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University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA was established in 1911. Its main campus is in Perth, the state capital, with a secondary campus in Albany.
Find out more at UWA's exchanges pages
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Number of places available : 1 full year place


Term dates - universities in Australia operate on a different calendar to the UK:

  • August to November and February to June

Nomination (by DU) deadlines:

  • Semester 2: (July-November): 30 March
  • Semester 1 (Feb-June): 15 October

Application deadlines (once allocated a Global Opportunities place):

  • Semester 2: (July-November): 15 April
  • Semester 1 (Feb-June): 30 October

Academic Information

Information on courses available to exchange students can be found in the UWA Handbook. All students should enrol in 24 credits per semester and most units are worth 6 credits. For further information, please refer to the Study Abroad webpage.


Students may apply for any unit which is part of a standard course of study except for units within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at UWA is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Academic Transcript
  • Study Plan


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University accommodation at UWA is available for exchange students, but not guaranteed. College residence including meals will cost around A$16,000 - 20,000, depending on the College you apply to. Visit the UWA Perth Accommodation webpages for more information.

Student Support

UWA have a great Student Support network for students including mentors, counselling, health & wellbeing, sport and living support. 

Other Information

Estimated costs of a year at UWA are A$21,876 - $31,634. Further information is available here

It is an Australian Government requirement that all international students must have health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), from an approved Australian provider. This is compulsory and costs around A$438.


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Durham and UWA are partners in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Matariki is the Māori name for the group of stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. MNU promotes academic learning and personal growth through extracurricular activities in diverse scholarly communities.

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