Tertiary Study in Western Australia

Universities in Western Australia


There are five universities in Western Australia, one of which – the University of Western Australia – is a member of the Group of Eight universities.


  • Curtin University


Curtin University is a large multi-cultural university.  It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia’s third largest international student population.  It maintains campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries.  Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through a number of campuses and education centres spread across the state, but also has a campus in Sydney where it offers a range of business courses.  Visit Curtin University to find out more.


  • Edith Cowan University (ECU)


Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.  ECU is considered a pioneer in the development of alternative entry pathways to higher education, helping Western Australians reach their potential. Visit Edith Cowan University to find out more!


  • Murdoch University


Murdoch University has more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff with a desire to discover, use their imaginations and ultimately make a difference.  There are over 200 undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses offered across a range of disciplines, and the university is organised into eight schools – Arts, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health Professions, Law, Management and Governance, Psychology and Exercise Science, and Veterinary and Life Sciences.  The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program seeks to provide an important learning experience for students, while allowing them to demonstrate their graduate skills to employers.  Find out more at Murdoch University.


  • University of Western Australia (UWA)


The University of Western Australia (UWA) has very high quality undergraduates and this is underpinned by the fact that the proportion of UWA graduates accepted into full-time employment within five months of completing their course is the highest of all Western Australian universities and among the highest in Australia.  UWA is also one of only two universities in Western Australia that offer graduate Medicine.  Visit University of Western Australia to find out more!


  • University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)


The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) was founded in December 1989, and now has over 7000 students enrolled on its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.  UNDA is the only other Western Australian university offering graduate medicine, and it is offered at both the Fremantle and Sydney campuses.  Visit University of Notre Dame Australia to find out more!