per semester*

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Important dates 2020                                                                                              Useful links

                                                                                    From           To              Accept your UWA offer                                                                  uwa.edu.au/accept

                                       Semester 1          Orientation Week         17 February    21 February
                                                                                                                                                                                                          UWA on-campus accommodation: study.uwa.edu.au/
                                                           Weeks 1 to 7             24 February    10 April                                                                                               student-life/accommodation/live-on-campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                          UWA off-campus accommodation: uwacrawleyvillage.
                                                           Study break              13 April       17 April                                                                                               studystays.com.au/
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perth off-campus accommodation: study.uwa.edu.au/
                                                           Weeks 8 to 12            20 April       22 May                                                                                                 student-life/accommodation/cbd-accommodation

                                                           Study break              25 May         29 May                                                                                                 study.uwa.edu.au/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
                                                                                                                   Admission qualifications
                                                           Examination period       30 May         13 June
                                                                                                                   Apply to UWA                                                                           study.uwa.edu.au/apply
                                       Break                                        15 June        24 July
                                                                                                                   Cost of living                                                                         study.uwa.edu.au/cost-of-living
                                       Semester 2          Orientation Week         20 July        24 July
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                                                           Weeks 1 to 9             27 July        25 September

                                                                                                                   Life at UWA                                                                            study.uwa.edu.au/international-students
                                                           Study break              28 September   2 October

                                                                                                                   Meet us in your country                                                                study.uwa.edu.au/find-us-in-your-country
                                                           Weeks 10 to 12           5 October      23 October
                                                                                                                   Overseas student health cover                                                          study.uwa.edu.au/health-requirements
                                                           Study break              26 October     30 October

                                                                                                                   Study at UWA                                                                           study.uwa.edu.au
                                                           Examination period       31 October     14 November

                                                                                                                   Student visa information                                                               study.uwa.edu.au/student-visas

                                         Our Global Learning Office team is on hand                                UniBuddy                                                                               study.uwa.edu.au/chat-to-a-student
                                         to answer your questions about studying
                                         at UWA. Contact us about how uni works                                    UWA events in your country
                                         and how to apply, find out more about our
                                         courses and discover what life’s like as a

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                                         Global Learning Office
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                                                                                                                  The information in this publication applies specifically to international students. Information in this publication is correct as of May 2019, but may be subject to change. In particular, the
                                                                                                                  University reserves the right to change the content and/or the method of presentation and/or the method of assessment of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or course which
                                                                                                                  it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or course and/or to vary arrangements for any course.

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