Study in Australia | Information for Pakistani students

Information for future students from Pakistan

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is one of Australia’s leading Universities and is located in the beautiful, multicultural city of Wollongong, just an hour south of Sydney.

Wollongong is home to more than 70 nationalities and has convenient facilities catering to Muslim students, including grocery stores, halal food outlets and restaurants reflecting the cuisine of the many resident nationalities. There are two mosques in Wollongong, a Muslim Students Association, and many other support services for international students; the UOW Islamic Directory provides details of services that are available on campus and in the Wollongong and Sydney communities.

Rankings and ratings

Top 2% in the World

UOW has consistently been placed in the top two per cent of universities in the world by its performance in: 

  • 2013/14 QS World University Rankings
  • The 2012/13 Times Higher Education
  • The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities

View Awards and Rankings for more information. 

A Five Star University

The 2013 Good Universities Guide confirms UOW's longstanding position as one of the country’s leading research institutions. UOW received five stars in a number of key areas, where only the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia can be awarded five stars in any one category. These include: 

  • Teaching quality
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Graduate Satisfaction
  • Staff Qualifications
  • Generic Skills
  • Graduate starting salary
  • Getting a full time job

Getting a job whilst studying

UOW’s Careers Service has many programs designed to give students work experience and assist in job placement in many industries.

The new Certificate in Global Workplace Practice (CGWP) is a free program for international students to maximise their potential to gain employment in Australia after graduation; includes modules on job search skills, workplace culture and language, and a work placement with a company in Wollongong or Sydney.

Courses at the University of Wollongong

CourseFinder will assist you to explore the broad range of courses available at UOW, which include PhDs, Masters and Bachelor degrees. These areas include business, engineering, computing/IT, science, health, education, law, humanities and creative arts. Direct entry pathway programs, including Diplomas, Foundation Studies and English Language are available through UOW College , located on the grounds of the main Wollongong campus.

Undergraduate study

Graduates with the Pakistan Intermediate Secondary School Certificate can enter many UOW Bachelor degrees commerce, arts, computing, IT and engineering.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate courses including research degrees are available in Wollongong, with some postgraduate courses in Business also offered in the heart of Sydney through the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. 

UOW also offers a unique range of two-year Masters Programs, double masters and articulation programs which allow completion of two Masters Degrees in two years.  Two-year programs are available in commerce, business, IT/Computing, engineering and science. 

Tuition and scholarships

Tuition fees at UOW are competitive compared to many metropolitan universities: combined with the lower cost of living in Wollongong, studying at UOW provides excellent value for money - affordable, professionally accredited courses from one of Australia’s most reputable universities. There are also scholarship opportunities for Pakistani students.

Further information

Contact UniAdvice for further information, including details of local representatives in Pakistan.

Email: UOW Future Students
Phone: +61 2 4221 3218
Fax: +61 2 4221 3233


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Last reviewed: 19 April, 2018