International Students

Homestay Accommodation

Homestay allows students to live with a local family, as a part of the family. UOW College Homestay began life more than 15 years ago (formerly known as Australian Family Homestays) and has diligently cared for students and families over these many years.

To us, you are not just a body for a bed and we genuinely want to find the “best family fit” for each individual. We have over 1500 families on our database, it means we have the best chance of success, in finding a family that is just perfect for you.

At UOW College Homestay we adhere to the Australian National Code of Practice which means you can be assured of consistent standards of student welfare, support services and consumer protection. After all, our goal is to make your Australian homestay experience happy and successful.


Need Accommodation at UOW? – It’s Guaranteed for 2017*

UOW is again able to guarantee accommodation for first year students studying at the Wollongong campus. Living in one of the student residences is a great way to start your degree.  Students can choose from a range of living options and will benefit from the 24/7 support, instant community and a secure environment. Starting university can be a stressful time and having the guarantee gives students a real peace of mind.

There are a total of 1900 places in UOW managed accommodation with a choice of catered, self catered, single and twin rooms in different styles of accommodation. All student residences have access to the FREE Gong bus shuttle, with Kooloobong Village located on campus. For more information, take a look at the UOW Living website.

Our students love living here so much that UOW is building two new residences on campus, bringing the vibrant UOW Living community to more than 2500 students. The first residence on Northfields Avenue is expected to be ready for students commencing in 2017. This accommodation will be ideal for families, mature age and post graduate students.

To be eligible for the Accommodation Guarantee, students must apply online by 30 November 2016.

*Conditions apply, please check the UOW Accommodation Guarantee Conditions.

Last reviewed: 23 June, 2016