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.
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.Explore your options
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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.
How to apply
We offer multiple pathways to study a Higher Degree by Research degree at UWA. As a prospective research student, you are required to meet the entry conditions set out by the Graduate Research School.Find out more
Arts, Business, Law and Education
UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education brings together some of our greatest minds to ask the important questions in life.
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Fostering multidisciplinary innovation and research to solve global challenges.
Health and Medical Sciences
Understanding the greatest health mysteries of our time.
The School of Indigenous Studies is committed to Indigenous-led, quality research that makes a positive contribution to both the Indigenous and academic communities.
Our global vision focuses on research that addresses challenges facing humanity over the next 50 years.