*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 September. 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.
Current Year 12 students can be awarded Bonus Points for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health in the categories shown below. Bonus Points are calculated and administered by UAC on behalf of most NSW and ACT tertiary institutions.
Points to UOW
With Points to UOW, you can also earn up to a maximum of 3 ATAR points by excelling in relevant Year 12 subjects. If you complete your HSC in the year prior to university admission, receive an ATAR and do well in relevant subjects – you’re eligible. The list of subjects that qualify for bonus points is Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Mathematics Ext 1, Mathematics Ext 2 and Physics.
Rural and Remote students
Students who have a permanent residential address in a rural or remote area as defined by the postcode will receive an additional 5 bonus points. The list of rural and remote postcodes are those deemed RA4 or RA5 by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA).
Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
It is also possible for students who have experienced long term disadvantage to receive bonus points. Most of UAC’s participating institutions have Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study. To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing. You can read about the seven broad categories of long-term educational disadvantage in the EAS FAQ.
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.
“Pre-medicine is the perfect pathway for any student considering a career in not only medicine, but any allied health profession. Through being able to major in your second year, you can tailor the degree to your interests.”
“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."