Overview

University of Wollongong

City: Wollongong
Language of instruction: English
  • 18 000+ students
  • Offers modern computer laboratories, well-designed facilities, and student housing
  • International students from over 70 countries who represent more than 20% of the student population
  • Wollongong is the 8th largest city in Australia
  • Known by locals as "The Gong"
  • Located just 80 km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast 
  • Wollongong's natural environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and the escarpment to the west offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the primary language of instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average or above, to attend this partnership

Term dates

  • Semester 1: End of February to June
  • Semester 2: July to End of November

Timing

What term to list on your Go Global Application:

  • Term 1: if planning to take UOW's semester 2
  • Term 2: if planning to take UOW's semester 1
  • Full year: if planning to take UOW's semester 2 and then take UOW's Semester 1
  • Split year: if planning to take UOW's semester 1 and then take UOW's semester 2

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Wollongong credit points x 5/8 = UBC credits
  • For example: 8 points = 5 UBC credits

Passing grade

P=Pass=50-64, PC=Pass conceded=45-49

Grading scheme

Not applicable

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • The current study themes available are:
    • 'Australian and Indigenous Studies' 'Creative Writing' 'Digital Arts and Creative Writing' 'International Relations and Business in Asia' 'Landscape, Environment and Ecology of Australia' 'Media Culture and Communications' 'Pre-Law Studies' 'Psychology' 'Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship' 'Sustainability Studies'
    • Each study theme can be viewed and downloaded on the following website
    • Please note, the lists of subjects for each theme are indicative only and any combination of subjects may be studied at UOW so long as students have the appropriate academic background
  • UoW has an Indigenous Studies centre
  • When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying

Full course load information

  • Normal full-time load 24 credit points per session
  • Minimum full time load (for student visa) 18 credit points per session
  • 100 level Wollongong subjects - First year students
  • 200 level Wollongong subjects - Second year students
  • 300 level Wollongong subjects - Third year students
  • 400 level Wollongong subjects - Honours students
  • 800 and 900 level Wollongong subjects - Postgraduate students

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 341
Title: Contemporary Artworlds
Partner course code: CAVA 331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-18
UBC course: GEOG 312
Title: The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future
Partner course code: STS 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Australians and the Great War
Partner course code: HIST 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Imperial Connections: Britain's Empire
Partner course code: HIST 373
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: War and Society
Partner course code: HIST 358
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: PHIL 235
Title: Global Ethics
Partner course code: PHIL 226
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: PHIL 332
Title: Environmental Ethics
Partner course code: PHIL 256
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: PHIL 433
Title: Bioethics
Partner course code: PHIL 380
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-15
UBC course: POLI 324
Title: The Politics of Asian Development
Partner course code: POL 318
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics in the South Pacific
Partner course code: POL 317
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-10
UBC course: Psyc 3rd
Title: Happiness: Investigating it's Causes and Conditions
Partner course code: CST 228
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-29
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: Spanish for Beginners 1
Partner course code: SPAN 151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-08
UBC course: VISA 240
Title: Introduction to Photograph 2
Partner course code: CAVA 125
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
Science
UBC course: ASTR 310
Title: Concepts of the Modern Universe
Partner course code: PHYS 295
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-23
UBC course: GEOB 206
Title: Shaping Earth's Surface
Partner course code: EESC 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-24
UBC course: MICB 3rd
Title: Infection and Immunity
Partner course code: BIOL 321
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-05

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Partner course code: MEDI 312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-05
UBC course: EESC 111
Title: Planet Earth 101
Partner course code: EESC 101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-13
UBC course: PSYO 2nd
Title: Cognition and Perception
Partner course code: PSYC 236
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-10
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Biological Psychology and Learning
Partner course code: PSYC 234
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-06
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Abnormality
Partner course code: PSYC 251
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-12
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Abnormality
Partner course code: PSYC 251
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-06
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Social behaviour and individual differences
Partner course code: PSYC 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-12
UBC course: SOCI 111
Title: Introduction to Sociology
Partner course code: SOC 103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-28
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Human security, global capitalism and the environment
Partner course code: INST 311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
Health and Social Development
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Histology
Partner course code: MEDI 210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-06
UBC course: HEAL 3rd
Title: Social Determinants of Indigenous Health
Partner course code: HAS 331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-10
UBC course: HMKN 310
Title: Advanced Studies in Exercise Physiology
Partner course code: MEDI 321
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-16
UBC course: HMKN 310
Title: Advanced Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
Partner course code: MEDI 322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-09
UBC course: HMKN 391
Title: Musuloskeletal Functional Anatomy
Partner course code: MEDI 220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-10
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Measurement of diet and health promotion
Partner course code: MEDI 231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-05
UBC course: HMKN 3rd
Title: Nutrients and Metabolism
Partner course code: MEDI 351
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of food and nutrition
Partner course code: HAS 270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-28
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Personal Finance
Partner course code: FIN 252
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-07
UBC course: MGMT 441
Title: International Marking
Partner course code: MARK 343
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-15
UBC course: MGMT 442
Title: Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: MARK 217
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-19
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Managing Human Resources
Partner course code: MGNT 206
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-13
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable

Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Students who submit their application after the deadlines may be placed in University managed accommodation (if still available)
  • If on campus accommodation is not available they can seek assistance from the Housing Officer to find off campus accommodation
  • Applying for accommodation
    • All applications for University-managed accommodation must be made online here
    • All correspondence regarding accommodation will be sent by email. It is important the email provided is a frequently accessed account
    • There is a non-refundable application fee of A$60 payable at the time of application (payment instructions are outlined on the website above) - applications submitted without this fee will not be considered
    • Offers will outline your acceptance date and you must ensure you accept by this date or your offer will lapse
    • Acceptance procedures are outlined within your offer of accommodation
  • Off-campus housing
    • There is a good supply of units/flats and houses to be rented in Wollongong through local real estate agencies
    • Plan to arrive early in Wollongong for the best opportunity of finding private, permanent accommodation
    • Rental accommodation usually requires a minimum lease period of 6 months and usually properties are rented unfurnished
  • The Accommodation Services office is located in Student Central on campus (Building 17), wherein which there are notice boards where students can answer advertisements for share accommodation, or place an advertisement themselves
  • The general accommodation website can be accessed here

Information on accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO