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University of Wollongong

4.4 out of 5 (23 ratings / 15 reviews) Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
In just 40 years, UOW has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities; dynamic, innovative and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of our teaching and research. Universities are key to the national innovation agenda and share an obligation to be at the forefront of contemporary policies and society.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (38)
Social Sciences (37)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (35)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.


UOW's aim is to create a culture of learning and teaching distinguished by collaboration, innovation and excellence. The University has a student-centred approach to learning and teaching where highly professional academic and professional services staff encourage students to learn, grow and achieve.

There are many exciting things happening across the portfolio which deserve to be highlighted and shared with colleagues and strategic partners. This quarterly newsletter provides a forum to acknowledge innovation and achievements across the university contributing to our learning and teaching outcomes.

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To confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world, UOW research is focused on supporting the best intellectual and technical talent to force change for good. From next-gen materials engineering in medicine to social transformation over the lifecycle, our research is purposeful and positive.


The Careers Consultant is able to assist students in a range of ways. In particular, for students still studying at university it is possible to improve future prospects by establishing career goals and enhancing employability skills. 

Students are able to access the Careers Consultancy service for individual appointments to discuss tactics to create short-term and long-term career goals, manage aspects of a professional career via portfolio development, resume and formal application review, or to prepare for a personal job interview.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Student Advisory Council (SAC) will:

Advise, consult and make recommendations to the University on matters affecting the academic and social wellbeing of students, including:

  • The effectiveness and comprehensiveness of student service delivery;
  • Teaching and learning matters of concern to students;
  • Policies and procedures affecting students;
  • Campus life and activities; and
  • The potential uses of SSAF funds that align with the student lifecycle and priority support categories as permitted under the legislation.

Housing services

Over 2,600 UOW students from around the world call a UOW student residence home.

UOW has seven student residences offering a range of catering options (you can cook for yourself, or we can cook for you…simple as that), and rooms are guaranteed for all first year students.

There are residences close to the beach, the uni or the city, all offering unlimited WIFI, electricity, furniture, security and support, and no surprise bills. Plus all student accommodation is either within walking distance to campus, or has easy access to the free shuttle bus.

Library services

What sets UOW Library apart is our commitment to exceptional service delivered by our highly trained teams in person and online.We have millions of resources including 246 450+ ebooks, 610 databases, and over 106,955 journal titles (mostly online and full-text). You can also borrow from other libraries using our document delivery services to access millions of other publications worldwide.

ICT services

Borrow equipment from the Loans Desk at the Wollongong Campus Library:

  • calculators (exam approved)
  • room kits for Group Study Rooms
  • headphones
  • and mouses.

Student Life

Campus life

At UOW, our campus experience is designed for the needs of our students. By spending your time in class, joining a club or seeing a gig at the UniBar, you ultimately become part of one big community of learning.

As a student, you’ll soon come to know our resident ducks, where to find the best coffee and how to navigate around our beautiful campus while you enjoy UOW’s five-star educational experience. This is why our students are among the happiest and the most satisfied. Grab some lunch, meet new friends and have fun – that’s your first semester on campus.

Sports facilities

  • Two gyms: Wollongong Campus and Innovation Campus
  • High Performance Training Zone
  • 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, volley ball and other large events
  • 4 ovals with lighting
  • Cricket nets
  • All weather hockey surface
  • 3 tennis courts (1 hard court & 2 grass courts)
  • 2 squash courts
  • Function room

Student clubs

The Wollongong University Student Association (WUSA) is a 15 member council (plus 5 General Representatives) elected by the student body each September to take office on the 1st of December of that year. Every undergraduate student is able to run for a position on WUSA.


UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations. 

Student Reviews

We Love the Gong!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience at UOW was fantastic! I only live 10 minutes away so it was easy to get to and from, and the university handled the COVID-19 situation very well! My professors and tutors were prepared excellently and made learning online great!

My Time at UOW
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My time at the University of Wollongong was great. My program was amazing and I am honoured to be a part of an institution that caters for student needs and well-being, as well as providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities. I am, overall, happy with my experience at the University and am looking forward to continue my studies further on.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UOWD is absolutely great, Studying at UOW is one of the best life experience I had. Campus is garden-like, Library is big and organised. Most of the lecturers are great. Employment opportunities are also optimistic if you could achieve credit above.

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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