International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate is a comprehensive international education program offered in more than 140 countries.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have
completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Design your future

At The University of Western Australia (UWA), we understand that the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma focuses on inquiry, intercultural understanding and creativity. Given the rigorous, integrated nature of the IB curriculum, IB students are well prepared for university and will already be on an educational pathway consistent with UWA’s educational principles.

Our innovative course structure is based on a comprehensive international model and is wide-ranging and flexible, allowing you to be creative in choosing your pathway to success. You can choose from more than 65 course majors and will undertake units which have a global or cultural focus, such as a language or a Student Exchange or Study Abroad program. This ensures that just like the IB program, a degree from UWA equips you with a global outlook as well as critical analytical skills.

In addition to the career benefits of a UWA degree, you’ll enjoy an outstanding student experience. Our picturesque campus is located on the Swan River near Perth’s CBD, and we have more than 125 societies and clubs for you to choose from, ensuring you can enjoy a vibrant social, cultural and sporting life as a UWA student.


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I really enjoyed the IB program. It extends your thinking in more ways than one and thoroughly prepares you for university life. If you’re after a challenge, the extension of your thought processes and an improvement in your critical thinking abilities, I cannot recommend the IB program enough. Bailey Banfield, Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance majors)

Entry requirements

We believe it is important to accurately reflect IB scores in UWA admissions standards and have made significant adjustments to reflect the IB curriculum including students’ study of a second language and standard or higher-level mathematics. We welcome all applicants who have completed the IB program and who meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfy the University’s English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in English language subjects (English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4; English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4; or English B at HL - Minimum score 5).
  • Achieve a sufficient number of International Baccalaureate Diploma points to be offered a place. 
  • Satisfy any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major.

Entry requirements


International students can apply for financial support in their local country through sponsorship programs and, in some countries, with the Australian Government ‘Australia Awards’ program. On occasion, our faculties also offer undergraduate scholarships. Scholarships are also available for domestic students.


IB Scores for entry from 2022

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