University of Western Australia

Rank 7
Location Perth
Established 1911
Famous For Agriculture and Forestry, Anatomy and Physiology


The University of Western Australia is a world-renowned public research university located in Perth, Western Australia. Founded in 1911, UWA is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. 

UWA offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across eight faculties: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Law, Science, and Graduate Research. The university also has a strong focus on research and provides opportunities for students to undertake research projects and internships alongside their studies, enabling them to get trained with real-world experiences.

Services for International Students

The university provides many student support services to help them have a comfortable and safe living experience. They can get access to counselling services, career development services and support, accommodation assistance, disability services, and multicultural Services for international students that include orientation programs and language and cultural exchange programs. UWA has over 100 student societies covering a wide range of interests and activities, from academic and professional societies to cultural and recreational groups that students can join to have a fulfilling experience. 


  • 143rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 72nd in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 83rd in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


The university has the option to provide housing to students through on-campus accommodation. UWA has five residential colleges on campus that provide accommodations to students and fully-catered and self-catered options, apart from a range of facilities and social activities. Off-campus accommodation options are also available that are affiliated with the university and include shared apartments, houses, and homestays. Students are generally advised to research and apply for accommodation well in advance of their planned arrival at the university, as demand for housing can be high, particularly during peak periods.

About Location

The University of Western Australia is located in the suburb of Crawley, which is approximately 5 kilometres west of the city centre of Perth, Western Australia. The UWA campus is situated along the picturesque Swan River, with spectacular views of the city skyline. The surrounding areas of Crawley and Perth offer many attractions and activities for UWA students, from natural wonders to cultural experiences, making the region an exciting and vibrant place to live, learn and grow.

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