International Baccalaureate

At UOW, we know that as an International Baccalaureate (IB) student you're ready to make an impact.

The IB gives you the intellectual, leadership and social skills to influence others and create positive change in our world. UOW shares these values, and holds the writing and investigation skills learnt during the IB in high regard. This is why UOW offers IB graduates an enriching education.

UOW is a truly international university with students, staff and graduates from all over the world. Through our excellence in research and our high graduate employability ratings, UOW’s staff and alumni are succeeding on a world stage.

The University also has campuses and teaching partners in the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Applying to UOW with your IB

All high school and IB students applying for university must apply through the University Admission Centre (UAC) to be considered for entry.

Find your course

The  provides details of more than 200 undergraduate degrees offered across our . It includes information on the minimum IB scores you need to be considered for a place in a degree, plus any other requirements for admission, such as auditions or interviews. Take a look – you may be surprised at your options.

Apply through UAC

When applying for university through UAC, UOW always advises you to make sure your first preference is what you are most passionate about, followed by courses that are just as interesting to you. Never put a course on your UAC preferences that you don’t want to study, and never choose a course just based on your IB results.

You must apply through UAC if you are:

  • an Australian citizen (including dual citizenship holders)
  • a New Zealand citizen (including dual citizen)
  • an Australian permanent resident visa holder
  • an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa holder

For information on application procedures, dates and fees go to the UAC website.

Provide your results to UAC

You must authorise the release of your results to UAC – otherwise UAC will not be able to access them. This can be done by submitting the Request for Results Service on the International Baccalaureate Information System (IBIS).

In some cases, your school may do this on your behalf, but it’s best to check with your school’s IB Diploma coordinator. Once this is complete, UAC will receive your IB Diploma results directly from the International Baccalaureate organisation.

Subject adjustment factors

If you do well in an IB subject that is relevant to the UOW degree you’d like to study, you can earn adjustment points – because we know students who do well in relevant subjects are usually well prepared for a related course at uni. When you apply through UAC, any subject adjustment factors you are eligible for will be automatically added.

Please note: An IB score at or above the one listed on a degree in  does not always guarantee you entry. The scores shown are the minimum scores required for consideration in these degrees.

For more information, please visit the IB Diploma student page on UAC.

Advanced degrees and opportunities

For students who have proven they can go above and beyond, UOW offers opportunities and support, including special degree programs, extended learning opportunities and a range of undergraduate research opportunities.

High achieving students should consider:

  • Honours programs
  • Advanced degrees
  • Dean’s scholar degrees
  • Scholar degrees

See our degrees and scholarships information for more.

UOW Early Admission

UOW Early Admission is our early offer program for Year 12 students. We'll assess the results you've got so far and can reward you with an early offer for your chosen degree (or degrees) before you sit your first exam.

Note: It is the expectation of UOW that you will maintain or exceed the level of academic performance indicated in your application and receive an ATAR or the IB Diploma.