Indigenous Regional Summer Camp

Indigenous Regional Summer Camp



UOW’s Regional Indigenous Summer Camp provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander high school students with an opportunity to experience what it is like to study and live on campus at the University of Wollongong.

Participants will:

  • Be mentored by current Indigenous students
  • Have the opportunity to engage in taster sessions and meet dedicated UOW staff who can help identify areas of interest
  • Discover pathways available to gain entry to UOW
  • Build their aspirations to make informed decisions about their future and to confidently navigate their post-school options
  • Engage in cultural workshops and learn local dreamings
  • Visit local areas of cultural significance
  • Explore the Wollongong region
  • Learn how to surf

This program will provide access to experiences of University life at UOW and exposure to what Wollongong has to offer.

Who is it for: The camp is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9 & 10 and from Regional NSW.

Dates: TBA

Accommodation: Participants will stay on campus at UOW in supervised accommodation.

How to apply: Complete our Indigenous Regional Summer Camp online application form. 

Indigenous Regional Summer Camp application 

Applications close TBA

Available study areas:

  • Arts & humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Business & Law
  • Engineering & Information Sciences
  • Science, Medicine & Health

Information for parents: Schools are invited to nominate students who would benefit from participating in the UOW Indigenous Summer Camp. We understand that school results alone are not always a true measure of potential, so we ask schools to consider students who are:

  • Active in their community

  • Considering university

  • Committed to their studies

Participants may wish to bring a small amount of spending money if desired.



Wollongong campus

The city of Wollongong. Photo: Paul Jones


Wollongong Campus at night, duck pond lawn at night