The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a young and vibrant university. Their spirit of inquiry drives their research and learning environments and their objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities. Wollongong is Australia’s 9th largest city and is located just over an hour from Sydney. It is affordable, easy to get around and enjoys a lower cost of living than other Australian cities. UOW is globally ranked among the top 250 universities and is globally ranked as one of the world’s best modern universities.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
The Wollongong campus combines modern teaching and study spaces on 205 acres of landscaped Australian bushland. There are over 100 clubs and societies and 180 live acts on campus each year.
Situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, with 17 patrolled surf beaches. Bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawara to the south, and the spectacular Illawara Escarpment to the west.
Searching for classes at UOW:
Classes are referred to as “subjects” at UOW. You can search for subjects on the University of Wollongong Subject Database
. Subjects are listed in alphabetical order by subject area. The session each subject is offered is identified as well as the credit point value. This subject information should be used as a guide only as subjects are not offered every year.
If you would like more information about subjects for exchange students at UOW, please visit the “Planning Your Academic Program” website.
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6 University of Wollongong Credit Points (typically for one class) = 4 UM credits
The academic calendar is the inverse of what students are accustomed to at UM.
Semester One: February to June (correlates with UM spring semester)
Semester Two: July to November (correlates with UM fall semester)
UOW provides on-campus student residences and apartments with single and shared rooms and catering and self-catering options. Although there is no guaranteed on-campus housing, they are usually able to accommodate exchange students. If you wish, you can live off-campus in apartments, however you will need private/public transportation to campus. The University of Wollongong Housing and Accommodation website
provides further details on housing options.
Australian Required Health Coverage:
As an international student in Australia, you are required to purchase the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This is a requirement of the Australian Immigration Department. After accepting your offer from Monash and making the payment for the OSHC, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE). This document is required to get your student visa.
In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport
that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return.
All students are required to obtain a student visa for a program abroad in Australia. The process is completely online, however it cannot be completed prior to obtaining the electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE).
For more details, visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your academic, personal and professional goals
and how admission to UOW will help you achieve them.
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to UOW; however, UOW will make the final admission decision. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to UOW in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your second choice option when completing this portion of your online application.
||Australian dollars (AUD), which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and one- and two-dollar denominations
||Prepaid is an easy and flexible way to enjoy phone service. Buy a SIM card and then “top up” or “recharge” every month or so. It’s the most flexible popular option for international students.
Once you arrive, head to a phone shop. You’ll need:
- An Australian bank statement or rental agreement
- Your student visa details
- Proof of identity – your passport
||Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
Students attending UOW can request a complimentary airport pick up from Sydney airport.
||January is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 18.6-25.8°C (65-78°F) and up to 30°C (86°F). The coldest month is July, with an average range of 8-16.2°C (46-61°F).
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