University of Western Australia (Perth)


University of Western Australia (Perth) is a universitywide partner in Perth, Australia.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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UWA International Student Experience (YouTube)


Academic calendar

Semester I: last week of February - 3rd week of June
Semester II: 4th week of July - 2nd week of November

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of February for Semester I and the 3rd week of July for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd and 3rd week of June for Semester I and the first two weeks of November for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There are no GPA requirements for this destination.

English Language Requirement

A grade of 8 or higher in final year English VWO or
A TOEFL iBT, IELTS or Cambridge test.

Students enrolled in a fully English taught Bachelor or Master programme (for example UCU), can provide a letter attesting to the fact that their degree is taught and assessed entirely in English. 
The language requirements must be met at the moment of application to the host university.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas open except for:

  • Medicine and dentistry

This information is subject to change. Ask the international office for the most up-to-date information.

Courses at Master’s level

Courses are available, except clinical units in Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology.

This information is subject to change. Ask the international office for the most up-to-date information.

Language of instruction

English (except for foreign language subjects)

Housing assistance

Student housing at the 5 colleges is in VERY high demand at the moment, and cannot be guaranteed. Apply early, even before you receive an offer of admission. Also explore the other housing options on the website.

Contact information for the housing office

General information on accommodation

Estimated living costs per month

The average living costs per month for a student living on campus are 1,800 AUD. (Estimate from 2019)

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year. 


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.