How to apply

My first degree as an international student

Great choice! We're excited to welcome you to our sunny city and vibrant campus. Check out your applications options below. 

If you're applying to study at UWA as an independent Study Abroad student for one or two semesters only, you can go straight to applying at the bottom of this page.

Your entry requirements

Select from the below to find out if your high school qualifications can help you join us at UWA. It's also worth noting that some majors have certain prerequisites which must be met before you can receive an offer. Check individual major pages for more information.

My completed qualifications are from:


If you are completing or have completed Year 12 at WACE level, or the equivalent in another Australian state, you can use your ATAR results to apply to UWA.

This includes:

United States or Canada
South Africa

Other entry options

UWA Foundation Program

Run by UWA College, this program guarantees you entry to one of our undergraduate degrees following successful completion (subject to quotas and degree requirements).

WA Universities' Foundation Program

Gain guaranteed entry through successful completion of this program at Canning College or St George's Anglican Grammar School.

Group of Eight universities foundation programs

You can complete a foundation program at other Go8 universities for entry to an undergraduate degree, subject to meeting our entry requirements.

UWA CELT bridging courses

If you don’t meet the required level of English language proficiency, you can complete two courses at the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching.

International Foundation Course in University Studies

We accept students who have successfully completed this course at the following Chinese universities: Shanghai Normal University; Peking University, School of Foreign Languages; Sichuan International Studies University; or Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics.

Canning College Diploma of Commerce

This diploma allows students to articulate into the second year of our Bachelor of Commerce.

UWA College diploma program

Secure your entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Commerce or Science degree by successfully completing a diploma program with UWA College.

Northern Consortium United Kingdom's International Foundation Year

We welcome applications from students who have completed and been awarded the Northern Consortium United Kingdom Foundation Year qualification.

Did you know!

By submitting an application for your chosen course, you will be automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship

Find out more


Important dates

Applications open two years prior to your start date.

Some courses are not available to international students. Check your relevant course page for more information.

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?
Please allow 10 business days for us to process your application.
How do I respond to my offer?
Congratulations on getting an offer! We hope you'll join us soon. To read up on responding to your offer, visit our askUWA page.
I’ve received an offer to study at UWA, what’s next?

Congratulations on your UWA offer! We can’t wait to welcome you on campus. Your offer letter will contain your new student number and important course details like course code, study mode and more.

Your next steps are:

  1. Accept your offer 
  2. Activate your Pheme Account 
  3. Use your Pheme login details to access your Careers and Employability Package
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.

How do I make the switch to UWA?
We offer numerous ways for you to make the move to UWA

Start my application

When you're ready, you can apply direct to us.

Apply direct to UWA

If you're an international student, you may wish to apply through an agent.

Apply via an agent

Contact us

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Speak to a Future Students Adviser from 8.30am to 5.00pm (Western Standard Time)

+61 8 6488 1000