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University of Western Australia

Term To Study: Fall 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: University of Western Australia Website
Program Locations: Perth
Contact Phone: 864-938-3777
Contact Name: Office Of International Programs
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Program Description


Established in 1911 by an Act of the Western Australian Parliament, UWA is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. The original campus was in the center of Perth on Irwin Street until 1932 when the campus was relocated to the present campus in Crawley.

Main Features include:
• Nine faculties of:
Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Arts: Music, Humanities, Social and Cultural Studies, Business School, Education, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Medicine, and Dentistry and Health Sciences
• Six main subject libraries
• Campus is adjacent to Swan River and only 5 km from Perth
• Berndt Museum of Anthropology (located on ground level of Social Sciences Building)
• Strong research facilities and substantial amount of research funding

City of Perth

Perth, the largest city and the capitol of Western Australia, is located only 5 kilometers from the University of Western Australia. Perth is actually the fourth most populous city in Australia. It was originally founded in 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the administrative center of the Swan River Colony. Perth became known world-wide as the city of light when all of its residents lit houselights and streetlights in honor of American astronaut John Glenn passing overhead in 1962 on the Friendship 7 while orbiting Earth. The City of Lights repeated this act in 1998 when Glenn passed overhead again. Perth offers many forms of entertainment, including King’s Park, Perth’s Concert Hall, the West Australian Ballet, and Perth Arena.

The University and Qualifications

The University has a very strong research program and over 80 research centers. The University is very highly ranked according to Melbourne Institute Index ranking of Australian Universities. In 2009, the Academic Ranking of World Universities placed the University as the joint best university in Australia in the fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy. They also ranked the University second in Australia and 44th in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences. Nearly seventy undergraduate majors are offered through UWA’s five undergraduate programs. Each year, UWA welcomes nearly two thousand international students from over one hundred countries.

Housing and Meals
There are five different colleges that are either owned or affiliated with UWA and they can provide housing to over one thousand students. They are: University Hall, Trinity, and St. Catherine’s College, St. Thomas More College, and St. George’s College. University Hall is UWA’s own residential Hall and accommodates 750 residents. The University also owns unfurnished properties close to the Crawley Campus which are known altogether as the Crawley Village. These properties vary from stand alone houses to units. Students are encouraged to eat meals at the University Hall Dining Hall. Students can either go ahead and pay the meal plan, or pay $12 whenever they want to eat at the University’s dining hall.

Quick Facts

Population: 22015576
Capital: Canberra
Per-capita GDP: $ 40800
Size: 7741220 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 10:00 hours) Melbourne, Papua New Guinea

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