The University of Wollongong (UOW) is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in Australia. It is a comprehensive public university with 14,000 students located in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong. The University is situated at the foot of Mt Keira, with many buildings on campus boasting views of the Pacific Ocean. Downtown Wollongong (pronounced Wool-n-gong) is a short bus ride from campus.
Wollongong is Australia’s ninth largest city; small enough to learn to navigate in a semester yet large enough to provide plenty of activity. This thriving cosmopolitan city is becoming known for its combination of laidback lifestyle, natural beauty, culture and entertainment. It boasts the largest regional art gallery in Australia, a performing arts center, and many pubs and nightclubs. The Wollongong Entertainment Center hosts many international performances and is the home of Wollongong’s successful National Basketball Team. Sports fans will find tickets to National Basketball, Rugby League, Soccer and Baseball games plentiful and very affordable. Wollongong prides itself on its cosmopolitan atmosphere with numerous ethnic restaurants offering foods from Cajun to Vietnamese and Thai.
For specific information about the exchange program at Wollongong, including semester dates, please consult the Study Abroad webpages on the UOW website. REMEMBER: Connecticut fall is Wollongong spring July to November [Semester 2] and Connecticut spring is Wollongong Fall February to July [Semester 1].
The University is internationally recognized for Multimedia Studies, Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Materials Engineering, Asia-Pacific Studies, Health Sciences and International Business.
In choosing your academic program at the University of Wollongong, you should enroll in 12-15 American credits per semester. Typically, you are required to study 4 subjects per semester. Subjects are taught as a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and seminars with significant emphasis placed on written assessment. Science and Engineering disciplines usually include 3 hours of practical work per subject.
If pre-requisites are met, and subject schedules do not conflict, you can choose any combination of subjects to meet your academic needs. You will usually sit for a final exam for each subject and be assigned a letter grade for each subject according to regular departmental standards. The entire OUW course catalogue is available on line.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 3028||Foreign Study||INDS 150||Introduction to Indigenous Australia||3||6/30/2017|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||INDS 201||Redefining Eden: Indigenous Peoples and the Environment||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||CST240||Contesting Cultures||3||12/31/2018|
|BLAW 4893||Principles of Responsible Commerce||COMM 101||Principles of Responsible Commerce||3||12/31/2019|
|CE 3110||Mechanics of Materials||ENGG 251||Mechanics of Solids||3||12/31/2018|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||MACS225||Australian Content, International Contexts||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||MACS230||Visual Communication||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||MACSBCM390||Media, War and Peace||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|ECON 1202||Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 101||Macroeconomic Essentials for Business||3||12/31/2019|
|EEB 2244||General Ecology||BIOL251||Principles of Ecology||4||12/31/2020|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Study||240||Biodiversity of Marine and Freshwater Organisms||4||6/30/2021|
|ENGL 1701||Creative Writing 1||CACW 101||Introduction to Creative Writing||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|ENGL 3698||Variable Topics||CACW 268||Dreams & Visions in Literature & Film||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|ENVE 3120||Fluid Mechanics||ENGG 252||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||3||12/31/2018|
|ENVE 4810||Engineering Hydrology||ENVE420||Water Resources Engineering||3||12/31/2020|
|ENVE 4820||Hydraulic Engineering||CIVL322||Hydraulics and Hydrology||3||12/31/2020|
|GEOG 1093||Foreign Study||INTS100||International Studies||3||6/30/2018|
|GEOG 3410 + GEOG 4093||Human Modifications of Natural Environments + Foreign Study||EESC203||Biogeography and Environmental Change||3 + 1||12/31/2020|
|GSCI 1050||Earth and Life Through Time with Laboratory||EESC 101||Planet Earth||4||6/30/2018|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||AUST101||Australian studies: Culture and identities||4||12/31/2020|
|HIST 1998||Varieties of History||AUST 101||Australian Studies: Cultures & Identities||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|JOUR3093||Foreign Study||JOUR301||Investigative Journalism||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||ELL 110||Language in Social Life||3||12/31/2019|
|MARN 1003||Introduction to Oceanography with Laboratory||MARE200||Introduction to Oceanography||4||6/30/2018|
|MATH 1132Q||Calculus II||MATH 2||Series and Integral Calculus||4||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|MATH 2110Q||Multivariable Calculus||MATH201||Multivariable and Vector Calculus||4||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|MSE 4003 + ENGR 3193||Materials Characterization + Foreign Study||MATE413||Structural Characterization Techniques||3 + 1||12/31/2021|
|MSE 4004 + ENGR 3193||Thermal/Mechanical Processing of Materials + Foreign Study||MATE402||Secondary Materials Processing||3 + 1||12/31/2021|
|NRE 3535 + NRE 3693||Remote Sensing of the Environment + Foreign Study||EESC305||Remote Sensing of the Environment||3 + 2||12/31/2020|
|PHIL 1101||Problems of Philosophy||PHIL 107||Values, Self and Knowledge||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|PHIL 1101 + PHIL 4293||Problems of Philosophy + Foreign Study||PHIL107||Introduction to Philosophy||3 + 1||6/30/2021|
|PHIL 3216 + PHIL 4293||Environmental Ethics + Foreign Study||PHIL256||Environmental Philosophy||3 + 1||12/31/2020|
|PHYS 1025||Introductory Astronomy with Laboratory||PHYS 295||Astronomy: Concepts of the Universe||4||6/30/2020|
|POLS 1402||Introduction to International Relations||POL 121||Global Politics and Power||3||12/31/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|PSYC 2301||The Study of Personality||PSYC 231||Personality||3||6/30/2017|
|PSYC 2301 + PSYC 3883||Study of Personality||PSYC231||Personality||3 + 1||6/30/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||PSYC350||Social Behavior and Individual Difference||5||6/30/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||PSYC355||Forensic Psychology||5||6/30/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||PSYC 216||Psychology of Physical Activity||3||6/30/2016 – needs to be reaccredited|
|SOCI 1001||Introduction to Sociology||SOC103||Introduction to Sociology||3||6/30/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||HAS 130||Social Determinants of Health||4||6/30/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||CST 301||Culture and Emotion||5||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||CST 234||Cultural Studies Methodology||5||12/31/2020|
|STAT 1100Q||Elementary Concepts of Statistics||STAT131||Understanding Variation and Uncertainty||4||12/31/2020|
The University has 70 active student clubs and societies and Study Abroad students are encouraged to join at least one.
The Illawarra Committee for International Students organizes outings to places of interest in New South Wales. It also provides a regular newsletter to inform students about current news and activities.The UniCenter building hosts a variety of Student Services including a bank, post office, bookshop, food outlets, hairdresser, medical center, computer shop and chaplains office. The Science Center allows hands-on science experimentation and a planetarium.
The Recreation and Aquatic Center is open daily and includes facilities like a heated Olympic pool, gymnasium, and tennis and squash courts. Lessons are also available for surfing, scuba diving, self-defense and dance. Mixed sporting competitions are held at lunchtime on a social basis and students at all levels are encouraged to participate.
Study Abroad students can normally be accommodated in University housing, but there is also plentiful private accommodation available in Wollongong. Most residences are located about 20 minutes walk from campus.
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Wollongong, Australia
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Social Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Kinesiology, Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|