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Student Athlete Development Program

Support for athletes, coaches and officials studying at UWA

The University of Western Australia has a long history of commitment to supporting athletes competing at the highest state level.

The UWA Student Athlete Development Program houses some of Australia’s highest achieving Olympians, World Champions, and Sporting Professionals. UWA Sport is proud to have the highest number of student-athletes in Western Australia, with the program supporting athletes, coaches, and officials in achieving success in their dual career aspirations.

  • Tailored academic and career support services including timetable access, exam deferrals, and on-campus parking.
  • Exclusive access to the UWA Student Athlete hub, fully equipped with recovery equipment, kitchenette, wi-fi, TV, and streaming services.
  • Access to world-class sporting grounds, UWA Sport gym, group fitness classes, and pool.
  • Elite athlete uniform
  • Student athlete scholarships, bursaries, residential accommodation, and financial assistance.
  • Psychology, medical, and mental health support access.
  • Student athlete workshops and seminars targeted to athlete-relevant personal development opportunities.
  • Connection with a network of like-minded student-athletes and annual social events.
UWA is proud to support athletes both on and off the field. Our program provides opportunities for work-integrated learning, internships, and graduate employability. Through our elite partners, UWA is at the forefront of academic research, providing program athletes with unique insight into performance and personal growth.
The UWA Nationals team pose for a photo on the field

Join the Future Student Athlete Program

The UWA Future Student Athlete Program offers high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to discover Student Athlete life at UWA.

Members of the Future Student Athlete Program receive updates and access to future student athlete tours, scholarship applications, entry dates, support with your application to UWA, and information on available courses.  

Upcoming events


UWA understands the pressures of being an elite athlete, coach or official and values the commitment of students to their dual aspirations. There are a range of scholarships available to student athletes increase their chances of success in both their sport and their academic pursuits.


The Sports Bursaries program provides the foundations to build a comprehensive support structure for elite and high performing student athletes, coaches and officials here at UWA. The program has assisted a number of students across various sports, contributing to costs associated with equipment, professional development and competition.

2024 bursary applications open 15 July and close 8 September 2024.

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