Study between ‘the beach and the bush’

The city of Wollongong is located only 90 minutes south of Sydney and is the gateway to the South Coast of NSW. The University of Wollongong (UOW) is one of the world’s most respected young universities, situated on a 83-acre campus nestled between beautiful bushland and the stunning coastline. Studying at UOW allows you to learn from some of the brightest minds, as the institution is recognized globally for their academic excellence and whose students graduate ranked amongst the highest in the world. Being Australia’s 9th largest city and located so close to Sydney, Wollongong is a vibrant location that offers the perfect study abroad experience with the quintessential Australian lifestyle. The location is perfect for those wishing to access the events and nightlife of Sydney, yet live and study in a quieter, more intimate and affordable community that’s popular with students who love the outdoors.

This diverse and multicultural university offers comprehensive course offerings, from robotics to indigenous studies within a highly personalized student environment. The university has great strength in Business; Engineering and Information Sciences; Humanities; Science and the Health and Social Sciences. The Study Abroad office and Student Support Services allow you to settle quickly and make friends easily in this very welcoming and social campus.

  • Arcadia students at UOW live in student housing that range from flexi-catered apartments just off-campus to self-catered facilities on-campus. 

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

  • Courses in business; engineering; humanities and the health sciences are extremely strong at UOW, transferring well to institutions across the US.

  • The city of Wollongong 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 and 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
Spring 2023 2/12/2023 6/23/2023 12-16 $19,830 11/1/2022 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2023 2/12/2023 11/17/2023 24-32 $34,550 11/1/2022 More Info
Fall 2023 7/8/2023 11/17/2023 12-16 $19,525 3/15/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 7/8/2023 6/22/2024 24-32 $35,685 3/15/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 2/7/2024 6/22/2024 TBA TBA 11/1/2023  
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2024 2/7/2024 11/15/2024 TBA TBA 11/1/2023  

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.

Learn More


Every dollar helps! Check out different funding sources for study abroad...

Program Details



Language of Instruction




Location Type

Medium City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

Health & Safety