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About Wollongong

Wollongong - a university city

Home to one of the world's best modern universities, Wollongong is the perfect place to be a student. A vibrant, multicultural city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines, it's an easy place to study and live. As Australia's tenth largest city, its nearly 300, 000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 80km from Sydney.

Wollongong attracts more than 5 million visitors annually & has a population of approximately 250,000, making it the third largest city in NSW. Wollongong CBD is home to over 3000 businesses & continues to grow with an exciting start up culture emerging through UOW's Innovation campus entities.

An adventurer and nature lovers dream, the Illawarra region has some of the most pristine beaches in Australia. It is 2.4km between campus and the beach, 80km or 1 hour to Sydney, 2.5 hours to Canberra and there are 4 free shuttle buses connecting campus, the CBD and nearly suburbs.

Wollongong is home to all kinds of students: 23,196 students enrolled at UOW Wollongong, 6,143 of those are international students; 526 students visiting on study abroad or research programs, 28% of students who are from regional and remote areas & approx. 9000 commencing students each year.

The city centre has a vibrant, youthful culture with a growing live music and arts scene, bustling nightlife and a wide range of cafes and restaurants to cater to every palate. Getting around is simple with a reliable transport network of trains, buses and taxis as well as dedicated bike paths.