How to give

Leave a Legacy

A gift in your Will is often the most significant gift a person ever makes. Whatever you want to achieve – supporting higher education or research, supporting your department or faculty – your bequest is an opportunity to shape a positive future.

When you are considering a bequest to the University let your areas of interest and experiences assist in deciding how your gift will support the next generation of researchers, students and thought leaders.  The University of Wollongong has always actively sought to address real world issues in partnership with our communities to address society’s critical economic, environmental and social challenges.

Unrestricted gifts offer the University the greatest flexibility to allocate your gift carefully to the area of most need.  However many of our alumni and community members have a strong link with an area of the University or a particular field of research they would like to support.  If you are planning your gift to support a particular area of research, scholarship, the library or creating an endowment fund we are delighted to discuss your areas of interest and provide suggested wording for your Will to discuss with your legal advisors.

The University has been the recipient of a number of bequests that have provided a lasting impact on our students, academic staff and the wider community.  With your support we can continue to unlock potential and address some of the world’s most pressing issues.

We encourage you to speak with your family about your plans as well as your legal advisor.

If you would like to discuss, in confidence any aspect of leaving a gift in your Will to the University please contact us on 02 4221 5757 or

Making a major gift

Our learning environments are second to none, and we routinely rate among the top Australian and global universities in key areas.  By making a major gift you will have the opportunity to see your philanthropy in action.

Major gifts provide a permanent endowment, or direct funds, for a major project or specific area. They can take the form of an Endowment Gift in which funds are invested to preserve the principal gift, while the interest is spent on a specific project which allows the gift to have a great impact over a longer period of time, or as a Disbursement Gift where funds are fully expended on a nominated project of specific area of need.

To learn more please contact us on 02 4221 5757 or

Regular giving

UOW is an institution of limitless ambition and imagination. From a handful of buildings built on farmland, we have grown to become one of the world’s best modern universities through the continued support of our donors.

Through regular giving the University raises funds for student scholarships. For many in our region, higher education is still not a realistic aspiration. You can help us to greatly increase the financial aid given to those aspiring to learn, excel and transform their lives. With your support, we will:

  • Significantly increase the number of students receiving scholarships, from the current level of 8.5% to 20% of all those who apply, through our Transforming Futures Fund.
  • Enable more students of all backgrounds to study abroad and learn new perspectives by investing in 20 funded travel grants.
  • Drive research that makes an impact locally and globally by increasing the number of scholarships for Higher Degree Research students.
  • You can choose to make a regular gift to research or the Library. No matter where you choose to direct your support, all gifts make a difference.

To learn more about regular giving please contact us on 02 4221 5757 or

Staff giving

Staff Caring for the Community. The University of Wollongong believes everyone should have the same chances in life regardless of background.

UOW Cares® provides opportunities for UOW staff to make a real difference by making regular donations to charitable organisations. By giving through their pay, staff members provide a regular funding stream for a range of community and humanitarian organisations who are focused on helping communities and individuals reach their full potential.

Postal gifts

To mail in your gift, please click here to download our donation form.

UOW USA Foundation

The UOW USA Foundation engages alumni and friends who currently reside in the United States. Click here to learn more about how to engage with the UOW USA Foundation.


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