How to apply

How to apply

 

  1. To begin an application for accommodation visit the Accommodation Portal.

    If you have not used the site before:
    Select Register and complete the information requested

    If you have used the site before or have just registered:
    Select Login and enter the email address and password you choose when registering.

  2. Once you are logged in, select the Application option from the menu and then select the Apply button on the session you would like to apply for.

  3. Fill in all the information required and pay the $28 application fee.

Once this has been completed, your application for accommodation has been lodged with UOW.

Frequently asked questions

We suggest you apply as soon as possible as you will have a better chance of receiving your preference. Remember, to be eligible for the Accommodation Guarantee, you must apply online by the deadline set. There is a non-refundable application fee that must accompany the application for accommodation.

Provided you meet the conditions, we can guarantee you a place in the residences. We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible as you will be more likely to receive your preference.

The short answer is no. Do not wait until you receive a confirmed place of admission to the University of Wollongong. If you are thinking of attending the University of Wollongong, complete your accommodation application when you apply for your course. The application fee is a comparatively small investment compared to the cost of searching for accommodation after you have commenced your studies.

If you haven‘t applied for accommodation then we suggest you wait to accommodation applications open for the year that you are intending on studying in, and then apply for accommodation. If you have applied for accommodation and have not received an offer, then you should make contact with accommodation services to advise us of your plans. You will need to re-apply for accommodation when applications are open for the year that you are intending on studying in. Please email us to let us know. If you have applied for accommodation and have received an offer, then you should allow the offer to lapse. You will need to re-apply for accommodation when applications are open for the year that you are intending on studying in.

The application fee is not refundable. It covers the costs associated with processing your application.

While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred residence. Students may be placed temporarily in partner or affiliate accommodation where they will receive UOW staff support.

Domestic students

Once UAC offers have been released, those offered a place at UOW will receive confirmation of their accommodation offer and information on how to accept it. Students are asked to keep a close eye on their email as we will be sending offers this way. Please be sure to check your junk mail folders in case our email lands there. Offers are sent via email so you MUST keep a close eye on your emails throughout the latter part of the year.

International students

International students will be offered accommodation AFTER they receive their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to study at UOW. Accommodation offers for the following year will commence in December. Offers are sent via email so you MUST keep a close eye on your emails throughout the latter part of the year.

None of the residences require applicants to attend an interview.

Accommodation Services staff are happy to discuss specific student needs both at the point of enquiring about student accommodation and once they become a student in residence. There are a number of designated rooms for students with disabilities across the residences, and depending on the nature of a student’s needs, other non-designated rooms may also be suitable. It is recommended that incoming students have a tour of the residence and discuss their particular needs with our staff well in advance of university commencing. To organise a tour, please contact Disability Services who will arrange for a Disability Liaison Officer to assist with the tour and help identify the most suitable accommodation.