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My first degree

Nice work! Looks like you’re set to graduate from high school and start your first degree as an undergraduate student with us. Find out all about your entry requirements and options below, as well as important dates and FAQs.

ATAR entry

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Early offers for 2022 entry

Learn about our new pathways for Year 12 school leavers to apply early for admission to our undergraduate degrees. Find out if you're eligible to apply, then apply direct to UWA.

ATAR entry

Admission requirements

Predicted ATAR (check individual course pages for each ATAR requirement), or equivalent for 2021 entry
Completed English ATAR/Literature ATAR or EALD ATAR or equivalent with a final scaled score of 50 or higher
– If you received a final scaled score of less than 50, you may be invited to sit the STAT and pass to meet our requirements.
Prerequisites for majors
– Some majors require you to have a scaled score of 50 or more in an ATAR or equivalent subject, like Mathematics Applications or Chemistry.
– If an ATAR subject is recommended for your major and you have not passed it, you may need to take bridging units in your degree.
– Check individual major pages for more information.

If your academic achievements were adversely affected by certain disadvantages, you can apply for entry through our UWay program.

ATAR equity and diversity pathways


If you completed your entire Year 12 studies at a Broadway UWA School, you will receive an automated ATAR adjustment.


Successfully completing the Fairway support program provides an entry pathway to our undergraduate degrees with an ATAR of 70 or above.

First in Family

If your parents or guardians have not completed a university-level degree, you may be eligible for a place at UWA through the  First in Family program. You are still eligible if you have siblings currently studying or planning to study at university.

Indigenous pathways

Our School of Indigenous Studies provides the Provisional Entry Scheme to study at UWA if you haven't met admission requirements.

Didn’t meet the ATAR or didn’t sit ATAR?

STAT to meet English requirement

UWA has English language requirements for all courses. If you received a final scaled score of less than 50 in your English subject, you may be invited to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and pass to meet our requirements.


AccessUWA provides you with the opportunity to enrol in units without being formally admitted to a degree. Upon successful completion of four standard units, you can apply for undergraduate admission based on your results.

Indigenous pathways

Our School of Indigenous Studies provides two pathways to study at UWA if you haven’t met admission requirements.

UWA Smart Start – Albany campus

If you didn’t complete Year 12 ATAR, don’t have qualifications for university entry, or would like to prepare for university studies, UWA Smart Start at our Albany campus may be for you.

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Taking time off before starting at university

If you are keen to take a break before you start university study, you can apply for mature-age entry after you turn 20 years old. Explore our entry pathways for non-school leavers.

Enabling Program

You’ll be eligible to study one of our comprehensive bachelor degrees once you’ve successfully completed a graded Australian University Enabling Program, and obtained an average of 65.

Completion of an Enabling Program will satisfy UWA's English Language Competency requirements. Enabling programs do not satisfy subject prerequisite requirements unless assessed by a UWA teaching area.

Foundation Program

Foundation Programs are courses of study of at least one academic year. Successful completion may provide eligibility to one of UWA’s comprehensive degree (subject to quotas and degree requirements).

English language competence and subject prerequisites will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Important dates

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 study are open. You can apply directly to UWA or via TISC.

Frequently asked questions

When will I hear about my application?

If you’ve applied directly to UWA, your application will be processed by our Admissions team on a rolling basis and you will receive an outcome to your registered email address shortly.

If you’ve applied via TISC, there will be two large offer rounds following the release of Year 12 results at the end of the year. Keep an eye on the TISC Important Dates website for more information.

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.

When do I have to accept my offer by?
This date depends on your course, so read your offer letter carefully and take action as soon as you can. If you log in, you will see your offer response deadline on your dashboard.
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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