At the University of Newcastle, there’s a place for you. We’re committed to inclusivity, diversity and ensuring every student feels valued, supported and empowered in their educational journey. As a top 175 university in the world, the University of Newcastle is a global hub for innovation and experiential learning, and we’ve been inspiring students from across the world for more than half a century.

Innovative learning environments

At the University of Newcastle, we believe in the power of experiential learning. Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and vibrant, innovative environments are ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. From using virtual reality technology to train midwives to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do.

Global recognition and impact

For over 50 years, we've welcomed students from 114 countries, nurturing them to become the world's leading thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change-makers. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has earned us a global rank of 173rd and a place among the top 30 universities worldwide for impact, addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Pathways to success

For those seeking a fresh start or career change, or faced challenges in their educational journey, there’s a place for you at the University of Newcastle. Our pathway programs are tailored to meet your needs, and we pride ourselves on being the largest provider of alternative entry programs in Australia. These programs, often free, are designed to equip you with the skills to not only gain entry, but also thrive at university and beyond.

Supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

We are proud to provide a culturally-safe environment in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, students, researchers and community are welcomed and supported. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to the Indigenous higher education in Australia and are the leading university for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments. Our sector-leading status is due to a whole-of-university commitment to First Nations excellence, including the vital work of the Wollotuka Institute, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership and our Indigenous Health Unit — Thurru.

Experience beyond the classroom

Career-ready placements are a cornerstone of our educational approach. We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure that everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means students get access to internships, work experience and industry connections — across all our degrees — to ensure everyone gets the invaluable real-world experience.

Life in Newcastle

When it comes to lifestyle, Newcastle has it all. Named the number one tourism town in NSW, Newcastle offers 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.

Study on the Central Coast

The Central Coast is a hidden gem right in between Newcastle and Sydney — a relaxed and affordable region with beautiful waterways, national parks and coastal towns. Our Ourimbah campus offers a broad range of study options and the Central Coast Clinical School has expanded our health offerings into Gosford city.

Awaiting global opportunities

For those with a global ambition, our international exchange programs offer you a chance to study around the world, building connections, discovering new cultures and broadening horizons. With over 100 partner universities globally, the world truly is your oyster.

Empowering you through scholarships

Scholarships at the University of Newcastle are more than just financial aid. They represent our commitment to our students, ensuring that financial constraints don't stand in the way of potential. Whether it’s based on academic merit, community involvement or personal circumstances, we have a range of scholarships to support your journey.

So come join us. Bring your ideas, your aspirations and your passion. There's a place for you at the University of Newcastle.

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