My first degree as a mature-age student

UWA celebrates a diverse cohort of students, from school leavers to octogenarians. If you’re aged 20 years or older on 1 March for Semester 1 entry or 1 August for Semester 2 entry, you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways. 

Your entry requirements

Your entry requirements will depend on the pathway you choose. View all your options below.

Your entry options

If you completed Year 12 at WACE/TEE level (or equivalent), or studied at another university or a TAFE college, you may be able to use the results from your previous study to apply direct to UWA any time applications are open.

No matter how long ago you completed Year 12, if you are unsure if your results qualify you for entry, contact our Future Students Centre to discuss your options.

If you don’t have an ATAR or previously completed study, we have a number of entry options you can use to join us at UWA.

 

Mature-age Access Program

If you have little or no previous tertiary study, our Commonwealth-supported MAP sees you complete a provisional enrolment program to gain full enrolment in your degree with credit for units already passed (no additional fees apply). 
 

Special Tertiary Admissions Test

As a mature-age student, if you sit the STAT, you will need a minimum of 140 in the Verbal section and a minimum of 160 in the Written English section. Contact the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre to book a time to sit the test.
 

Four-course or two-course ATAR

These one-year programs are ideal if you want to gain entry to a competitive course that requires a high ATAR. 
You can study these pathways at:

 

Important dates

Applications for mature-age study in 2020 are open now. Applications for 2021 study will open late April 2019.

Frequently asked questions

Start my application

If you completed Year 12 at WACE/TEE level (or equivalent), or studied at another university or TAFE college, you may be able to use the results from your previous study to apply direct to UWA any time applications are open. 

Apply direct to UWA

Contact us

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Phone

Speak to a Future Students Adviser from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (Western Standard Time)

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Chat with a Future Students Adviser from 2.30–4.30pm, Monday to Friday (Western Standard Time)