IFSA University of Wollongong Partnership

Wollongong, Australia


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Wollongong

Wollongong, where the mountains meet the sea. One of the closest campuses to the beach, UW offers some of the best opportunities meet Australians, as most students at other campuses tend to commute. An hour and a half train ride from downtown Sydney, Wollongong is a large, yet affordable city.

University of Wollongong Benefits

  • Live and learn on an ecologically designed campus in the foothills of the Mt. Keira rainforest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • The gorgeous, hilly coastal city is close to neighboring city Sydney
  • Excellent academics in a friendly, supportive and smaller university environment known for innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research
  • Ranked in the top 2 percent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University and QS World University Rankings
  • On-campus amenitites include pubs, cafes, restaurants, bank, bookstore and general store, plus a recreation and aquatic center
  • Enjoy concerts, movies, plays and art exhibitions without leaving campus and try new activities like surfing, scuba diving, self defense or dance

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Wollongong Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Wollongong Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

For a listing of class offerings, check out the Univeristy of Wollongong online course catalog and select "Undergraduate" of the proper year to view available courses. 

The number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select. At the University of Wollongong, a full course load consists of 24 University of Wollongong points per semester or 48 University of Wollongong points per year, for a total of 15-16  University U.S. semester credit hours per semester. 

4 UOW points = 2.5 U.S. semester credit hours
6 UOW points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
8 UOW points = 5 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Please find below restrictions or additional information about courses at Wollongong:
  • Faculty of Arts: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Creative Arts: 200 level and above are restricted to students majoring in the relevant study area
  • Faculty of Commerce: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Education: study abroad students cannot take these courses — EDPP102, EDPP201, EDPP301, EDPP403, EDPD101, EDPD105, EDPD204, EDPS202, EDPD206, EDPD304, EDPD306, EDPD404, EDPD406, EDPD401, EDPD402, EDCM201, EDUP 235, EDUP 234
  • Faculty of Engineering: must meet prerequisites N
  • Nursing subjects are restricted to students who are nursing majors at their home university
  • Faculty of Informatics: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Law: must meet prerequisites
  • Faculty of Science: must meet prerequisites
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Wollongong Partnership
Accounting Advertising Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Arabic Architecture and Design Art Education Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Classics Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Earth Science Ecology Economics Education Studies Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geology German Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Information Technology Italian Journalism Kinesiology/Exercise Science Law/Legal Studies Literature Management Management Information Systems Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Mining Engineering Nursing Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Management Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Public Relations Public/Global Health Religious Studies Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Special Education Statistics Studio Art Telecommunications Theater/Drama Theology Wildlife Management Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Most meals included
Wollongong students have the option of two catered (19 meals per week) residential colleges located about 15-20 minutes from campus, Weerona College or International House. Both colleges house students in double bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. The other housing option is the apartment-style, self-catered Kooloobong Village. Students have single rooms and share common areas with 3 other flat mates. The Kooloobong Village typically includes a supplemental fee of approximately $1,000 USD, details are located in the IFSA Student Portal.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 16, 2019
Program End Date
November 22, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 17, 2020
Program End Date
June 26, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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