Domestic Scholarships/Subsidies 

UOW College Sports Scholarship 

Applications are now open for a new UOW College sports scholarship, part of a broad two-year agreement with the Illawarra Division Rugby League.

The purpose is to provide financial support to a player or volunteer affiliated with the Illawarra Division Rugby League Competition to help them achieve their educational goals at UOW College.


  • Must be a registered player or volunteer of the Illawarra District Rugby League competition
  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Must complete application form including :
  • Demonstrate how the qualification will be used in the future
  • Demonstrate an appropriate academic record or commitment to study
  • Scholarship application must be endorsed/proposed by applicants local rugby league club

To apply, please see the application page here. 



To be eligible for a Smart and Skilled government-subsidised course with UOW College, you will need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

To check your eligibility, please see here.

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To be eligible for a sponsored place in either of the Vocational qualifications listed above or the STEP to UOW Program, you will need to meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Financial hardship
  • Disrupted Schooling
  • Severe Family Disruptions
  • Long-term condition or ongoing effect of abuse
  • Post school leavers who completed HSC in the last three years and haven’t undertaken any additional study.
  • Have attended an In2Uni High School
  • Indigenous

Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP)

UOW College also offers the Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP) a university preparation program for students who have experienced a disadvantage during their secondary school education.

Students study a stream of subjects that are relevant to their chosen university degree at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Upon successful completion of the course, student are guaranteed a place in a range of degrees at UOW.

Eligible students will receive a sponsored Commonwealth Supported Place for the duration of the course.

How to apply

If you are applying for a sponsored, non-fee paying place in one of the above Vocational qualifications that you have been offered by the University of Wollongong complete both forms below.

If you would like to know more about this program contact:

UOW College
Marketing, Recruitment & Communications

UOW Future Students
1300 367 869

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian Government contributes a portion of the total tuition fee and the student pays the remainder, which is called the “student contribution”.

All STEP to UOW students are enrolled under a Commonwealth supported place which does not require a student contribution, meaning there are no tuition fees for this program.

Students studying the University Access Program (UAP) are encouraged to apply for a Commonwealth supported place. UAP Commonwealth supported places are awarded on the basis of equity criteria including but not limited to: low income, living in a rural or isolated area, Indigenous Australians, women studying in non-traditional areas, recent migrant and permanent disability. You can apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place when you apply for your chosen course and we will advise next steps. 

Please note that Commonwealth Supported Place grants for the University Access Program apply to the current session of study only. You will have to re-apply for a CSP for each session If you study further UAP sessions.

If you are studying the UAP Program and would like to know more information about a CSP, we compiled a list of frequently asked questions that may help you. Application available here.

For further information contact UniAdvice on 1300 367 869 or via email at

Last reviewed: 17 July, 2018