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University of Western Australia (Partner)
Perth, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Description:
University of Western Australia
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Established in 1911, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is a moderately large university with around 24,435 students currently enrolled, 3,948 of which are international students and 448 of which are exchange students. The campus is situated on the banks of the Swan River and minutes from the metropolitan center of Perth.

Fast Facts
Program Type: Exchange
Student levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English
Language Requirement:  None
University website:

The academics at UWA is comprised of five sections: Arts (28 units), Commerce (8 units), Design (3 units), Science (31 units), and Philosophy. To learn more about the departments housed under each unit, visit:
http:/\ The UWA Student Guild, a representative student organization, has a reputation for being one of the mot active and social in Australia. The organization organizes countless activities, competitions, and provides a variety of services as well as supporting over 100 clubs and societies.
To view all courses available to prospective students, please visit:

Housing & Meals
UWA housing office provides accomodation lists in surrounding areas to the campus. There are five residential colleges available for on-campus housing: University Hall (formerly Currie Hall), St. Catherine’s College, St. George’s College, St. Thomas More College, and Trinity. For students who prefer more independent living, unfurnished properties are available at Crawley Village— with priority given to postgraduate level students. Living accommodations are on a “first come, first serve” basis, so students are encouraged to apply early.

Cost Information
Exchange students pay their regular tuition to UM, and their room and board in UWA.  The annual cost of living depends on individual lifestyles and the type of accommodations, but $20,800-26,000/year or $400-500/week is generally sufficient for most students to live comfortably.

Credit Transfer
All students must take 24 credit-points per semester (4 classes, 6 credit-points each). UM Exchange students who pass 24 credit-points per semester received 16 credits, or 4 UM credits per course.

Program Dates
Semester 1: late February - to
                   late May
Semester 2: late July - November

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 01/30/2016 02/09/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 05/02/2016 05/16/2016 TBA TBA