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.)
University of Wollongong
- 24 700+ undergraduate 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
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- English is the primary language of instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
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
- Semester 1: End of February to June
- Semester 2: July to End of November
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
Course equivalency formula
- Wollongong credit points x 5/8 = UBC credits
- For example: 8 points = 5 UBC credits
Passing gradeP=Pass=50-64, PC=Pass conceded=45-49
Credit transfer process
* 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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
Types of accommodation available
- 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