The UWA International Research Internship Program (IRIP)

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

Further information

For more information about research collaboration opportunities within the Worldwide Universities Network please contact Michelle Emmett, Manager, International Networks, on (+61 8) 6488  8033

Worldwide Universities Network


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Since 2010, UWA has offered research training programs for high performing international students. The initial program began as a partnership between The University of Science and Technology China (USTC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA).

It was extended in 2012 to include Nanjing University (NJU), in 2013 to include Zhejiang University (ZJU) and in 2016 and called the UWA - China Research Training Program.

The was renamed the UWA International Research Internship Program (IRIP) to reflect growing partnerships with universities around the world.

In 2018 our partners included: USTC, Nanjing University, Zhejiang University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Nagoya University, SKKU and the University of Washington.

After a brief hiatus in 2019, IRIP has been relaunched for 2020 as Summer Down Under: Research Internship.  

Program Overview

For more details, please visit the new website: