Create a bequest

Your gift will help create a better future

What would you like to support?

Support specific areas

If you wish to make a bequest to a specific area - such as a particular type of research or scholarship - we strongly encourage you to contact our Bequests team to discuss your plans, in complete confidence. This will give you an opportunity to confirm that the University will be in a position to accept your bequest, and, most importantly, to honour your wishes in how it handles your bequest.

Support areas of greatest need

Alternatively, you might wish to support future students and research through a general bequest. Rather than designating a specific area that your bequest is to support, a general bequest is without limitations as to use. This will allow the University in the future, as circumstances change, to direct funds to areas of greatest need. This ensures that your generosity would continue to have a real and lasting impact, even if circumstances in the future change dramatically.

Support what matters to you


Innovation and research

Contribute to research and resolving future real-world challenges.

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Scholarships & access programs

Help students achieve their academic aspirations.


Academic leadership

Attract and develop our future global leaders.


State-of-the-art facilities

Provide world class environments for education and research.

What type of gift would you like to leave?

There is a number of ways to structure your gift, depending on your preferences and circumstances. We encourage you to discuss these options with your legal adviser. 

What do you need to include in your will?

Preparing a will is an important milestone for all of us. This is why we encourage you to speak to a legal practitioner experienced in preparing testamentary documents. They will be able to advise you on your specific circumstances, including whether you might need to prepare a new will, or if a codicil to your existing will would suffice. UWA is not able to give legal advice or help with preparing your will.

To help you discuss this with your advisers, we have provided below wording for different types of bequests that you may wish to consider when preparing your will.

How can we help?

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your intentions in complete confidence, please reach out to the UWA Bequests team