Type of Program: Semester
City: Wollongong, Australia
Cost: See Program Costs page

The University is located in the city of Wollongong (pronounced 'Wool-n-gong'), 50 miles south of Sydney. The main campus is situated at the base of Mt Keira. The city enjoys a mild coastal climate, with an average summer maximum temperatures of 25 °C and winter maximum of 17 °C. The city of Wollongong is a short bus ride from campus, and an hour's train ride south of Sydney. Wollongong offers many alternatives for shopping, and more energetic outdoor activities. The University of Wollongong is a modern, innovative center of learning. It offers a comprehensive suite of degree programs from Engineering and Information Technology to Australian Studies/Aboriginal Studies. Established in 1951, the University has a student population of over 20,000. Students from over 70 countries study together on an 82-hectare campus with many green spaces, ponds, streams and waterfalls.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a modern, innovative center of learning, and provides a highly personalized environment for study. The University has comprehensive academic offerings across nine faculties ranging from engineering and information technology to Australian studies/Aboriginal Studies. Not only will you receive a world-class education at UOW, but you will also have the chance to enjoy the unique lifestyle that Wollongong and its surrounding regions offer. Wollongong's coastal location offers a unique environment in which to live and study, with mid-sized facilities and services set in a beautiful environment less than ninety minute train ride south of Sydney, and only 3 hours from Canberra (the nation's capital). The city's size also makes it easy to get around. The UOW campus is less than five kilometres (three miles) from the city centre and beaches, and is easily accessible by public transport, bike or walking. The University is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in Australia, earning a place in the top two percent of universities in the world by its performance in the 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Study abroad students can choose courses from 12 study themes specially designed to suit their degree. Each theme gathers together related subjects organized by study level to make your study abroad experience relevant and easy. Of course, students are always free to design their own custom program of study from hundreds of UOW courses. 

Review the Study Abroad and Exchange guide for information on course offerings and the university.

Academic Calendar
Late February - Mid June
Fall: Late July - Mid November

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses. Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are eligible to applyJunior status required.


Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.