Record number of offers for study at UOW in 2016
UOW is proving to be a university of choice with strong growth in the number of offers to study in 2016.
Close to 6,000 offers will be made through the University Admissions Centre (UAC), an increase on the 4,800 offers made at the same time last year with significant demand from NSW and the ACT contributing to the increase.
Prospective students will begin receiving Main Round UAC offers today (1800 AEDT Wednesday 20 January) and further rounds of offers will be made in early February.
Contributing to the popularity of UOW as a study destination of choice is the new Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health, which will put the 160 students receiving offers on the path to careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and more.
Courses that continue to experience strong demand and make up the largest number of UOW’s UAC offers include degrees in Nursing, Commerce, Arts, Business, Engineering Honours, Science and Communication and Media Studies.
The Bachelor of Social Science, which was introduced in 2015 and allows students to enter into careers in criminology, public health and psychology, has also experienced strong demand.
International students are discovering the benefits of studying at UOW, with strong demand for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said the increased demand for UOW courses reflected the University’s strong teaching reputation, as demonstrated through the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) as well as its five-star ranking for graduate employment and friendly campus.
“UOW remains attractive to students wishing to attend university. Our standing continues to rise in international research rankings and our graduates continue to be highly sought after in a very competitive job market,” he said. “With new student accommodation being built UOW is well positioned to cater for current and future growth in student numbers.”
In line with this growth, UOW is currently developing a new Strategic Plan for 2016 through to 2020 and a new Campus Master Plan will ensure the physical environment responds to changing academic and research needs and a growing student population.
Applications for undergraduate study in session one close on Friday 15 February 2016, however UAC advises applicants not to leave it this late to apply or change their preferences as not all institutions will make offers in later rounds and not all courses will still have vacancies for session one.
Further information is available on the UAC website and in the UAC 2015 –16 Guide.