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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 2019, 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 2019
Year of bursary: 2019

If you receive an Early Admission offer to study with us in 2019, and apply to live in UOW accommodation, you could be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of your first year in a UOW residence.

The bursary comes in the form of a $5,000 payment made toward the cost of your first year of accommodation in a UOW student residence.

Living in a UOW residence means you become part of 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 your place at UOW in 2019, and be successful (remember to keep UOW as your first UAC preference)
  • Apply for UOW accommodation before 11 November, and pay the $26 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.

You should complete your accommodation application as early as possible, as a limited number of bursaries are available, and the earliest applications will be considered first.

Apply for UOW accommodation »

Offers and acceptance

Once you receive your UAC offer for your Early Admission course on 15 November, UOW will then send your bursary offer with your accommodation offer (if you’ve been awarded one). You’ll then have until 25 November to accept your offers and pay your $500 deposit to secure your accommodation and the bursary. The deposit is a residential pre-payment fee, and counts towards the cost of your accommodation in 2019. 

Once this is done, the bursary will automatically be applied in Spring Session 2019. You need to remain enrolled in a UOW course and living in a UOW residence for both Autumn and Spring session for 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 2019.


Last reviewed: 7 June, 2018