Introduction to UOW Australia

UOW Malaysia KDU is part of the University of Wollongong’s international network of campuses and learning centres, which deliver the academic excellence of a leading Australian university to strategic locations across the globe.

A vibrant and progressive university with undiminished ambitions, the University of Wollongong is ranked among the world’s elite universities and is driven to advance its research reputation and learning environment to earn a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

UOW traces its origins to 1951 when a Division of the then New South Wales University of Technology was established in Wollongong. Ten years later the Division became the Wollongong College of the University of New South Wales and, in 1975, the University of Wollongong was incorporated.

In over 50 years, the University has grown from a provincial feeder college with 300 students to an international university with over 30,000 students spread across three campuses and five access centres.

Today, UOW is actively committed to providing an education that reflects the changing needs of not only students, but also employers all over the world.

A Five-Star University

The University of Wollongong has achieved an outstanding 30 stars out of a possible 30 in the six key educational experience categories assessed by the Good Universities Guide 2018.

The ranking considers universities across key performance indicators, where only the top twenty per cent of universities nationwide can be awarded 5 stars in any one category. This demonstrates UOW graduates are well-rounded, enjoy high employment rates, great access to further study, and are taught by leaders in their field.

Transfer to Australia

Study in Australia or head overseas as part of your degree

At UOW Malaysia KDU you’re guaranteed an international educational experience, but if you want to take your studies further afield, you can explore one of our student transfer opportunities.

If you’ve started a program at UOW Malaysia KDU, you can transfer your studies and relevant credits to either of the University of Wollongong’s campuses in Wollongong or Sydney. We also operate a student exchange program if you’re interested in short-term study in Australia.

A period of overseas study can be a life-changing experience, giving you new personal and professional perspectives that will enhance your employability and promote your social development.

For more information, please visit our Student and Alumni Centre on campus or email

Student Exchange Program

Once enrolled, UOW Malaysia KDU students may also apply for the Student Exchange program with UOW Australia. Under this scheme, up to two UOWD students per semester can study in Wollongong, Australia, subject to certain eligibility criteria and expenses.

*Please note that all transfer and exchange students must make their own arrangements to obtain a student visa for Australia.

Awards Ranking

(Global Rankings, Research Rankings, Teaching and Learning Rankings)