Founded in 1975, University of Wollongong is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Wollongong (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Dubai, Shoalhaven, Southern Sydney (Loftus), Moss Vale, Bega, Batemans Bay. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, University of Wollongong (UOW) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Wollongong (UOW) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UOW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.