How to apply

Congratulations for making the choice to study at UOW! We're here to support your choices and help you find your dream career. At UOW you'll be joining students who are all working towards the same thing - becoming part of a community of graduates who are recognised by global employers as being among the best in the world.

Applying through a UOW representative or agent

For international students interested in studying at UOW, we strongly encourage you to speak to a UOW representative about eligibility, the application process, course interests, and any other questions you may have. 

An international education agent will help you navigate the application process, ensure that you submit all necessary documentation, and provide you with visa counselling services. For your nearest agent, please see our agent list.

Applying directly

If you would like to apply directly, you can start the process through our Apply online portal. Please note, due to the high volume of applications received from some regions you may be prompted to apply via an agent and will not be eligible to apply directly.

Applying through UAC

If you are currently studying an Australian senior secondary qualification, the New Zealand NCEA level 3, or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBPD), you may choose to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre.

Processing times

You will receive the outcome of your application within two to four weeks for coursework programs or up to six weeks for research programs.

Documentation requirements

You need to provide copies of all academic records, marksheets or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Please see further information about supporting documents.

Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements links in the individual programs in Course Finder.

Special circumstances and procedures

Students under 18

UOW accepts enrolment by international students under the age of 18 who will be living in Australia with a parent, legal guardian or relative, approved by the Department of Home Affairs. If you do not have a guardian living with you in Australia, you must be at least 18 years of age by the date of commencement of session.

If you will be under the age of 18 at the time you commence your UOW course, you will need to submit the 'Under 18 International Student Guardianship Form', providing details of an approved guardian as outlined in the 'Welfare arrangements for students under 18' section by Department of Home Affairs.

If you will not have a parent, legal guardian or approved relative living with you in Australia, you may apply for a course offered by UOW College Australia, which accepts students under the age of 18 under the following circumstances:

  • you are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or a relative over the age of 21 who has been approved by your parent/guardian AND this arrangement is approved by the Department of Home Affairs; or
  • you apply for an approved homestay arrangement for students under the age of 18.

Application closing dates

Bachelor and Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Details of closing dates for each course can be found on Course Finder. Search for the degree you are interested in, and click ‘International students’ under the ‘Admission, Key dates, and Fees’ heading.

Higher Degree Research Courses

Applications for Higher Degree Research scholarships close on 17 October for Autumn Session (February).

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