University of Western Australia, Australia

Quick facts:

  • 1911
  • 19520
  • 3222

undergrad 15,035

postgrad 4,485

As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2012 including graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand.

The University of Western Australia ranks 96th in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

The University welcomes more than 4500 international students to its academic programs. Our Crawley campus is a multi-cultural and multi-faith community which includes students from 90 different countries.

The faculties are:

  • Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
  • Arts
  • Business School
  • Education
  • Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
  • Law
  • Science (including Life and Physical Sciences and Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Statistics as of 2008

Student Accommodation:

UWA provides a range of accommodation services for students, both on- and off-campus, as well as support services in times of need.

If you prefer on-campus accommodation, UWA boasts five residential colleges:

  • University Hall
  • St Catherine's College
  • St George's College
  • St Thomas More College and
  • Trinity

The colleges are close-knit communities full of support, friendship and activity and they offer the unique opportunity of a collegial experience.

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Student Health Service:

Health and wellbeing are essential so you can balance your life. There's plenty of help available at UWA.

The Centre provides comprehensive medical care, including Alcohol and drug counselling, contraceptive advice, testing for sexually transmitted infections andtravel advice and vaccinations.

To make a medical appointment, please call the Medical Centre reception on 6488 2118.

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Sports and Fitness:


We offer sport and recreation membership and participation opportunities for students, staff, alumni and the general public at The University of Western Australia.

Our approach to sport, fitness and recreation is focused on gym-based training in our Recreation & Fitness Centre, group fitness and group training courses,competitive and social sports, over 30 sports clubs, extensive short courses through our Recreate® program, and our Uni Sport 4 Kids program.

We also offer a variety of Sports Scholarships and Leadership Development opportunities to UWA students.

Most of our facilities are also available for hire.

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Address: 35 Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009

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