Academic and English requirements for international postgraduate students

What are the academic and English requirements for international students to study a postgraduate degree at UWA?

Academic Requirements
The University may consider an applicant for admission to a postgraduate degree course if the applicant:

  • has successfully completed a bachelor's degree (usually with first class or second class honours) at this University in a relevant subject or
  • has successfully completed a qualification which is deemed equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's Degree with a satisfactory level of achievement, in an appropriate area of study 

The applicant may also:

  • provide appropriate evidence of general and professional qualifications or vocational experience which satisfies the University that the applicant possesses the capacity to undertake study at an appropriate level in the relevant course; and
  • in some cases applicants must provide evidence they have satisfied course prerequisites as listed in the UWA Handbook.

If you are not sure whether your international qualification is considered equivalent to an Australian Degree, it's best to submit an application via the Online Application System (UWA Apply) along with your supporting documents for assessment. 

Note: Admissions and the relevant School cannot assess an incomplete application.

English requirements
All applicants to the University must demonstrate English Language Competency through a pass in an approved test of English. Some courses have additional requirements. Research Programs have a higher English requirement.

If you do not currently meet these requirements, it may be possible for you to study an English Language program at UWA's Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT). You can request a Packaged Program of English Language Training, when submitting an application on our Online Application system (UWA Apply). This allows the University to provide a Conditional Offer to your degree program of choice together with your CELT offer.

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