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Support for international students

Discover programs, events, and support services to help make the most of your time as an international student at UOW.

Support and events at your campus

To find events and support at other UOW campuses, please contact your campus.

Looking after your wellbeing

Counselling
Safe & Respectful Communities (SARC)
UOW 24 Hour Wellbeing Support Line
International Student Health Hub

Living in Australia

Arriving, living and working in Australia
Visa information & compliance
Surf and water safety
Additional resources

Academic skills support

English Language skills support
Academic skills & study support

More support and information

Safety and security

General enquiries

  • AskUOW- get instant answers to commonly asked questions, or get in touch with the AskUOW team
  • Student Support Hub the team of Student Success Mentors can help you find opportunities, services and support, so you can make the most of your time at UOW.

Key communications channels

Key websites

  • NSW Jobs Connect - employment opportunities during study and after graduation.
  • Study NSW -  Information for international students studying in NSW.
  • Service NSW - Support for International students from the NSW government.
  • Study Australia - Australian Government's official resource for international students.
  • Insider Guides - Best-practice guides to ensure international students are prepared, welcomed, connected and supported in Australia.
  • Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) - Visa and immigration information.

Wollongong campus

UOW English conversation groups are run by senior students in partnership with Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS) and are a great way to make friends and practice your English in a warm and welcoming environment.  

When: Every Tuesday, 4 - 6 pm and Friday, 10 - 12 pm 
Where: Student Success Hub, Ground Floor, Building 19, Wollongong campus 

Online sessions coming soon! 

Stay up to date by following the IFIS Facebook page.

Cooking and connection classes are run by senior students in partnership with Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS). Cooking classes help you to transition to living independently in Australia and are a great way to make friends. 

When: Wednesday, 26 June
Time: 4 – 7 pm
 

Spring sessions dates will be released soon!

Register now

Welcome to Wollongong is a an event held by the University of Wollongong and Wollongong City Council to welcome you to studying and living in Wollongong.

The next Welcome to Wollongong will be held on Thursday 22 August 2024 at Wollongong Town Hall.

More information coming soon!

The Student Success Hub is a welcoming place, where you can share your experiences, seek support and connect with other students. Drop in and say hi to our team of Student Success Mentors, who can help you find opportunities, services and support, so you can make the most of your time at UOW. 

Location: Ground Floor, Building 19
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm
 

UOW is proud of its rich diverse student cohort and regularly celebrates Cultural days, such as Holi Festival, Diwali and the Chinese Moon Festival.

Keep an eye on the Pulse events page and check out the calendar of significant days that UOW recognises with our community.

UOW has a wide range of clubs and societies where you can connect with likeminded people. Becoming involved with a club or society (or multiple!) at UOW is an awesome way to meet new people within your Faculty or with similar interests, build your skills and have fun while studying!

Liverpool campus

The Student Success Hub is a welcoming place, where you can share your experiences, seek support and connect with other students. Drop in and say hi to our team of Student Success Mentors, who can help you find opportunities, services and support, so you can make the most of your time at UOW. 

Location: Level 1, Liverpool campus
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am – 4pm 

Welcome to Liverpool is an event to welcome you to studying at UOW Liverpool.

The next Welcome to Liverpool will be held for Autumn session 2025. 

More information coming soon!

Connect with students from all campuses, countries, study areas and walks of life in these informal, fun and inclusive chats with your peers.

Commencing Spring 2024.

More information coming soon!

Sydney Business School (Wollongong, Sydney and Online)

Assuring students get the best learning and student experience, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong provides several student support services such as tailored academic support and resources, skill building & social activities, as well as support with accommodation, career development, counselling, safety and security and more. 

This handbook includes enrolment related resources, information on support services and resources, as well as information on upcoming student workshops and events at the Sydney CBD campus.

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