The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a modern, innovative center of learning, and provides a highly personalized environment for study. The University of Wollongong is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in Australia and the 2009 Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings places the University of Wollongong in the top two percent of universities in the world.
Study Abroad students can choose programs from any of the University of Wollongong’s nine academic Faculties: Arts, Commerce, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Informatics, Law, and Science. Popular choices for Study Abroad students include subjects in the Study Themes areas Australian and Indigenous studies, Landscape, Environment and Ecology of Australia, marine science, psychology and International Relations and Business in Asia.
The University of Wollongong is internationally recognized for its research in science, engineering and related technologies including Computing and Information Technology, Telecommunications, Materials Science and Food Science.
Wollongong’s coastal location offers a unique environment in which to live and study, with mid-sized facilities and services set in a beautiful environment less than ninety minute train ride south of Sydney, and only 3 hours from Canberra (the nation's capital). The city’s size also makes it easy to get around. The UOW campus is less than five kilometres (three miles) from the city centre and beaches, and is easily accessible by public transport, bike or walking.
With around 400,000 residents, Wollongong is large enough to offer conveniences of the city, yet small enough to retain the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a coastal community. Whether you’re interested in doing as much as possible while you're here, or just living the good life outdoors, the city has something for everyone.
Studying abroad at University of Wollongong in Australia is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.