The University of Wollongong was founded forty-five years ago, with a vision of a brighter future. Since then the university has become one of the world’s best modern universities, working with industry, research partners, governments, and communities, to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges. University’s researchers, graduates and teachers inspire a better [...]


University of Wollongong, a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities


The University of Wollongong was founded forty-five years ago, with a vision of a brighter future. Since then the university has become one of the world’s best modern universities, working with industry, research partners, governments, and communities, to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges. University’s researchers, graduates and teachers inspire a better future through education, research and partnership and they are recognised as some of the best in the world.

David Samuel, Director & CEO, Business Advisory Group

Since establishing its campus in Wollongong, NSW in the year 1975, the university expanded its teaching locations to a network of campuses within Australia and globally. The university has two campuses in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, with both CBD and Western Sydney campuses.

The University of Wollongong is a global leader in discovery and learning, working to transform people and the world we live in. The university has built a reputation as an enterprising institution with a multi-disciplinary approach to research, underpinned by strong industry partnerships and personalised style. The University offers a wide range of courses across following faculties: Business and Law, Engineering and Information Sciences, Science, Medicine and Health, and Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Why University of Wollongong?

Top 1% of the world’s universities (QS World University Rankings 2021)

Ranked 14th best modern university in the world (QS To 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021)

n Consistently ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of graduates (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

72% of graduates secured full-time employment within four months of completing their course (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching [QILT] 2020)

Globally rated a 5+ star university (QS Stars Rating System 2021)

University of Wollongong Schools and Entities

n The Faculty of Business and Law includes the schools of Accounting, Economics and Finance; Law; Management and Marketing; and Sydney Business School. It also incorporates two major research entities: the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI); and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS).

n The Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities includes the schools of Arts, English and Media; Education; Geography and Sustainable Communities; Health and Society; Humanities and Social Inquiries; Liberal Arts; and Psychology.

n The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences includes the schools of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering; Computing and Information Technology; Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering; Mathematics and Applied Statistics; Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering; Physics. It also incorporates two major research entities: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre; and SMART Infrastructure Facility.

Peter Murray, Senior Manager-International Recruitment

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health includes the schools of Chemistry and Molecular Biology; Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences; Medicine; and Nursing.

Research Excellence

University of Wollongong is ranked equal 31st in the world (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020) for the extent to which its research, teaching and engagement activities address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This result shows that the university is dedicated to research and innovation that addresses real-world problems.

Being recognised internationally for research excellence and competes strongly in global rakings of research strength, university’s research focuses on areas of national and international importance, prioritising collaboration and partnership to solve complex issues to benefit the future of our society and planet. University also offers a range of tuition fee and living stipend scholarships, for both domestic and international candidates and is committed to supporting its research students through robust administration and candidate support including training courses, wellbeing services and mentoring programmes. Research degrees include the MPhil, PhD, PhD (Integrated) and Master of Research.

Global Reach

n Alumni of more than 160,000 live in 179 countries.

n Formal links with 270 institutions for academic/research collaborations.

n Global links with 200 universities for study abroad and exchange.

n 12,720 exchange students from other universities have studied at the university.

n Over 7,000 University of Wollongong students have studied overseas on exchange programmes.

UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Programme

The University of Wollongong – Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Programme is a unique opportunity for students to study at the university, while also developing their football skills with training provided by coaches from English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur.

University of Wollongong (UOW) – Crusaders Global Rugby Programme

The UOW Crusaders Global Rugby Programme will foster the next generation of Rugby Union talent, helping participants achieve excellence on the field and in the classroom. It is an opportunity to receive professional standard coaching from the most successful Club in Super Rugby (, while studying at a globally rated 5-star university. In addition to academic fees, the cost of the programme is AUD $15,000 per year. As part of the programme, students will undertake up to 20 hours of training each week for 36 weeks while they study, with training scheduled around their academic timetable. Students will also have opportunities for selection to compete at a local, national and international level.


University of Wollongong is proud to award a range of scholarships of up to 30% to international students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Scholarships reward encourages students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of academia, and students are assessed automatically with their course application.

Sri Lanka Bursary

Srilankan students will receive tuition fee reduction of 10% for undergraduate and 20% postgraduate for the minimum duration of an eligible course. No application is required as students will automatically receive this bursary when they receive an eligible course offer. The number of bursaries available for Srilankan students is unlimited.  Students holding Sri Lankan citizenship at the time of application will automatically receive the Sri Lanka Bursary when they choose to study one of the following undergraduate or postgraduate courses commencing in 2021 and beyond:

n Undergraduate 10%: Arts, Communication and Media, Creative Arts, Engineering (Hons), IT, Public Health, International Studies and Science.

n Postgraduate 20%: Computer Science, Education, Education Extension, Engineering, IT, Public Health, Public Health Extension, and Maritime Policy.

n Students can only receive one (1) UOW scholarship, sponsorship or bursary for the same course.


With options to live on-campus, near the beach or in the city, there’s a University of Wollongong student residence to meet everyone’s needs and wishes. In 2021, all new students are guaranteed a fully-furnished room in the university’s supportive and secure student accommodation.

Wollongong is the perfect place for a young student to start his or her future. Many students say  one of the best parts of the university experience is living on campus. Students become part of an instant community, make new friends before they start their classes, and have access to all the services and support they need to be happy and succeed at university.

UOW College

UOW College Australia offers pathway programmes to the University of Wollongong and vocational courses to set student up for the future. UOW College offers – Diploma in Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Communication and Technology, Nursing, Science, and Social Science.

UOW College Australia offers a range of country-based scholarships to students from selected countries including Sri Lanka for both English Language and Academic pathway courses.

For further information and student queries, please contact: David Samuel. Director/CEO, Business Advisory Group. Email:; Web:

CRICOS Provider No: University of Wollongong: 00102E UOW College Australia: 02723D.



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