Fairway UWA offers an alternative pathway to UWA by supporting eligible students during Year 12.
The program recognises that students who face financial hardship and other difficult circumstances are often prevented from achieving their true academic potential.
- Benefits of the Fairway UWA Program
- Admission to UWA
- Ongoing Support to Fairway Students
- Apply For Fairway
Benefits of the Fairway UWA Program
If you are invited to join Fairway UWA, you will complete a program of activities that will help you achieve in Year 12 and beyond. The program includes:
- an on-campus residential Summer School;
- an April Master Class on WACE English;
- Saturday English Classes by an experienced instructor;
- a non-residential Winter School;
- online study skills modules;
- mentoring by current UWA students;
- an encouraging environment and extra resources;
- membership to the helpful online tutoring service, Yourtutor, and;
- a pathway to future study at UWA.
Please note: all reasonable costs for attending Fairway Events including travel will be covered by UWA.
You are eligible to apply to the Fairway program if you are in Year 11, studying at least four WACE subjects, and:
- you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, citizen of New Zealand, or holder of an Australian Humanitarian Visa;
- receive Youth Allowance or can demonstrate financial hardship;
- or Your family receives a means-tested Commonwealth benefit.
Once you have made a successful application and completed the Fairway program, and:
- achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or above;
- complete the requirements for the WA Certificate of Education;
- achieve UWA’s English Language Competence;
- and satisfy prerequisites for entry into a particular major,
you will be eligible for an offer of admission to one of the University’s three-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Commerce).
Standard admission to these degrees requires a minimum ATAR of 80; successful Fairway students will be admitted with an ATAR of 70 or above.
Fairway students who are accepted into UWA will receive support with their transition. This includes:
- invitations to Fairway events;
- transitional help throughout the first year of university;
- study groups for particular units;
- continued pastoral care and advice across the years of studies at UWA; and
- connecting students to useful UWA services such as the Counselling Team, Study Smarter and Careers Centre to name a few.
Applications for the 2018 Fairway Cohort open on June 1st and close on August 30th.
For further enquires, please contact Fairway UWA during office hours.