University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. 

Top reasons to study here

  • UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions.
  • We provide opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. We lead in providing education for indigenous Australians.
  • We deliver the highest quality in everything we do and benchmark ourselves against the world's best.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (35)
Social Sciences (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Humanities (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.

It was located at Tighes Hill—on the same site as the TAFE NSW Hunter Institute, then known as a Technical College. 


The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive University focused on improving the quality of life in our regions and around the globe. Our academics, students and staff pursue innovative solutions to the world’s great challenges.The University is ranked 214 of the world's universities.


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.


From gaining part time work while you study, clarifying your longer term goals, or connecting with industry, Newcastle has a service or resource to fit your current needs and help you achieve your career goals.

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.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
207 7
214 10
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
274 2
276 14
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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.

Housing services

With diverse accommodation options available for undergraduates, postgraduates and students with special needs all within walking distance to classes or just 20 minutes to our City campus from Callaghan by free shuttle bus, Student Living is convenient, fun and the perfect choice! Each residence offers a variety of living options to suit our student community. Whether you're looking for a private or shared room, private or shared facilities, if you want to cook for yourself or you want someone else to cook for you - we've got it all here!

Student Life

Campus life

The 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.

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.

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


  • 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.
  • 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.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Honestly such a great time meeting new people and settling into a new environment, the Uni of Newcastle makes life easy with easy access to everything you need. only here for 2 months and it feels like home! Oh and the surf here is sick haha

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have been offered good opportunities at the University of Newcastle in all aspects of my course. However I would prefer to have had stronger relationships withy lecturers and to be able to approach them more.

Creating overall inclusion
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was great to be taught by lecturers from diverse backgrounds which provided insights into different work cultures. The best thing about the program is how each topic is taught with extensive research. The thing that can be improved most is provide students campus accommodation as it will save huge time and cost for international students and will also provide a more...

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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