My first degree as an international student

We're excited to welcome you to our sunny city and vibrant campus for your first degree as an undergraduate, international student with us. Find out all about your application options and entry requirements below, as well as important dates and FAQs.

If you're applying to study at UWA as an independent Study Abroad student for one or two semesters only, you can start your application now.

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How to apply

There are six easy steps to submitting your application online. The process is simple and should take only 15 minutes to complete.


Choose your degree

Specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interest. Whatever you seek, you’ll find a degree that fits at UWA.

Explore all courses

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

To be eligible for entry into an undergraduate program at UWA, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • meet our English language requirements
  • meet any prerequisites for your course. Some majors have certain prerequisites which must be met before you can receive an offer. Check individual major pages for more information.
  • have studied or completed a recognised qualification to meet our academic requirements. Select from the below to find out if your high school qualifications can help you join us at UWA. Other qualifications can also be considered on an individual basis.


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

Prepare your supporting documentation and finances

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have the following documentation ready before you start your application for UWA.

  • a certified copy of your academic results
  • a certified copy of your English test results (if available) and
  • a copy of your passport


It’s important to have considered the fees and expenses you will incur when you study at UWA. Please ensure you have reviewed the tuition fees and any ancillary fees prior to applying. If you are moving to Perth to study, you will also need to review the cost of living.

If you are an international student applying directly to UWA or an agent applying on behalf of a student to study at UWA in 2024 and 2025, will need to pay a non-refundable fee of $125. Your application will not be processed until the Application Fee has been charged successfully.

Explore scholarships

We have a range of scholarships available to international students. When you submit an application, you'll automatically be considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. This significant scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, from selected countries, who apply for particular courses at the University. Some scholarships may require a separate application.

Explore all our UWA scholarships



You’re ready! Start your application to study at UWA by applying direct online via our online portal or via an agent. Our global network of agents can help with your application to UWA, provide advice on life in Perth and also assist with obtaining a visa.

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Once you’ve applied, our Admissions team aims to process all applications in a timely manner. You can track the progress of your application in the UWA Application Portal.

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 or advanced standing, this will be reviewed by the Admissions team. This does not preclude you from applying for additional advanced standing 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, you can log in to UWA Apply to accept your offer. Or find out how to create a UWA Apply account if you don't have one yet.

 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

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.
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.
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.
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.

Diploma programs

Secure your entry into the second year of a UWA bachelor’s degree by successfully completing a qualified Diploma program with:

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

English pathways to University study

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.

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. Please note that Assured Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, and Podiatric Medicine, and the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised), have set opening and closing dates.

Application dates

Domestic and onshore


  Apply for Semester 2 by Apply for Semester 1 by Apply for Semester 2 by

Domestic and onshore

Friday 19 July 2024 Friday 21 February 2025

Friday 18 July 2025

All other countries
   2024  2025

Apply for semester 2 by

Apply for semester 1 by Apply for semester 2 by

All other countries

Monday 1 July 2024

Monday 3 February 2025 Monday 30 June 2025
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Cote d'Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)
Occupied Palestinian Territories (formerly Gaza Strip and West Bank)
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Western Sahara
Monday 3 June 2024 Monday 6 January 2025 Monday 2 June 2025

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.

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).

Do I need to pay a fee to apply?
International students applying directly to UWA and agents applying on behalf of students to study at UWA in 2024 and 2025 will need to pay a non-refundable fee of $125. The application will not be processed until the Application Fee has been charged successfully.

Start my application

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

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

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Have a question? Get in touch with us


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