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The University of Newcastle, established in 1965, has been reputed as an institute awarding high quality education at a global level for decades. With its motto of “equity and excellence”, University of Newcastle is excelling at the world-stage while simultaneously guiding the future of its students on a creative and innovative path.

UON or Newcastle University, as it is popularly called, is a leader in university education with a student enrolment of over 40,000. 7,000 of this student-body population comes from over 100 countries around the globe, making UON one of the favourite universities among International applicants. 


  • The University of Newcastle ranked 207 in the world by QS World University Rankings of 2020. 
  • UON bagged the 8th position world-wide for its Automation and Control Engineering.
  • Subject ranking by QS WUR awarded the position 40 to UON, with seven of its subjects in top 150.
  • As per Excellence in Research Australia, 2018 reports, the institute stands in the top 8 in Australia when it comes to its 'well above world standard' research.


University typePublic
Rank207 in World
Intake typeSemester based
ProgramsOver 100
No. of Campuses5
Applications accepted inFebruary and July
Official website[email protected]
call +61 2 4913 8300

Programs, Campuses and Accomodation


University of Newcastle offers more than 100 programs with over 1000 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and certificate levels. The popular areas of studies in which these courses are available range from Accounting, IT, Business and Entrepreneurship to Creative Industries and Culture of Society.

The diverse variety of programs offered are divided under 6 major faculties which are as follows:

  • Business and Law
  • Science
  • Education and Arts
  • Health and Medicine
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • English Language and Foundation Studies

Some of the favoured degree courses with international applicants at UON are:

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Bachelor Engineering Computer Systems (Honours) / Bachelor Business, Master of Business Administration / Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Cyber Security, Master of Digital Media, Master of Mental Health Nursing, among others.


University of Newcastle is spread in lush and magnificent area comprising of 5 campuses, namely:

  • Callaghan
  • Port Macquarie
  • Sydney CBD
  • Newcastle City
  • Ourimbah- Central Coast

Main Campus – Callaghan:

Callaghan, a suburb, is the main campus of the University of Newcastle which welcomes hundreds of students each year. At a 20-minute distance from the heart of Newcastle, Callaghan is believed to be one of the most beautiful Australian University campuses. 


University of Newcastle provides both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options for the ease and comfort of its students.

Every year, UON welcomes students from over 55 countries on campus and helps them settle in its 9 different residencies. Having Received the title of Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association for Housing Operator of the Year in 2017, University of Newcastle’s campus provides a culturally thriving and vibrant atmosphere to its applicants. 

UON offers a variety of accommodation options to choose from to its aspirants. Applicants can select the mode of accommodation as per their requirements and affordability. Some of the accommodation options available are:

  • On Campus
  • Hostels and Guesthouses
  • Homestays
  • Rentals/ Shared Rentals
  • Boarding Schools

Admission Process


UON takes applications in the months of February and July. Applicants are advised to submit applications a minimum of 12 weeks before intended semester.

Applications for admissions can be filed online or sent via regular mail.

How to apply?

  • Applicants can apply to any of the programs at UON either Online or by downloading the offline form.
  • Completed Applications can be sent to the following address:

Email: [email protected] 


Mail them to:

International Admissions Management 

The University of Newcastle 

University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308


 The list of mandatory documents required during different stages of the admission process are as follows:

  • Academic Transcript.
  • IELTS or equivalent.
  • Completion Certificate.
  • Passport.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resume.
  • Letters of Work Experience.

NOTE: All the documents to be submitted should be scanned, colored, original and certified copies of the official documents.

Cost of Attendance/Tuition fees

University of Newcastle offers more than 100 programs to its global applicants. The tuition fee of all these courses and programs varies, depending upon factors like duration, type and level of program one is enrolled in. Tuition fee of some of the popular courses is listed as follows:

Undergraduate Courses

ProgramTuition Fee (in AUD)
Bachelor Arts / Bachelor Innovation & Entrepreneurship 28,940
Bachelor Engineering Electrical & Electronic (Honours) / Bachelor Engineering Computer Systems (Honours) 36,570
Bachelor of Law (Honours) / Diploma of Legal Practice 30,290
Bachelor Visual Communication Design (Honours) 34,265
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) 34,030

Postgraduate Courses

ProgramTuition Fee (in AUD)
Master of Business Administration / Master of Human Resource Management 38,145
Master of Cyber Security 38,315
Master of Digital Media 39,075
Master of Mental Health Nursing37,535
Master of Information Technology 38,340

Accomodation Cost:

UON provides its applicants with an option of choosing a mode of accommodation that suits their needs and requirements best. The cost of different types of accommodation available to aspirants seeking admission to UON is as follows: 

Type of AccomodationCost in AUD (per week)
On campus90 to 350
Hostels and Guesthouses90 to 150
Homestay235 to 325
Rentals/ Shared Rentals85 to 440

Other expenses

Type of ExpensesCost in AUD (per week)
Groceries and Food80 to 280
Public Transport15 to 55 
Entertainment80 to 150 
Gas and Electricity35 to 140 
Others200 to 400

Estimated overall expenditure of a year (excluding tuition fee): 20,290 AUD.

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

University of Newcastle believes in the fact that education is a universal right and thus every student should have access to value and quality education. To aid applicants in this regard, UON provides various forms of scholarships and grants to its applicants, some of which are: 

  1. Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship 

Amount: 140,000 USD.

Duration: up to 5 years.

Deadline: December 13, 2019.


  • A current student of the University of Newcastle enrolled in an undergraduate program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is eligible for this scholarship.
  • The aspirant should be enrolled full-time at Callaghan Campus and must not hold access to any other scholarship.
  • Academic achievements and the written statement submitted by the seeker play a vital role in receiving this award.

NOTE: Entries for access to Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship is not yet open for year 2020.

  1. South Asia Business Scholarship

Amount: 12,500 USD.

No separate application required for this scholarship.


  • Any candidate enrolled in an undergraduate/postgraduate program at UON under Faculty of Business and Law can avail this studentship. 
  • The student enrolled in a full-time program and coming from one of the following countries will be automatically eligible for this scholarship:

India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka.

  1. Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

Amount: 6, 000 to 18,000 USD.

Duration: up to 3 years.

No separate application required for this scholarship.


  • To be eligible for this award, an aspirant should be enrolled in a postgraduate program with Engineering or Technology department. 
  • The candidate should be able to meet the minimum GPA requirements 4.5 and must not hold any other scholarship.

University of Newcastle, Australia is a highly reputed university with large enrolments of around 40,000 students each year with 7,000 International students from over 100 countries outside Australia. The academic sessions here begin in Fall and Spring seasons with few courses in summer and winter as well. Currently, the admissions for the Fall session are open to the freshmen applicants. Entry to degrees at the University of Newcastle is competitive.

  • There is no application fee for undergraduate applicants as well as postgraduate applicants.
  • ATAR Score is mandatory for UG courses.
  • Admissions depend upon the personal statement, school or college reference, evidence of relevant skills or aptitude, any special circumstances which affects the overall application.


Application PortalOfficial Website
Application Fee (non-refundable)No fee
Mode of PaymentN/A
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Summer and Winter seasons
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

University of Newcastle Admissions Deadline

The full-time academic session at the University of Newcastle begins in the Fall and Spring seasons. The students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision. Currently, the admission process for the session in the Spring season is ongoing.

Early AdmissionJanuary 15, 2019
For Medicine and DentistryOctober 15, 2018
Regular deadlineDepends on the course

University of Newcastle Undergraduate Admissions

The admission requirements and eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses are given below:

How to apply: UCAS Application

Application Fees: Free of cost

When to apply: Undergraduate semester intakes are semester one in February and semester two in July.

Academic Requirements: Official University Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores (optional), English Proficiency score for International students, Recommendation letters, Work Experience letters, copy of official passport, a minimum CGPA for each course.

Financial Aid: Student loans, work-study, and Scholarships.

Supporting Documents: Approved financial bank statement, Evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor.

International students must submit these documents for admission to undergraduate courses:

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants (optional).
  • A minimum CGPA is required for your application to be considered.
  • Letters of work experience.
  • Academic Transcripts.
  • Completion Certificate.
  • Financial support documentation or sponsor’s affidavit of financial support.
  • Visa certification
  • Copy of official passport.
  • CV/ Resume.

University of New Castle English Language Requirements

International students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Newcastle:

Test NameScore Required
TOEFL (IBT)R:13 L:12 S:18 + Writing:21
Cambridge English Scale score169
PTE Academic54

Visa Process for International Students

  • Applicants are required to provide the following documents to receive the student visa as a part of the visa process:
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Proof of financial support
  • Confirmation of the Enrolment document (COE).
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Medical checks

University of Newcastle Graduate Admissions

The University of Newcastle offers 100+ graduate courses to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Each program’s requirements, deadlines and admission procedure differs from the other.

Academic Requirements for concerned Students: Applicants must submit TOEFL/IELTS Academic scores along with official transcripts from their previous University.

Financial Aid: Student loans, work-study, and Scholarships.

Name of the offered programsApplication deadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Management- MBA25 FebAn undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent) in any field of study.IELTS: 6.5
Master of Information Technology4 FebStudents with a three year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study to Information Technology,
who also hold a minimum of two years of relevant senior-level industry experience.
IELTS: 6.5
Master of professional engineering25 FebA STEM-based Bachelor degree, other than engineering,
with at least 20 units (UON equivalent) of mathematics covering algebra and linear calculus.
IELTS: 6.5
Master of Laws25 FebBachelor of Law (Honours) degreeIELTS: 7.0
Master of Nursing4 FebApplicants must be a Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.IELTS: 6.0
Master of Medical Statistics25 FebA three-year undergraduate degree in a health-related field such as medicine, allied health,
biomedical science and pharmacy, or a non-health field such as economics, science, mathematics and engineering,
plus a minimum of one-year relevant work experience.
IELTS: 6.0

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, a current resume/CV, Letter of recommendation, work experience letter, English language proficiency, Research essay, a valid visa, photocopy of passport, evidence of sufficient funds, GRE/GMAT scores (optional).

The admissions office of the University of Newcastle reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, supporting documents and an on-time application submission with the required fee (if mentioned in the site).

To avoid last-minute confusions, students are recommended to submit their applications prior to the application deadline. Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post submission.