How to apply

My first degree

Nice work! Looks like you’re set to graduate from high school and start your first degree as an undergraduate student with us. Find out all about your entry requirements and options below, as well as important dates and FAQs.

ATAR entry

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Early offers for 2022 entry

Learn about our new pathways for Year 12 school leavers to apply early for admission to our undergraduate degrees. Find out if you're eligible to apply, then apply direct to UWA.

Early offers are based on your Predicted ATAR (check individual course pages for each ATAR requirement), or equivalent for 2022 entry.

ATAR entry

Admission requirements

Completed English ATAR/Literature ATAR or EALD ATAR or equivalent with a final scaled score of 50 or higher
– If you received a final scaled score of less than 50, you may be invited to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and pass to meet our requirements.
Prerequisites for majors
– Some majors require you to have a scaled score of 50 or more in an ATAR or equivalent subject, like Mathematics Applications or Chemistry.
– If an ATAR subject is required for your major and you have not passed it, you may need to take bridging units in your degree.
– Check individual major pages for more information.

ATAR equity and diversity pathways


If you completed your entire Year 12 studies at a Broadway UWA School, you will receive an automated ATAR adjustment.


Students who have successfully completed the Fairway support program in Year 12  can gain entry to our undergraduate degrees with an ATAR of 70 or above.

First in Family

If your parents or guardians have not completed a university-level degree, you may be eligible for a place at UWA through the  First in Family program. You are still eligible if you have siblings currently studying or planning to study at university.

Indigenous pathways

Our School of Indigenous Studies provides the Provisional Entry Scheme to study at UWA if you haven't met admission requirements.


If your academic achievements were adversely affected by certain disadvantages, you can apply for entry through our UWay program.

Didn’t meet the ATAR or didn’t sit ATAR?

STAT to meet university entry or English requirement

AccessUWA provides you with the opportunity to enrol in units without being formally admitted to a degree. Upon successful completion of four assessed units, you can apply for undergraduate admission based on your results.


Our School of Indigenous Studies provides two pathways to study at UWA if you haven’t met admission requirements.

Indigenous pathways

If you didn’t complete Year 12 ATAR, don’t have qualifications for university entry, or would like to prepare for university studies, UWA Smart Start at our Albany campus may be for you.

UWA Smart Start – Albany campus

If you are keen to take a break before you start university study, you can apply for mature-age entry after you turn 20 years old. Explore our entry pathways for non-school leavers.

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Taking time off before starting at university

You’ll be eligible to study one of our comprehensive bachelor degrees once you’ve successfully completed a graded Australian University Enabling Program, and obtained an average of 65.

Completion of an Enabling Program will satisfy UWA's English Language Competency requirements. Enabling programs do not satisfy subject prerequisite requirements unless assessed by a UWA teaching area.

Enabling Program

Foundation Programs are courses of study of at least one academic year. Successful completion may provide eligibility to one of UWA’s comprehensive degree (subject to quotas and degree requirements).

English language competence and subject prerequisites will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Foundation Program

Important dates

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 study are open. You can apply directly to UWA or via TISC. For key application and ATAR dates, visit the TISC Important Dates calendar.

UWA Application Help Day

Come along to the Future Students Centre on Sunday 19 December 2021 from 8.30am – 4.30pm, and get all your questions answered on your application (direct or through TISC), our courses and more. We’ll be on hand to offer advice and support, to help you figure out which path is right for you. We will continue to be available on phones and live-chat from 4.30 – 7.30pm on this day.

Find out more or register

Extended opening hours

Our Future Students Centre is open over the 2021/2022 Christmas and New Year break to support you with any questions relating to your offer or application.

View the extended opening hours

Frequently asked questions

When will I hear about my application?

If you’ve applied directly to UWA, your application will be processed by our Admissions team on a rolling basis and you will receive an outcome to your registered email address shortly.

If you’ve applied via TISC, there will be two large offer rounds following the release of Year 12 results at the end of the year. Keep an eye on the TISC Important Dates website for more information.

I’ve received an offer to study at UWA, what’s next?

Congratulations on your UWA offer! We can’t wait to welcome you on campus. Your offer letter will contain your new student number and important course details like course code, study mode and more.

Your next steps are:

  1. Accept your offer 
  2. Activate your Pheme Account 
  3. Use your Pheme login details to access your Careers and Employability Package
When do I have to accept my offer by?
This date depends on your course, so read your offer letter carefully and take action as soon as you can. If you log in, you will see your offer response deadline on your dashboard.
What if my application is declined?

Contact our Future Students team for individual advice about entry pathways available to you.

How can I update my registered email address?
You can update your registered email address by contacting us at [email protected]. In your email, state the subject header as ‘Request to update registered email’, and provide your full name, UWA Student ID (if known) and the email address that you would like to update.
How can I change my offer to another course?

If you have submitted an application through UWA Apply, you can contact us at [email protected] and request to add/re-arrange your preferences or change your current course offer.

In your email, state the subject header as ‘Request to Change Course/Major’, and provide your full name, UWA student ID (if known), course and major that you applied for and your new course preference order.

If you have applied through TISC, you can re-arrange your preferences before the TISC closing dates available on the TISC website.

What happens if I have an Early Offer from UWA and have also applied through TISC?
If your TISC offer is for a different UWA course, we will contact you requesting confirmation of the course you wish to commence. If your TISC offer is for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Podiatry then this offer will supersede your current offer. If you are given a TISC offer to another University, your current UWA offer still stands.
How can I access my ATAR results?
All students who have completed ATAR will be able to access their WACE results and Universities Admission Advice letter (UAAL) on the TISC website. Results will be available from Sunday 19 December 2021.

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