University of Western Australia - Semester or Year Abroad


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General information applicable to all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad  Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers programs at the Univeristy of Western Australia through our partner International Studies Abroad.

Please click here to apply or learn more about the University of Western Australia and all other Australia program options.


GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this University of Western Australia program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AustraLearn, offers study abroad and degree programs at the University of Western Australia. UWA is Western Australia's leading university and recognized as one of Australia's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. At UWA you can expect to be stretched intellectually as you interact with some of the country's leading researchers and teachers. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships on a campus renowned for its active social life 



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About Perth

Perth is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Located on the southwest coast of the State of Western Australia (WA), it is situated along the banks of the Swan River and bordered to the west by the stunning white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. It is best known for its clear blue skies, sunny climate, clean white beaches and friendly locals. Perth offers the perfect combination of urban sophistication and international flavor, the lifestyle benefits of a coastal resort and the rich cultural mix of places many times larger. It has an enviable standard of living, and has been consistently voted one of the top ten cities in which to live by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Around the University

UWA is located on the banks of the Swan River 5 kilometers from the city centre of Perth and 7kilometers from the Indian Ocean. UWA is more than just a learning environment. We take the student experience seriously. Our campus is renowned for its vibrant social, cultural and sporting life as well as its beauty. Life outside the lecture theatre will enrich you. On campus there is everything that you need - from cafes and sporting facilities to a pharmacy, bank, bookstore and hairdresser (to name a few). UWA's Cultural Precinct has an ever-changing, vibrant and dynamic program of performances, lectures and associated cultural activities and our museums and art galleries have permanent and seasonal exhibitions.

Academics Highlights

UWA offers an integrated study experience where study abroad and exchange students study alongside degree-seeking students, enjoying all the same benefits and privileges but with more freedom to design your own study program. You can choose any unit (subject) which is part of a regular degree course (except Medicine and Dentistry) subject to meeting standard pre-requisites and availability. Undergraduate student have 67 majors to choose from while postgraduate students have a wide range of coursework programs.

University Services

UWA is committed to providing high quality service so that students can take full advantage of all the opportunities on offer at UWA and deal with any challenges that may arise during their period of study.

The Study Abroad office which is part of the the International Centre is the principal point of contact for study abroad and exchange students. It provides on-going support to students on matters of general welfare such as health insurance, visa, financial assistance etc and special services such as free airport pickup and orientation in both semesters.

In addition the University provides a range of student services including Careers Centre, Housing Service, Financial Aid Service, Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Learning, Language and Research Skills resources, Medical Centre, Child Care service and Chaplaincy. The Diversity and Transition Services to help new students settle into the University.

The Learning, Language and Research Skills service provides peer learning groups, workshops, resources, individual appointments, podcasts, online tutorials, discussion boards, access to friendship groups. A dedicated services for students with a disability or medical condition is available through UniAccess: UWA's Disability Office.


As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad student you are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation to fit your lifestyle. There are a variety of housing options available which you will apply for after acceptance. Read below for more specific options offered at this university:


On campus housing - There are five residential colleges affiliated with or owned by UWA, providing a home for more than 1000 students. All colleges are co-ed except for St Catherine's College, which is a women only college. Currie Hall, the University Hall of residence is in the process of building over 500 rooms including studio and one bedroom apartments, and associated services on campus for students. The targeted completion date is December 2012, with rooms ready for occupancy in semester one 2013.

Off-campus housing - The University's Housing Office provides information on off-campus options, including: (10)


Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

  • Exciting excursions and activities
  • A chance to meet other students
  • Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area.

Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

In addition to the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program which is included in your program fees the University of Western Australia will provide a university specific orientation. Each semester an orientation program is arranged specifically for study abroad and exchange students. This program provides essential information about studying at UWA and living in Perth as well as opportunities to meet other international students and UWA students.

During Orientation students will meet with academic staff to formalize study plans through the enrollment process, gain more information about academic and general issues, familiarise themselves with the campus and the city through optional tours and social activities.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the general university orientation program for all new students to the University. At the beginning of the academic year (February/March), the general university orientation is a great experience and feels like a huge festival with all the different clubs and societies in full swing.

Get Involved Abroad

While abroad, we recommend getting involved in your local community. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true Australian culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a sample of community involvement opportunities available in Perth or discover your own upon arrival!

You can explore your volunteer efforts in the semester by signing up for the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Conservation Volunteer Weekend.

Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.
Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.
If you have any questions about course availability, please contact  

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University of Western Australia
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program FeesTBD
Housing with MealsApproximately $8,500 - $10,300
Housing without MealsN/A
What's includedSee below

Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 3.00

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team

Program Manager
Katie Brooks

Program Assistant
Chelsi Hudson