At UWA, our emphasis on academic curiosity sets us apart from other universities. Located in the time zone with the largest proportion of the world's population, UWA has built strong collaborative links with other universities, research institutes, businesses and governments all over the world.

Research at UWA

UWA is proud to be a research-intensive university. Over the years, we’ve continued to attract high-calibre, globally recognised staff, researchers and students.


We run more than 75 research and training centres across the country.


UWA commands 80 per cent of university research funding in WA.


Our graduates are estimated to contribute $60 billion to WA's economy by 2050.

Becoming a research student

Studying research at UWA is an exciting journey of discovery, where you'll work at the ever-shifting boundary between the known and the unknown. Students with a research qualification from UWA have demonstrated they are world-class researchers, and our graduates become leaders in a wide range of industries throughout the world.

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Research scholarships

A number of scholarship opportunities exist for both domestic and international students interested in undertaking a research degree at UWA. Find out more by searching our scholarships database or view the research scholarships page.

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