Mature Age Students

For those ready for change

If you're a non-school leaver, on a gap year, studying at TAFE, looking to advance your career – or change it completely – a degree from UOW lets you follow your passion and turn it into a career.

Over the past ten years more than 6,000 mature age students have graduated from UOW. There are people at all stages of life earning their degrees at UOW right now.

If you need you question answered or you’re looking for advice you can send us an email, call us on 1300 367 869 or get in touch through our Future Student Facebook page.

You can read more about entry pathways here or contact our Future Students team and they will talk you through your options.

Angela Saville studied a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) at UOW and is now the Director of Savvy Fitness, one of Australia’s largest outdoor fitness companies.


We know that teaching one person can make a world of difference.

How do I qualify for UOW?

To earn a place at UOW, you need to meet the entry requirements listed for the course of your choice. If you don’t meet the initial requirements – like the listed ATAR – other factors, including TAFE qualifications, relevant work experience or a recognised tertiary pathway program will be taken into account.

Applying is easy

No matter your age or previous education, as mature age non-school leaver you can apply directly to the University for the majority of courses. For degrees in Nursing, Education and Medicine, you will need to apply through UAC (Universities Admissions Centre). There are several intakes throughout the year and no application fee applies for direct applications.

Simply find the course you'd like to study, check the entry requirements and closing dates then apply.