The University of Wollongong (UOW) consistently ranks as one of leading universities in Australia:

Number 1 in Australia for Teaching

The Australian newspaper (3 Oct 2007) ranked UOW as equal first among Australian universities for overall performance in the Department of Education, Science and Training’s ‘2008 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund’.

Ranked in the World’s Top 200 universities

Times Higher Education Supplement – QS World University Rankings 2007/2008

A Five-Star Education

The 2008 Good Universities Guide reaffirms UOW’s long standing position as one of the country’s leading research institutions and a place where students experience a five-star educational experience and better prospects for gaining a job with a top salary. UOW received the maximum five stars in six key areas:

* * * * * Getting a Job
* * * * * Positive Graduate Outcomes
* * * * * Graduate Starting Salary
* * * * * Generic Skills
* * * * * Graduate Satisfaction
* * * * * Research Intensivity

Best Careers Service for Employers 2007

Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE), representing nearly 200 of Australia’s biggest graduate employers.


Wollongong is located just over an hour by train or road from central Sydney. The University has 22,000 students, including 3,600 international students studying at the main Wollongong campus and the Graduate School of Business campus in downtown Sydney.

UOW offers maximum choice of location – you can live in Wollongong, Sydney, or mid-way between both cities, giving you access to the part-time job markets and lifestyles available in Wollongong and in Sydney. You can also complete part of your program at the UOW in Dubai, which offers English language and programs in Business and IT.

Wollongong is home to more than 70 nationalities and facilities cater to Muslim students, including grocery stores, halal food outlets and restaurants reflecting the cuisine of the many resident nationalities. There is a mosque in Wollongong, a Muslim Students Association, and many other support services for international students; a Directory of Islamic Services can be found.


Masters, PhDs and Bachelor degrees are offered across a broad range of areas – the following table shows a sample of just some of the study areas available:

Study Area Subjects include…
IT & Computing Wollongong has one of the largest sites for ICT research in the southern hemisphere. Specialist areas for research and teaching include computer science, networking, security, software engineering, telecommunications, information systems, IT management, multimedia, eBusiness, and internet
Engineering civil, mining, materials, mechanical, manufacturing, environmental, electrical, computer, engineering management
Science biotechnology, environmental science, geography, geology, chemistry, marine science, nanotechnology, mathematics
Business/Commerce MBA*, accounting, finance, banking, marketing, management*, HRM, logistics*, international business*, project management*, retail management*

* Masters programs are available in Sydney and in Wollongong

Health Science medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, health management, psychology
Law transnational crime prevention, international law, maritime law
Education IT in education, TESOL, educational leadership, gifted & special education
Arts, Creative Arts broad range of humanities subjects; visual arts, graphic design, journalism

UOW also offers a unique range of Double Masters and articulation programs which allow completion of two Masters degrees in two years, incorporating significant discounts in tuition fees: these two-year programs are available in commerce, business, IT/Computing, engineering and health.

Tuition fees at UOW are competitive compared to many metropolitan universities: combined with the lower cost of living in Wollongong, studying at UOW provides excellent value for money – affordable, professionally accredited courses from one of Australia’s most reputable universities.


Located on the main Wollongong campus, WUC offers a supportive environment offering:

  • English language courses – from 5 to 50 weeks duration, for direct entry to UOW degrees
  • Foundation Studies – preparing for entry to first year of all UOW Bachelor degrees
  • Diplomas – leading to second year of UOW degrees in commerce, computing and IT


Wollongong offers the advantage of abundant accommodation close to the RMIT University at a much more affordable price than Sydney and other large cities. A variety of accommodation options are available:

  • University-managed residences (catered or self-catered)
  • Private rental in shared houses or apartments

Placement in University housing can be arranged before your arrival, and we can also provide assistance for those seeking private accommodation. Airport pickup and transfer to Wollongong is arranged for all newly arriving students.


Contact UniAdvice for further information, including details of local representatives in Pakistan:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 2 4221 3218
Fax: +61 2 4221 3233

Postal Address:
UniAdvice , University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522