the University of Newcastle, Australia
The University of Newcastle is a top
ten-ranked Australian research university located on the Australian east
coast, 150km north of Sydney. It has close to 22,000 students on three campuses:
(80km north of Sydney)
The university has five faculties:
and Built Environment
and Information Technology
We offer over 150 undergraduate
programmes, including an MBA offered online, by distance learning and
on-campus. International students have access to pre-degree
programmes and to a state-of-the-art Language
Assessment for admission to the
University is based on your academic qualifications and English proficiency.
International students must satisfy
the University's English
The University offers preparatory
English language courses through the Language Centre for students requiring
additional English language tuition.
The Language Centre
Since 1988, the University's Language
Centre has offered English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas
Students (ELICOS) to applicants whose English proficiency does not meet
University requirements. All of the Centre's courses are accredited by the
National ELIOCS Accreditation Scheme, and the Centre is a member of the ELICOS
Association and the University Language Centres of Australia.
The Centre is also an official test
centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). High
quality services are available to all students through the Centre's
excellent facilities, including purpose designed language, video and computer
laboratories and private study and resource areas, which are available to
students 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
A list of qualifications that meet the
University's Academic requirements for entry to Bachelor degree programs can
be found on the University
The normal minimum entry requirement
to a Postgraduate program is a completed degree from a recognised tertiary
institution. Many programs also have additional entry criteria such as work
experience or audition tapes.
Research programs require that
students have research experience and an honours degree (first class), a
research-oriented graduate diploma, a completed Masters qualifying course with
a research component, or evidence of scholarly or professional experience.
For any more information about your
eligibility for entry to any academic program (including the International
Foundation Program) please complete and submit the enquiry
form on the website
All overseas students are required to
pay the full cost of their tuition, which ranges from A$12,000 to A$37,000 per
annum for undergraduate programmes. These figures are indicative only. In
addition, you will need to budget for approximately A$12,000 per annum to meet
accommodation and living expenses. It is very difficult to find temporary
employment in Australia, and you should not rely on this to support yourself.
Fees information for all study levels are located on the University website.
10 January for Semester 1 entry
10 June for Semester 2 entry
30 September for Bachelor of Medicine
"I undertook 10 weeks of ELICOS
in order to meet the English language requirements of the University. The
course was relaxed and friendly and was a great foundation for my further
studies, not forgetting to mention that I met lots of friends in the classes.
I chose to undertake my Masters in Biological science by research because I
prefer the structure to that of coursework. In China I have had limited
research experience in the Biotechnology of flower cultivation and my studies
here are giving me wider understanding of molecular biology and
Su, Masters of Biological Science (Research), PRC
"I like the University of Newcastle
because there are not that many distractions from my studies and the bushland
setting means there are lots of places for me to study and relax. The
courses are very engaging and the lecturers and tutors are always involving
me in the class discussions. They really encourage me to learn about the
intricacies of the Australian strands of my course. Public Relations is a
very international course and will allow me to work anywhere in the world. I
would love to get a job in Australia in entertainment and sports PR."
Udoto, Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations), Kenya
"I love life in Newcastle! I have a
great balance in my lifestyle. I am currently paying US$43 a week to live in a
great place overlooking the beach! Newcastle is the perfect nucleation point
for travel; I can fit in trips up and down the coast between studies with
ease. Sydney is only a short trip by train. I'm so amazed by the level of
entertainment that such a relatively small city like Newcastle can produce.
There are always huge international acts here, and they play in quite small
venues. The nightlife, local music, huge variety of activities, and beaches
Hansch III, Master of Business Administration, USA New Jersey
The University of Newcastle offers
programmes or courses in the following areas:
Accountancy, finance and insurance
Architecture, construction, building
Arts and humanities
Computer Science and IT
Education and teaching
Health and medicine
Retailing and marketing
Tourism, leisure and hospitality
The University International student
website contains Application on our Undergraduate,
Abroad, and Language
A Total Experience
Living in Newcastle
A lively port city on a breathtaking
stretch of Australia's coastline, Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches, a low
cost of living, a very favourable climate, a casual lifestyle, and it's not
far from Sydney, the capital of the state of New South Wales.
Its population of 350,000 supports a
thriving business and commercial sector and an excellent network of leading
healthcare and educational facilities. Newcastle offers all the usual city
attractions, such as restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, theatres, art
galleries, shopping centres and nightclubs.
Newcastle is also a popular tourist
destination. It has two airports with regular services to and from Sydney. It
is close to the main F3 Freeway to Sydney, a drive that takes about two hours
and the railway link to Sydney is excellent.
A few kilometres south of the city is
Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national
and international sailing events. Less than one hour's drive to the north is
the impressive harbour of Port Stephens, a popular centre for big game
fishing, sailing, surfing, and sailboarding. To the west are the
internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a
century old. And to the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.
There is so much to do on campus to
keep your mind and body active! Join one of 33 sporting clubs - Archery to
N.U.D.E.S. (Newcastle University Dive and Exploration Society), water-skiing
to La Pena. You can swim in our 50 meter indoor heated pool, do aerobics,
martial arts, weights, personal training, use the squash or tennis pavilion,
take part in a recreational program such as belly dancing, golf or surfing.
The University offers both on-campus
and off-campus accommodation.
On campus, the university offers
approximately 1,000 beds in three colleges and a motel standard
residence (Barahineban) located on the south-eastern corner of the Callaghan
campus. International House allocates up to 50% of its beds to international
students, while Edwards Hall and Evatt House provide up to 25% of their beds
to international students.
The university also recognises the
importance of secure, affordable and comfortable accommodation for those
students who would prefer to live off campus and operates an Accommodation
Service on both campuses that can provide a range of free and confidential
services to assist in your search.
Visit the University
of Newcastle International website for additional information and to
submit an online enquiry.
The International Admissions Officer
Student Administration Services, Student, Alumni and Community Services
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia
Phone: +61 2 4921 6595
2 4960 1766