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The University of Newcastle



The University of Newcastle, Australia is a leading institution with a reputation for high-quality teaching and learning as well as exciting, contemporary academic programmes. Students are taught by academics who are leaders in their field and graduate ready to make an impact across the globe.

The university is a research-intensive university ranked 197th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021). It excels in subject areas such as automation and control, mining and mineral engineering, nursing, architecture, education, and many more, offering a total of ten subjects ranked inside the world's top 200 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). It is ranked number 1 in Australia for industry collaboration, and 95 per cent of its research is ''at or well above world standard'', according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia report.

The university continues to place an increased focus on enhancing its presence and performance on the global stage. It is striving to create global leaders in the spheres of equity, education and research. As a result, the university welcomes international students from around the world with open arms and aims to equip them with the skills necessary to make a real impact anywhere around the globe.

Modern, city-based campuses allow students to study at various desirable locations across Australia. Whilst the main campus is in Newcastle, there are facilities on the Central Coast, Sydney and more, including a global hub in Singapore and various regional locations in Australia.

The university provides a well-regarded education with a focus on creativity and imagination, based in a welcoming and multicultural country known for its warm climate and beautiful scenery. This combination makes it a popular destination with international students, as the university continues to successfully adapt to the demands required of a modern global institution.

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What's new

What's new

University continues to expand in the very heart of Newcastle

The university continues its development into the city centre, complete with the revelation of the design for the Honeysuckle City Campus Development's first building. A sleek, transparent, and sophisticated building along with smart glazing, this building is designed to build a 'stage within the city'. The campus will house new facilities as well as an Innovation Hub for the university's School of Creative Industries.

The building which costs AUD 25 million will offer students a number of flexible spaces which are capable of responding to the dynamic needs of the users. These spaces will include state-of-the-art studios for teaching and learning, event and exhibition facilities, co-working and networking spaces, as well as places for informal collaboration. The building will be completed in 2021.

Prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships awarded to university's researchers

Three researchers at the University of Newcastle were awarded the prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships, in recognition of their potential to create a global impact in their respective fields.

The scholars, Professor Scott Donne, Dr. Julie McIntyre, as well as Professor Philip Dwyer, will spend as many as six months in the United States, collaborating with academic colleagues, sharing their knowledge, and also engaging broader communities in the USA through seminars, workshops, and public lectures.

The Fulbright Program is the leading programme in foreign exchange scholarship in the USA, aimed at enhancing the exchange of ideas, binational research collaboration, and cultural understanding.

Professor Scott Donne, who is an Electrochemist in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, and Professor Philip Dwyer, the founding Director of the Centre for the History of Violence at the university, have each been awarded the Fulbright Senior Scholarship.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

As a leading provider in university education, the University of Newcastle is recognised for its high-quality learning and teaching, as well as contemporary and exciting academic programmes.

The university's Strategic Plan 2016-2025 aims at delivering programmes which are of high quality and are accessible, through its innovative models. With an emphasis on outstanding student experience, as well as good teaching, the university produces graduates who are globally competitive, while the university maintains its place among Australia's best for learning and teaching.

Among its staff, there are experts who are recipients of the national and state Teacher of the Year award and winners of the renowned Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The University of Newcastle provides students with an engaging approach to learning. The programmes offered at the university integrate study with research, practical experience, and paid employment.

Amid intense global competition, the University of Newcastle's reputation for delivering high quality and world-class learning and teaching has attracted students from over 114 countries.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Newcastle is comprised of three colleges namely:

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

The college focuses on subjects in the fields of engineering, science and the environment. The college aims to equip students with the skills necessary to develop innovative solutions that have a positive impact on society. Industry practice is actively incorporated into the curricula of the college and programs covered include environmental science development studies architecture data science maths and psychology. There are six schools in the college:

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

The college looks to develop students into excellent healthcare professionals and researchers who can make significant contributions to their field. The college is noted for its innovative educational approach and the quality of the research that it produces. The schools that make up the college are:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences ad Pharmacy
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine and Public Health
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Human and Social Futures

This college is renowned for its teaching quality and research, as well as a focus on the development of students' professional skills. The college is home to 17,000 students, including master's and doctoral degree candidates. The subject focus areas for the college include business education management social sciences art and law. Schools in the college are:

  • Newcastle Business School
  • Newcastle Law School
  • School of Creative Industries
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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How to apply?

How to apply?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Applicants


For undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes, if international students have access to internet, they can apply through the university's Online Direct Admissions tool. Students can save their online application after they have started and revisit later.


If students cannot access the application online, they can complete a paper application and send it. Students can choose the programme they want to apply for, and send their completed application form. There is no cost involved in applying directly.

In order to apply, students will need to produce certified or original documents listed below. Students' application will only be processed when the university has received these documents:

  • Passport
  • Academic transcript
  • Letters of work experience
  • Completion certificate
  • CV/resume

PhD Applicants

Applicants for the PhD programmes and research master's degrees can apply directly on the website.

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NUspace is an AUD 95 million landmark education precinct situated in the midst of Newcastle's CBD, utilising the latest in technology as well as innovation in both teaching and learning to provide a student experience that is world-class.

NUspace is a part of the university's City campus, providing university-supported activities across its faculties including:

  • information commons and digital library services
  • work integrated learning
  • collaborative research and learning spaces
  • social spaces
  • facilities for professional, industry, and community engagement

Education environments

The University of Newcastle's campuses at Callaghan and Ourimbah (Central Coast) are located in attractive bushland settings, which provide great backdrops for its outdoor study spaces. Students can benefit from the wireless access available to move their study outdoors.

Research facilities

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive university as well as a leading contributor to research both in the world and in Australia. The university's research facilities support the university's commitment to excellence in research, and also reflects the wide range of research that is carried out at the institution. The university's researchers benefit from its world-class infrastructure and flagship research institutes consisting of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), and more than 15 Priority Research Centres.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Some of the scholarships offered at the University of Newcastle:

FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship

This scholarship awards up to AUD 140,000 for the duration of a degree taken by a student. It supports and encourages international students who are academically gifted to enrol in a program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle (Callaghan campus), with a long-term goal of pursuing a higher research degree.

India International Excellence Scholarship

Indian students with a strong academic background could be eligible to receive the International Excellence Scholarship valued up to AUD 15,000.

Global Leaders Scholarship

Students from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia looking to begin an undergraduate or postgraduate Business or Law program, are eligible for a scholarship of up to AUD 12,500.

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Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. Its research is world-class and diverse. Degree programs are internationally recognized and university partnerships and collaborations drive innovation.

The University of Newcastle offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. An undergraduate, or Bachelor's degree, is usually students first degree at university and their pathway into their future career. Students will have access to world-class researchers and teachers, purpose-built facilities and first-rate student support. Postgraduate study gives students the edge when it comes to advancing or changing their career. The university provides complete flexibility in their program, and they can study anything from a single subject to an entire degree from online, face-to-face, or do a bit of both options. A research degree provides a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest, in a particular area of research. The university have a strong research presence across its disciplines and have approximately 150 research degrees to choose from.

Campus life is full and a broad range of services are on offer. The University of Newcastle offers fantastic sporting facilities which include a 50m indoor heated pool, an 18m climbing wall (the second highest in Australia), a fully equipped gymnasium, martial arts/aerobic studios and two competition indoor courts. Beside this it has a wide selection of food, beverage and retail outlets including university?s famous Bar on the Hill and throughout the year, various social and cultural events on campus bring students, staff and the broader Newcastle community together.

With three primary campuses and a physical presence in Singapore, Sydney and another five regional cities in Australia, the university has created environments that strive to meet the needs of the staff and students in each distinct location.

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle, a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global Magazine National Geographic Traveller. It is a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland.
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