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How to apply

Applying for postgraduate coursework

Entry into most UOW postgraduate coursework programs requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent. Some courses, such as the Master of Teaching, also have special entry requirements.

If you do not have a Bachelor degree but have extensive and relevant work experience, you may be eligible for direct entry into one of our postgraduate programs, such as a Graduate Certificate.

How to apply

  1. Find the course you would like to apply for.
  2. Make sure you satisfy the entry requirements listed in Course Finder.
  3. Apply online. You can save your application at any point and come back to complete it later. For a small number of courses, there are special entry requirements.

Application closing dates

Late applications may be considered where there are places available

Session/Trimester Start date Applications close date

Trimester 1 2021

8 February 2021

29 January 2021

Autumn 2021

1 March 2021

31 January 2021**

Trimester 2 2021

17 May 2021  18 April 2021 

Spring 2021

26 July 2021 30 June 2021

* Not all courses have a mid-year intake. Please refer to Course Finder for further information.

** The following programs have alternative closing dates:

Course Applications Close

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

30 September
Late applications may be accepted where places are available

Master of Professional Psychology

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

20 October

Master of Teaching

Entry is competitive. Early applicants have the best chance of securing a place.
Early round – closes 27 September 2019
Main round – closes 27 November 2019
Late round – closes 10 January 2020

Doctor of Medicine

See the UOW MD Admission process for key dates

• Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies
• Graduate Certificate in Nursing
• Master of Nursing
• Master of Nursing International
• Master of Nursing (Mental Health)
• Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care
• Graduate Certificate in Health leadership and Management
• Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
• Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
• Master of Health Leadership and Management
• Master of Science (Dementia Care)
• Master of Science (Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies)

31 January

Health and Medicine postgraduate coursework degrees
(apart from those listed above)

31 January

Important things to remember

  • Change of name: If you have changed your name, or any of your documents show a name that is different from the one that you have used in your application, you must present evidence of the change (marriage certificate, deed poll, statutory declaration).
  • Special needs: If you have a disability and would like advice or assistance with your studies, please see our disability services.
  • Accommodation: The cost of accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. See accommodation services for accommodation options on or near campus.
  • English language proficiency: If you are a domestic student and English is not your first language, you’ll have to provide evidence of satisfying the University's English language requirements.
  • Tuition fees: We have many financial assistance options available to students.
  • Cancellations and refunds: See UOW’s tuition fees and refund policy.
  • Proof of citizenship: Evidence of Australian/New Zealand citizenship/Permanent Residency must be provided with your application, e.g. current passport or birth certificate.

Additional entry requirements

Some courses listed below have additional special entry requirements:

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration Advanced
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Teaching
  • Nutrition & Dietetics/Exercise Science/Rehabilitation/some Nursing degrees
  • Master of Rolling Stock Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Rolling Stock Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Asset Management 
  • Master of Electrical Power Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Supporting documentation

You will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application.

Copies of academic records, mark sheets or transcripts for studies previously undertaken must be provided at the time of application (either in hard copy or electronically). English translations are also required for documents in another language. The transcript must show all subjects undertaken, grades and stages reached or qualifications gained.

For domestic applicants, a photocopied document must be certified as a true copy of the original by:

  • An authorised officer in the admissions office at any tertiary institution
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, or the National Institute of Accountants or the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or Registered Tax Agents
  • A bank branch manager (not in a bank travel centre)
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
  • A police officer of the rank of sergeant or above
  • A post office manager
  • A principal of an Australian high or primary school; or
  • A justice of the peace

The person certifying the photocopies must:

  • Write on the copy: “This appears to be a true copy of the original document sighted by me”, and
  • Sign the document and print your name, address, telephone number, profession/occupation, date verified; and
  • Affix the official stamp or seal of the verifier’s organisation on the copy, if the organisation has such a stamp.

English language requirements

If you have completed an academic qualification entirely in English within the past two years in a country where English is the official language, you may already meet the requirements.

If you are a domestic student and English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of satisfying the English language requirements listed on our international student website.

My eQuals: certified digital academic documents

Where an applicant has had digital academic document(s) issued via My eQuals, they can submit links to these documents to UOW as part of their admissions application.

To submit My eQuals digital academic documents, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Generate a link to your My eQuals digital academic document(s) – do not nominate an expiry date
  2. Paste the link into a Word document
  3. If you added a PIN to the link, please ensure you note the PIN next to the link
  4. Where you have more than one relevant My eQuals digital document to submit, provide a link for each, ensuring you label each link clearly
  5. Save the Word document on your computer. Note: a document must not be bigger than 2 MB for undergraduate/postgraduate course applications and not bigger than 5 MB for HDR applications. Acceptable formats are: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, jpg, jpeg, tif and tiff.
  6. Upload the Word document to your UOW admissions application

Please only submit My eQuals digital documents according to the instructions outlined above. The My eQuals portal offers other options in which to share documents, however, those options are not recommended by UOW.

Find out more about sharing My eQuals digital documents.

Applying to UOW

Entry into most of our postgraduate coursework programs requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent. Some courses, such as the Master of Teaching, also have .

Don’t have a Bachelor, but have a wealth of work experience? You may be eligible for direct entry into one of our postgraduate programs, such as a Graduate Certificate.

The application process

  1. Find a course
  2. Make sure you satisfy the entry requirements
  3. or by filling out the application form and sending it back to Future Students.

See our webpage to learn about the application process including application closing dates and supporting documentation

Important things to remember

  1. Change of name: If you have changed your name or any of your documents show a name that is different from the one that you have used in your application, you must present certified evidence of the change (marriage certificate, deed poll, statutory declaration).
  2. Reasonable Adjustments: If you have a disability and require advice or assistance with your studies, please get in touch with our Disability Liaison Officers.
  3. Accommodation: The cost of accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. See UOW Living for accommodation options on or near campus.
  4. English language proficiency: If you are a domestic student and English is not your first language, you’ll have to provide evidence of satisfying the University's .
  5. Tuition fees: We have many options available to students.
  6. Cancellations and refunds: See UOW’s Tuition Fees and Refund Policy.
  7. Declaration and signature: All application forms must be signed.
  8. Proof of citizenship: Certified evidence of Australian/New Zealand citizenship/Permanent Residency required before enrolment e.g. current passport or birth certificate.
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