Are you considering studying in Australia? Are you looking to step away from the crowds and enjoy a relaxed, laid-back, and uniquely Australian study experience? Western Australia is the country’s largest state, with its capital Perth a lively, diverse, welcoming, and vibrant city, home to around two million people. Perth is located right on the Indian Ocean and is Australia’s sunniest capital city (over eight hours of sunshine per day, all year round), boasting the most amazing beaches, scenery, food and wine, wildlife, and friendly people!
Get to know the University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is Perth’s oldest University, established over 100 years ago and currently ranked 90th in the world (QS 2023). We have a number of subjects in the World’s Top 50 including Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Agriculture, Psychology, and more (QS 2023/ARWU 2022).
UWA is adjacent to the Swan River, with our Perth campus often voted one of the most picturesque in Australia with iconic sandstone buildings sitting among heritage-listed gardens. We’re just 10 minutes from Perth’s main shopping and business district and close to many of the city’s stunning beaches.
On campus, you’ll have an array of essential amenities to enjoy, including cafés, libraries, bookshops, a vibrant cultural precinct, and tons of clubs and societies to join and experience student life to its fullest. Our supportive Student Guild means you can try your hand at volunteering, get independent advice on a range of matters, or attend one of the many varied events on- and off-campus.
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You’ll get a post-study working visa
Studying in Perth will also allow you to have an additional year of a post-study working visa after you have graduated, so that means that bachelor degree students can stay up to 5 years and work after their degree, and Masters students (minimum 2 years of study) can stay and work up to 6 years after graduating — this is an amazing opportunity to combine study with a real life/work experience!
Scholarships at the UWA
Studying in Australia is much more affordable than you think, thanks to our scholarships.
Global Excellence Scholarships
Our Global Excellence Scholarships are awarded as tuition fee discounts based on your Canadian high school or University results and are available for all of the above-mentioned subject areas for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The 2023 value is up to $12,000 AUD per year (approximately $10,750 CAD) off the cost of your course fees for the duration of your study. Depending on the cost of your course, this could be up to 1/3 off your course costs.
Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship
The Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to high-performing athletes, coaches, and officials from across the globe who study with us. The 2023 value is up to $12,000 AUD per year (approximately $10,750 CAD).
Keep in mind, you can also bring over Canadian loans to Australia to help you fund your education! Find out more about our scholarships, and about studying at the stunning University of Western Australia. If you have any questions or want additional information, please get in touch!
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