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UWA launched a review of its pathway provision in 2019 as part of a plan to deliver ambitious international growth objectives.

The previous pathways were delivered on satellite sites by different colleges, meaning there was no single seamless pathway to UWA for international students needing extra support.

UWA wanted to ensure the new pathway provision delivered high quality courses, strong outcomes and an exceptional, UWA branded student experience consistent with the ambition and status of a world top 100 university.

Following a highly competitive process, UWA chose to partner with INTO to establish UWA College to deliver UWA’s academic pathways and global student enrolment growth.


  • Launched a partnership with INTO to reimagine the pathway experience and to leverage INTO’s global reach to augment the University’s own capacity
  • Created and launched UWA College in the centre of the main university campus
  • Ensured UWA College students are fully recognised members of the University community
  • Re-designed the suite of pathway programs leveraging INTO’s global pathway academic expertise
  • Connected UWA’s international student recruitment team with INTO’s global network, including leveraging University Access Centres in Vietnam to elevate in-market presence.

What our partner university says

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"We are so pleased to see the student body growing in a manner that aligns so seamlessly with UWA’s own strategic goals for international student growth and diversity."

Professor Jennifer Howell
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement), The University of Western Australia

What our students say

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What our students say

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Outcomes – the first 18 months

Quality approval

A new suite of academic Foundation and Diploma (equivalent to Year One undergraduate) courses for international students, aligned more closely with existing university strengths, was approved by Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) with commendation:

"I'd like to commend UWA for submitting a comprehensive application. The Foundation expert made no recommendations and found the application to be of a very high standard."

Student Enrolments

  • Circa 500 students (Pathway and direct)
  • 30 nationalities

Student Experience and Performance

The new college has achieved the highest student satisfaction scores of any partnership across the global INTO network.

  • 98% overall student satisfaction
  • 98% satisfaction with the support received from UWA College staff
  • 96% of students commencing in 2022 progressed to degree study at UWA following successful completion of their pathway study.
  • 69% of students commencing in 2022 who progressed to UWA received University scholarships based on academic performance

Financial Impact

  • AU$35 million - forecast additional tuition revenue for the University of Western Australia from first pathway cohorts
  • AU$100 million+ on wider economic impact for these first cohorts of students.