Non-school leavers

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Non-school leaver information sessions

UOW hosts a range of events and information sessions for prospective students. These events are designed to give you the information you need about choosing courses and studying at UOW.

Liverpool info evening 6 June
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Accelerated Early Years degree

In partnership with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA), UOW has developed an accelerated pathway program for the Bachelor of Education – The Early Years to offer Diploma-qualified Early Childhood Educators the ability to upskill their qualifications in just two years.

See more about the Early Years degree

Study close to home

UOW has eight Australian campuses located across Wollongong, Sydney, and regional centres of the NSW South Coast and Highlands. If you're looking to study close to home, take a look at the UOW campus in your region. 

Meet Liz

I chose to study the University Access Program to brush up on my academic skills and increase my confidence in maths and statistics before continuing on to UOW as a non-school leaver student. I learnt essay writing skills, how to reference and how to analyse academic texts. The small classes, friendly teachers and access to the UOW campus made UOW College such a special place to study. Liz NON-SCHOOL LEAVER, UNIVERSITY ACCESS PROGRAM, BACHELOR OF ARTS (PSYCHOLOGY)

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.

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Wollongong is more than just a uni.

It takes you in and becomes a part of you.

[#1 university in NSW rated by students.]

It's a place to stretch your wings and find yourself.

To soak in your surroundings, and make time to meet the locals.

[5 star rating for student experience.]

To rest your head and stay awhile. A place to belong.

[Top 1% of universities in the world.]

It's a global network of people and campuses united by determination and purpose to make the world a better place.

[#1 in NSW for employer satisfaction with graduates.]

Where hands-on learning prepares you for the real world.

[62nd in the world for graduate employment rates.]

Because a UOW student always stands out from the pack, and when you graduate you're in good company.

[160,000 alumni from 179 countries.]

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.

[A bright future starts here.]
[University of Wollongong.]

Information to help
you decide

There's a lot to consider when applying to uni. Which course to study? Am I eligible for uni or will I need a pathway course? How much, where and when? The following information has these answers, however; if you need more info please contact us. Our Advisors are here to answer your questions.


UOW Diplomas

Fee-subsidised places in UOW Diplomas are now available. Eligible domestic students will have fees subsidised by up to 75% and also benefit from zero up-front tuition fees. Diplomas are offered at UOW Wollongong and UOW Liverpool. On successful completion, students are guaranteed entry into the first or second year of a degree.


Living in student accommodation

As a city filled with students, Wollongong is the perfect place to start your future. Many UOW students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living on campus. You'll become part of an instant community, 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.

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Ali: I’m Ali.

Julia: My name is Julia.

Lillian: My name is Lillian and I live in UOW accommodation.

Julia: I thought it would be really hard to begin with, because I was away from my family. But because it was so inviting and so many people around me, it almost felt like a home away from home.

Lillian: I moved here from the Blue Mountains, so a little bit past Sydney. I decided to move to Wollongong because it offered the best course for me, but I really didn't want to be travelling back and forth. I wanted to feel settled in one place.

Ali: I thought that it would be so far from everything, but the train station is so close. Whenever something is happening in Sydney I just jump on the train.

Lilian: There’s a fair bit of nightlife, which is pretty fun, but it's really relaxed. It's really easy to just go into town, hang out, you know. There's a lot of cute little cafes to have lunch at or go to the beach and just sit for a while.

Julia: I thought I would just be a student going to class every, day but it's been so much more than that. I’ve been able to do so many more things and meet so many people.

Ali: It gives you a better feeling that you are supported and you're not alone.

Lillian: It's such a social and a positive environment, and being inspired by other people who are just so driven.

Julia: It's not just a degree anymore. It's kind of a different lifestyle and it's exactly what you want out of uni.

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Do you have a question about studying with UOW? We're here to help.