Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have to make the decision to go to Shoalhaven or Wollongong?
If you receive an invitation for interview, you will be sent a campus allocation form. This form shows us your decision about where you wish to study. This form must be completed and returned on the day of your interview.
Won't the opportunities and training be better at the Wollongong campus?
No, the course has been carefully planned to allocate resources and teaching equally across both campuses. But there are differences; Wollongong is a much bigger campus in a much bigger city, Shoalhaven is a smaller, more personal place in a country town, possibly not unlike your home town. But for all the differences, you will still be studying the same MBBS degree at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong.
Once the choice is made, can I change my mind?
No, only in exceptional cases can students be considered for transfer, so think about it carefully.
What library facilities are available at Shoalhaven?
The library will stock the same text books and other medical literature as at the Wollongong campus.
What about student accommodation?
There is none on campus but there is a student accommodation service to help you track down flats and rooms to rent in and around Nowra. A single room with a family can be found for $90 pw, a 2 or 3 bedroom house costs $200-250 pw.
Getting about, do I need a car?
The campus is on the edge of town, the hospital is in town and most of the doctors where you will do “placements” are in town. A bike would work, as would a car-pool but our guess is that most students will own a car.
Does the Shoalhaven have more than one cinema?
Yes….a deli and cafes? Yes….pubs? Yes….rowing club on the river? Yes…..golf, beaches, swimming, bike riding, good schools and great lifestyle? Yes!….and traffic and pollution? Less than most!