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  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
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Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Area of study: American studies, Archaeology, Asian studies, Biology, Business administration, Chemistry, Communication studies, Comparative literature, Economics, Education, Global Cinema Studies, Global studies, History, Journalism and mass communication, Management, Mathematics, Media & Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Psychology, Public policy, Sociology, Statistics, Studio art Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing options: Residence Hall
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

This program is no longer accepting applications for spring or calendar year 2021.

University of Wollongong

At the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, students can experience Australian culture and enjoy the beautiful setting at the same time that they study at this top Australian university. The University of Wollongong, with its enrollment of 12,000 students, is a modern learning center with a reputation for high-quality teaching and research.

Since 1960, the University of Wollongong has been committed to creating an enjoyable and productive experience for study abroad students. Currently, 2,000 international students are part of the student body, coming from all over the world. This commitment is reflected in the university's week-long orientation program for international students that is held before each semester. This orientation includes an introduction to life in Australia, practical tips about banking, using the library, and so on, and field trips to local places of interest such as nature reserves and beaches.

As with all Australian schools, Wollongong follows the southern hemisphere calendar. Their autumn semester runs from February to June, and their spring semester runs from July to December. Year-long students may attend either the US academic calendar (July-June, with a long break between terms) or the Australian calendar year (February-December).


UniWollongong is located near several national parks and the beautiful scenery of the South Coast and the Southern Highlands. Also nearby are many clean, beautiful beaches where students can enjoy swimming or surfing. Additionally, the campus is only five kilometers from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Wollongong, Australia's ninth largest city. A fifteen-minute walk from campus brings students to a train station, from which an hour's ride will bring them to Sydney, the site of the 2000 Olympics.

Courses & Credits

The University of Wollongong has nine faculties that offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses: Arts, Commerce, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Informatics, Law, and Science.

All courses at the University of Wollongong are open to study abroad participants who satisfy the prerequisites. Students are enrolled in classes with Australian students, study with them, and are assessed in the same way as Australian students. The typical course load for a study abroad participant is three or four courses per semester. Students should keep in mind that the workload of an Australian class may be different from what they are accustomed to at a U.S. university: students are required to be self-directed and to produce a considerable amount of written work. 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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UniWollongong provides housing for students in one of five university residence halls near campus, or in private off-campus housing. Within the residence halls, students may choose to have a meal plan, or to be self-catering. Temporary accommodations are provided for all students before the start of the semester.  

All students have excellent computer access, and can also enjoy the university's sports facilities and the various cultural and entertainment activities provided by the University Union.    
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1