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University Overview

The University of Wollongong is a University of international standing with an enviable record of achievement in teaching and research. It is conveniently located in one of the most beautiful settings in Australia, just an hour's drive south of Australia's largest city, Sydney.

Students and staff at Wollongong come from diverse backgrounds, many from overseas. They share a culture that respects openness, inclusiveness, collegiality and diversity. The university is proud of its talented, motivated and energetic staff - many of whom are leaders in their field nationally and internationally. The university provides a real focus on the student experience and understands that each student comes with an individual dream: to learn about and reach beyond their field of interest; to explore many different experiences that will help them choose their future directions; and also to meet others and enjoy a very special time in their lives.

The University of Wollongong will continue to explore, develop and use human and technological capacity for the benefit of its region, the nation and the international community.

Undergraduate

Wollongong offers over 120 different undergraduate degrees from across its five faculties, in engineering and IT, health sciences and medicine, business and commerce, applied and natural sciences, arts, communications and creative arts and law and education. These programs may be undertaken through the bachelor degree or bachelor with honours program. Wollongongalso has more than 50 double degree programs available.

Undergraduate student experience at Wollongong is further enriched through an international exchange semester at one of the university's 190 partner universities around the world. Overseas internships are also in place for students as Wollongong has developed partnerships with international industries.

Postgraduate

Students can take postgraduate courses at Wollongong either through coursework or research programs. Similar to undergraduate study, postgraduate coursework assessments are based on a combination of written assignments, presentations, formal examinations, class participation and practical exercises.

As for postgraduate research, there are four research options, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated), professional doctorate and masters of philosophy. Successful completion of a postgraduate program can help a student fast-track their career, or change careers completely. Wollongong provides flexible study options that allow graduate students to maintain a healthy work/study/life balance.

Study Online

There is currently no study online information for University of Wollongong check with the University directly to find out if they have started offering study online programs.

International Students

The University of Wollongong aims to help overseas students in their stay in Australia through various support programs. Before they come to Australia, the university orients international students on documents that must be packed, phone and computer availability, time zone and flights. Wollongong also offers assistance on finding the right accommodation. Accommodation options include temporary accommodation, on-campus, homestay and private rental.

The university offers a complimentary airport pick-up service for all newly enrolling International UOW students upon their arrival. A compulsory orientation as well as a campus tour is held in the week immediately before the start of a session. This gives international students the opportunity to make new friends and settle into Wollongong before lectures begin. Aside from all these, the university also offers international student scholarships.

Tuition Fees

University of Wollongong tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study.

The average annual undergraduate tuition fee for Wollongong is AUD$25,560

The average annual postgraduate tuition fee for Wollongong is AUD$26,610

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest.

Scholarships

Wollongong is committed to help students reach their goals. Undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research scholarships are on offer at the university. Students can apply for these scholarships based on a number of criteria such as academic merit, leadership/community involvement, sports involvement, current financial need and economic status.

International students are also given priority at Wollongong through their scholarship program. International students may apply for the undergraduate excellence scholarship and faculty merit scholarship. Other scholarships include those that are funded by international agencies, organizations and governments.

University Life

Students can make their university life at Wollongong more meaningful by joining clubs and societies, playing sports and joining recreational activities and making the most out of the social life intended solely for students. Depending on a student's field of interest, a wide variety of student clubs such as charity/service clubs, cultural clubs, political clubs, religious/faith based clubs and recreational clubs are available.

For students who are more inclined to sports, they can choose to join in a number of competitive sports such as basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton. The university has many support programs to make student life easier. This includes accommodation services, academic support, counselling services, peer mentoring, medical and dental services, financial assistance and scholarships.

Student Reviews

Wollongong student reviews contain positive comments about the university's huge campus. Students say that they like the friendly and easy-going atmosphere inside the campus. Many student reviews also have comments on Wollongong's outstanding facilities such as the sporting amenities, school buildings, study areas, computer workstations and the huge library which is complete with all resources.

Students appreciate the university's lecturers and tutors the most. Students mention how passionate and helpful Wollongong academic staff are and how they always make it a point to follow-up students who need extra assistance with academic lessons. Aside from all this, students also say that the university has the best student services.

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