Accommodation guarantee

Secure your room for 2022

Securing your accommodation for next year will give you one less thing to worry about as you prepare to start your studies at UOW.

It's a big relief when you lock your accommodation in early! We're proud to be one of the few Australian universities to offer new students a guaranteed place in our accommodation.

Whether you want to make a bunch of new friends or prefer quiet solitude, we have a wide range of living options to suit your needs, including single rooms, twin share units, and studios. 

Our residences are located either on-campus, near the beach or in the Wollongong CBD.  You can also choose to live in a catered or non-catered room. There is room to suit everyone's needs 

How to apply

  • Accommodation applications are made online.
  • Nominate at least three different residences to maximise your chance of getting the place that's right for you.
  • Apply as early as possible. Some residences are very popular and fill up quickly. Applications are managed on a 'first come, first served' basis, so the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of receiving your first accommodation preference.
  • Applications must be received by 14 November 2021 to secure a guaranteed place for 2022.


Accommodation guarantee conditions

To be eligible for this guarantee, you need to:

  • Be undertaking your first year of study at UOW in 2022; 
  • Apply for accommodation as a single student; 
  • Complete the online accommodation application and pay the application fee by 14 November 2021; 
  • Apply to study full-time in a UOW degree or UOW study abroad program for 2022 at the Wollongong Campus or Wollongong Innovation Campus; 
  • Receive an academic offer from UOW to study in 2022, or
  • International students: Receive a Confirmed Offer of Enrolment for your UOW course by 30 November 2021; 
  • Accept your accommodation offer for a full year contract (February to December), unless you are undertaking a one-semester study abroad program; and
  • Pay the $500 non-refundable Residential Pre-payment Fee within the two-week time frame outlined in your accommodation offer. 

Information to help you decide

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