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Perth: University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Agriculture, Archeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Culture, Dance, Development and Planning, Drama/Theater/Performing Arts, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Government, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, International Relations, Internship, Irish Studies, Italian, Journalism, Land and Food Resources, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Media, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Statistics, Studio Art and Design, Teaching ESL, Theology, Tourism, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science
Type of Program:
Exchange
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
University of Western Australia

Program Overview     


Perth, AustraliaPerth is the state capital of Western Australia. With a population of 1.8 million people, its many contrasts range from skyscrapers to more than 30 miles of white sandy beaches. It is ranked as Australia’s most environmentally attractive city, has more hours of sunshine than any other Australian city, and was ranked in a 2010 survey as one of the world’s top 10 lifestyle destinations. The local population enjoys a cosmopolitan outdoor lifestyle, first-class cultural, social, and recreational amenities, and excellent proximity to the major cities of Asia.

The University of Western Australia was established in 1911 as the state's first university. The Academic Ranking of World Universities placed the University of Western Australia as 24th in the world - the highest ranking in Australia. Psychology, education and earth and marine sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions in 2014 according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Learn more about the University of Western Australia by visiting their incoming student facebook page.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in agriculture, natural sciences, liberal arts, earth and mineral sciences, exercise science, and engineering. Use the on-site course catalog to find more information about specific courses.

You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits). 

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Perth UWA Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu.

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.


Housing and Meals


Perth, AustraliaStudent can apply to live in a residential college (the Australian version of a dormitory).  Two-three meals a day are included in the housing cost depending on the residential college. To learn more about the different cost of housing, visit the University of Western Australia housing website.
 
On-campus housing is competitive, so it is recommended to submit the housing application as early as possible. The application process varies for each residential college so review the housing information. Students who are unable to live in on-campus residential colleges may contact the University of Western Australia Housing Service Office to request assistance in finding private housing.

Housing costs in Australia can vary significantly between the different residential colleges and off-campus options.  Students are responsible for researching the different housing opportunities in order to choose their best option.  See the notes section of the Budget Sheet for more details on the varying costs. Also, learn more about the cost of living in Perth.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall and Spring budget sheets. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 07/28/2014 11/22/2014
NOTE: The semester begins on July 28. Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to the beginning of the semester for which the dates are TBD.
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 02/13/2015 06/21/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. Arrival date depends on when your selected housing become available. Please confirm with the University of Western Australia. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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