UWA First in Family Program

Our First in Family program is designed to support students in achieving their goals to attend university.

If you have received an ATAR of 75-79.95 and will be the first in your family to attend university, you may still be eligible for a place at UWA. You’ll then be able to join our community and study one of our four undergraduate degrees.


You are eligible if:

  • neither of your parents/guardians have completed a university-level degree (siblings currently studying or planning to study at university do not make you ineligible)
  • you scored an ATAR of 75–79.95
  • you satisfy the University’s English language requirements
  • you selected UWA as your first preference in TISC
  • you have not been offered a place at UWA (Broadway or other pathway)


How to apply

Current WACE school leavers can indicate their eligibility through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre.

Note: Your TISC advice letter will not show your automatic adjustment; however, rest assured our Admissions team will be aware of your status and you will be made an offer if you retain UWA as your first preference.

Interstate school leavers can email admissions for information.

Available courses

Bachelor of Arts

Studying Arts equips you for every aspect of life. It enables you to discover your talents, interests and abilities and develop them fully. You’ll also acquire skills such as critical thinking, communication, reasoning and problem-solving. These are all highly sought after and valued by employers and will provide you with many future career opportunities. Find out about the available degree-specific majors.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a new and exciting undergraduate degree designed to meet growing global demand for graduates with health expertise. You will gain a sound understanding of how the human body functions in healthy and diseased states, in addition to barriers to healthcare and methods for treatment.

As a Biomedical Science student, you’ll be taught by world-class researchers in cutting-edge laboratories and tutorial rooms at UWA’s main campus and at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Campus (QEII). Find out about the available degree-specific majors.

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce focuses on the factors that drive economic behaviour at both an individual and organisational level. Your studies will equip you with the analytical, communication and problem-solving skills to effectively identify issues, source information and find efficient and practical solutions. This course has been designed in consultation with representatives from leading local and international organisations, ensuring you graduate with an industry-relevant degree. Find out about the available degree-specific majors.

Bachelor of Science

A key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. As a student you’ll investigate the big issues confronting our planet, including climate change, diagnosis and treatment of disease, healthy lifestyles, food sustainability and conserving biodiversity. The importance of science in determining the wellbeing of our society is recognised by industry, business and government. Find out about the available degree-specific majors.

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