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A university degree is about so much more than just learning. Studying at UWA not only gives you the opportunity to get a world-class degree, it opens up doors for you when it's time to find a career pathway. You'll build greater confidence and gain a fresh perspective on the world, with the chance to get involved in everything from clubs and societies, to community work, internships and a whole range of social activities.

UWA course model

UWA’s course structure is exclusive to Western Australia and is benchmarked against leading universities around the world, giving you a competitive edge when entering the workforce. You can combine two majors in one degree, no matter how different they are, so you can combine your interests and career goals, without losing time or money.

For example, if you're career orientated and want to study engineering, but you’re also interested in finance, you can study two majors. This means when you graduate, you're not only limited to a career in engineering, but a career that has multiple pathways in commerce-related fields as well, giving you the ability to be adaptable in a progressive job market.

Our five bachelor's degrees

At UWA we’re committed to helping you figure out your study path. Our course structure allows you to personalise your degree and even change your mind along the way. We give you the chance to study across a variety of fields before choosing your majors at the start of your second year, allowing you time to discover what you’re really passionate about. 

Important dates

  • Early August: Applications open through TISC
  • Late September: On-time TISC applications close (you can still apply after this date at a higher fee)
  • December: December round offers released
  • January 2020: January round offers released

Maths bonus

UWA offers an ATAR bonus to WACE students who take higher level maths subjects. Similar to the LOTE bonus, this includes a 10 per cent TEA bonus on the scaled score for students taking Mathematics Methods, plus an additional 10 per cent TEA bonus on the scaled score for students taking Mathematics Specialist.

Language (LOTE) bonus

UWA offers an ATAR bonus to WA Certificate of Education students who study a language other than English in Year 12.

How it works

Ten per cent of a student's final scaled score in a WA Curriculum Council-approved course in a language other than English will be added to that student's Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA). The TEA is the sum of a student's best four scaled scores in WACE courses. A new Tertiary Admission Rank for entry to UWA will be calculated based on the improved TEA.

Calculating the bonus

Only one LOTE course score can count towards the bonus. If a student completes multiple LOTE courses, the best scaled LOTE course score will form the basis of the bonus.

Language courses which count towards the bonus

The following WA Certificate of Education courses will contribute to the LOTE bonus:

  • Aboriginal Languages of WA
  • Arabic
  • Chinese: Background Speakers
  • Chinese: Second Language
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian: Background Speakers
  • Indonesian: Second Language
  • Italian
  • Japanese: Background Speakers
  • Japanese: Second Language
  • Malay: Background Speakers
  • Modern Greek

There may be some additional interstate language courses and examinations available in WA schools, which may be counted in the ATAR, and therefore be considered for the LOTE bonus. Contact the Curriculum Council for details of availability. 

LOTE course score bonus calculations and the TEA

Even if the LOTE course score is not one of a student's best four scores, 10 per cent of the LOTE score will still be added to the TEA.

International students

Anyone who completed an approved Language Other Than English course as part of their WA Certificate of Education will receive the bonus.


If you have questions about your ATAR, offers and entry requirements, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Check out our frequently asked questions, which cover how to accept your offer, changing your preferences, entry requirements and more.

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