My first degree

Nice work! Looks like you’re set to graduate from high school and start your first degree as an undergraduate student with us. Find out all about our entry pathways for ATAR, TISC and non-ATAR options below, as well as important dates and FAQs.

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Experience-based entry open now for Semester 1

A pathway for you. A place for you.

UWA’s Experienced-based entry allows you to apply for a select number of our undergraduate bachelor's degrees using a combination of academic achievements and life experiences.

Experience-based entry

I have an ATAR or completed IB Studies


Admission requirements

Completed English ATAR/Literature ATAR or EALD ATAR or equivalent with a final scaled score of 50 or higher
– If you received a final scaled score of less than 50, you may be invited to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and pass to meet our requirements.
Prerequisites for majors
– Some majors require you to have a scaled score of 50 or more in an ATAR or equivalent subject, like Mathematics Applications or Chemistry.
– If an ATAR subject is required for your major and you have not passed it, you may need to take bridging units in your degree.
– Check individual major pages for more information.

I qualify for an ATAR adjustment


If you completed your entire Year 12 studies at a Broadway UWA School, you will receive an automated ATAR adjustment.


Students who have successfully completed the Fairway support program in Year 12  can gain entry to our undergraduate degrees with an ATAR of 70 or above.

First in Family

If your parents or guardians have not completed a university-level degree, you may be eligible for a place at UWA through the  First in Family program. You are still eligible if you have siblings currently studying or planning to study at university.

Indigenous pathways

Our School of Indigenous Studies provides the Provisional Entry Scheme to study at UWA if you haven't met admission requirements.


If your academic achievements were adversely affected by certain disadvantages, you can apply for entry through our UWay program.

Didn’t meet the ATAR or didn’t sit ATAR?

STAT to meet university entry or English requirement

Even if you’re not taking enough ATAR subjects for university entry (or not taking ATAR at all), you can still apply to UWA through a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Year 12 students completing VET qualifications are eligible for this pathway.


AccessUWA provides you with the opportunity to enrol in units without being formally admitted to a degree. Upon successful completion of four assessed units, you can apply for undergraduate admission based on your results.

Indigenous pathways

Our School of Indigenous Studies provides two pathways to study at UWA if you haven’t met admission requirements.

UWA Smart Start – Albany campus

If you didn’t complete Year 12 ATAR, don’t have qualifications for university entry, or would like to prepare for university studies, UWA Smart Start at our Albany campus may be for you.

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Taking time off before starting at university

If you are keen to take a break before you start university study, you can apply for mature-age entry after you turn 20 years old. Explore our entry pathways for non-school leavers.

Enabling Program

You’ll be eligible to study one of our comprehensive bachelor degrees once you’ve successfully completed a graded Australian University Enabling Program, and obtained an average of 65.

Completion of an Enabling Program will satisfy UWA's English Language Competency requirements. Enabling programs do not satisfy subject prerequisite requirements unless assessed by a UWA teaching area.

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

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Important dates

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 study are open. You can apply directly to UWA or via TISC. For key application and ATAR dates, visit the TISC Important Dates calendar.

Frequently asked questions

When will I hear about my application?

If you’ve applied directly to UWA, your application will be processed by our Admissions team on a rolling basis and you will receive an outcome to your registered email address shortly.

If you’ve applied via TISC, there will be two large offer rounds following the release of Year 12 results at the end of the year. Keep an eye on the TISC Important Dates website for more information.

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
When do I have to accept my offer by?
This date depends on your course, so read your offer letter carefully and take action as soon as you can. If you log in, you will see your offer response deadline on your dashboard.
What if my application is declined?

Contact our Future Students team for individual advice about entry pathways available to you.

How can I update my registered email address?
You can update your registered email address by contacting us at future-students@uwa.edu.au. In your email, state the subject header as ‘Request to update registered email’, and provide your full name, UWA Student ID (if known) and the email address that you would like to update.
How can I change my offer to another course?

If you have submitted an application through UWA Apply, you can contact us at future-students@uwa.edu.au and request to add/re-arrange your preferences or change your current course offer.

In your email, state the subject header as ‘Request to Change Course/Major’, and provide your full name, UWA student ID (if known), course and major that you applied for and your new course preference order.

If you would like to change your offer to a course which is not listed in your preferences, please submit a new application on UWA Apply

If you have applied through TISC, you can re-arrange your preferences before the TISC closing dates available on the TISC website.

What happens if I have an Early Offer from UWA and have also applied through TISC?
If your TISC offer is for a different UWA course, we will contact you requesting confirmation of the course you wish to commence. If your TISC offer is for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Podiatry then this offer will supersede your current offer. If you are given a TISC offer to another University, your current UWA offer still stands.
How can I access my ATAR results?
All students who have completed ATAR will be able to access their WACE results and Universities Admission Advice letter (UAAL) on the TISC website. Results will be available from Sunday 18 December 2022.

Get in touch with us


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Our Future Students Centre is ready to answer all your questions.

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Phone – Domestic students
131 UWA (131 892)
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

Phone – International students
+61 8 6488 1000
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