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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

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About UOW
The University of Wollongong enjoys an international reputation for world-class research, exceptional teaching quality, and graduate outcomes.

We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Being Australia’s 9th largest city and just over an hour from Sydney, Wollongong is a vibrant city that offers the perfect Australian lifestyle. It’s easy to get around and enjoys a lower cost of living than other Australian cities.

Our courses have been developed by teachers who are leading their fields. Our student-focused approach to teaching and learning means you will have the guidance and support you need. And this all takes place in a city on one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines.

Life at UOW
Our Wollongong campus combines modern teaching and study spaces on 83 hectares (205 acres) of landscaped Australian bushland.

During your time at UOW there are endless opportunities to get involved with life on campus. With 100 clubs and societies and 180 live acts on campus each year, it’s just a matter of choosing between them.

Experience the best of the Australian lifestyle - sun, sport, and outdoor living, all while earning credit towards your degree.

World-class results
We’ve worked hard to become one of the world’s most respected young universities. Studying at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet – recognised globally for their academic excellence. But our proudest achievements are our students, who upon graduation are ranked among the best in the world.

  • Top 20: 12th best modern university in the world. QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2016
  • Top 1%: Rating for graduates from a global employer survey. QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers Survey 2016/2017
  • Top 2% overall rating among the world’s universities. 218th QS World University Rankings 2016/2017

UOW study areas
UOW offers subjects in a wide range of study areas. Study abroad and exchange students are welcome to choose any combination of subjects from the Subject Descriptions link on the Course Handbook website.

  • Business and Economics
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Media and Communications
  • Psychology
  • Public and Population Health
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Work

Accommodation guarantee for all international students
In a UOW student residence you will benefit from a multicultural environment offering a high level of academic and wellbeing support. Choose from fully-catered, flexi-catered, or self-catered styles of accommodation. Most first-year students find the convenience of fully-catered to be an ideal option.

  • WEERONA - Catered
  • CAMPUS EAST - Flexi-catered/Self-catered
  • KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE - Self-catered
  • KEIRAVIEW- Self-catered
  • MARKETVIEW - Self-catered
  • THE MANOR - Catered Post-grad only
  • GRADUATE HOUSE - Self-catered Post-grad, family, and mature age
  • BANGALAY - Self catered Post-grad, family, and mature age

How to apply
Before applying, students should check with their Study Abroad or Exchange Adviser to see if there are special program arrangements between their home institution and the University of Wollongong.

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