University of Wollongong

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Computer Science
Engineering Studies
Information And Communication Technology
Science (Logistics)
Commerce (Honours)
Information Technology
Information Technology (Honours)
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Urban Yes 30856 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master, Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma Public Co-educational 6757 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa ELS
Bachelor $$$$ $$$ N
Master $$$$ $$$ N
Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma $$$ $$$ N
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for academic excellence. We are consistently ranked among the top Australian universities for the quality of our teaching, research, graduate employment rates and student experience. In 2012, UOW placed in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings: 2012-2013 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013. Set in a magnificent coastal environment just 80 kilometres from downtown Sydney, the Wollongong campus provides an inspiring study environment. We offer degrees across all levels of study - undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research: Engineering and IT, Health Sciences and Medicine; Business and Commerce Applied and Natural Sciences; Arts, Communications and Creative Arts; Law and Education. English language and academic bridging programs are also available through UOW College. UOW is one of Australia's best performing research institutions and is recognised internationally for research excellence. Over the past five years the University has consistently ranked in the top group of institutions in the highly-contested Australian Research Council Grants schemes. UOW has built a successful research reputation by focusing on research strengths grouped by five research themes: Environmental Sustainability, Innovative Materials Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Medical Research, Information & Mathematical Sciences, and Society, Policy & Culture. UOW's Sydney Business School (SBS), located at the Innovation Campus (iC) and in the heart of Sydney's financial district, is ranked as the third best business school in Australia according to the 2011/2012 QS Global 200 Business School Report. SBS provides a range of business and professional development programs.


Both on and off campus housing is available (on campus only in Wollongong).

Student life

Student life at UOW is defined by a culture of working together and maintaining a healthy balance between study and relaxation. UOW Wollongong campus offers you a rich student experience. Undergraduate, postgraduate and research students all come together to create an exciting and diverse and tight-knit student community. Student-run clubs and societies give students with common interests a fun and productive way to connect. We also host student societies engaged in community and humanitarian work, including tutoring programs for disadvantaged children. We've designed our campuses to be relaxing, convenient and productive. At UOW Wollongong campus you'll find restaurants, cafes, retail shops, two banks and a medical centre. The UOW Sydney Business School campus in Sydney is in the middle of the city CBD, with easy access to shopping, health care, food and transport. Keeping fit and healthy is made easy at UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre, which features a full gymnasium, Olympic swimming pool and six sporting fields. You can also join sports teams, ranging from casual lunchtime sport to national competitive teams. UOW also maintains a full calendar of social and cultural events, including hundreds shows from local and international bands every year.