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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Perth, Australia Study Abroad Program
University of Western Australia
Country: Australia
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Language: English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several majors - See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU Tuition plus room and board at host institution
Deadline: March 1 for the following fall; October 1 for the following spring

Program Overview

Photo by: Tsun-Thai Chai


Established in 1911, the University of Western Australia's riverside campus has established itself as one of Perth's best loved landmarks. The campus is widely acclaimed for the beauty of its setting along the Swan River. Today the University enrolls over 19,000 students in 9 Faculties. The campus has students and staff from more than 80 countries with world-class facilities in a magnificent garden setting. UWA is a member of Australia's 'Group of 8' leading research-intensive universities. Its agriculture program has distinguished departments in animal science, agricultural and resource economics, plant sciences, plant nutrition and soil science.

Academic Programs

The University Of Western Australia offers a wide variety of academic programs including; agriculture, art and architecture, business, computer science, language and culture,, philosophy, science and engineering, and many more!  (Click here).


Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at the University of Western Australia are eligible.

Perth, Western Australia


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at UWS. The student's academic advisor at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at UWA satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their advisor and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree. For course information please visit


Located on the banks of the Swan River in Perth the capital city of Australia's largest State -- Western Australia -- the University is the State's longest established tertiary institution.

As a center for learning, it combines the refined traditions of the world's old and great universities with the esprit and excitement of study and research in the 1990s. The University, which opened in 1913, has acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions, attracting researchers of world standing across the range of disciplines, with international leaders in many diverse fields..

The University has a strong research culture. Recently it attracted more competitive research funding -- on a per capita basis of staff involved in research -- than any other Australian University. This strength in research makes the University especially appealing to students from across Australia, and from neighboring Asian nations, Europe and America.

The high caliber of its teaching staff, state-of-the-art research facilities, well-equipped lecture theatres and laboratories -- plus a superb range of arts venues that accommodate some of the city's most celebrated cultural events -- provide a learning environment that stimulates both creativity and innovation. From its extensive art collection to its wealth of sporting facilities, the University seeks to meet the cultural and recreational needs of students, staff and the broader community.



Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at UWA will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at UWA will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend UWA. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Australia as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid may be available for study abroad at UWA. Additional costs for study at UWA (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


Applications can be started online at the MSU study abroad homepage.  For more information contact Anna Greenberg in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 to study at UWA the following July or October 1 to study at UWA the following February. In Australia the academic year begins in February.

Additional Information




For additional information contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

For information from the University of Western Australia contact:

Milly Ingate
International Centre
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009
Perth, Western Australia

Or visit the University of Western Australia's Agriculture Dept. web-page at :