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University of Wollongong

Available places: 2 (for the academic year 2021/2022)

Established: 1951
Number of students: 36 000
Campus: The university consists of several campuses. The main campus, Wollongong Campus, is located by the coastline. The others are located in New South Wales, Sydney and abroad in Dubai.
Student life: There are over 100 student clubs in most areas of interest. The association International Student Programs connects students with people from all over the world offering opportunities to make new friends, develop skills and link to the local community.

UniActive is a fitness centre that houses gym, basket, badminton, tennis and a squash court, as well as swimming pools outdoors.

The university have been ranked number 14 in QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021 (ranking for universities established less than 50 years ago).

About Wollongong

Wollongong, informally "The Gong", is a multicultural city located by one of the coastlines in New South Wales, about 1 ½ hour drive from Sydney. It is Australia's tenth largest city with 295 000 inhabitants. Wollongong is noted for its heavy industry, its port activity and the physical setting- occupying a narrow coastal plain between a chain of surf beaches and the cliffline of the rainforest-covered Illawarra escarpment. In the surrounding area there is a national park for outdoor activities.

Information from University of Wollongong

Closed courses/programmes:
Graduate School of Medicine and some Education courses.

Courses with limited access:
Courses in the School of the Arts, English, Media and Education.

Detailed information about restricted courses:
Academic restrictions

Umeå students applying to Sydney Business School will, if accepted, attend University of Wollongong for approximately 3 months due to a trimester system. Consequently, full time studies are considered to be 18 credits and will be transferred as 22,5 hp.

Full-time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): 24 credits

Course types:
Subjects (courses): 6–8 credits

Course levels:
100: Introductory
200: Basic
300: Advanced undergraduate
400: Advanced Undergraduate
800–900: Postgraduate (Bachelor degree prerequisite)

Academic year:
Term 2: July–November
Term 1: February–June

Accommodation

Students can apply for housing by completing a separate housing application. Students who apply before the accommodation application deadline are guaranteed a place in University housing.

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Planning your academic program
Course information

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs.