The University of Western Australia
Future Students

Fairway UWA

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.



  1. Benefits of the Fairway UWA Program
  2. Admission to UWA
  3. Ongoing Support to Fairway Students
  4. 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:

  • on-campus residential Summer School (all reasonable costs including travel will be covered by UWA)
  • online study skills modules to complement your Year 12 studies
  • mentoring by current UWA students
  • an encouraging environment that will support you in Year 12
  • extra resources to allow you to make the most of your potential
  • membership to the helpful online tutoring resource Yourtutor.
  • support in your transition to study at UWA
  • a pathway to future study

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Admission to UWA

You are eligible to apply to the Fairway program if you are in Year 11, studying 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 and can demonstrate financial hardship;
  • orYour family receives a means-tested Commonwealth benefit.

Once they have made a successful application, Fairway students who complete the program, and:

will be eligible for an offer of admission in their choice of 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.


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Ongoing Support to Fairway Students

Fairway students who are accepted into UWA will receive support with their transition. This includes: 

  • Fairway UWA Scholarships
  • Fairway UWA Accomodation Scholarships: A scholarship for residence at St Catherine’s College
  • Invitations to Fairway events including a Welcome Lunch
  • Continual support and transitional help throughout the first year of university


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Apply For Fairway 

Applications for the 2016 Fairway Cohort will open on June 1. 

If you are in Year 11 at a high school in Western Australia, you can register your interest for Fairway UWA 2017 in the link below:

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Fairway UWA appreciates the support and the sponsorship of St. Catherine's College and University Hall for our program.


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Further information

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