Dean's Scholars | Overview

The Dean’s Scholars Degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. The Degree also encourages students to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research degrees.

There will be a combined quota of 15-20 students admitted to the program from across the Faculty each year, selected from new students with an ATAR of at least 95 or from current students enrolled in a Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences degree.

Current University of Wollongong students who have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80 after completing at least 48 credit points study may apply to transfer into the Dean’s Scholars program. Successful applicants must have at least half of their degree left to complete.

Dean's Scholars will complete all requirements for their respective degrees and, where possible, may be permitted to take an accelerated program after their first session. Dean’s Scholars will receive special privileges and the programs are a distinction easily recognisable to future employers, giving you an edge in competitive employment situations.

Dean’s Scholars are encouraged to contribute to the scholarly life of the Faculty through events in the Faculty’s postgraduate program.

Minimum Progress

Dean’s Scholars must maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80 in each year of study to complete the program.  If this requirement is not met, the student will be transferred back into standard Bachelor degree.


To apply for these programs make sure to include the relevant degree as one of your UAC preferences (see the UAC Guide for the appropriate code). New and current students also need to fill in the following application forms for submission by the closing dates.  Students who apply may be contacted by the University prior to admission.

Please note, the Dean's Scholars Program is only offered to Domestic and International Students who are eligible through the UAC process (for new students), or who have completed minimum one year of study but still have to complete at least half of their degree at UOW (for current students) . The program is also not offered in a double degree combination and is not a scholarship. If you wish to apply for a scholarship please call the University of Wollongong Undergraduate Scholarship Office on 02 4221 3159.


Last reviewed: 16 May, 2016