IFSA University of Western Australia Partnership

Perth, Australia


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: No longer accepting applications for UWA after Spring 2019
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Western Australia

UWA will suit independent and curious students who want to stay off the beaten track and explore life in the stunning, yet isolated city in the world, Perth. The city offers a relaxed, and funky lifestyle with the beach just minutes away from the city center. UWA is the oldest and most prestigious university in Western Australia. UWA is a research-intensive university, meaning that students can take part in research projects in various roles.

University of Western Australia Benefits

  • Perth is a great location for students who want an immersive experience on a small program at a big university
  • Live and study alongside Australian students
  • Enjoy the best of city and campus life on a beautiful campus with open courtyards and Mediterranean-style architecture, about three miles from the city center
  • Gain valuable experience through the internship program — work with community/government/non-profit organizations in Perth and gain academic credit
  • Local arts venues accommodate some of the city's most celebrated cultural events and great facilities for sports and recreation, including a gymnasium, fitness center, two swimming pools, and courts for squash and tennis
  • An active students' guild runs on-campus food and drink outlets, organizes student entertainment and supports a full range of social, cultural and athletic clubs and societies
  • Vast course offerings and a hands-on approach to learning

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Western Australia Partnership

Open the University of Western Australia online course catalog to explore the offered classes and subjects. 

Most students take four classes each worth 6 UWA points for a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours. 

4 UWA points = 3 U.S. semester credit hours
6 UWA points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
12 UWA points = 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
Fourth-year (4000-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
Experiential Learning
UWA offers an Arts Practicum that is open to study abroad students. This unit is designed for humanities and social science students, but students from other disciplines have participated as well. This practicum is an opportunity to gain work experience while applying the skills you have developed in a supervised project. If you are interested in this opportunity or you have questions, please contact your IFSA program advisor.

The University of Western Australia offers internships with non-profit, community and government organizations through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship. Internships are open to all study abroad students and students will do the internship for credit in place of one of their 4 regular classes. Interested students should contact their IFSA program advisor for more information.

After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Western Australia Partnership
Accounting Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Psychology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Classics Communication Science/Disorders Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Film Production Finance French Genetics Geology German Graphic Design Health Studies History Human Resources Human and Child Development Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Journalism Landscape Architecture Latin Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Music Education Music Studies Peace/Conflict Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public/Global Health Secondary Education Sociology Special Education Statistics Teaching English as a Second Language Translation Women and Gender Studies Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
UWA students live in University Hall, a residential college with 700+ students, where a partial meal plan is included and a kitchenette is available for preparing meals. Rooms are furnished with linens. Single rooms with shared bathroom facilities are available.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Hannah Sutton

Assistant Director of Student Services, Advisor for Australia and New Zealand

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 19, 2018
Program End Date
November 25, 2018

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 12, 2019
Program End Date
June 16, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs