Location: Wollongong (50 miles South of Sydney)
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Most Majors- See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: Host university tuition and fees plus room and board in host country. Further cost information for study abroad students at: Univ. of Wollongong Website
Deadline: Oct. 1 to go in Feb.; March 1 to go in July (Some exceptions may apply)
*This Direct Exchange Program is currently inactive. Contact the Study Abroad office at 406-994-7151 for more information.
Program OverviewBy national Australian standards, public and private, the University of Wollongong features in the top group of Australian universities. The main campus, close to the city but in a beautifully landscaped setting, provides an ideal atmosphere for study and for leisure. The University of Wollongong has an enrollment of over 12,000 including some 1400 international students from over 60 countries
Academic ProgramPrograms are offered in Arts (Aboriginal Studies, Communications & Cultural Studies, English, History and Politics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Science and Technology, Sociology, Multicultural studies) Commerce (Accounting and Finance, Business Systems, Economics, Management) Creative Arts (graduate school of Journalism), Education, Engineering (Civil and Mining, Materials, Mechanical), Health and Behavioral Sciences (Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health and Nutrition, graduate school of health and Medical Sciences), Informatics (Applied Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology), Law, and Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics, Environmental Science)
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English.
EligibilityOpen to students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies in Wollongong are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Wollongong. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs and the Registrar's Office, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Wollongong satisfies MSU's Multi cultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the office prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationWollongong is Australia's ninth largest city, 50 miles South of Sydney. The local area, the Illawarra region, is one of great natural beauty, as illustrated by the aboriginal name "Illawarra", which means "where the mountains meet the sea." The main Wollongong campus is situated on the forested lower slopes of Mt. Keira.
Within walking distance of the campus you will find some of Australia's finest swimming and surfing beaches. Nearby National Parks, the South Coast and Southern Highlands regions provide spectacular scenery and many leisure activities. The Botanic gardens are just next to the campus.
Wollongong City is a large commercial, retail and industrial center. The facilities and local attractions include a modern pedestrian shopping mall, the Performing Arts Center, and a major regional art museum. Nearby are bush walks, historic villages and a variety of sporting facilities. The high level of ethnic diversity of Wollongong's population and the presence of many international students ensures a wide range of food choices in the city's restaurants and fast food outlets.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at Wollongong will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at Wollongong will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend Wollongong. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information on this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Australia as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidFinancial aid may be available for study abroad at Wollongong. Additional costs for study at Wollongong (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating students financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on Oct. 1 (some exceptions may apply) to study in Wollongong the following February, which is the preferred time to begin. Applications are due March 1 to go in July.
For additional information on study in Wollongong, contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
For information from Wollongong contact:
Wollongong's Home Page: http://www.uow.edu.au/