University of Wollongong (AEN)

University of Wollongong is a universitywide partner in Wollongong, Australia. You can study at University of Wollongong through the AEN program. There is no direct (bilateral) exchange agreement with Wollongong, so you will have to apply for AEN if you want to study there.

The AEN program (Australian European Network) consists of a group of 5 Australian universities. Utrecht doesn’t exchange with these universities directly, but via AEN. You will have to choose AEN as the option in Osiris.

If you are applying for the AEN program, you need to mention the top three AEN universities of your choice in your motivation letter, which needs to be uploaded in Osiris. The AEN Netwerk decides for which university you will be selected, there is a chance you will not be placed at your preferred AEN university, but at your second or third choice university instead.

How to apply in Osiris:

Check the application procedure and deadlines
When applying in Osiris choose:
- Country: Australia
- City: Other
- Institution: Australian-European Network (AEN)


Student experiences

Download the student experiences


General information for exchange students

Course information

Social media



University of Wollongong - Your future is bright (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: 3rd week of February - 3rd week of June
Semester II: 3rd week of July - 3rd week of November

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of February for Semester I and the 3rd week of July for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd and 3rd week of June for Semester I and the 2nd and 3rd week of November for Semester II.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • English Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Languages
  • History
  • Politics
  • Social Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Drama (portfolio required)
  • Art and Design
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Informatics
  • Law
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

GPA (Average Grade)

The GPA requirement at this university is 2.7. This is comparable to an average grade 6.7 or above at Utrecht University.
You must meet the GPA requirement at the moment of application at Utrecht University (1st of December)

English Language Requirement

An IELTS or Cambridge test or
A CEFR assessment.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

The University of Wollongong offers on-campus residence you can apply for.

UOW also has information on living off-campus and has a Housing Services Coordinator that can help you find appropriate housing.

Housing information for exchange students

Estimated living costs per month

The average living costs per month for a student living on-campus are around 1,800 AUD. (Estimate from 2022)

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year for the AEN network in total.


Selection for the AEN program was necessary in 2023-2024, but not often in the years before.

Other AEN Network universities

University of Western Sydney
Griffith University (Brisbane)
Edith Cowan University (Perth)
University of Tasmania (Hobart)



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.