University of Newcastle

Studying at The University of Newcastle

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connections across all our degrees.

From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do. You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses: Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast and Port Macquarie.  

When it comes to lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Think stunning beaches, public art, a buzzing music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. The people are friendly, and the coffee culture is taken seriously. If sports are your thing, experience the excitement of an A-League or NRL game and cheer on our local teams.

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered.

Or, if you’re not quite sure whether attending university is possible for you — we hear you.

Helping people access higher education is in our DNA. In fact, we are the #1 University in NSW for Social Equity (2019 Good Universities Guide), and proud to be the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected, or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us.

If studying and living in Newcastle sounds like the right thing for you, we want to help you make it happen. We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students who have achieved academic excellence and many more.

Need a place to stay? You might want to take advantage of our award-winning student accommodation. Living on-campus is ideal if you’re looking to meet new friends, get involved with social activities and have access to countless amenities.

So take the leap. Choose a university that embraces new technologies and pushes boundaries. That connects you with industry and helps you stand out in the crowd.

Graduate ready to make an impact.

The University of Newcastle's student cohort profile.

Admission criteria and entry schemes

The minimum qualifications you need before you can be selected for admission to a course of study.

English language proficiency

English language proficiency is an admission requirement for all tertiary courses offered through UAC.

Scholarships and financial assistance

Equity programs to help you access your potential.

About The University of Newcastle

Enrolment, campus information and fees and charges.

Courses offered

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Get in touch

tel: 1300 ASK UON (1300 275 866)
(02) 4921 5000
+61 2 4921 6595 (international)


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Attend an open day.

  • Central Coast (Ourimbah) – Saturday 3 August 2019
  • Port Macquarie – Thursday 15 August 2019
  • Newcastle campuses (Callaghan and City) – Saturday 31 August 2019