Supporting your entry to UOW

International student preparation training.

Student Preparation Skills

International students enrolling to study with the University of Wollongong have an excellent opportunity to gain a world-class education and develop important life and career skills. To make the most of this opportunity, we encourage you to use the resources on this website and to take the time to prepare your academic skills, pre-departure knowledge, and employability skills. Investing in these areas will help you to make the most of your UOW education, better integrate into the community, and enhance your future career prospects.


Whether you want to be an educator, healthcare worker, IT professional …. or anything else in between, UOW can help you to explore your possibilities.

Pre-departure course

Let us help you prepare for your journey to Australia. From mindset preparation to checklists and accommodatoin support, we’ve got you covered.

Academic readiness course

Did you know that the academic system in Australia can be quite different to other countries? Learn about the Australian Qualifications Framework, academic expectations, the need for citations, and how to manage the balance between group work and individual learning.

Post-study work options

As an international student you may be able to continue to live and work in Australia temporarily, following completion of your UOW degree. Graduating students are not guaranteed a post-study work visa, and must meet strict conditions to be granted a visa. Our new regional NSW career preparation course can tell you more.