Mature Age Students

Make 'one day' today

If you’re looking for a career with more purpose, our you're on a gap year or finishing TAFE – now’s your chance to study at the top-rated university in New South Wales*.

And you won’t be alone. More than 1,500 non-school leavers started a Bachelor degree at UOW in 2017**. That’s 30% of current students. These are people at all stages of life earning their degrees at UOW right now.

If you want something you’ve never had, it’s time to do something you’ve never done. Start today and apply online to study at the University of Wollongong in 2019.

You can read more about entry pathways here or contact our Future Students team and they will talk you through your options.

*QILT 2018 **Domestic students who completed high school prior to 2015 and started at UOW in 2017 (1516 – 30.7%)

Angela Saville studied a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) at UOW and is now the Director of Savvy Fitness, one of Australia’s largest outdoor fitness companies.

We know that teaching one person can make a world of difference. 

How do I qualify for UOW?

To earn a place at UOW, you need to meet the entry requirements listed for the course of your choice. If you don’t meet the initial requirements – like the listed ATAR – other factors, including TAFE qualifications, relevant work experience or a recognised tertiary pathway program will be taken into account.

Applying is easy

No matter your age or previous education, as mature age non-school leaver you can apply directly to the University for the majority of courses. For degrees in Nursing, Education and Medicine, you will need to apply through UAC (Universities Admissions Centre). There are several intakes throughout the year and no application fee applies for direct applications.

Simply find the course you'd like to study, check the entry requirements and closing dates then apply.