The University of Newcastle began as a college of the University of New South Wales. It opened in 1951 and accepted its first students in 1952.
In 1964 it was granted autonomy by NSW parliament and became an independent university in 1965.Since its foundation, staff, students and leaders of the University have introduced unique ways of thinking and operating that have led to remarkable outcomes.
Our three colleges offer over 180 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across subject areas covering engineering and built environment, education and arts, business and law, science, and health and medicine.
The University's Language Centre offers a wide range of intensive English training programs.
The University of Newcastle College of International Education (UNCIE) is the official on-campus pathway college for international students, offering various Foundation and Diploma courses.
No matter what you choose to study, you will learn from world-class teaching staff at innovative facilities, interact with local and international students and experience Australian culture and way of life.
The University's world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drive innovation that challenges conventional thinking, breaks new ground, and changes lives.
Working alongside our industry and community partners, we are making a difference in Australia and around the world. By involving our students in the search for new knowledge we are giving them opportunities to be part of solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Our researchers benefit from world-class facilities and flagship research institutes consisting of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), and 19 Priority Research Centres.
89.9% of our undergraduates and 93.3% of our postgraduates gain employment within 4 months of completing their studies.
Our students start post-study work with higher salaries than the Australian average.
You may gain additional post-study work opportunities in Australia when you study with us. The Australian Government allows students who meet study and skills criteria to stay in Australia after they complete their study and gain valuable work experience. To promote life and work in regional areas, students are eligible to stay for up to 3 years if they complete their studies at our Sydney campus, up to 4 years from our Newcastle campuses, or for up to 5 years from our Central Coast campus.
Global is our dedicated international student team. Located at Callaghan Campus with team members also at our new Sydney campus and our Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah, they are always available to help you, no matter where you are in your journey.
The University’s Career Services can connect you with volunteer opportunities at the University or community organisations, expanding your network and giving you valuable experience. They also provide free career counselling, job application assistance, practise interview sessions and even help students create the perfect LinkedIn profile.
The University of Newcastle has security officers who are trained to help ensure that students are safe across all campuses.
For study and living, Newcastle and the Central Coast are more affordable than most major cities in Australia
We make it easy for students to adjust to university life, whether you choose to live on or off campus. We have a dedicated support team to help students adapt to a new country and studying in AustraliaFor on-campus accommodation, you can choose from different residences across our Newcastle Callaghan and Central Coast campuses. With self-contained apartments, dormitory-style shared accommodation or apartment towers with a cinema, communal commercial kitchens and music rooms, we have many options for student living. Our catering suppliers have Halal certification and can cater for Halal, Kosher and more.
Our libraries are designed to be spaces where you can learn, research, explore and create. Our libraries at Newcastle Callaghan, Newcastle City and Central Coast campuses have spaces open 24 hours. In Sydney our library is open until 10pm weekdays. At each library you can ask staff for assistance and find spaces to collaborate or meet as groups, as well as quiet zones for focused study.
At the University of Newcastle you have access to world-class IT infrastructure and services.
Students at all campuses – including studying remotely – can connect with our suite of computer accounts, and have free access to cutting-edge software and cloud storage.If you’re on-campus, there are thousands of computers and devices available for your use, as well as wireless and wired networks.
A medical centre is located at both Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. The Callaghan campus also has a pharmacy (for fast prescriptions, travel medicine and general supplies), a physiotherapy clinic, and a pathology service for blood tests. The Central Coast campus has an oral health centre that provides services including oral examinations, oral hygiene, periodontal and preventative treatments.
Our Newcastle Callaghan campus is a hub for education, humanities, social science, and the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine, as well as nursing and health.
In the heart of the CBD, our Newcastle City campus provides an integral link with industry in creativity, business and law. Home to the Newcastle Legal Centre and Newcastle Business School, NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation to deliver a world-class student experience.
Halfway between Newcastle and Sydney, our Central Coast campus offers programs in business, education, oral health therapy, podiatry and nursing and the sciences (food, coastal and marine and exercise and sports).
Located at our Newcastle Callaghan campus, NUsport at The Forum offers state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities and programs to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing.
Located just a few minute’s walk from Q Building (Newcastle City Campus), NUsport at The Forum Harbourside offers leading health and fitness facilities in a convenient location – so you can stay healthy while you study.
With more than 100 clubs, societies and social groups, there is plenty to do on and off campus. Challenge yourself, or just have fun, with a range of clubs below:
· Academic and degree-based clubs
· Charity and philanthropy clubs
· Cultural clubs – from countries and regions around the world that are open for all to join
· Fun, social and special interest clubs
· Political and social justice clubs
· Spiritual, philosophical and faith clubs
· Sporting and exercise clubs – more than 25 sports to get involved with at The Forum
The University is home to Australia’s only United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) accredited International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL).
The University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Business School is in the top 3 business schools in NSW, accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB, as well as degrees and majors that are accredited with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, the Australian Human Resource Institute, the Australian Marketing Institute.For all other accreditations and affiliations, please refer to program or degree pages.
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