A little bit about the International Students' Department

​The International Students' Department represents the international contingent of the student body at UWA, and acts as an umbrella organisation for international students' associations and clubs on campus.

The International Students’ Department of UWA is the peak student body representing international students in the University and acts as an umbrella organisation for smaller international students’ associations and clubs on campus.

All full-fee paying international students are automatically members of ISD. We organise and subsidise an assortment of activities, sports, games, parties and trips. We also look after the welfare of all international students on campus by advocating on issues that concern international students. We are comprised of 4 sub-departments: Social, Welfare, Education and Public Relations.

Check out the ISD blog >

Additional Resources:


Information on visas and migration agents can be found on the Student Assist pages of the website!


There's a few options when it comes to housing for international students. 

Live in a residential college: All 5 colleges are located directly across the road from UWA and are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. You’ll get your own private furnished room, and fees are fully inclusive of all utilities, some or all meals, and heaps of programs and events throughout the year.  

To find out more about living at on of UWA's Residential Colleges, contact [email protected] or call +61 8 9488 0500.

Live in a UWA-owned property: UWA owns and manages a range partially furnished of apartments, units and houses located next to the University, suitable for both undergrad and postgrad students, as well as couples and families. All properties are self-catering, and weekly fees are exclusive of utilities (electricity, water, gas, and internet). 

To find out more, contact [email protected] or call +61 8 9488 0500.  

Live off-campus in Perth city: UWA has endorsed two purpose-built student accommodation providers located close to the City of Perth, with public transport to UWA available nearby. Refer to the Campus Perth and The Boulevard websites for more information including applicable rates.  

Shared housing: check out the Student Housing Database maintained by the University.

Short-term accomodation: Short stays are available from as little as one night to a maximum of three months. Refer to our website, or contact [email protected] for further details.


Discrimination can be reported to the University:

Standup Bystander Training

Learn how to be an ethical bystander and support others, and help to create a supportive and inclusive UWA Community. Our free Step Up Bystander Training is delivered by the UWA Health Promotion Unit and hosted by the International Students Department.


There is a Westpac branch on campus in Guild Village, including an ATM.

There are also ANZ and Commonwealth bank branches nearby:

ANZ: 32 St Quentin Ave, Claremont

Commonwealth: 4 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands


International students receive 10% off hot food at the The Village IGA on campus in Guild Village! Show your ISD sticker to redeem. ISD stickers can be collected by International students at the Guild Student Centre.

Medical Services & Clinics

The UWA Medical Centre is located on the 2nd floor in Guild Village.

Reports of sexual misconduct can be reported to the Disclosure Office.

Sub Departments

Yiran Wang

Student Representative

Stanley Natalius

Student Representative

Rachel Lo

Student Representative

Student Representatives

Anushka Mukherjee

Student Representative

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Rutvi Timbadia

Head of Department

Get Involved

Check out our amazing range of clubs on campus!

Get Fed

Our cafes across campus have a big range of budget meals on offer!