Prepare for your arrival

Getting ready to start at UOW

Pre-arrival checklist

Get ready to have an unforgettable experience in Wollongong. Check out some useful pre-arrival information before your arrive at UOW.

Orientation program

A Orientation program for all study abroad and exchange students is held every semester, check out the program activities.

Prepare for your arrival to UOW with some useful information below to ensure you are all set before arriving in Wollongong.

Airport pickup

UOW offers a complimentary Airport Pick Up Service for all newly enrolling International students.

Banking and money matters

When you arrive in Wollongong it is important you have access to your finances.

Buddy program

UOW’s buddy program has been developed to help make the transition to Wollongong easier for new study abroad & exchange students.

Culture shock

The initial excitement of moving to a new country often subsides when the new country challenges a lot of things that you have previously taken for granted.

Disability services

UOW Disability Services provides advice and support for students with a disability or health condition.

Enrolment requirements

You must be enrolled as a full-time student at UOW to comply with the conditions of your student visa. Find out more about your enrolment requirements.

Overseas student health cover

All study abroad and exchange students* are required to take out overseas student health cover (OSHC).

Visas and work permissions

It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport and student visa are valid while you are a student in Australia.