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Future Student Frequently Asked Questions

Applying To UOW

How do I apply to study at UOW?
Applying online to study at UOW is quick, easy and secure! For information on how to apply please click here.

Where can I get information about visas?
All student visa applications are managed directly by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

I’m transferring from a different university in Australia do I need to apply to study at UOW?
Yes, you will need to apply to study at UOW via the online application.

How do I defer my offer of admission?
You will need to contact the Future Students Team by email at future-students@uow.edu.au or phone 4221 3218.

Finding A Supervisor

How do I find a supervisor?
You may use the UOW Scholars website to search for potential supervisors by searching by name and/or research areas. The contact details will be listed for you to allow you to contact potential supervisors through their Scholars page.

You may also speak with the Head of Postgraduate Studies of your intended Faculty for assistance with finding potential supervisors.


What kind of scholarships does UOW provide?
For Domestic Scholarship opportunities click here.

For International Scholarship opportunities click here

How do I apply for a scholarship?
You will need to apply for the main round scholarships as part of the online application process to apply to study at UOW.

For the other scholarship opportunities listed on our website you will need to read the information and follow the steps to apply as these may be vary.

For more information on scholarship applications please click here.

What is the referee report process?

During the online application you will be provided a link to the report to send to your nominated referees, it is your responsibility to send this report and request your referees to complete it for you. As noted within the application, the University will not request reports on your behalf. Applicants must confirm with the Graduate Research School by phone or email that two reports have been received. Applicants without two complete reports will not be considered for a scholarship.

Referees' email addresses must be verifiable and originating from official university, government or professional sites (e.g. .edu, .gov, .ac). Reports from yahoo, gmail, google or hotmail type accounts will not be accepted. Please be advised that the referees may be contacted during the verification process of your application.

How do I defer my scholarship offer?
You will need to send an email to the Graduate Research School at graduate-research-school@uow.edu.au.

When do I find out if my scholarship application was successful?
All applicants will be notified via email of scholarship application outcomes by mid-December for commencement in the following year.

Getting Started

When do I need to arrive at UOW by?
All new commencing students please click here for information regarding the enrolment process for new HDR students.

What if I can’t make it by that time?
You will need to contact the Future Students Team by email at future-students@uow.edu.au or phone 4221 3218 to defer your offer to commence in the next session.

Do I need to attend orientation?
Yes, all new students must attend orientation to gain important information about their degree and research.

Please click here to register.


Last reviewed: 4 February, 2019