WA border reopening: Western Australia’s borders are opening on 5 February 2022. International students will be able to join us on campus from Semester 1.

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Border Changes

Western Australia’s borders are opening on 5 February 2022. We look forward to welcoming international students to our vibrant campus and community in Perth once again from Semester 1.


Welcome grant: Support for relocating to Perth

To welcome you to campus in 2022, all international students starting on-campus study for the first time can receive a $1500 cash grant to help cover the costs of travel, accommodation and getting set up to study in your new home in Perth. This is in addition to the Global Excellence Scholarship, other UWA-issued undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarships you may be receiving.

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Enrol today

You can now start planning your travel to Perth and enrol for Semester 1. If you’re a new student, you’ll need to accept your offer first. 

Even if you can’t get here for the very start of semester, enrol in your units face-to-face so that we’re ready to welcome you to our vibrant campus in Perth. You’ll still be able to start your studies online if you need some more time to make it to campus.

Your journey to studying on-campus at UWA

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If you haven’t studied at UWA before, you’ll need to accept your offer and then enrol in your units. If you’re already a UWA student but studying online in your home country, just enrol in your units.

If you're planning to travel to Perth for Semester 1, enrol in face-to-face units, even if you're unsure whether you'll make it here for the start of the semester. If you're planning to arrive in time for Semester 2, enrol in online units for Semester 1 and face-to-face units for Semester 2.

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Prepare to travel

Before arranging travel, you’ll need to be vaccinated, have a Confirmation of Enrolment, Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) and your Visa

Book your flight and accommodation

UWA's residential colleges provide student accommodation on campus in Perth. Choose your college and apply for accommodation, then book your flight to Perth. 
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Let us know you're arriving

We’ll arrange a free airport pickup for all commencing international students and all international students who studied offshore in Semester 2, 2021. All you need to do is let us know when you’re arriving

Get your travel permit

All travellers to Western Australia need a ‘Good2Go’ pass, which you can apply for through the WA State Government

Join us on campus

We can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant campus in Perth.

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You can start online with UWA

There’s no need to delay starting your degree. If you can’t make it to Perth for Semester 1, you can enrol and start your studies online and then switch to face-to-face study when you’re able to join us on campus in Perth. Find out what online learning at UWA is like. 

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Perth is a city of opportunity

Make the most of an affordable, quality lifestyle in Perth – Australia’s fourth-largest city and a top 10 healthiest city in the world. Discover the career opportunities awaiting you in our thriving capital, where average annual incomes are 8% above the national average (Australian Bureau of Statistics, May 2020).

Perth is also home to the corporate headquarters of more than 30% of businesses on the Australian Stock Exchange and six of the world’s top 10 energy companies, opening up more career opportunities for UWA graduates (ThinkPerth 2019).


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Phone – Domestic students
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8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

Phone – International students
+61 8 6488 1000
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