A UOW degree will maximise your choices in a changing world.
We don’t just offer you a place to study—we give you the opportunity to:
- Jump-start your life
- Ignite your imagination
- Build your confidence
- Make new friends
- Lay the foundations for the future
UOW is not only a place to study.
You'll be part of a community that attracts students from around Australia and 70 other countries. It’s a friendly and safe community with a multitude of social, sports and cultural activities—an environment where you can make the most of living, learning and playing.
You'll also find a wide range of support services to help you through your time at university.
UOW’s student representative team is more than happy to answer any questions about:
- A particular course
- What university life is really like
- How they coped with moving to Wollongong
You can ask questions, read student blogs or find out more about UOW from a student’s perspective at our Facebook page. If you have specific questions about UOW courses or would like further information please contact UniAdvice or call 1300 367 869.
The team comprises students from all of our faculties, as well as those who have moved far from home to study at UOW.
Read our frequently asked questions about studying at UOW.
Vibrant Campus Life
UOW’s main campus lies at the foothills of Mt Keira between a rainforest escarpment and the Pacific Ocean. Respecting the natural environment was integral to the award-winning campus design, with native gardens and streams abounding in birdlife. The Duck Pond Lawn is a central gathering spot for work and play—you can lie in the sun and study using the campus-wide wireless internet, or simply listen to a live band on the outdoor surround-sound system. Markets, information stalls and displays all add to the atmosphere.
You’ll find everything you need on campus from cafés, restaurants, bars and a cinema to banks, a hairdresser, travel agent, post office and state-of-the-art gym, aquatic centre, playing fields and courts. And it’s all conveniently located in the Recreation Hub.
There are also plenty of quiet places. Our modern library is an open and relaxing study space with flexible facilities and services to help you learn.
For a closer look at the campus come and check it out in person! Call 1300 367 869 to book your personalised campus tour.
Excellent in Teaching and Learning
As a UOW student, you'll not only have ready access to state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll also enjoy close interaction—and two-way communication—with your tutors and lecturers.
Class sizes are small, so your teacher will know your name. Your teachers are highly qualified and not only great at teaching—they are experts in their field. If you study Journalism or Media, you’ll be taught by journalists who can give you real-life knowledge about working in the media.
…You’ll learn from French historians, Japanese linguists, political philosophers, lawyers, Triple J film reviewers…
Our academic community has strong links with industry and business, which means we’re up on the latest global trends and needs. Our opinions are sought globally on wide-ranging topics and each of our faculties offers unique opportunities to connect you with industry and employers.
You can also enhance your degree at one of more than 100 universities worldwide; with leadership programs; or on career-enhancing internships.
At UOW you’re supported and encouraged to find your dream career all the way through your degree, and at the end of it, our Careers Service will help you find a job in your chosen field.
Lifestyle is almost as important as study when it comes to university, and at UOW we offer the best of both worlds.
Wollongong is one of Australia’s biggest cities and it’s bordered by a long stretch of beaches—perfect for study or a study break!
There are so many opportunities in which to immerse yourself, it’ll be a while before you even want to step off campus!
Clubs can be social (M-Society, Law Students' Society), selfless (Amnesty International, Oxfam) or athletic. There’s something for everyone, but if you find a gap you can create your own club. Explore the range of our clubs and societies.
If you're a culture vulture, you’ll relish our huge University Art Collection (on the walls of many of our buildings around campus), our regular exhibitions of local and international artists in the University Galleries, and the highly anticipated Graduation Exhibition held each year by final-year Art and Design students.
For food and drink, you’re spoilt for choice with a gourmet restaurant, cafés, food courts and the UniBar.
Film buffs will love UniMovies, which shows a double-bill of new-release movies each Wednesday night at student-friendly prices.
Take a yoga class or try one of the many other value-for-money healthy lifestyle options at the Recreation and Aquatic Centre. There's a full range of indoor and outdoor facilities, a multitude of sports clubs (both competitive and social) and a variety of leisure and adventure activities.
And then there’s the nightlife! Wollongong’s social scene reflects the city’s diverse community and coastal lifestyle. On-campus, the UniBar attracts the best of the Australian music scene, and has recently hosted British India, Muscles, Pnau and Faker.