All you need to know about the University of Wollongong

Written by Set Education. Published on 21/02/2024. Posted in About the institutions. View : 1372

The University also boasts impressive rankings in the Top 20 leading modern universities in the world (QS Ranking) & Top 200 universities in the world (QS Global World Ranking).


Located in Wollongong, one of the largest cities in Australia, which is just 90 minutes to the south of Sydney; Wollongong is between the Tasman Sea and the mountains, providing an authentic Australian experience for international students.

Each year, the University of Wollongong (UOW) welcomes nearly 6,000 international students to its campuses. The Wollongong campus combines state-of-the-art teaching facilities with modern learning spaces. UOW’s newest campus is located in Liverpool – a culturally diverse suburb in Sydney.

Students can choose from one of the many residence halls located on the UOW campus, including the newly built self-catering on campus at Kooloobong Village. Students receive the best academic support and benefits throughout their time at UOW and have online access to CareerHub for job search support.

With 130 clubs and unions, and more than 60 sports teams, UOW’s UniActive provides top-notch athletic facilities to help students stay active. The University also hosts around 100 entertaining live music and comedy shows throughout the year at UniBar.

UOW has an international focus and reputation, and offers a range of exchange programs, scholarships and financial aid for students to transfer from campuses in Dubai and Hong Kong, from partner institutions in Singapore and Malaysia and from four universities in China.

What’s New?

The University of Wollongong’s South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool opened in February 2017, the new campus occupies three floors in the Liverpool City Council building on Moore Street. Students studying at SOW’s South Western Sydney campus have a wide choice of majors for bachelor’s and master’s programs such as business, commerce, computer science, information technology, international studies, law, nursing and social work. UOW College also offers university admissions, accredited English language courses and vocational training programs.

Many UOW students undertake placements and internships at partner institutions in the Southwest region, including approximately 330 nursing students working in hospitals, mental health facilities, and local care for the elderly.

Teaching Quality

The University has an excellent international reputation for teaching standards across all faculties and has a strong track record in preparing job-ready graduates. UOW is ranked in the top 1% for graduate quality in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings and 75.5% of UOW students secure full-time employment within four months of graduation, exceeding the national average of 71.9%.

UOW prides itself on being one of the best modern universities in the world. Globally, UOW may be in the top 2% of institutions for teaching quality and is aiming higher every day.


The University of Wollongong offers a variety of training courses by level as well as by major. The University offers courses from English, Pathway, Bachelor’s, Master’s and postgraduate courses, Ph.D. as well as student exchange programs.

The majors at UOW are diverse, however, they are encapsulated in 18 majors, in which, the University’s 5 outstanding faculties include:

  • The School of Business (BUS) offers a five-star learning experience that produces professionals, managers and business leaders who are independent thinkers and creative problem solvers.
  • The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on expanding human knowledge and improving quality of life.
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) is world-renowned for its research excellence, close partnerships with industry and government partners, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • The Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts (LHA) aspires to develop its potential in the regional economy and global network through research-based educational leadership. Graduates have the skills employers want, such as creative problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, self-discipline and teamwork.
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences is a community of professional scholars, students and lecturers who are dedicated to making a difference through open teaching, learning, research and debate.

Each faculty consists of many affiliated schools that specialize in one or more areas. With more than 365 programs, students can choose from courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Research at UOW is conducted around a number of key research units, research strengths, external funding centers and research units from the faculties.

Tuition fees, entry requirements and scholarships

Tuition fees

  • Undergraduate Coursework Degrees ($13,296 – $18,768)
  • Postgraduate Coursework Degrees ($7,848 – $30,960)
  • Postgraduate Research Degrees ($13,872 – $20,016)
  • Foundation ($10,200 – $11,160)
  • Diploma ($9,270 – $13,320)

English Tuition Fees: the information below are the 2023 tuition fees when students are enrolled in the following courses:

  • General English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS Preparation
  • English for Tertiary Studies
  • English for Business
  • Introduction to Academic Studies

Entry requirements

UOW recognizes high school diplomas from more than 40 countries and education systems and can assess students who have completed the equivalent of Australian High School program (Year 12) for direct entry into the first year of their bachelor’s program.

If students do not meet the admission requirements for direct entry into their chosen bachelor’s program, they can choose to study a pathway program at UOW College and can secure entry to a wide range of undergraduate programs at UOW at the level of first- or second-year students.

Students who already have a degree, or have partially completed a bachelor’s program, can apply directly for credit transfer.

All students must submit qualifications that demonstrate English proficiency. Results from major international tests are accepted, including IELTS and TOEFL. Students can also meet the language requirement by completing an English language course at UOW College.


Currently, UOW has the following scholarships compiled by SET EDUCATION:

  • English language bursaries (Vietnam) – Reduced English tuition fees for students registering for courses:
  • 25% SCHOLARSHIPS – All students
  • English language discounts – 20% for students who register for the ELICOS courses
  • $3000AUD UOW College Australia Study Tours Scholarship – For UOW College Australia academic pathway program or vocational qualification
  • BUPA Scholarships – OSH Insurance, BUPA awards 6 annual $2,500 scholarships to students with outstanding achievements.
  • Scholarship conditions (tuition fees) – Vietnamese students have a GPA of 7.25 for Year 12 at regular high schools & 7.0 from High Schools for the Gifted.
  • University Excellence Scholarships (UES) – 30% of tuition fees.

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