IFSA-University of Wollongong

Program Details

Program Location Wollongong, Australia
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34026
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2023 02/16/23 to 06/23/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IFSA-University of Wollongong

Wollongong, where the mountains meet the sea. One of the closest campuses to the beach, UOW 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.

UOW courses have been developed by teachers who are leading their fields. Our student-focused approach to teaching and learning means you will have the guidance and support you need. And this all takes place in a city on one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines. Experience the best of the Australian lifestyle - sun, sport, and outdoor living, all while earning credit towards your degree.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-University of Wollongong

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: HSCI, HK, PSY, PUBH & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

At the University of Wollongong, a full course load consists of 24 University of Wollongong points per semester for a total of 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours per semester.

Students can take classes in a variety of areas such as:

  • Accounting, Economics & Finance
  • Business, Marketing & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communications & Media
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Earth, Atmospheric & Life Sciences
  • Environmental & Biological Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Literature & Languages
  • Mathematics & Applied Statistics
  • Psychology & Human Behavior
  • Social Sciences

 Please see the program website for more details and access to a course search.


Included in the program fee is a 4-day orientation in Sydney, a long weekend getaway during the semester, as well as some local events or activities.

Excursions vary each term based on availability. Typically, students participate in a long weekend excursion to explore the Australian country lifestyle with a farm tour, bushwalking and stargazing, and a BBQ. Several day trips around the region have included visits to local wineries, city food tours, river kayaking, surfing lessons, snorkeling, hiking, and more.   


Students live in a Residence Hall/Dormitory approximately 15-20 minutes from campus, which includes 19 meals per week. Apartments are also available for an additional fee and do not include meals.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, orientation in Sydney, a weekend trip, and some local activities.

The Housing Fee includes dorm housing with 19 meals per week.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2021

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,425.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.00
Housing $5,050.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,800.00
Local Transportation $140.00
Visa $420.00
Books and Supplies $255.00
Meals $1,870.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,980.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IFSA-University of Wollongong

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.