How to apply

Undergraduate – Non-school leavers

UWA celebrates a diverse cohort of students, from school leavers to octogenarians. Find all the information below for entry into a standard bachelor’s degree program.

Your entry options

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Prior or current study

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.

If you are unsure if your results qualify you for entry, contact our Future Students Centre to discuss your options.

Transferring from another institution

If you are currently studying at another university, read more information about switching to UWA.

Mature-age Access Program

If you have little or no previous tertiary study, and 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 Access Program (MAP).

Special Tertiary Admissions Test

If you’re aged 20 years or older on 1 March for Semester 1 entry or 1 August for Semester 2 entry, you can choose to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You will need a minimum of:

Courses requiring 75.00:
150 in the Written English section and a score of 140 in either the Quantitative or Verbal component of the Multiple Choice section.
Courses requiring 80.00:
160 in the Written English section and a score of 140 in either the Quantitative or Verbal component of the Multiple Choice section.

Contact the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre to book a time to sit the test.

You can then apply direct to UWA before you receive your results.

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 or if you are under the age of 20 years old and aren’t eligible for one of the above entry pathways. You can study these pathways at:

Important dates

Applications for study at UWA are open now. You can start studying in Semester 1, which runs from February to June, or start in Semester 2, which runs from July to October. Other relevant dates, including exam periods, are available on the University calendar.

The Mature-Age Access Program has a slightly different timeline. Check the MAP page for details.

Frequently asked questions

When will I hear about my application?

You can expect to receive an email response from us within 10 business days; however, this can take a little longer during peak admission periods. For the Mature-age Access Program, once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a link to complete an online diagnostic test, following which you will receive an offer into the undergraduate degree you've chosen.

What happens if my application is successful?

Congratulations on getting an offer! We can’t wait to welcome you to UWA. Your offer letter will contain your new student number and important course details like course code, study mode and more. It will also explain your next steps such as how to respond to your offer.

What if my application is declined?

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

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