The UWA / DU Partnership
Through this partnership, UWA and DU are able to provide their students with the opportunity to study at both institutions to gain qualifications from each university. The programs currently available include a Global Masters Programs in Business Information and Logistics Management, Biological Science, Biotechnology, Engineering and Environmental Science.
Global Excellence Scholarship
This fee-reduction scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving students from DU enrolling at UWA through the Global Masters program. The value of the scholarship, reflected in the letter of offer, is determined by the applicant’s equivalent UWA weighted average mark (WAM). Eligible applicants to UWA will be automatically considered for the scholarship and do not need to submit a separate application.
Student life at UWA
Student life at UWA is vibrant, with social activities on campus organised by the UWA Student Guild, the representative student organisation. The UWA Student Guild has a reputation for being one of the most active in Australia. It organises countless activities including festivals, workshops, end-of-semester parties, networking opportunities, the Guild Ball (formal dance) and the National Campus Band competition, and runs more than 150 clubs and societies.
Moving to Perth
Moving to a new place is both an exciting and daunting experience, so we're here to help make your journey to Perth as smooth as possible.
Living at UWA means you can easily walk to classes, cafes and shops; you're also a short bus ride to the city and Perth's best beaches.
UWA's five residential colleges (collectively called ‘College Row’) provide safe and convenient student accommodation in Perth. You'll enjoy an amazing lifestyle that includes meals, Wi-Fi, all your utilities, academic support and a great community of friends. All five colleges are located right next to UWA.
As a commencing international student, you’ll have an assured place at one of UWA's residential colleges through the UWA Guaranteed Accommodation Offer, providing peace of mind you'll have your home-away-from-home organised before starting university.
For more information on accommodation packages, contact Krystal Booker-Reusch, Program Coordinator, Office of International Education, at [email protected].
For more information on accommodation during the Study Abroad Year, refer to refer to the DU UWA Global Masters brochure.
During the master’s year, you have the option to continue to live in a residential college or find your own off-campus accommodation.
- Student visas
As a full-time international student, you can apply for a student visa after you’ve received a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UWA. All international students need to obtain a visa before travelling to Australia. For a full-time course, you’ll need a student visa (subclass 500) that will cover the duration of your course.
The student visa application process is handled by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
- Health Cover
Australian Government visa regulations require you to be certified medically fit and possibly vaccinated against some diseases before you leave home. International students applying for a student visa must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa.
OSHC is offered by a number of providers. You may obtain OSHC from the provider of your choice. UWA has a preferred provider agreement with Allianz Global Assistance. On acceptance and payment of your offer, UWA will arrange health cover with Allianz Global Assistance for the duration of your student visa.
- Working in Australia
If you are on a student visa, you will be able to work for up to 40 hours in every two-week period, and unlimited hours during semester break. Naturally, it will be advantageous if you already have some experience working when you apply for jobs here in Perth.
- Cost of living
Living and studying in Perth is a smart decision as Perth is one of Australia’s most affordable capital cities according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2018.
If you are a full-time UWA student and use public transport, you can get a government sponsored 40% discount on your travel fees if you use a ‘SmartRider’ electronic travel card. Perth City also offers free buses called CATS that operate around the central business district.
Having a healthy social life need not be expensive. UWA clubs and societies hold regular activities for their members, and through the year UWA hosts many free events for students and staff, including weekly lunchtime concerts. Maybe try a UWA ‘Recreate’ course to relax, re-energise, get fit or simply have a great time? UWA students receive a 25–50% discount on all Recreate courses.