University of Wollongong

Why UOW?

UOW has rightly earned Australia's prestigious "University of the Year" twice in its recent history. It also has a large international student population making it an agreeable atmosphere to both locals and students from abroad. You will also find an extensive offering of courses at UOW.

  • Terms: fall (July thru November), spring (February thru July).
  • Eligibility: open to all students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university; minimum 3.0 GPA; minimum sophomore standing by the time of study in Australia.
  • Credits: 12-15 undergraduate per semester.
  • Frequently asked questions: visit our FAQ page to learn about financial aid and more.
  • Application deadlines: March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring.  All application materials must be postmarked or received by the deadline.

How to Apply

You must submit both the SUNY Application and the UOW Application to the SUNY Plattsburgh Study Abroad Office by the deadlines stated in the above section. (Note: the 85.3kB SUNY Application PDF file requires the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.)

Courses at UOW

Typically, you take at least three and no more than four courses at UOW. Check out UOW's course offerings for more information.


Wollongong offers internship opportunities as part of their semester study abroad program.  An internship typically takes the place of one class.  Please contact Study Abroad and Exchanges to see if internships are available in your area of interest. 

Accommodations and Airport Pick Up

You will arrange and pay for your accommodations either directly with UOW, or you may find housing on your own. If you want to stay at UOW, we highly advise that you apply for housing as soon as possible as space is limited and you are not entitled to a room there. Not all housing at UOW offers meal plans as you are accustomed to in the U.S. "Catered" means that the housing has a meal plan, and "self-catered" means that there are shared kitchen facilities for you to store and prepare your own food. To check out the types of accommodations available, cost information and how to apply, please visit UOW's Accommodations Website.

UOW also offers an airport meeting and transportation service for you at the Sydney International Airport. You must reserve it online several weeks before you leave.


Wollongong is a beachfront city located a little over an hour by public transportation (train or bus) to the south of Sydney, Australia's largest city.The peculiar sounding name comes from the local Aboriginal language, and means "sound of the sea." It has a population of approximately 230,000 making it an ideal location if you are not a fan of big cities and the extra expenses that come along with living in them! At the same time, you can easily access Sydney for day trips and all that Australia's largest city has to offer. Wollongong itself features 17 beaches, several large shopping malls and a cosmopolitan population that make it a very sophisticated atmosphere.

Semester Cost Estimate

Please note: All fees are subject to change without notice.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:

Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292

Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.