Resources for parents and guardians

Helping your child decide.

If your child is in Year 10 or above, they’re probably already thinking about their options after high school. The choice of whether to continue their education will be one of the most important of their life, and as a parent or guardian, you play a vital role in helping your child to understand their options and to make choices about their future. Here you can find all the information you’ll need to understand life at UWA.

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WA's #1 university for graduate employability

(QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022)

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Rated 5 stars for Student Demand, Student: Teacher Ratio and Learner Engagement

(Good Universities Guide 2022)

Award-winning teachers

(AAUT 2020)

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Benefit from global industry networks with partners around the world

A world top 100 university

(90th in QS 2023 and 99th in ARWU 2022)

Group of Eight member

(Australia's best research-intensive universities)

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Study in one of the world’s most liveable cities

(Economist Intelligence Unit)

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9 subjects ranked in the world's top 50

(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

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Make connections with more than 160 clubs and societies

Ways you can help

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Start the conversation

Help them on their journey, and discuss with them the things they're good at and the things they enjoy doing, as well as those they don't. This can help inform their decision as to the type of degree they choose to study.

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Get researching

Once your child has decided what they're interested in, it's time to gather information and do some research. You can help your child compare courses and find out about scholarships, entry requirements and pathways into UWA.

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Learn about university life

UWA provides students with all the facilities they need to make a smooth transition to life after high school. Your child will have access to support services and can join a number of clubs, societies, sports programs, volunteering opportunities, events and activities on offer.

What are the costs?

Domestic students

A degree at UWA involves fees, which can be covered through the HECS system and repaid after graduation. If you’d prefer to assist your child, it is possible for fees to be paid at the time of study.

International students

International students at UWA are required to pay tuition fees for their study. Tuition fees are based on the course of study and increase annually. Semester fees are due by the first day of each semester.


UWA offers a range of scholarships for domestic and international students to assist with the costs of studying.


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Have a question? Get in touch with us


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


Phone – International students
(+61 8) 6488 6000
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday
Phone – Domestic students
131 UWA (131 892)
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

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Chat to our staff and students

Chat to a UWA international student or staff member and have your questions answered about life at UWA, courses and more.

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