University of Western Australia

History

Originally established in 1911 the University of Western Australia was created as the result of a royal commission, and soon found itself imparting classes in 1913. It’s first few years were rife with controversy and unfortunate developments, it’s founding chancellor died in 1916, and general talk of the institution discussed how viable free education really was for the institution.

Ultimately however these factors paid off in the long run, the property donated by it’s former chancellor though his will resulted in the university being able to reform and expand it’s campus, and it’s free education policy coupled with it’s success proved the viability of such a practice in Australia, leaving a precedent for education in the nation.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 6 faculties, the University of Western Australia offers over 70 courses aimed at undergraduate students, with roughly 90% of them being open to both domestic and international students.

As a result of the large number of open courses offered by the institution, the following list is only a small sample of the full catalog available at the University of Western Australia:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Commerce
  • Botany
  • Marine Science
  • Japanese
  • Zoology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Criminology
  • Business Law
  • Gender Studies

Admission requirements

Admissions to the University of Western Australia are handled through TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre) an agency that processes university applications in the state of Western Australia.

Additionally each course lists the expected requirement and qualifications a prospective student must meet to enroll, usually in the form of an ATAR Score, while the formula might seem daunting at first, ATAR is ultimately just an alternate form of calculating average scores, and as such can be easily obtained through an online tool or calculator.

Student Life

As a community, the University of Western Australia puts special emphasis on the wellbeing of their students, with a wide support network which includes mentors, financial aid and family aid, while also offering the expected clubs and sports facilities that are to be expected from a university.

Part-time work

While the institution doesn’t count with it’s own employment portal, as an university located in Perth, students get access to Study Perth, a website aimed at helping local and international students to obtain a job in the city.

Fees

The Average Tuition Fee at the University of Western Australia amounts to $9,094 per year, however for most Australian students the majority of that fee will be subsidized by the government.

Students are also expected to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee, which helps support the services at the institution, and was set to $303 during the year 2019.

In the case of international students, it’s also mandatory to obtain a OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) which can be obtained from any provider, but will nonetheless raise costs more.

Ranking

The University of Western Australia is currently ranked as the 166th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall eight best university in it’s home country of Australia.

University Contact

Address:  35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009, Australia

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 6000

Email: general-enquiries@uwa.edu.au

Summary

The University of Western Australia offers an impressive selection of courses, and a state of the art campus, locals won’t have to worry much about costs, and international students  can also find economic support, making it possible to obtain a quality education in the institution at a small cost.