Future Students Virtual Hub
If you’re a high school student, parent or a teacher working in high school – we’re here for you. Here’s all the key information you’ll need in one handy place.
Currently in high school? You’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find the latest information and advice to help you get through high school and into university.
Deciding on both a university and a degree can also be overwhelming – there’s so much information to take in and it can be difficult to know where to start.
A UWA degree is about so much more than just learning; it not only gives you the opportunity to get a world-class qualification, it also opens up many more doors for you when it’s time to find a career pathway you love.
Received an offer from UWA and want to get a head start?
There are things you can do this year which will make your transition from high school to University smoother.
In the past, high school students would normally receive their offer after receiving their Year 12 ATAR, but with UWA launching our 2021 admission pathways, many students have already applied, and received offers!
This initiative is a great opportunity for school leavers to have that peace of mind and assurance of their future study, and to begin thinking about their own university journey – meeting their teachers and classmates, and getting to know the campus.
Visit our FAQs if you have any questions about your UWA offer.
If you’re buzzing and excited to start planning and preparing for next year, why not start researching some parts of UWA Uni life including:
- Common facilities and buildings you will use
- Find a scholarship to support your study
- Look into living on campus at one of our 5 colleges
- Find student clubs for you to join in first year
2020 brings a lot of opportunity, and UWA is being proactive to support high school students during this uncertain time.
We’ll take you through all the things you need to know to get ready for university.
- STAT Writing Workshop | 12 September, 16 November, 14 December
- This free online workshop will help prepare you for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). The workshop will specifically address the Written English component of the test, and discuss ways to develop your writing skills in preparation for the two short essays you are required to write. Book a session.
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander engagement
- The team from UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies are currently visiting schools and are welcoming school groups to the recently opened ‘Bilya Marlee’. They also can provide advisory sessions on pathways to UWA (including the ‘Orientation’ bridging course). Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Admissions and Course Updates
Changing 2021 preferences via UWA Direct Apply
We are seeing a number of students changing their existing application with the release of 2021 courses. If one of your students is interested in changing, they need to email our admissions team at email@example.com. In their email, please state the subject header as "Request to Change Course/Major", and provide full name, UWA student ID (if known), course and major that applied for, and include their new course preference order. More information can be found here.
TISC | Health and Medical Sciences | no late applications
If any of your students are interested in studying Direct Pathways to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine close on the 30th of September, strictly no late applications will be accepted. For more information check out the UWA HMS webiste.
2021 UWA Course Updates: High School Staff Briefing
As WA’s only top 100 university (QS 2020) our experience-rich curriculum and global networks prepare you for the ever-changing world outside your degree. Kickstart a successful career and join our accomplished graduates in becoming global professionals, driving change and shaping the future.
Gain real-world, practical experience
We’ll provide you the environment to build technical skills and valuable connections through hands-on learning, internships, work integrated learning, volunteering for credit and more.
Build your industry network
Gain industry connections even before you graduate, helping you get a head start in your chosen industry. Connect with professionals in your field for one-on-one advice through our mentoring program and access local, national and global networks inside and outside the classroom.
Learn from leaders in the field
Work alongside world-leading academics who are passionate and engaged. Our academics are at the cutting-edge of knowledge, meaning you’ll be across live research projects and will uncover new discoveries in your field of interest before others.
Create connections for life
At UWA you join a community, not just a university. Make lifelong personal connections by joining some of our 140+ clubs and societies. Enjoy an unrivalled student lifestyle and socialise with people who value the same things you do.
Successful university study demands a high level of English language skills. Many applicants will be able to demonstrate English language competence through satisfactory performance in the required English subjects when they were at school. If you're not able to demonstrate English language competence in this way, then you'll need satisfactory performance in an alternative UWA-approved test of English. A list of approved tests is available at studyat.uwa.edu.au/elc. UWA does require all applicants to demonstrate satisfactory English language competence before an offer can be made.
We’re focused on education that helps you achieve your career goals, which is why there is a range of ways you can undertake study with us. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop the best option to set you up for long-term success.
We're proud to rank first in Western Australia and place in the Top 100 of universities globally.
Ranking and rating
Rankings and ratings UWA ranks first in Western Australia and is a World Top 100 university. Seven of our subject areas are ranked in the world’s Top 50*.
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Anatomy and Physiology (13th)
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Earth and Marine Sciences
- Mineral and Mining Engineering (11th)
- Sports-Related Subjects
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Your UWA degree is an investment in your future.
Our graduates consistently exceed the national average starting salaries and State graduate employment rates. We celebrate strong industry partnerships, offering you practical, real-world experiences in addition to valuable professional networking opportunities. This hands-on learning approach is highly valued by employers and ensures you’re career-ready. Across the world, our alumni continue to inspire and drive positive changes in society.
UWA has enriched my learning by providing me with the opportunity to design a project to aid people in Vanuatu through my Engineering Science major. I’ve also taken up Neuroscience units which I hope will further develop my skills in the bioengineering field.Lucy, UWA Student
UWA’s career discovery tool is designed to give you a general sense of what occupation/s you might be interested in studying for. By drawing on your own life preferences, potential career matches can be delivered to the palm of your hand. There are no wrong answers – the tool is just a quick and simple way to perhaps confirm what you’re already thinking while also opening your mind to possibilities you mightn’t have yet considered.
Start reading our course guides now to find out more.
Parents, you can help your child compare courses and find out about scholarships, entry requirements and pathways into UWA.
Our downloadable resources include:
Attend our Future Students events running throughout the year.
- Follow us on social media to stay up to date with announcements
- Speak to our Future Students Advisers for more information.
If your child has questions about choosing the ‘right’ subjects to study, it’s important to alleviate any unnecessary stress. We do advise that any level of mathematics is a wise choice, however, because it allows for maximum flexibility should they end up changing their minds.
Of course, English is a prerequisite to tertiary study, and some courses also require a certain level of mathematics knowledge. For all other courses where a prerequisite is indicated, students are still able to enrol if the subject has not been completed; they will simply need to complete a bridging unit within their degree
A complete list of courses is available on UWA's Future Students website, and detailed unit information can be found in our official Handbook. If you'd like to learn more about UWA and the courses we offer, our Future Students Advisers are happy to answer all of your questions. Book a one-on-one appointment to explore study options and pathways by calling 131 UWA (131 892) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Domestic) or email@example.com (International).
One of the best ways to find out about studying at UWA is to take part in the many events we offer future students. The UWA Future Students events page has info on all upcoming on-campus events including information evenings and campus tours.
This year many of our events, including our annual Open Day, will be held virtually. As always you’ll be able to see our campus and speak to staff and students – it’ll just be a little bit different in 2020.