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Early Admission Relocating Scholarship

Get up to 38% off your accommodation

If you receive a UOW Early Admission offer for 2021 and completed your final studies (HSC, IB or equivalent) at a high school in rural or regional Australia, you will automatically be considered for a $5,000 rent discount for your first year in a UOW residence. There is no separate application to complete. As long as you meet these criteria and apply for your UOW accommodation by 13 November 2020, you are eligible to be considered for one of 24 scholarships. It's as easy as that.

About the UOW Relocating Scholarship

Value: $5,000 (equal to a discount of up to 38%, depending on the residence and room type)
Duration: One (1) year
Number of scholarships: 24
Level of enrolment: First year in 2021
Year of bursary: 2021

The scholarship comes in the form of a $5,000 payment made toward the cost of your first year of accommodation in a UOW student residence.


To qualify for this scholarship, you need to:

  • Complete your final studies (HSC, IB or equivalent) at a high school in rural or regional Australia, and
  • Apply for and receive a successful Early Admission offer to study at UOW in 2021 (remember to keep UOW as your first UAC preference), and
  • Apply for UOW accommodation before 13 November 2020, and pay the $28 application fee

How to apply

All successful Early Admission students who meet the above criteria will be automatically considered for this scholarship. There is no separate application.

Accommodation applications are made online. We recommend applying as early as possible, as 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.

Apply for your 2021 UOW accommodation


A place to belong

Wollongong attracts people from all over Australia and the world to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. Here you can live stress-free and focus on your studies. At every turn there will be new opportunities: to follow your passions, make discoveries and figure out what you stand for.

Wollongong is more than just a uni.
It takes you in and becomes a part of you.
It's a place to stretch your wings and find yourself.
To soak in your surroundings, and make time to meet the locals.
To rest your head and stay awhile. A place to belong.
It's a global network of people and campuses united by determination and purpose to make the world a better place.
Where hands-on learning prepares you for the real world.
Because a UOW student always stands out from the pack, and when you graduate you're in good company.
It's more than just a uni. It's a way of life.
It's a place to take a stand for the future, for society, for you.


Offers and acceptance

The 24 successful recipients will be notified of their scholarship at the same time as they receive their 2021 accommodation offer in December 2020*. Students have 10 days to accept their offer. Accommodation offers must be secured with a $500 deposit. This deposit is a residential pre-payment fee and is credited towards the cost of your 2021 accommodation. Please contact us if you have any problems paying this deposit within the 10-day timeframe.

*If you received an early accommodation offer in October and are successful in receiving a Relocating Scholarship, you will be notified in December. Early accommodation offers issued on 12-13 October must be accepted by 9 November in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship in December.

Which residence is right for you?

With accommodation options located near the campus, beach or in central Wollongong, you’re sure to find the place that’s right for you.

Living in a UOW residence means you become part of an instant community when you arrive in Wollongong. You’ll make new friends before you start your classes, and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and succeed at uni.

Where will you choose to live in 2021?

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Our friendly staff are happy to help you with your enquiry

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