Semester Abroad

at UOW Australia.


Enjoy a semester in Australia with Local Tuition Fees

The University of Wollongong, Australia enjoys an international reputation for world-class research, exceptional teaching quality and graduate outcomes.


We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

Being Australia’s 9th largest city and just over an hour from Sydney, Wollongong is a vibrant city that offers the perfect Australian lifestyle. It’s affordable, easy to get around and enjoys a lower cost of living than other Australian cities.

Our courses have been developed by teachers who are leading their fields. Our student-focused approach to teaching and learning means you will have the guidance and support you need. And this all takes place in a city on one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines.

Life at UOW Australia

Our Wollongong campus combines modern teaching and study spaces on 83 hectares (205 acres) of landscaped Australian bushland. To ensure all our students achieve their best we have facilities dedicated to academic and well-being support, as well as health services, student accommodation, a sports precinct and events embracing culture and entertainment.

During your time at UOW there are endless opportunities to get involved with life on campus. With 130 clubs and societies, and 180 live acts on campus each year, it’s just a matter of choosing between them.

Situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean between the mountains and the sea, students can enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle with 17 patrolled surf beaches, endless hikes and trails and breathtaking lookouts.

World class results

We’ve worked hard to become one of the world’s most respected young universities. Studying at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet – recognised globally for their academic excellence. But our proudest achievements are our students, who upon graduation are ranked among the best in the world.

Top 1%

Ranking among the world’s universities
185th – QS World University Rankings 2023

5+ stars

Rating university
QS World University Rankings 2023

5 stars

For Civil and Structural Engineering, Materials Science (78th), Nursing, Sports-related Subjects.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top 20

14th best modern university in the world
QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021


Employer satisfaction rating for UOW graduates.
QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey 2023



  • Arts, English and Media; Humanities and Social Inquiry;


  • Accounting, Economics and Finance; Management, Operations and Marketing; Business; Law


  • Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Medicine; Nursing


  • Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering; Physics; Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering; Computing and Information Technology; Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering; Mathematics and Applied Statistics

For more information visit the UOW Handbook



  • Orientation: 16 July
  • Classes commence: 22 July
  • Classes finish: 25 October
  • Exams: 2 – 14 November


  • Orientation: 24 February
  • Classes commence: 3 March
  • Classes finish: 6 Jun
  • Exams: 14 – 26 Jun


  • Orientation: 22 July
  • Classes commence: 28 July
  • Classes finish: 31 October
  • Exams: 8 – 20 November


All students who wish to apply for a student exchange program must complete the application form.

Application Period:

  • Exchange in Spring 2024 Session: 1 March 2024 – 15 March 2024
  • Exchange in Autumn 2025 Session: 1 October 2024 – 15 October 2024
  • Exchange in Spring 2025 Session:  1 March 2025 – 15 March 2025

Wollongong Campus

The campus has seven coffee shops, 16+ food outlets, UniBar, two banks, supermarket, hairdresser, travel agent, post office, medical centre, dentist and physio.

For more information, kindly contact:

Sharifah Azura binti Tuan Muda
Assistant Manager – Student & Alumni Centre
Tel : +603 5565 0457
Email : [email protected]
Anna Lim Siew Fang
Manager – Career and Placement Centre
Tel: +604 238 6254
Email: [email protected]


Why should I apply?

Student exchange can completely change your life as you leap head first into a new culture, make new friends and learn from lecturers who will give you a completely different perspective on an industry you love.

How long is the program?

One Session (estimated duration: 5 months)

Spring Session 2023

  • Orientation: 17 July 2023
  • Classes commence: 24 July 2023
  • Classes finish: 27 October 2023
  • Exam: 4 – 16 November 2023

How much will the program cost?

Exchange students will be paying their tuition fee to UOW Malaysia based on the local fees. Other fees like visa fees, living expenses and accommodation fees (estimated costs: AUD$ 9,500) are borne by the student unless stated otherwise.

Will I get credits for units I study overseas?

Yes, so long as you take units approved by your School.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicable for Year One (Semester 2) to Year 2 (Semester 5) full-time degree student at UOW Malaysia.
  • Achieved a CGPA of at least 2.75 and above
  • Possess reasonable command of English language
  • Good health and fit for travel abroad
  • Must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of host university or placement provider
  • Should demonstrate empathy and understanding of cultural differences
  • Should demonstrate excellent personal skills
  • Agrees to be responsible for the costs incurred

Do I have to enrol at UOW Malaysia while I am overseas?

Yes, you will continue to be enrolled as a UOW Malaysia student whilst overseas.

How do I apply?

All students who wish to apply for a student exchange program must complete the application form.

Application Period:

  • Exchange in Spring Session: 1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023

Will UOW Malaysia help me find accommodation?

UOW Australia has on-campus accommodation and can help arrange this for you. However, with some universities, on-campus accommodation is extremely limited, and you may have to secure your accommodation. They may be able to advise you on some off-campus accommodation options, but you are still entirely responsible for making your arrangements. In some instances, you need to start looking for this in advance.

For more information, please visit:

Will UOW Malaysia help me apply for visa?

Exchange students are responsible for obtaining their own visas to cover the duration of their exchange. UOW Malaysia will assist with certifying your supporting documents and issuing confirmation of enrolment.

Apply for a sub-class 500 student visa at after you are accepted by UOW Australia and received an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) from UOW Australia.

Are there quotas for the program?

The program is limited to 10 selected UOW Malaysia Students. We appreciate the interest, and should any parties are still keen on attending (while not being chosen initially), they can still do so. However, the cost (AUD$9,990*) for the program will be borne by the students themselves.

* The cost only covers the tuition fee.