- Interact with Australians and other international students at Australia's top ranked university for student involvement
- Live and study 5 minutes from the beach
- Participate in over 100 sporting teams and over 50 clubs
Course of Study
The University of Wollongong offers a broad range of courses including ecology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. For a list of possible courses that fit with your degree requirements, please click here.
Credits earned at foreign institutions are transferable to UNL by departmental validation. Please see "earning credit" page on UNL Education Abroad site for more information.
Students who have completed at least one college year and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is given preference. UNL graduate students may apply for graduate-level programs with approval from Graduate Studies, their graduate committees, and the host institution. Exchange places are very limited, and vary year to year based on the balance of the exchange. Most UNL students participate on a direct enroll basis. Please meet with the UNL Exchange Coordinator to learn more about exchange programs and the placement process.
The University of Wollongong is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for academic excellence. It is consistently ranked among the top Australian universities for the quality of its teaching, research, graduate employment rates and student experience. UOW provides an inspiring study environment – on the main Wollongong campus, or at its downtown Sydney Business School.
Wollongong is a vibrant, multicultural city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's 'most liveable' regional city, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping and culture. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's tenth-largest city. More than 400,000 people live in the region. Historically, the city prospered through farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. However education, IT & telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism have emerged as the industries of the future.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
University housing consists of residential complexes on or within easy reach of the campuses. Most accommodation is in single rooms but some shared rooms are available. Most have a shared living room, kitchen, and bath. Some residence halls provide a full meal plan while others are self-catering. Students have the option of a homestay as well.World-class athletic facilities at the University Recreation and Aquatic Centre. Over 50 different cultural, recreation, religious, and social groups available for students to meet others and get involved. All students at the University of Wollongong are enrolled in Australia National Health Insurance.
The Australian academic year begins in late February and runs until the beginning of December. First semester is from late February to early July. Second semester is from mid-July through the beginning of December. Please note, the UNL Fall semester corresponds with the Australian Spring term, while the UNL Spring corresponds with the Australian Fall.
See the "Budget Sheet" above and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website.
Upon confirmation of nomination acceptance, program participants will pay a $150 commitment deposit. The $150 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee).
Explanation of Costs
Exchange program participants pay tuition and fees to UNL for 15 credit hours at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate, plus a $150 Study Abroad Fee and other fees related to the exchange. Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of program costs and the payment process.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:
University of Wollongong*
City of Wollongong*
U.S. Department of State*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*
*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.