Admission entry pathways
Whether you’re a domestic student or an international student looking to study at UWA, there is a range of admission pathways you can take.
You can apply for alternative entry to an undergraduate degree course through UWay if you are a WACE (or interstate equivalent) student, including mature-age WACE students, or a tertiary student whose academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages.
Check out how UWay works, how to apply and application deadlines.
The circumstances may include one or more of the following:
- rural isolation
- lack of a supportive study environment at home
- having to care for family members
- having to engage in excessive part-time employment to help with the family income
- disruption of education due to frequent family relocation or difficult migrant passage
- a period of illness, now over or abating
For WACE students, the basis of the appeal would usually be outside the scope of an SCSA Sickness and Misadventure claim.
Semester 1 UWay applications open early September and close at the end of November (Main Round offers) or mid-January (Second Round offers), the year prior to commencement.
Semester 2 (mid-year) UWay applications open at the beginning of May, and close towards the end of June the year of commencement.
The School of Indigenous Studies provides opportunities to study at the University for Indigenous applicants with a wide variety of educational backgrounds who do not meet the standard admission requirements.
Provisional Entry Scheme
The Provisional Entry Scheme makes a number of places available to Indigenous students who have completed WACE but have not gained a sufficiently high ATAR to enter their preferred course or who have a strong employment history and/or a good educational background.
Aboriginal Orientation Course
Aboriginal Orientation Course prepares students for entry to most degree courses at UWA.
For more information, contact the School of Indigenous Studies.
AccessUWA provides you with an opportunity to enrol in units at UWA without being formally admitted to a degree course. Upon successful completion of a minimum number of units, you can apply for undergraduate admission based on your AccessUWA results.
This alternative entry scheme allows students from designated Western Australian schools to gain admission to UWA if their ATAR is slightly below the usual minimum score.
Fairway UWA allows selected students to gain entry to the University through participation in a program of support and activities throughout Year 12.
Mature age entry
Mature age entry
Mature-age applicants who do not have sufficient qualifications to be admitted under other mature-age pathways may be eligible for entry under the Mature-age Access Program.
- UWA Foundation Program (UWAFP)
- WA Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP)
- Group of Eight (Go8) universities foundation programs
- UWA Centre for English Language Teaching bridging courses
- International Foundation Course in University Studies
- Canning College Diploma of Commerce (UWA Stream)
- Taylors College diploma program
- Northern Consortium United Kingdom’s International Foundation Year