Study at UOW

UOW is where you can find your why

Your time at UOW is about uncovering your passions and using them to make an impact. As a University that's big enough to matter, but small enough to care, you'll receive all the support and resources you need to find your purpose and chase your dream career. We focus on teaching not just specialist knowledge, but the skills you will need to embrace change and solve tomorrow's challenges.

Find your why


Wollongong is more than just a university.
It's a place to find yourself.
A place to belong.
Where hands-on learning prepares you for the real world.
Wollongong is more than just a university.
It's a place to take a stand.
For the future.
For society.
For you.
A bright future starts here.

Number 1

The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranks UOW equal first among Australian public universities, with overall satisfaction of graduates at 89.7 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021
Awards & rankings

Living in student accommodation

As a city filled with students (just like you), Wollongong is the perfect place to start your future. For many students, one of the best parts of the uni experience is living on campus. You'll become part of an instant community, make new friends, and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and succeed.

Where would you like to live?

Ali: I’m Ali.

Julia: My name is Julia.

Lillian: My name is Lillian and I live in UOW accommodation.

Julia: I thought it would be really hard to begin with, because I was away from my family. But because it was so inviting and so many people around me, it almost felt like a home away from home.

Lillian: I moved here from the Blue Mountains, so a little bit past Sydney. I decided to move to Wollongong because it offered the best course for me, but I really didn't want to be travelling back and forth. I wanted to feel settled in one place.

Ali: I thought that it would be so far from everything, but the train station is so close. Whenever something is happening in Sydney I just jump on the train.

Lilian: There’s a fair bit of nightlife which is pretty fun, but it's really relaxed. It's really easy to just go into town hang out, you know. There's a lot of cute little cafes to have lunch at or go to the beach, and just sit for a while.

Julia: I thought I would just be a student going to class every day, but it's been so much more than that. I’ve been able to do so many more things and meet so many people.

Ali: It gives you a better feeling that you are supported and you're not alone.

Lillian: It's such a social and a positive environment, and being inspired by other people who are just so driven.

Julia: It's not just a degree anymore. It's kind of a different lifestyle, and it's exactly what you want out of uni.

Campus tours

Take a tour of our campuses and accommodation and see what life as a UOW student could look like. Our personalised tours will let you see inside UOW and explore where you could be studying and living next year.

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Outside the Library on Wollongong campus

UOW Diplomas

Fee-subsidised places in UOW Diplomas are now available. Eligible domestic students will have fees subsidised by up to 75% and also benefit from zero up-front tuition fees. Diplomas are offered at UOW's Wollongong and South Western Sydney campuses. On successful completion, students are guaranteed entry into the first or second year of a degree.

group of students outdoors

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