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The University of Western Australia (UWA)

  • THE rank of 8 in Australia
  • QS rank of 7 in Australia
  • THE global rank of 79 for life sciences
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Key Info

  • Main campus: Perth, Western Australia
  • Student population: 26,000+
  • THE rank in Australia: 8
  • QS rank in Australia: 7
  • THE global rank of 79 for life sciences
  • THE global rank of 95 for psychology
  • THE global top 125 universities for clinical and health and physical sciences, top 150 for education and engineering, top 175 for business and economics, law and social sciences, and top 200 for arts and humanities
  • QS score of 90% or above for citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international students ratio, and international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00126G


Unlike most universities, UWA allows students to design courses themselves, working with faculty advisors to develop flexible programmes of study that fulfil their individual needs while developing unique skill sets that set them apart in the eyes of employers. This emphasis on self-determination fuels an impressive range of research efforts and outreach initiatives including Australian Doctors for Africa. UWA is a member of the Group of Eight elite Australian research universities, and the Matariki Network of Universities. UWA maintains more than 4,500 industry partnerships, helping students gain practical experience while pursuing their degrees and giving them valuable connections for life after graduation

The UWA’s Crawley campus includes three buildings on the Western Australia Heritage Register and spans 160 acres on the scenic banks of the Swan River, roughly five kilometres from Perth’s city centre. This places UWA students within easy reach of one of the world’s most liveable cities as judged by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Nearly 12,000 undergraduate and roughly 5,500 postgraduate students call Crawley home. They enjoy one of the world’s most dynamic cultural scenes, which includes theatres, museums, and galleries throughout the Crawley campus. UWA itself founded the Perth Festival, Australia’s oldest and most influential cultural festival. Not coincidentally, Perth is one of the most affordable student cities in all of Australia.

In all, more than 25,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students from more than 100 countries, are enrolled at UWA. A generous slate of scholarship opportunities, including postgraduate research schemes, help offset the cost of studying at UWA. The University maintains teaching and research facilities in Albany Centre and Claremont and has longstanding partnerships with institutions of higher learning globally.


  • Crawley, Perth
  • Claremont
  • Albany

Top Courses

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Master of Biological Science - choose Conservation Biology, Ecology, or Zoology as major fields of study. Cricos Course Code: 102872C

  • Master of Biotechnology - includes majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology, and Genetics and Genomics. Cricos Course Code: 102869J

Information Technology

  • Master of Information Technology -  a special pathway designed for non-IT grads, suitable for students who have earned any degree with at least a 2:1 and an A level in maths. Cricos Course Code: 083866G

  • Master of Data Science course is appropriate for students of any academic background who have achieved at least a 2:1 and an A level in maths. Cricos Course Code: 093310E

Engineering and Related Technologies

  • Master of Professional Engineering - choose between eight areas of specialisation, each accredited by Engineers Australia. Cricos Course Code: 081025J

  • Master of Renewable and Future Energy ­- addresses a fast-growing market segment. CRICOS Course Code: 100266

  • Master of Ocean Leadership - highly multidisciplinary, comprises science, engineering, law, and environmental management in a distinctively relevant course.CRICOS Course Code: 096270F

  • Master of Renewable and Future Energy - in sync with the rapidly expanding renewable energy industry in Australia and around the world and covers the transition to renewables, microgrid and smart-grid technology, as well as chemical renewable and storage. CRICOS CODE: 100266

Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

Management and Commerce

Society and Culture

  • Master of International Relations - due to the location of the University this course focuses on the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. CRICOS Course Code: 083850D

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