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Center for Global Education


University of Wollongong, New South Wales

Posted on July 22, 2010


The University of Wollongong was recognized in 2004 & 2005 as a 5-star Research Intensive University by the Australian University Guide. It has also been ranked as a leader in educational experience and graduate outcomes. The university offers programs of study across nine different faculties and is home to approximately 18,000 undergraduates, with 2,500 international students coming from 70 different countries each year.


The University is located in the beautiful lllawarra Region of Australia. Wollongong is surrounded by beaches, national parks, and just 90 minutes away from downtown Sydney. It is also home to the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere, Nan Tien Temple.


Academic Year, Fall, and Spring Semesters. Pre•Semester Program available in January & June.

Program Dates

Fall (Spring): mid July – mid November
Spring (Autumn): mid February - mid June

Courses & Credit

Students enroll in three or four courses during their study abroad which will equal 4.0 Wheaton credits. A full time course load for a semester at the University of Wollongong is 24 credit points. Pre•Semester students enroll in one additional 8•credit course equivalent to 1.3 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Creative Arts applicants must submit a portfolio along with the regular application materials. See application materials for more information.

Housing & Board

Students live in single and shared rooms in the catered residence halls (Campus East, International House, and Weerona College) or in self•catered apartment•style accommodations (KeiraView and Kooloobong).


Expenses covered include tuition and fees, housing, board (except KeiraView and Kooloobong), academic field trips (need proof), Australian insurance, shuttle tickets (Campus East), gym membership & URAC fees, and UniCentre fees.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for $500 Administrative fee, passport and visa fees, Study Abroad Supplemental Insurance, internet fees, linen rental/purchase fees, and personal expenses.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment with Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Applied Ethics
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts*
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education (Primary/Secondary)
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Geography and Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Law*
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Music Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • * Psychology
  • Public Health & Nutrition
  • Science, Technology, & Society
  • Social Change and Development
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

*Some courses may have restricted access to study abroad students. Meet with an advisor for further details.
For complete list of courses, check the University of Wollongong's course finder.

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