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.

Once you have your offer:

  1. Login and accept your offer

  2. Pay your $500 service fee 

2024 Accommodation application key dates

Applications open

Applications for 2024 accommodation are now open.

Offers commence

Student type Date offers commence

Returning students:
Students living in residence in 2023 who are planning on returning in 2024

1 September (must apply by 22 August)

Early Admission students:
Students who have received an offer via UOW's Early Admission program in 2023

9 October

All other domestic students:
All undergraduate and postgraduate domestic students who receive an offer via UAC or direct from UOW

Shortly after UOW offer is made

Study Abroad and Exchange students:
Students coming to study at UOW via one of our official study abroad partners

1 November
International students:
Students coming to study at UOW from overseas
15 November
Deferred offers:
Students who have received a UOW offer in a previous session and deferred
15 November

Offers lapse

If you have not accepted your offer within 5 days* of receiving the offer, it will be lapsed. From January 2024, this time frame will be reduced to 3 days. *Excluding Early Admission Students whose offers will lapse Fri 10 Nov.

Frequently asked questions

We suggest you apply as soon as possible as you will have a better chance of receiving your preference. There is a non-refundable application fee that must accompany the application for accommodation.

With more students looking for an on-campus experience post pandemic, demand for student accommodation has increased significantly. This, coupled with the lowest rental vacancy rates in Wollongong in decades has made places in UOW student residences in high demand.


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 have applied for accommodation and have not received an offer, then you should contact us to advise us of your plans.

If you have applied for accommodation and have received an offer but have not accepted the offer, then you should allow the offer to lapse.

If you have already accepted an offer of accommodation, contact us for further information. 

If you haven‘t applied for accommodation then we suggest you wait until accommodation applications open for the year that you are intending on studying in, and then apply for accommodation.  

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. 

Domestic students

Once UOW 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 and have a deadline to be accepted, so you should 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 November. Offers are sent via email and have a deadline to be accepted, so you should keep a close eye on your emails throughout the latter part of the year.

None of the residences require applicants to attend an interview.

Student Residence 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 The Student Accessibility and Inclusion Team who will arrange for a member of their team to assist with the tour and help identify the most suitable accommodation.

You need to contact to have your offer re-instated. Your room/residence preference may no longer be available.

Important things to know before you sign your contract