University Preparation Programs

Why study a University Preparation Program at UOW College?

Gain admission into a range of UOW degrees by successfully completing a University Preparation Program. Develop essential academic and tertiary skills through programs with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work. 

Our pathway programs are designed for students who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW College Diploma program or UOW bachelor degree.

University Preparation Programs offered at UOW College

University Entrance Program


More information regarding entry requirements and pathway options into UOW for Domestic students.

What’s different about each course?

The University Entrance Program (UEP) has been specifically designed for students who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW bachelor degree and is also suitable for students who have experienced a significant disadvantage during their secondary school education. This 14-week course teaches the fundamental skills required for university study and maximises your chance of success in your degree. Successful completion of the UEP provides guaranteed** entry to a range of UOW bachelor degrees, subject to meeting UOW entry requirement.  

There are three Streams in the UEP program, allowing students to study subjects relevant to their chosen degree: Stream 1 in Business and Humanities; Stream 2 in Sciences and Information Technology, and; Stream 3 in Engineering.

Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree. The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study. You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university. Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.  

A Foundation Studies - Extended course with three sessions is also available.


Meet Bryce

UOW College offered the opportunity to study on campus during flexible hours for those like myself who work a regular day job. Additionally, the course provided was a precise and effective pathway into my chosen career path. I’m currently progressing through my studies in a Bachelor of Science Education (Biology focus), where I aim to become a High School Science/Biology teacher. Bryce University Access Program - Bachelor of Science Education

** Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.