Transferring to UWA

If you’re considering transferring to a top 100 university (QS 2024), UWA is the place to turn your ambitions into a reality.

There are numerous ways to transfer depending on your situation, and you may be eligible to have your credits rolled over. Wherever you are in your study journey, we’re here to help you make your transition to UWA a breeze.

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Transferring from another Australian university

  • Apply using ATAR or uni results
  • Credit for prior study
  • One year of full-time study satisfies English language requirements

What you need to know

  • Application will be assessed on your ATAR or university results
  • Results from another Australian university can be used to apply to UWA if you have undertaken degree-level studies for a minimum of one semester full-time (or equivalent).
  • You may be eligible to have your credits acknowledged so you won’t have to repeat subjects.
  • You must satisfy our English language competence requirement. If you have completed at least one full-time year (or equivalent) study towards a bachelor degree in Australia this will be sufficient.

Transferring from a Group of Eight (Go8) member

UWA is a member of the Go8 Credit Transfer Agreement which allows students of Go8 universities to easily transfer credits between member universities.

Information for transferring from a non-Australian institution, TAFE or a professional college

Transfer from TAFE or a professional college

What you need to know

Transfer from a non-Australian institution

What you need to know

  • Application will be assessed on your university results.
  • You must provide a clear scan or photo of your original academic documents.
  • You may need to provide the original document/s on request.
  • You need to meet our English language competence requirements in addition to academic requirements.

How to apply


Choose your degree

Choosing what to study is a personal choice and we’d encourage you to select what interests you.

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Find a course 

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When choosing your course, you should consider:

  • The admission requirements, including any additional requirements such as admissions tests and interviews.
  • Certain courses (such as medicine and other health courses) may also contain inherent requirements that you must meet during your course of study. These requirements will be listed on the course page where relevant.
  • The fees and expenses you will incur when you study at UWA
  • Some applications have earlier closing dates – these will be listed on the course page

When you’ve decided on what course you’d like to apply for, have the course name and code handy for your application. You can find this on the course page under course details.


Check entry requirements

Entry to most courses is assessed on your ATAR or equivalent, as well as English language requirements. For some courses there are additional entry requirements and/or prerequisites.

Entry requirements


Choose your entry pathway

There are many ways to join UWA – choose the UWA entry pathway that suits you best.

Apply online

Once you've selected your pathway, you can apply online. Application open and close dates apply to some courses.

  1. Create a profile in UWA Apply and log in to get started
  2. Select your course, entry pathway and upload supporting documents
  3. Save or submit your application

If additional information is required:

  • Admissions will contact you if any additional information is needed to process your application. You can upload any additional documentation to your application via the applicant portal.
  • If you have applied for a course that requires an interview, Admissions will contact you close to the interview period.
  • If you have elected to be considered for any credit transfer, this will be reviewed by the Admissions team. This does not preclude you from applying for additional credit transfer after enrolment.

Information supplied to the University’s application system is collected and stored in line with the UWA Privacy Statement.


Accept your offer

You'll receive the outcome of your application via email. If your application is successful, details on how to accept your offer will be provided in your offer email.

Accept your offer

Please note that all offers have an acceptance expiry date listed. If you do not accept by this date your offer will lapse.



Exciting times ahead! Once you formally accept your offer you will be permitted to enrol in your course once the enrolment window opens. Any specific instructions on enrolment will be provided to you at this time.

Enrol in your course

Frequently asked questions

What's the deadline for submitting my application?
This will depend on the course you select and how you apply. See ‘Important dates’ above for more information.
When will I hear about my application?

Our Admissions team aims to process all applications in a timely manner. Please allow 10 business days for us to process your application. During this time, you can track the progress of your application in the UWA Application Portal.

You will receive a notification of the outcome of your application once Admissions has completed assessment of your application. If you receive an offer, your letter will provide you with further instructions on how to accept and enrol.

What if I receive a conditional offer?

Your offer may have certain conditions attached to it. Some offers cannot be accepted until after certain conditions are met.

It is important to read through the conditions of your offer carefully. Instructions on how to meet the conditions of your offer are specified in your offer letter.

Some offers will allow you to enrol with outstanding conditions. You will be required to meet the conditions of your offer no later than census date of the first teaching period, unless otherwise specified in the offer letter. Some conditions may need to be met prior to course commencement, and these will be specified when relevant.

Can I defer my offer?
You may opt to accept your offer or defer your offer up to one year. If you defer your offer, you will receive another offer in due course which you will be required to accept or decline. Please note that for certain courses offered by UWA, deferral is not permitted.
How do I respond to my offer?
Congratulations on getting an offer! We hope you'll join us soon. Your offer letter will provide you with further instructions on how to accept and enrol.
What if my application is declined?
You’ll be notified of your application outcome via email. If there are other entry pathways available to you, these will be detailed in your email.
Can I amend or withdraw my application?
If you wish to amend or withdraw your application, contact us. If you have applied via another institution such as TISC or GEMSAS, you must contact the relevant institution.
What if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my application?
If you are not satisfied with your admission outcome, you can request an appeal of the decision by emailing the Admissions office at [email protected]. If following your appeal you are not satisfied with the outcome you may submit a formal report to the University via Online Report Form | Advocate System (symplicity.com).

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