University Access Program (UAP) Remote Delivery Available

Course summary

The following course is accredited by UOW and delivered by UOW College.


The University Access Program (Stream 1^) is now available in remote delivery mode, with pathways to undergraduate degrees for the following UOW campuses , including:

  • Wollongong (Stream 2# also available ),
  • South Western Sydney (Liverpool)**,
  • Shoalhaven,
  • Southern Sydney (Loftus),
  • Southern Highlands,
  • Bega, and
  • Batemans Bay.

UOW College can guarantee* entry into a range of UOW undergraduate degrees by successfully completing the University Access Program (UAP).

The UAP is a 14-week course that will provide you with the fundamental skills required for university-level study and will maximise your chance of success. You will study a stream of subjects that are relevant to your chosen UOW degree.

Students who intend to study a UOW undergraduate degree course at regional or Southern Sydney campuses will be enrolled in the Wollongong campus distance  (remote delivery) Stream 1 UAP course.  Additional  support is also available for students enrolled in the remote delivery  course.

See Course Outline here.

How to apply

You can apply online for this UOW College UAP.

There is no application fee and you can save your application at any point and come back and complete it later.

In Step 3 of your application, ensure you choose the following options:

  • Mode of Delivery: Distance
  • Commencement Year: 2020
  • Campus: Wollongong

Your preferred UAP will then appear for you to select.

^Subject Stream 1 - Humanities, Social Science, Business
#Stream 2 - Engineering, Informatics, Science, Health and Behavioural Science. Completion of an additional subject (Enabling Mathematics) is also required for some UOW degree offers from Stream 2.
**The UAP course is Fee Free at the UOW South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus.

Course information

Study area

Pathway to UOW, University Preparation


UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Shoalhaven, UOW College Batemans Bay

Course Code



14 weeks full-time, or part-time equivalent


Distance, On Campus


UAC Code

759005, 759006, 759007

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


This program is only available to Domestic Students.

Stream 1
- Minimum ATAR 35.

Stream 2 - Minimum ATAR 35, plus minimum 60% for Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2.

Non-ATAR applicants will be required to complete a basic literacy and numeracy test to determine eligibility into the course.

If the above entry requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case by case basis taking into account the applicant’s work and life experience.






UOW College Wollongong


$3,600 (2020)

$3,600 (2020)

UOW College Batemans Bay, UOW College Shoalhaven, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$3,600 (2020)

$3,600 (2020)

An instalment plan is available - credit card only. The first instalment, plus the Student Service Fee, must be paid prior to the commencement of the course, followed by a payment in week four and then in week eight. Alternatively, Australian Citizens and holders of Permanent Humanitarian Visas can access the Australian Government FEE-HELP program to assist in the payment of their tuition fees.

As the UAP is an enabling course designed to assist students gain entry to a degree program, a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Students who are Commonwealth supported in an enabling course are not required to pay a student contribution amount to cover their tuition. Students may only apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place on the basis of equity and merit criteria after they have been successful in gaining an offer of admission to the UAP. Information on how to apply for a place will be included in the letter of offer.

Information regarding fees and assistance can be obtained from the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.


Entry to this course is not available to international students.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



International students All other students.



All students



< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates




2020 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Shoalhaven, UOW College Batemans Bay

Session: 29 June - 2 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close


2020 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Session: 19 October - 5 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close


Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

UOW College is situated on the main UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs and library.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

Studying at your local campus will allow you to stay close to home yet still become immersed in the full university experience from day one.

Guaranteed Entry into UOW

Successful completion of the UAP provides guaranteed* entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees. There are no pathways into double degrees, or into four-year professional degrees, including Education (except Bachelor of Education - The Early Years), Law, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics or Economics and Finance. For a full list of UOW degrees with pathways from the UAP check the UAP Pathway Streams to UOW Degrees.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.