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University of Wollongong

University Fact

A Times Top 200 University
UOW has been ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement, which bases its rankings on academic peer reviews and the universities of choice for key global graduate recruitment agencies, as well as the university's staff-to-student ratios, the number of citations of UOW academics, and the proportion of international students and staff.

  • With its origins dating back to 1951, the University of Wollongong was awarded university status in 1975.
  • The University is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the city center, in the foothills of Mount Keira and is accessible by a free shuttle bus from all areas of the city.
  • The campus, which combines a tranquil bush setting with modern facilities, provides extensive student support services including: university email account; academic skills support; on-campus security; health services; disabilities support; counseling service; computer labs; sports and recreation facilities including 50-meter indoor pool; more than 70 student clubs and societies including sporting clubs; library, chaplaincy, cafés and restaurants.

Academic Program

  • The university houses one of the largest sites of information technology, multimedia and telecommunications research in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The University of Wollongong has been recognized as one of the top Australian universities for excellence in teaching performance under the 2006 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund. (DEST 29 November 2005)
  • Subject to a few restrictions, you can choose to study almost any course provided you have the necessary prerequisite knowledge.
  • The University offers courses in Biological Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing; Communications, Media and Journalism; Computer and Information Sciences; Design; Education; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Foreign Languages and Linguistics; Health, Sport and Recreation; Humanities and Social Sciences; International Relations /Studies; Mathematics and Statistics; Nursing; Psychology; Sciences; Performing Arts and Visual Arts

Popular Electives

Most students choose to take 1-2 electives during their time in Australia. Many Australia-related courses are available.

  • Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Arts and Society
  • Discovering Downunder: A Geography of Australia
  • Australian Studies: Cultures and Identities

For more details regarding courses available at the University of Wollongong, please visit their website. For a general listing of all subject areas offered at our partner universities, visit What You Can Study.

More details regarding course selection will be provided upon acceptance.

Specialty Programs

Discovering Down Under
This is a broad yet coherent overview of the physical and human environments of contemporary Australia. How did Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef form? Why is Sydney particularly vulnerable to bushfires? Which is the most multicultural Australian city? Topics include landforms; climate; vegetation; coasts; rivers and deserts; indigenous Australia; population; industry and agriculture; cities, suburbs and rural settlement; and interactions with Australia’s near neighbors. Field study is incorporated into this subject and is offered in the July semester.

About the Campus

The University of Wollongong is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the coastal city of Wollongong in the foothills of Mt. Keira and is accessible by direct bus line from all areas of the city. Wollongong is situated 90 minutes south of the Sydney Central Business District along the coast of New South Wales and has easy access to the city by rail or car.

The campus combines a tranquil bushland setting with modern, state-of-the art facilities and infrastructure that create the perfect learning environment. The campus is a sanctuary for native wildlife, its parklike environment encourages students to enjoy the surrounding beaches, rainforests and mountains. The university’s casual, laid-back atmosphere reflects a relaxed and friendly setting while its live music venues, numerous cafés, market days and parklands create a lively interactive student scene.

Campus Activities

The University of Wollongong offers over 60 student organizations ranging from political and artistic to religious, cultural, athletic and academic. Explore Kakadu National Park on the Top End of Australia with Project Challenge, an experience that incorporates adventure travel, community service, intercultural exchange and personal growth.

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