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Advice from five international students studying in Perth

22/07/2022 |

Still wondering if Perth or The University of Western Australia is the right choice for you? The transition to university life can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re planning to pack your bags and move to another country!

We asked some of our current international students for their top university advice for anyone who is considering studying at UWA in Perth. 


Here is what five of our international students have to say:


Take a leap of faith 

Calvin Lee student photo
“The one piece of advice that I'd give is to take a leap of faith and to just enrol here! The people in Perth are really welcoming and you'll feel like you belong in a community. 

 Even though I always said, since I was a kid, that I wanted to study here in Australia - saying and doing it are really two completely different things. I chose to enrol and fly over here and at this moment, I couldn't be any happier than I am right now.” 

- Calvin Lee from Malaysia, Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Management


Get involved on campus 

Anna Luo student photo

“I’d recommend that international students get involved in campus life. There over 180 clubs covering different areas, including a Harry Potter club, which is interesting, and even a Taylor Swift fans club! 

UWA also runs a lot of social sport, which is a great way to make friends and exercise and be healthy.”

- Anna Luo from China, Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and German Studies


Be open minded

Phoebe Long student photo

“The advice I’d give to international students studying in Perth is be open-minded and ready to embrace diversity, jump out of your comfort zone push yourself a little bit further.

Make sure to say yes to new opportunities you might come across.” 

- Phoebe Long from China, Master of Business Information and Logistics Management


Ask questions
Sophie Trinh

“The tutors at UWA are really helpful and nice. They are all very interested in your studies and make for a very personalised experience. All the friends I’ve made at UWA are also very friendly and always willing to study or go out together.

- Sophie Trinh from Vietnam, Bachelor of Environmental Design, majoring in Architecture

Seek advice when you need to

Anna Pak student photo

“UWA offers employment advice to students, to help you plan your career path. You can also get a Uni Mentor that you can ask questions to, such as about a particular study area or finding a job in Australia.”

- Anna Pak from Hong Kong (SAR), Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, Environmental Geography and Planning



Want to know more about joining us at UWA? Visit the international students page on our website, contact our Future Students Centre by submitting an online enquiry through askUWA or chat to a current international student.

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