University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is one of the world’s top 200 universities*, known for making a global impact. We value excellence, engagement, equity and sustainability and we help students become life-ready graduates. We do this through practical learning, innovative styles of teaching, internationally recognised study programs and world-class research.  *QS World University Rankings 2021 

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence.
  • You will have access to world-class programs, and collaborative learning environments, and opportunities to put theory into practice with real-world experiences
  • International and domestic students love studying at the beautiful campuses. With friendly support and services teams, your stay will be safe and secure.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



  • The University of Newcastle began as a college of the University of New South Wales. It opened in late 1951 and accepted its first students in 1952.

  • In late 1964 the University of Newcastle was granted autonomy by the NSW parliament. It became an independent university in 1965.

  • Since its foundation, the staff, students and leaders of the University have introduced unique ways of thinking and operating that have led to remarkable outcomes.


The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive university focused on improving the quality of life in its regions and around the globe. The University’s academics, students and staff pursue innovative solutions to the world’s great challenges. The University is ranked 197 of the world's universities (QS World University Rankings 2021).


The University of Newcastle is uniquely placed to collaborate with the defence industry, driving breakthroughs that will make positive contributions to both global security and modern life. Not only do we have a breadth of research and teaching expertise, our location is ideal for pursuing close collaborations with the Hunter region's thriving and diverse Defence sector.


We help develop stronger career outcomes by preparing you for life as well as a career. Beyond supporting you to pursue a strong academic record, we also provide opportunities for you to develop a range of skills to become more employable. Some of the additional opportunities to grow your career are outlined below. 

We are the top-ranked university for industry collaboration in Australia* and the only university in Newcastle and the Hunter region. Our industry partners often recruit graduating students, recognising their strength and readiness for the workplace. 

*Innovation Connections IC Report 2014 - 2019

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
197 10
207 7
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
251 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
252 22
274 2
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
301 100
401 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

  • The Office of Student Advocacy provides free and confidential assistance in navigating the rules and regulations of the University. Student Advocates provide an understanding ear regarding your issues, as well as information and advice about policies and procedures.
  • Student Central is the first point of contact for students on campus for help and advice on anything Student related. 
  • After Hours Support – international students can phone 1800 081 233 within Australia.  
  • Academic Support – includes Student Central, specialist Learning Advisors and additional support through the MyUON app. 
  • Peer Study Support – through structured peer-assisted study sessions (PASS). 

·       Religious Support – with representatives from the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian (multiple denominations), Muslim and Sikh communities. 

·       Career Services – dedicated consultants, employable skills workshops and resume/CV support. 

Housing services

Our campus accommodation is very safe and secure, and our social activities give you many opportunities to make friends. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, we help make it easy for you to adjust to university life with a dedicated support team. You will make friends quickly with many academic, social and sporting activities each week.

Library services

The University libraries are much more than just a place for books and resources. At each campus library there are friendly staff, regular activities for students, all-hours study areas, student survival kitchens and even wellness support for more effective study. Some library spaces also have career or kid's rooms for parents who are studying. 

Newcastle Callaghan has two large libraries, Auchmuty and Huxley, while Newcastle City, Central Coast and Sydney each have a library. Every location houses an impressive collection of books and resources related to the degrees and study programs that are offered nearby. Students can borrow something from another campus library through the online catalogue with daily courier services between campuses.  

Medical services

We provide medical centres staffed by doctors and nurses at our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses. International students may be covered for on-campus medical services depending on their health cover.

  • Health Support – with a medical centre at both Newcastle Callaghan and Central Coast campuses. Services include a pharmacy, a physiotherapy clinic, and a pathology service for blood tests and an oral health centre. 
  • Counselling – both online and in-person options to access counselling services. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Callaghan campus is a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and we work hard to protect it.

In the heart of the city, our Newcastle City campus provides an integral link with industry across creative industries, business and law. The campus is a hive of innovation in the city centre. Our state-of-the-art facility NUspace delivers a ‘next generation’ university experience, while our innovation hub is where you can engage with entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and developers to produce ideas that challenge the conventional. We also have campuses on the Central Coast, Sydney, and Singapore, and offer a range of degrees online. 

Sports facilities

We have a range of state-of-the-art sport and recreation facilities available depending on your campus. We also have numerous sporting clubs. Some facilities include:

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Ovals
  • Squash courts
  • Multipurpose sports courts
  • Rock climbing

Student clubs

University of Newcastle Student Association (UNSA) - is the student association at the University, representing and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students at all campuses.  There are more than 100 different clubs or societies for students to choose from and get involved with. They can always start a new club if it does not exist already. Types of clubs include:   

  • Academic or degree-based clubs   
  • Charity and philanthropy clubs  
  • Cultural clubs   
  • Fun, social and special interest clubs   
  • Political and social justice clubs   
  • Spiritual, philosophical and faith clubs   
  • Sporting and exercise clubs   
  • Popular clubs and societies with international students include the African Postgraduate Students Association, HDR Coffee Club (Central Coast), or cultural clubs including the Arab Students Society, Australia-China Youth Association, Bangladesh Students’ Association of Newcastle University, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Indian Student’s Association of Newcastle University, or religious clubs like the Islamic Society, Newcastle Christian Students, or the Sikh Society to name a few. 


    • The University of Newcastle is accredited with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses to Overseas Students (CRICOS). University of Newcastle programs are recognised by professional organisations, including: 

      • The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation with the international accrediting body Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
      • The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major) and Master of Human Resource Management programs are accredited with the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).
      • The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) and Master of Professional Accounting programs are accredited with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
      • The University is one of the only three in Australia with membership to the Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) program so you can gain professional recognition of your qualification through our alliance with leading accreditation bodies.
      • The University’s Master of Professional Engineering programs have been granted provisional accreditation through Engineering Australia and the Washington Accord.
      • 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) institute.
      • The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) is fully accredited in NSW and Australia, and internationally recognised through the Canberra and Washington Accord agreements and as part of the Bologna Process for European Higher Education.
      • Psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) ensuring students receive the highest quality education. 

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