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University of Western Australia (UWA)
Perth, Australia (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Program Description:
 
The University of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

http://www.uwa.edu.au/


QUICK FACTS

Student Population:
Over 24,000 students and well over 5,000 international students (more than 20%)
Language Pre-requisite:
None
Primary Instruction Language:
English
Important Dates:
Fall Semester: February-June
December Semester: July-November

 
OVERVIEW 

UWA has over 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students with well over 5,000 international students.  Since 1911, The University of Western Australia has helped shape the careers of over 100,000 graduates.  UWA ranks 110th in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Undergraduates are welcome to study any discipline (except medicine and dentistry).  To make it easier for you to determine the credit you will receive at your home university for study at UWA, the staff has developed the OUTWARD searchable database that contains comprehensive information on the academic content and outcomes of individual units. OUTWARD also includes a history of all units taken at UWA by past study abroad and exchange students. By searching this database you can see the units other students from your University and elsewhere have studied at UWA.  For more general information on studying abroad or exchange at UWA, click here.

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PERTH

UWA's location is on the beautiful Swan River in the heart of Perth's city.  The city of Perth offers an enviable combination of urban sophistication and international flavor and has a rich lifestyle and cultural mix.  The state of Western Australia occupies the entire western third of Australia and it spans more than 2.5 million square kilometers.  WA has strong cultural diversity as there are people of more than 200 different nationalities, 170 languages spoken, and more than 100 religions practiced.  Of all the states in Australia, WA has the highest population of people born overseas.

     
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

UWA's primary language of instruction is English with no other language prerequisites.  Undergraduates are welcome to study any discipline (except medicine and dentistry) and can find the courses by going here.  College of Architecture, Planning and Design students are also welcome to study abroad at this university.

Academic Calendar:uuwa
  • Semester 1: February- June (Nominations Due November 30, Application Deadline December 31)
    • Arrive no later than February 10
    • Orientation starts February 11
    • Classes begin February 24
    • Final Exams: June 2-June 21
    • Holidays/breaks
      • April 21-25
      • June 3-7
      • June 23-28 Mid-Year vacation
Semester 2: July-November (Nominations due April 1, Application due May 1)
  • Arrive no later than July 21
  • Orientation starts July 22
  • Classes begin July 28
  • Final Exams: November 3-22
  • Holidays/breaks:
    • September 29-October 3
    • November 23 begins summer vacation


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students must meet the requirements of the K-State Study Abroad Office.  

For this university partnership, it is also required that you have a minimum of 60 credit hours and good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA.



HOUSING

For housing accommodations whilst abroad, visit UWA's housing information.



COSTS & TUITION
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Since this would be through an exchange program, tuition would be to Kansas State University for 15 credit hours plus an averaged out campus use and privilege fee.

For estimated study abroad costs, financial aid, and scholarship information, see K-State’s funding page.

UWA also breaks down some varying costs here.

Ask an advisor about the scholarship opportunities specifically for this school and the University of Queensland!



OTHER INFORMATION

Scholarships:
  • If you are considering studying in Australia (at UWA or UQ), visit the Study Abroad office in 304 Fairchild to find out more about the competitive $5000 scholarships offered.
Insurance:
  • Overseas Health Cover is compulsory for all students. Students can either purchase it through the UWA recommended provider (at AUD$218 per semester) or purchase it independently as long as it is an approved provider. Click here for more information.
Visas:
  • K-State gives a few answers to common Student Visa questions. 
Internships available:  Travel:


Alumni

Here is a list of KSU students who have previously studied abroad at this university. Feel free to contact these students if you have any questions specifically about this program.

Jack Nation (FA14) - Athletic Training - ksucats7@ksu.edu
Michelle Gutknecht (FA14) - Architectural Engineering - mgutk@ksu.edu