UOW’s main Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia.

Apart from extensive teaching and research facilities, the Wollongong campus includes:

  • student residences
  • a library
  • conference facilities
  • food halls, cafes, restaurants and a bar
  • retail outlets
  • gymnasium, indoor sports centres, an Olympic-standard swimming pool, and sports fields.

Find Wollongong campus

As Australia’s tenth largest city, its nearly 300,000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 80km from Sydney. Perfectly situated on the south coast of New South Wales at the foot of the Illawarra Escarpment, the city enjoys a pleasant climate, averaging 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter.

UOW’s Wollongong campus is like a leafy-green suburb where you can get everything you need.


With more than 130 studentrun clubs and societies covering everything from cosplay to camping, it’s easy to meet like-minded friends and have fun. Can’t find one you like? Get together with at least 10 like-minded students and start your own.

Find your tribe at clubs.uow.edu.au


There are more than 60 student sporting teams at UOW from football to underwater hockey. Whether you’re looking for a lunchtime kick-around or some serious competition, these teams are always on the lookout for fresh talent.

Team up at uniactive.uow.edu.au/sports


More than 100 live music acts play on campus every year. There’s even a full-blown music festival – Garden Party – held right on campus.

Check out the upcoming gigs at unilife.uow.edu.au/whats-on/


Free shuttle buses connecting campus, CBD and the beach 2.4km between Wollongong campus and the beach 75km to Sydney airport 180km of cycle ways.


UOW’s recreation centre, UniActive, is the place to keep fit and healthy with a 50-metre heated swimming pool, two gymnasiums, more than 80 group exercise classes each week, and indoor and outdoor courts for basketball, tennis, hockey, soccer, football and more. The best part is UOW students get up to 30 percent off membership.

Why study in Australia?

If you’re considering the Wollongong campus, here are some additional reasons why you should consider Australia as your study destination

  • Quality education – Australian universities offer world-class education and feature regularly in global rankings. 
  • Quality life – Australia offers a high standard of living, with leading healthcare services, excellent public transport, advanced infrastructure and various student services. The cost of living is comparatively lower than that of the United States.
  • Cultural diversity – Australia is a diverse nation with a large number of international students. This means that you will have the opportunity to meet and study with students from all over the world.
  • It’s a beautiful country with plenty to do – From white sandy beaches to dry deserts, Australia is an amazing country with plenty to offer. As a student in Australia, you will have plenty of time during your semester breaks to explore. 
  • Rights for international students – All programs offered to international students meet strict government regulations according to the Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. 
  • Global recognition – Graduates from Australian universities are recognized and highly sought after. 
  • Work opportunities – Australia allows international students to work part-time while they study. This means you will be able to offset your living cost or save up to pay for holiday trips during your semester breaks.