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Students receive offers to study at UOW in 2017

Strong demand for places in increasingly competitive market.

More than 6,000 offers to prospective undergraduate students to study at UOW in 2017 will be made through the University Admissions Centre (UAC).

Prospective students will begin receiving Main Round UAC offers today (1800 AEDT Wednesday 18 January) and further rounds of offers will be made in early February.

UOW has maintained its market share of New South Wales / ACT university applicants, despite a reduction in overall applications across the sector.

A record number of applications for UOW’s well-established Early Admissions Scheme has contributed to the University’s strong demand and the quality of applications meant UOW made a record number of early round offers.

The scheme assess applicants via an interview to determine their capacity to succeed in their degree of choice and helps ensure that people who aspire to higher education have the opportunity to do so.

Popular courses for 2017 include biological sciences, business, communication and media, environmental studies, information technology, medicine and health Sciences, and teacher education.

The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health has received strong demand.

The course provides foundation skills in a number of disciplines that allows students to go on to specialise in fields such as biomedical research, exercise science, health practice, medical science, molecular medicine or nutrition.

The new Bachelor of Geography has also generated interest. It enables students to understand and explain the political, social and environmental forces that shape the world.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said the number of offers being made was a pleasing result in an increasingly competitive market, demonstrating the high regard for UOW degrees.

“In an increasingly competitive employment market students will benefit from UOW’s growing international stature.

New students will also benefit from a series of major University initiatives announced in 2016, ranging for cutting edge infrastructure for medical science to improving the campus experience,” Professor Wellings said.

“For students who live in regional areas, they have the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant campus life and experience the collegiate lifestyle offered in our modern student accommodation.

“With the opening of new facilities for nursing students in Bega and our new South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool, we’re also making it possible for students to study closer to where they live rather than having to forgo education because of the costs of relocating.

“We look forward to welcoming the new students who will join us this year.”

In 2016 UOW celebrated the opening of the iAccelerate Centre, a place where students can rub shoulders with entrepreneurs and create their own jobs.

The Campus Master Plan, also released in 2016, sets out an ambitious 20-year horizon to develop the campus to enhance the student experience while retaining its distinctive characteristics.

Applications for undergraduate study in all programs session one close on 10 February, however UAC advises applicants not to leave it this late to apply or change their preferences as not all institutions will make offers in later rounds and not all courses will still have vacancies for session one.

Further information is available on the UAC website and in the UAC 2016 –17 Guide.


  • More than 6,000 students to receive offers to study at UOW in 2017.