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Regional students

Whether you’re from the city or further away, making the decision to go to university can be both exciting and daunting, and we’re here to tell you – it’ll all be okay!

For regional students in particular we know there are a few extra steps to get to university study.

To make it easier, we’ve collected some helpful links, stories from regional students, and other resources to help guide you in your transition from high school to study at UWA.

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Studying at Uni is a great opportunity to learn about topics you’re passionate about, discover more about yourself and your strengths, make new friends, network with new people, and start your career journey.

No matter what your reason for coming to uni is, with our wide range of study options, you’re sure to find a course for you.

Still not sure what you want to do? Check out our articles with students who have found their passion at UWA for some inspiration.

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Regional student pathways into UWA

No matter your study background, there are a variety of pathways for regional students

Other student pathways

If you’re living in the Great Southern, or even looking for a sea change experience, why not explore the courses on offer at our UWA Albany campus? Students can study a select range of majors in

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (first year only).

Students can also start studying some of our specialised bachelor’s degrees in Albany before transferring to UWA in Perth. We also offer UWA Smart Start – a university preparation course - boost your confidence and equip yourself with the skills to succeed in your university degree. For a full list of courses on offer, as well as more information about our beautiful UWA Albany campus

UWA Albany campus

UWA Smart Start

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Stay up to date with the latest information from UWA for regional students including course information, helpful resources, events, key dates and current student stories, plus so much more!

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Regional study support

At UWA, we care about where you’re going in life and are here to be a part of your journey. Regardless of whether your path so far includes ATAR or whether you meet the typical entry requirements of a particular course, we’ll work with you to you achieve your study and career goals.

Broadway scheme

As a regional student, UWA will automatically adjust your ATAR score so you can enter with a minimum selection rank of 70 or higher.

UWA Fairway scheme

Fairway offers a range of fun activities and workshops, advice in applying for uni, online tutoring, as well as opportunities to make new friends, meet inspiring student mentors and learn more about the future courses you could study at UWA.

Rural High School Program

Looking to study Medicine or Dentistry at UWA and need to sit the Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in Perth? The Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA) provide a travel subsidy for eligible year 12 students located in rural and remote areas of WA. Applications close 15 June. Please contact RCSWA for more information at [email protected].

Financial support and scholarships

We know moving away from home to study can be a big step and as a regional student you’ll have extra costs to think about. If the cost of study has you worried, we can help by giving you info about the financial support you could be entitled to and how you can plan for the costs associated with Uni.

Remember to also check out support offered by external organisations and the Commonwealth Government.

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Accommodation options

UWA Perth

There’s five residential colleges at UWA within walking distance of our campus, with students living there from all around WA, Australia and the world.

Living at a residential college can be a great way to ease into uni life and meet new people, with great orientation activities and events happening throughout semester.

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UWA Albany

If you are studying at UWA Albany campus, we also have accommodation options for you. Advance Housing manages two facilities in walking distance to the Albany campus, as well as shops, cafes, the library and other town facilities.

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Get involved

If you’re feeling nervous moving to a new place, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus life, meet new people and make sure you have the support you need to help you succeed.

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Our dedicated Future Students team are here to help you access scholarships, accommodation and entry to UWA, and you can always talk to us about your circumstances and goals so we can find a way for you to join us here at UWA.

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