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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines. Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.

Top reasons to study here

  • We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions.
  • We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems.
  • Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world's universities.

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UOW is proud of the rich history that has developed since those first classes were held in 1951. The University has certainly come a long way: we still train engineers and metallurgists, but we now also train artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators.


Independent rankings consistently place UOW amongst the top universities in Australia.

Our degrees will help you reach your goals and our graduate employment rates are some of the best in the country. Our student focused approach to teaching and learning means you will have the guidance and support you need.

  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Postgraduate Courses
  • Postgraduate Research Degrees
  • English Language.
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From 3D bioprinting, materials engineering and medicinal chemistry to social transformation, UOW’s major research facilities and strengths are working tirelessly to solve complex, real-world problems. Our local, national and global partnerships with other institutions and industry work towards building a sustainable and equitable future for the 21st century.

The University of Wollongong’s international activities range from operating the University of Wollongong in Dubai to training fisheries officers from nations across the Asia-Pacific to fostering Study Abroad and student exchanges with universities around the world.


UOW Careers Central is here to help students set and achieve career goals. Our objective is to help you clarify your career direction and path, and help you to develop your employability so that you can enter your career of choice

Take time to reflect on your interests, skills, values, beliefs and personality to help you make effective career choices.


Student services

General Facilities

  • Accommodation Services
  • Breastfeeding-friendly spaces
  • Counselling
  • Chaplaincy
  • Child Care (Kid's Uni)
  • Disability Services
  • Legal Clinic
  • Locker Hire
  • Manage My Money
  • Medical Services
  • Muslim Prayer Space
  • Parent Space
  • Parking
  • Queer Space
  • Transport
  • UniClassifieds

Housing services

  • International House
  • Weerona College
  • Campus East
  • Keiraview
  • Kooloobong Village
  • Marketview
  • Gundi
  • The Manor
  • Graduate House

Library services

Libraries at Wollongong campus

  • The University Library (Main Library)
  • Curriculum Resources Centre (CRC)
  • Law Library
Libraries at other UOW campuses
  • Batemans Bay Community Library
  • Bega Valley Shire Library
  • Sydney Business School, Sydney
  • TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute, Moss Vale Campus Library
  • TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute, Sutherland College, Loftus Campus Library
  • Shoalhaven Campus Library

ICT services

The IT infrastructure incorporates the provision of computer, network and communication services to the campus community for academic teaching and research and for general administrative functions.

There are 2 wireless networks available:

  • UOW - Our primary UOW Wi-Fi Service
  • Eduroam – For inter-institutional roaming

Student Life

Campus life

Since establishing our main campus in Wollongong, we have expanded our teaching locations to regional campuses in Southern Sydney, Bega, Batemans Bay, the Shoalhaven, and the Southern Highlands.

The UOW Sydney Business School delivers courses in the heart of Sydney, and the University of Wollongong in Dubai delivers world-class teaching to students in the United Arab Emirates.

Partnerships with established international education providers INTI Laureate, IRI.HK, PSB Academy, Singapore, and the Singapore Institute of Management extend our reach into Asia.

Sports facilities

Fitness Programs:

  • Fitness Programs
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Personal Training
  • Athlete Training Programs
  • Two gyms: URAC gym & iChealth
  • High Performance Training Zone & Boxing Gym
  • 50m outdoor heated swimming pool
  • 2 multi-purpose sports halls catering for a wide range of sports and activities including basketball, netball, badminton, roller derby, futsal and volley ball.
  • 4 ovals with lighting
  • Cricket nets
  • All weather hockey surface
  • 4 tennis courts (2 hard courts & 2 grass courts)
  • 3 squash courts
  • 3 function rooms

Student clubs

With over 125 student run clubs and societies on campus, there is a good chance there is one right for you!

In 2016, UOW has increased funding for Clubs and Societies and services through CSE because we believe in the value they provide the students. We are better resourced to help you create great events, experiences and networks that will last a lifetime. UOW Clubs offer you both personal and professional value. By joing a club or society, you take away more than a degree from the University of Wollongong.


UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations. In addition to completing an approved program of subjects within an accredited course, there may be additional criteria to meet professional requirements: for example some organisations require completion of a period professional experience in order to gain full membership.

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia