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University of Wollongong (UoW)

  • THE rank of 16 in Australia
  • QS rank of 10 in Australia
  • THE global rank of 83 for law
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Key Info

  • Main campus: Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Student population: 17,500
  • THE rank in Australia: 16
  • QS rank in Australia: 10
  • THE global rank of 83 for law, and 83 for engineering
  • THE global top 150 universities for physical sciences, top 175 for arts and humanities, and top 200 for education and life sciences
  • QS score of 80% or more for citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00102E


Established in 1975, the University of Wollongong ranked 14th in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings of the world’s leading universities younger than 50 years old. Among all universities, it places among Australia’s top 10 and within the world’s 200 best schools. UOW supports a comprehensive range of courses through its faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; Business and Law; Engineering and Information Sciences; and Science, Medicine, and Health.

UOW’s courses represent 56 disciplines taught at, above, or well above world standards. Among its strongest programmes are those in engineering and information sciences, but each UOW faculty has contributed to the University’s reputation as an outstanding place of learning. The University of Wollongong is the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the Global Teaching Excellence Award two years running.

A UOW education does more than enrich its students—its students and faculty enrich the world in turn, contributing vital work toward addressing our most pressing challenges. Times Higher Education ranks UOW as the world’s sixth-leading university for social and economic impact as measured against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

UOW was founded with an international focus, and its nine New South Wales campuses are complemented by UOW campuses in Hong Kong and Malaysia; by one of the United Arab Emirates’ oldest universities, the University of Wollongong in Dubai; and by facilities in China and Singapore. Partnerships with international institutions of higher learning allow UOW students to expand their education in regions of personal and professional interest. The Sydney Business School offers postgraduate business courses at both the Sydney CBD campus and UOW’s own flagship location in Wollongong.

The Wollongong campus itself hosts nearly 24,000 students on 82.4 beautiful hectares. Wollongong is the third-largest city in New South Wales following Sydney and Newcastle, a vibrant and constantly evolving student city. Sitting 80 km from Sydney, Wollongong is close enough to benefit from the economic and cultural impact of Australia’s largest city while being far enough removed from Sydney to rank among Australia’s most affordable student cities. More than 34,000 students are enrolled at UOW, including nearly 10,000 postgraduate students and researchers. The University’s robust, active, and helpful international support network includes more than 172,000 alumni from 199 countries. International students who wish to pursue careers in Australia are eligible for three-year work visas following their studies at UOW.

International postgraduate students may compete for a wide range of research scholarships and awards, some issued as annual stipends and living allowances that go beyond tuition fee waivers. Some of these are reserved exclusively for international students, while others are available to all UOW postgraduates. The process of applying for admission to UOW is remarkably swift and assured. Intake occurs in February and July, and students can expect an offer within two to four weeks following receipt of their applications.


  • Wollongong
  • Batemans Bay
  • Bega
  • Shoalhaven (Nowra)
  • Southern Highlands (Moss Vale)
  • Southern Sydney (Loftus)
  • South Western Sydney (Liverpool)
  • Sydney CBD (Circular Quay)

Top Courses

Natural and Physical Sciences



  • Master of Health Informatics - underscores today’s complex healthcare systems, and the course is among the University of Wollongong’s most popular. Course Course Code: 083828B

  • Master of Nursing International - International students with a recognised bachelor's degree in nursing can accelerate their career progression by undertaking this course which is designed to prepare nurses for professional roles in the healthcare system. CRICOS Course Code: 089204G

Management and Commerce

  • Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - goes beyond the conventional curriculum to place special emphasis on developing business ideas that are financially and environmentally sustainable, can combine with another Master's program to make it 2 years. Course Course Code:100308
  • Master of Business Analytics - accredited by SAS. For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School. Course Course Code: 0100316

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