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Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 3. Junior
UW Study Abroad Program Manager: renesm
Program Information:
Location Perth, Australia
Academic Term Summer Quarter 
Credits 12 UW credits per quarter
Eligibility Senior standing or above by time of departure;
min. 3.0 GPA
Language Instruction in English
Program Manager Mike Engh |
Priority Application Deadline January 31
General This summer program gives you an opportunity to earn eight weeks of intensive research training in science and engineering laboratories at UWA while gaining extensive knowledge and first-hand experiences with the Australian culture.
Located along the banks of the Swan River in Perth, the University of Western Australia is one of Australia's top research institutions and the only university to be a member of the prestigious "Group of Eight" in the State of Western Australia. The high caliber of its teaching staff, state-of-the-art research facilities, well-equipped lecture theaters and laboratories provide a superb environment to stimulate creativity and growth. Founded in 1913 the University of Western Australia serves a student body of 18,000 students and is one of the most attractive universities in Australia with its Romanesque-style limestone buildings, expansive lawns and mature trees.
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Along with it being home to one of the premier Universities in Australia, Perth also hosts an International Arts Festival, which has grown dramatically each year. The Arts Festival features an Opera festival and a Jazz Festival which have live artists in indoor and outdoor settings. The University of Western Australia also houses the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, which has been acknowledged as one of the finest university galleries in Australia. The collection comprises more than 2000 artworks and contains examples from leading Australian and international artists acquired through donations, purchases and bequests.

The City of Perth with a population of 1.6 million offers many cultural opportunities and quick access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. The nearby city of Fremantle is one nearby coastal city well-known for its artisans and in 1987 served as the host city of the America's Cup Yachting Race. With a mediterranean climate, Perth was recently ranked 4th on The Economist's 2008 list of the "Worlds Most Livable Cities".


Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this program must be of Senior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 12 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here


Under the guidance of a UWA supervisor, successful applicants will participate in a research project, working closely with postdocs and postgraduate students from a research group as a fully-fledged member of the team. You may have the opportunity to contribute to a publication or grant application. You will also participate in range of curated events and training sessions to help launch your research career, including:

  • feature talks by world leading researchers
  • training on presentation and library skills
  • presentation of your project at a 3MT © style event
  • guidance on how to write a research proposal
  • inter-cultural social activities

Research teams on which selected you can participate cover a variety of engineering disciplines including AA, BioE, CEE, ChemE, CSE, EE, ISE, and MSE. This project list shows an updated list of available projects on which students can apply to work. You can view the UWA program page for more information. 

You can expect to receive 12 undergraduate research credits for the program. Credits can be applied as research credits through your home department or through GEN ST 350. You will coordinate with a UW faculty member and have them pre-approve credit for the proposed project before departure. The faculty member will also supervise your internship progress and, at the end of the internship period, assess the final academic product to assign a grade and credit amount. Learn more about earning engineering credit for research programs abroad

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



Students will stay in shared accommodations at Campus Perth, a student housing facility near UWA. Program accommodations during the program dates are included in the program fee. 



The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

You will pay a program fee of approximately AUD $6,975 (approximately USD $4,800) directly to UWA for accommodations, meals, and more. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

To apply to a College of Engineering partner program:

1) Submit a UW Study Abroad application. This application includes a set of electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.

Under the list of questionnaires is a link labeled “Partner Program Application.” For College of Engineering partner programs, this step is not necessary because students will receive instructions on how to submit their applications to the program provider after submitting the UW Study Abroad application. In order to ensure that your UW Study Abroad application is considered complete, click on the link labeled “Partner Program Application,” select, and click Submit. Contact if you have any questions. 

2) Submit the College of Engineering Summer Study Abroad Partner Program Supplemental Application. This application requires you to submit a personal statement and unofficial transcript. For competitive programs in which more applications are received than available spots, the personal statement will be the primary means for selection. Personal statements will be assessed based on how well the student's personal interests and goals match with the program. This application should be submitted by the UW application deadline. 

3) After the UW application deadline, selected students will be notified of their nomination to the partner program and will receive instructions to submit the partner program application directly to the program coordinators. Students should receive confirmation from the program coordinators regarding acceptance into the program. Notification dates will vary by program. 


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.