Since 1911, the University of Western Australia has helped shape the careers of over 100,000 graduates. Over the years the University has acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions, attracting researchers of world standing across the range of disciplines, with international leaders in many diverse fields. UWA is proud to rank 92 in the Top 100 of Universities around the world (QS 2020). As one of the world’s elite, research-intensive universities, we are focused on being a trusted source of open and accessible research and driving excellence through world-leading collaboration.

Key Research Areas

  • Astronomical and Space Science
  • Creative Arts and Writing
  • Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering - Chemical, Electronic and Mechanical Geosciences
  • Physics - Classical, Optical and Quantum

Please see here all our Key Research Areas

Research Achievements

  • 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology to Professor Barry Marshall
  • Emeritus Professor Robin Warren 2018 Fields Medal to Professor Akshay Venkatesh


  • More funding information and application deadline available here.
  • Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher. More information