The University of Newcastle offers a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research (PhD) programmes preparing tomorrow’s global leaders. Study in key areas such as health and medicine, law, business, engineering, architecture, science, communications, IT, design, the arts and education. Our state-of-the-art facilities include five libraries that together house more than 1.3 million texts and give access to over 80,000 electronic journals. Cutting-edge gym and sporting facilities, great cafes and entertainment areas, a variety of shops for all your daily needs and a wide range of health practices allow our students to truly live the UON life.
Academically, we understand that your life as a student is ultimately about the career that you want. This is why around 90% of our graduate programmes include the option for a work-integrated learning component. This translates into a high success rate for our graduates, with almost three quarters of our bachelor degree graduates finding full-time employment within four months of completing their studies.
As one of Australia’s most research-intensive universities, hosting more than 1,092 research academics from across the globe, you will learn in an academic environment that encourages analytical thinking and problem solving. Newcastle is also home to two leading research institutes: The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
You will be inspired to make exciting and valuable discoveries in your field of interest through research. You will be challenged to develop new theories, new solutions and new ways of thinking from the beginning of your degree.
At the University of Newcastle, we believe in innovative approaches to education; it is how we continue to deliver world-class educational outcomes.
A vibrant international student community
From a total student population of 45,000, over 7,000 students have come to the University from over 100 countries outside Australia. We believe in empowering our students to be truly global citizens, and you will leave your time with the University of Newcastle enriched by more than just your degree.
UON Global is the University’s dedicated international student team and can be found at our Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney campuses. Throughout your time at the University you’ll have access to a range of support services designed to make sure your experience with us is the best that it can be.
Our support teams really care about the students they help every day. Whether it’s supporting you through enrolment, or helping you get to campus once your plane lands, they’re here to take the worry out of your experience. And they’ll continue to be there for you, right through your studies, to helping you prepare for your return home. You will then become part of our global alumni network, and will have a number of ways that you can stay connected and contribute to the University.
Once you’re here, come and meet everyone in person at our famous O-Week. We’ll teach you everything that you need to know about the University and the local area and give you the opportunity to join in a programme of fun-filled activities and essential information sessions.
Once classes have started, it’s important that you find ways to take time out to relax and have fun with your fellow students. We run programmes to help students engage with the community – whether it’s a friendly game of football, building friendships through our social programmes, or giving time volunteering. Or join our unique iLEAD PLUS programme, where you can gain exposure to the Australian workforce by networking with industry leaders and gain professional development from influential international and local speakers, innovators and educators.
There are plenty of ways you can find the right balance of study and social life at the University of Newcastle.
A uniquely beautiful location
Situated on Australia’s East Coast, Newcastle is one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities – it attracts thousands of tourists and international students each year.
Newcastle students enjoy the area’s bustling culture, without the stress of more expensive Australian cities. You can socialize with friends in the city, or spend time relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings of the campus. It’s the perfect balance of study and lifestyle.
Once one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Newcastle has become one of its most fashionable and popular destinations.
Newcastle City campus
The University plays an important part in the renewed vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our City campus is very much at the centre of the city’s burgeoning arts scene.
NeW Space is a A$95 million landmark education precinct under development by the University of Newcastle in the heart of the CBD.
NeW Space will harness the latest technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways.
The Newcastle Legal Centre and Newcastle Graduate School of Business are both located in NeW Space. Our city campus provides opportunities for us to strengthen our relations with the business community and increases the number of opportunities for our students to integrate their studies with work placements.