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Why choose Wollongong?

  1. The City of Wollongong is approximately 80 kilometres from downtown Sydney, and is set in a magnificent coastal environment.
  2. Regarded as Australia’s ‘most liveable’ regional city, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping and culture.
  3. The university is globally ranked as one of the world's best modern universities.


Quick Facts:

Location: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

City Population: 292,190

University Population: 28,072

Climate: Wollongong experiences an oceanic climate with average maximum temperature varying from 17°c in winter to 26°c in summer tempered by sea breezes.

Nearest aArport: Kingsford-Smith Airport, Sydney

Website: http://www.uow.edu.au/index.html


Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, the University of Wollongong is located in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and boasts 17 seasonally-patrolled local beaches. Wollongong has an active arts scene with a strong presence of music and theatre. This is also where the Buddhist temple Nan Tien is located, it is claimed that this is the largest temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

The university has just over 28,000 students, and hosts a range of sports activities including rugby and a wide range of clubs to become involved with. Volunteering is also widely encouraged.



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