A world-class university 

The University of Newcastle has over 37,000 students from more than 113 countries and over our 50-year history, we’ve helped shape some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change makers.  

Our commitment to delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life has seen us ranked 197th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021).  

Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring, vibrant and innovative environments are ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle.  

From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping educate students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do. You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses — Newcastle (Callaghan and City), Central Coast (Gosford and Ourimbah), Sydney and Singapore.   

Real-world experience 

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connection, across all our degrees. 

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered when it comes to studying abroad.  

An entry option to suit you 

If you’re not quite sure whether attending university is possible for you, we hear you.  

Helping people access higher education is in our DNA and we’re proud to be the largest provider of enabling programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us.  

If studying and living in Newcastle sounds like the right thing for you  we want to help you make it happen.  

We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students with academic excellence and many more.  

Laid-back lifestyle 

When it comes to the Newcastle lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Think stunning beaches, public art, a buzzing music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. The people are friendly, and the coffee culture is taken seriously.  

Need a place to stay? You might want to take advantage of our award-winning student accommodation. Living on campus is ideal if you’re looking to meet new friends, get involved with social activities and have access to countless amenities.  

The services available on campus are designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more. 

So whether you’re finishing high school this year, changing career direction or contemplating study for the first time, now’s the time to take the leap.  

Choose a university that embraces new technologies and pushes boundaries. That connects you with industry and helps you stand out in the crowd.  

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