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* University of Western Australia - Perth, Australia
Perth, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2018 10/01/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Accommodation Options:
Residence Hall
Grade Point Average:
3.0
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Coordinator:
Ciara Cole
Program Description:

University of Western Australia
in Perth, Australia

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Introduction/Location

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia's most prestigious educational institutions. Located in the city of Perth in Western Australia, visitors to campus will find UWA's impressive architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens breathtaking. UWA's riverside campus is only minutes from the city center which offers an unrivaled study experience. Students have access to libraries, an extensive range of campus services, and excellent sports and recreational facilities. UWA is recognized internationally as a leading university, and is the only Western Australian university to belong to the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of the top research universities in Australia. 

Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city and capital of the thriving State of Western Australia. Voted as one of the world’s most live-able cities, the inhabitants of Perth enjoy a climate and lifestyle that is envied by many. Western Australia (also referred to as WA) covers one-third of the Australian continent. It spans more than 2.5 million square kilometers (roughly one million square miles), with a number of different climate zones. Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bounded by 12,500 kilometers (7813 miles) of the world's most untouched coastline to the west. The landscape and scenery is incredibly diverse, with towering forests, an ocean teeming with marine life and coral reefs, mysterious land formations and ancient gorges, superb food and wine, and lush fields of wildflowers.


Academics

Study abroad and exchange students must enroll in a full academic load of 24 points per semester. Most units (courses) are worth 6 points, so this generally works out to four units per semesters. Typically, most units are offered for a semester, but some must be taken for a full year.

UWA course catalog can be accessed at this link. Search for the units that interest you. 

Before selecting units it is recommended that you read the unit description in the UWA handbook and check that you meet the prerequisites that interest you. All units will consist of four letters detailing the discipline of the unit (such as ECON for economics, PSYC for Psychology) and four numbers. Units with numbers beginning from 1 to 4 are generally undergraduate units. A code beginning with 1 represents first year level studies, 2 represents second year level studies and so on. Please note that some units coded 3xxx and 4xxx are common to both postgraduate and undergraduate programs and are marked UG (Undergraduate) and PG (Postgraduate) in the handbook. Units with numbers beginning with 5 and above are postgraduate level.

Please note that Semester 1 at UWA = CSU spring semester; Semester 2 at UWA = CSU fall semester. If a unit is marked as being offered in a "Offshore teaching period" only, this unit is not available on the Crawley campus and should not be selected.


Accommodations

Students who study at UWA can take advantage of either on-campus or off-campus accommodation options. UWA's five residential colleges generally offer:

  • fully catered accommodation, including 21 meals per week, plus extra benefits such as late meal arrangements

  • a private, single bedroom with bed, desk and storage

  • shared bathroom facilities (but some have en-suites)

  • onsite facilities such as college libraries, study rooms, common rooms and recreation spaces

  • extra academic services such as tutorials; as well as pastoral care and some sporting and social events


Dates

Please see UWA's website for important dates. Study abroad and exchange students need to arrive prior to the start of the semester for an orientation