Non-school leavers

Expanding your career options starts here.

A campus life like no other

Many students have missed the social experience of learning in person throughout 2020. And we have too. In 2021, as much as possible, students will be able to enrol in face-to-face learning, meaning they can make the most of the quality campus experience we're renowned for.

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A UOW student celebrates O-Week at the UOW Wollongong campus.

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's Wollongong and South Western Sydney campuses. On successful completion, students are guaranteed entry into the first or second year of a degree.

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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.
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.

Apply now to start in 2021

Applying to UOW is quick, easy and secure, and can be done online through our application portal.

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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. LizNON-SCHOOL LEAVER, UNIVERSITY ACCESS PROGRAM, BACHELOR OF ARTS (PSYCHOLOGY)

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