Study between beaches and the foot of Mt. Keira

Would you like an 83-acre campus nestled between beautiful bushland at the foot of Mt. Kiera and the stunning coastline while only an hour south of Sydney? University of Wollongong is perfect if you want access to Sydney’s events, culture and nightlife, but want to live in a quieter, more intimate and affordable community that’s popular with study abroad students who love the outdoors.

This diverse and multicultural university offers comprehensive course offerings, from robotics to creative writing and indigenous studies, and a highly personalized student environment. The university is well known for engineering and materials sciences. Of course, you're not limited to these subjects. Many students at Wollongong choose courses in psychology, business or media studies. The Student Support Services will help you settle in and make friends easily in this very welcoming and social campus.

While abroad I felt like everything was a new challenge that I wanted to conquer. ”

Eien Sykes Bidwell

Arcadia University Student, University of Wollongong

  • Students at UOW all live in student accommodation that ranges from student apartments through to residential dorms. 

  • Courses in developmental and social psychology, cognition and perception tend to match with courses required in most psychology curricula in US higher education.

  • The city is surrounded by a national park and has 17 patrolled beaches – the perfect environment for an amazing range of recreational activities, from swimming and surfing, to parasailing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, biking, hiking and mountain climbing - hike up Mt Keira for sunrise; head to the beach for sunset.

  • A free bus service to/from/around the university makes getting from campus to the city, home or the beach all that much easier.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2019 7/14/2019 11/22/2019 12-16 $18,720 3/15/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 7/14/2019 6/26/2020 24-32 $33,420 3/15/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 2/15/2020 6/26/2020 12-16 $18,900 10/30/2019 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020 2/15/2020 11/20/2020 24-32 $33,500 10/30/2019 More Info
Spring 2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA 10/30/2020  
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA 10/30/2020  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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