University of Western Australia

  • Perth, Australia.



The University of Western Australia (UWA) is located on Australia’s western coast in Perth. It is a member of the “Group of Eight”, an association of the eight leading universities in Australia. In 2012, UWA was ranked as number 96 on the list of the world’s 100 best universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities - ARWU). Perth has about 1,7 million inhabitants, and is situated by the Swan River.

Western Australia

Number of study places
Study Abroad: Several places.

Entry requirements 
A minimum average grade of C is required.

Study level
Bachelor and Master.

Language requirements
Upper secondary school (norsk: videregående skole): Average grade of 4, or
TOEFL (internet-based test): score 90, with a minimum of 22 in the writing part, and no less than 20 in any of the other parts, or
IELTS: a score of 6.5 (and no less than 6.0 in any of the parts).

Recognition of credits 
24 credits at UWA is equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
NOTE: At UWA it is necessary to register for 4 units / 24 credits.

Tuition fees
NMBU students have to pay a Study Abroad fee, but it is possible to get a refund for accommodation costs up to AUD 1500 (Australian dollars) per semester, if evidence of paid accommodation rent can be shown. This applies both for on-campus and private accommodation.

Semester timing
Semester 1: February - June.
Semester 2: July - November.

In order to study longer than three months in Australia, a visa is required.

Before applying for a visa, it is necessary to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from the host university. A visa can be applied for electronically, with the advantage that a reply can be expected within 48 hours. As of January 2011, the cost for the application was approximately AUD 550.

Perth CBD from Mill Point (2).jpg
Perth.  Photo: Wikipedia

Published 10. October 2014 - 13:16 - Updated 7. June 2019 - 14:54