- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Junior standing or above at the start of the program
Rated among the top 2% of universities worldwide, University of Wollongong welcomes international students from more than 140 countries. Its impressive curriculum runs from humanities and creative arts to IT and business. Students choose from courses in arts, commerce, creative arts, education, engineering, health and behavioral sciences, informatics, law, and science, and are encouraged to enroll in at least one course focusing on Australian content or lending Australian perspective to their area of interest.
Academic Year: late July - early July
Fall: late July - mid November
Spring: late February - early July
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
Home to one of the world’s best modern universities, Wollongong is the perfect place to be a student. A vibrant, multicultural city, situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines, it’s an easy place to study and live.
As Australia’s tenth largest city, its nearly 300, 000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 50 miles from Sydney, or an hour and a half by train. Perfectly situated on the south coast of New South Wales at the foot of the Illawarra Escarpment, the city enjoys a pleasant climate, averaging 77°F in summer and 63°F in winter.
An adventurer and nature lovers dream, the Illawarra region has some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and a network of mountain walking trails that lead to waterfalls, wildlife and dazzling lookout points. Keeping healthy has rarely looked so good – with running tracks by the sea, bike trails through the mountains and clean Pacific waters to swim in.
The city center has a vibrant, youthful culture with a growing live music and arts scene, bustling nightlife and a wide range of cafes and restaurants to cater to every palate. Getting around is simple with a reliable transport network of trains, buses and taxis as well as dedicated bike paths. Multiple free shuttle buses also offer routes to and from each university campus and across the city.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.