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Early Admission Accommodation Bursary

Moving away from home for university is a big step. If you plan to move from a regional area or interstate to start your first year of study at UOW in 2018, you could be awarded an Early Admission Accommodation Bursary to make the move from Year 12 to uni easy.

Value: $5,000
Duration: One (1) year
Level of enrolment: First year in 2018
Number of bursaries: 60 for regional and remote students, 20 for ACT students
Year of bursary: 2018
Target group: Students completing Year 12 in 2017, from regional/remote areas and the ACT, who receive Early Admission in 2017 and apply to live in UOW accommodation in 2018.

If you receive a successful Early Admission outcome in 2017 and apply to live in UOW accommodation in 2018, you could be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of your first year in a UOW residence.

The bursary comes in the form of two $2,500 payments that will be paid directly towards the cost of your first year of accommodation in one of the UOW student residences.

Living in a residence means you will have an instant community when you arrive in Wollongong. You’ll make new friends before you start your classes and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and do well.

Less worry about rent, means more time for study, friends and enjoying life in the Gong.


To qualify for the bursary, you need to:

  • Live in an eligible area (the ACT, or a regional or remote area as classified by the Australian Statistical Geography standard – RA1 Inner Regional, RA2 Outer Regional, RA3 Remote, and RA4 Very Remote)
  • Apply for Early Admission for 2018, and be successful (remember to keep UOW as your first UAC preference)
  • Apply for UOW accommodation before 12 November, and pay the $25 application fee

How to apply

You don’t need to apply for this bursary; all students who meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.
We encourage you to complete your accommodation application as early as possible, as a limited number of bursaries are available, and the students who submit their accommodation application earliest will be considered first.

Offers and acceptance

Once you receive your UAC offer for your Early Admission course on 16 November, UOW will then send your accommodation offer and your bursary offer starting from the 16 November, if you’ve been awarded one. You’ll then have 72 hours to accept your accommodation offer and pay your $300 deposit to secure your accommodation and the bursary.
Once this is done, the bursary will automatically be applied in Autumn and Spring session. Students must remain enrolled in a UOW course for Spring session for the second instalment of the bursary to be applied.

Which residence is right for you?

With seven different accommodation options located on or near campus, or in central Wollongong, you’re sure to find the place that’s right for you. Visit Live On Campus to choose your where you will live in 2018.

Last reviewed: 31 August, 2017