University of Western Australia

  • Located on the banks of the Swan River in Perth
  • Widely acknowledged as one of Australia's most beautiful university campuses
  • 16,000+ students (14 400 undergraduates) across 3 campuses
  • 5km from the Central Business District, easily accessed by walkways and bike paths
  • Academic strengths include Anthropology, Archaeology, Australian Studies, Asian Studies, Agriculture, Environmental/Natural Resource Management, Engineering, Geology and Human Movement
  • UWA Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere
  • Please see the Tuition, Fees and Awards tab for unique funding opportunities

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsLawScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the primary language of instruction


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students must have a minimum 72% cumulative average to attend this partnership
  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Western Australia-LAW' on their Go Global application

Term dates

  • Semester 1: End of February to End of June
  • Semester 2: Mid-July to End of November


What term to list on your Go Global Application:

  • Term 1: if planning to take UWA's semester 2
  • Term 2: if planning to take UWA's semester 1
  • Full year: if planning to take UWA's semester 2 and then take UWA's Semester 1
  • Split year: if planning to take UWA's semester 1 and then take UWA's semester 2

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 6 UWA points = 4 UBC credits

Passing grade

50 - 59% = P (Pass)

Grading scheme

  • Final grades will be based on a combination of oral/written assignments and tests, project work, participation in tutorials and laboratories and final examinations
  • Multi-choice assessment is not a common method of assessment at UWA
  • Although specific unit requirements will vary, generally there is a greater emphasis placed on the final examination than you may be used to
  • At the end of your period of study, an official academic transcript recording the units you enrolled in and the grades you obtained will be available
  • 80 - 100% = HD (Higher Distinction)
  • 70 - 79% = D (Distinction)
  • 60 - 69% = CR (Credit Pass)
  • 50 - 59% = P (Pass)
  • 45 - 49% = N+ (Fail)
  • 0 - 44% = N (Fail)
  • UP (Ungraded Pass) P (Pass Conditional)
  • UF (Ungraded Fail)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

  • Pre-enrolment is not available at UWA, however classes do not normally fill up
  • Students may request pre-approval of units by completing a Proposed Study List in the online application
  • A UWA Academic Advisor will assess the proposed study plan for pre-requisites and other restrictions
  • An Approved Study List will then be emailed to the students prior to departure
  • Formal enrolment takes place during Orientation
  • Students can seek academic advice during Orientation, and are able to receive additional approvals at this time
  • The add/drop period is open for the first 2 weeks of classes

Full course load information

  • Standard academic load per semester: 24 points
  • All students should enroll in 24 points credit points per semester
  • Most units (courses) have a value of 6 credit points

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Mind, Body, Culture
Partner course code: ANTH 3501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-28
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Australian Aboriginal Art
Partner course code: HART 3666
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-30
UBC course: CRWR 2nd
Title: ENGL2501 - Creative Writing: Theory and Practice
Partner course code: ENGL 2501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-08
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: French Studies 7
Partner course code: FREN 3407
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2020-07-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Masculinity, Nostalgia, and Change
Partner course code: HIST 2902
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 300a
Title: Adult Psychopathology
Partner course code: PSYC 3314
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 308a
Title: Psychology and Social Behaviour
Partner course code: PSYC 3312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-27
UBC course: PSYC 311
Title: Psychology of Sport
Partner course code: SSEH 3375
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-28
UBC course: PSYC 365
Title: Cognitive Neuroscience
Partner course code: PSYC 3317
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychological Science in the Modern World
Partner course code: PSYC 3303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-08-31
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Partner course code: SSEH 3301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-09-10
UBC course: SPPH 3rd
Title: Disease Prevention and Control
Partner course code: PUBH 2204
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2021-02-23

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 4th
Title: Engaged Anthropology
Partner course code: ANTH 3401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-20
UBC course: CHEM 330
Title: Synthetic Applications
Partner course code: CHEM 3004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-20
UBC course: CHEM 424
Title: Advanced Chemical Synthesis
Partner course code: CHEM 3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: CHEM 4th
Title: Chemistry Beyond the Laboratory
Partner course code: CHEM 3006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-20
UBC course: CHEM 4th
Title: The Molecules of Life
Partner course code: CHEM 3008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: ECON 1st
Title: Microeconomics - Prices and Markets
Partner course code: ECON 1101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: ENGL 364
Title: Victorian Dreams and the Technological World
Partner course code: ENGL 3604
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-05
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Australian Literature - Classic and Popular
Partner course code: ENGL 3300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Looking For Australia: From the Deep Past to Federation
Partner course code: HIST 2015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-18
UBC course: INDG 295
Title: Boodjar Moort Katitjin: Introduction to Indigenous Heritage and Knowledge
Partner course code: INDG 1160
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

For the 2020/21 Academic Year, UWA is awarding three scholarships, worth AU$5,000 each, for students to study in beautiful Perth, Australia. These scholarships need to be awarded to students commencing their exchange in Term 1, (UWA’s July to November semester). 


  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must not hold an Australian citizenship / permanent residency
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average

This award cannot be dispersed prior to arrival. Successful applicants will need to open an Australian bank account on arrival and the funds will be transferred directly to them.

To apply, access the Go Global Gateway. Under Search Experiences find "Endeavour Leadership Award." Select Term 1 or Full Year to begin an application.

for your international experience and use the tips below to guide you (up to 500 words).

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable


Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Demand for rental accommodation has risen over the years and housing is not guaranteed
  • Students who intend to look for off-campus accommodation should plan to arrive at least 10 days prior to the start of the International Welcome & Orientation Program to allow time to look for accommodation
  • There have been cases of false advertising in the past and it would be in your best interest to physically view accommodation before you pay a deposit or sign a lease
  • Off-Campus Accommodation: Students will be directed to the Housing Service of Student Services, which offers a free and confidential accommodation advisory support service to enrolled students (cannot provide housing guarantees)
  • Airport Reception: A 24 hour airport pick-up service is available free of charge if you have applied for permanent or temporary housing in one of the University Residential Colleges, or if your final destination on arrival is within the university precinct (Nedlands, Crawley, Subiaco, Shenton Park or the Perth CBD)
  • Temporary Accommodation: If temporary accommodation is required, UWA will book on-campus accommodation for you, and if temporary on-campus accommodation is unavailable, UWA will provide guidance on other off‐campus options

Information on accommodation

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