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UOW
Bega Valley

UOW Bega Valley has been providing the local community with access to world-class university education for 24 years; producing over 650 UOW graduates. Located on Auckland Street, the campus offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, a pathway program, and academic support throughout your degree.

Start your study close to home in 2024

We understand that moving away for uni is not possible for everyone, especially during your first year. At UOW Bega Valley, we have some exciting study opportunities available in 2024 that'll help you stay connected with your study goals while staying close to home.

One program offers a fantastic introduction to studying at university, while the other allows you to undertake the first year of your degree at UOW Bega Valley. Both programs include the personalised support and small campus experience that UOW Bega Valley is known for. Take a look at these options and see how we can make your journey easier. If you have questions about either program, please contact us at bega@uow.edu.au or 0264947035.

The UOW Specialised Gap Year program can be undertaken at UOW Bega Valley and is available in most study areas.

This program allows students to study for their degree locally and part-time for one year before making the move to classes at UOW Wollongong in 2025. 

It allows students to get familiar with uni and get started on their degree, and is a great alternative to a gap year.

If you're keen to start uni full-time but not ready to leave your local area you may be able to take the first year of your UOW degree right here in the Bega Valley.

The first year of the following undergraduate degrees can be studied here in 2024.

Several other first-year programs may also be offered. Reach out to us if you have questions about your course of study.

Regional scholarships

The below scholarships are just an example of the financial support offered to students at UOW Bega Valley.

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Country to Coast Scholarship
Mia International student LHA Destination Australia Scholarships
Female student sitting at desk holding coffee cup, smiling at the camera Regional Kick Start scholarships
Male nursing student wearing blue scrubs, and stethoscope. training with human dummy Future Skills scholarships

Regional and rural nursing

At UOW our nursing practical placements are built into our industry-accredited degrees. The UOW Bachelor of Nursing degree contains 840 hours of work-based placements. Every clinical placement will develop the practical skills that you need to become a sought-after graduate.

Study nursing at UOW

Growing up in a rural town myself and being in New South Wales, I was quite interested in regional health. By studying at Wollongong University, I've been able to do a four week placement in Broken Hill and see some of the differences in health care out there. I've also been able to go out to Alice Springs and see different healthcare centres and hospitals there and that's really opened my eyes to all the different things that I can do in rural health.

Courses offered at UOW Bega Valley

UOW Bega Valley provides students with a supportive, student-centred environment, face-to-face teaching, and interactive digital access to UOW lectures. The campus is also a support hub for students studying online with UOW, offering academic and practical support during their studies. If you live in the region and are considering uni study, take a look at what your local campus has to offer.

APPLY TO UOW BEGA VALLEY

If you have any questions about studying at UOW, please contact us.

As well as our full degree programs, you can study the 1st year of the following degrees UOW Bega Valley

The 1st year of several other programs is also offered. Contact ask-bega@uow.edu.au to find out if you can start the degree you are interested in at this campus.

Tutorial classes are delivered online with flexible timetabling, with on-campus study facilities and support available through your local campus.


 This program is available for the below degrees: 

  • Bachelor of Arts - all campuses
  • Bachelor of Business - all campuses 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - all campuses
  • Bachelor of Social Science - UOW Shoalhaven
  • Bachelor of Nursing - UOW Eurobodalla, UOW Bega Valley, and UOW Shoalhaven 

 

The University Entrance Program (UEP) is a fee-free program^ that - on successful completion - offers guaranteed entry* into the first year of a range of UOW bachelor degrees.

This program is offered to Domestic students only.

For further information, visit the UOW College course page.


 ^There are limited fully funded Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available for this course. Where a CSP is awarded, the UEP course will be fee-free. 

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

Staying in Bega was an easy choice for Max

I decided to study for a Bachelor of Nursing as both my mum and sister work in healthcare. I chose UOW Bega Valley because of the location of the campus, the resources available and because I enjoy the lifestyle of living at home, especially with the cost of living being a fraction of the price of living out of home. By studying at UOW Bega Valley, I get the help I need to complete my degree, plus support to help combat any stress I may feel. Max Bachelor of Nursing student, UOW Bega Valley

Student testimonials

Student in Nursing Lab Claudia Mitchell
Merrilie Insch
Student in front of Uni Mohammad Attar
Student in the sunshine Jessica Clarke

Local Healthcare Traineeships

UOW Bega Valley, UOW College and local Aged Care facilities are working together to offer paid traineeships aimed at meeting the needs of the region. On successful completion, students receive a nationally recognised Certificate IV and have the opportunity to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing, which is also offered at UOW Bega Valley.

Learn about Healthcare traineeships ENQUIRE ABOUT START DATES

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UOW Bega Valley has developed a reputation as a cooperative learning environment with a high standard of academic excellence. 

Djiringanji Community Learning Resource

Djiringanji Country has always been a place of immense significance for Indigenous peoples, a place of education and ceremony. See how UOW Bega Valley, local Elders and the community are sharing knowledge and information that will create a culturally safe place for students and staff.

Djiringanji connections Community Learning Resource opens
Aboriginal Artwork depicting the cultural significance of Bega Valley

Top 5

The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked UOW fifth among Australian public universities and 2nd in NSW, with overall satisfaction of graduates at 87.3 per cent.

Employer Satisfaction Survey Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2022

5 stars

UOW received a 5-star rating for undergraduate skills development.

The Good Universities Guide 2023

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At UOW Bega Valley we're always happy to help. Call or email with your questions or book a time to come on campus to talk in person and take a tour. Our campus is located at 176 Auckland Street, Bega.