*Applicants from Indigenous and Rural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
INDIGENOUS STUDENTS - UOW ALTERNATIVE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM
The Alternative Admissions Program (AAP), administered by Woolyungah offers an alternative pathway for Indigenous Australians seeking entry into the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 17 are encouraged to apply.
YEAR 12 STUDENTS
- Apply via UOW Early Admission program
Applications open in August
Current year 12 students can apply directly to UOW via the Early Admission program. Applications open in August and interviews for successful candidates are held in October. Telephone interviews are available for students who reside interstate or a significant distance from Wollongong. Guaranteed offers to the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health are made in October. Please note that even though you are applying directly to UOW, you must also apply concurrently via UAC for the UAC Early Round (i.e. you also need to apply vi UAC when applying for Early Admission).
- Apply via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for the UAC Main Round
Applications open in September
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions mainly located in NSW and the ACT. Year 12 students from all states and territories can apply for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health via UAC.
HSC students can have a maximum 16 adjustment points added to their ATAR to calculate a Selection Rank (SR). Your SR can be used to receive guaranteed entry to the majority of UOW degrees. IB students are eligible to receive adjustment factors if their IB subjects match equivalent HSC subjects. UAC will convert an IB score to an ATAR before adding any adjustment factors.
Students who score in the appropriate band for HSC subjects relevant to the UOW degree they want to study can earn up to three adjustment points – because we know students who do well in relevant subjects are usually well prepared for university. You do not need to apply for these points as they will be automatically added by UAC. You can calculate your subject adjustments at uow.info/adjustment-factors
We offer three adjustment points to students who go to school either in UOW’s local area or in regional NSW. Students residing in Regional, Rural and Remote areas as classified by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification- Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) will be eligible for an additional 5 adjustment points for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health. You do not need to apply for these points as they will be automatically added by UAC. A full list of eligible schools can be found at uow.info/adjustment-factors
Through UAC’s Educational Access Scheme, UOW can offer up to five adjustment points to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage, including disrupted schooling, financial hardship, illness and disability. For more info, and to apply for these adjustment factors, visit uac.edu.au/eas
Non-Year 12 Domestic Students
Students who have completed Year 12 studies more than a year previously;
- Students currently studying at a tertiary institution other than UOW;
- University graduates.
Apply via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
- Applications open in September
- The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions mainly located in NSW and the ACT. Non-Year 12 students from a diverse range of backgrounds are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health via UAC.
“Fortnightly, we have a tutorial run specifically for pre-medicine students. This is a great opportunity to engage with academics and enhance our knowledge of rural and indigenous health as well as career opportunities.”
"With UOW's rapidly growing reputation in medical science, it was always going to be my first-choice university. There are enormous opportunities to get involved with ground breaking laboratory work and gain experience in experimental techniques and procedures."