A world-class university

Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We are ranked in the top 200 of the world’s universities by QS World University Rankings.

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 39,000 students from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

We are fully committed to supporting and providing a safe space for our Indigenous students and communities. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to Indigenous higher education in Australia. This vital work continues today with our Wollotuka Institute and our Indigenous Health Unit. We’re proud of our 1,500-plus Indigenous graduates who are making an impact in their communities.

Our university has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Many of our courses are designed to integrate theory with practice, offering rich opportunities for real-life, hands-on experiences. We are also a research-intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government, and the community here and around the world.

Real-world experience

With outstanding graduate employment rates, you can be confident you’ll gain the knowledge, industry connections and real-world experience needed to create the career you want.

The search for your future career doesn't have to wait until you graduate. You can access professional careers advice at any stage throughout your degree. Whether it’s through our Career Hub online service, career counselling, meeting employers on campus, or creating the perfect resume – we’re here to help you graduate, ready to make an impact.

Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations help deliver real-world learning experiences to all students.

If 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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