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.
Explore our wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, as well as our enabling programs and diplomas, and enjoy the exciting career opportunities ahead.
The University of Newcastle offers many pathways and entry options to give you the best chance of getting into uni. Some relate to specific degrees, others include our free enabling pathway programs like Open Foundation and Yapug.
Our researchers embrace the opportunity to delve into the world's most perplexing and confronting challenges, resulting in research that makes a difference in our regions and around the globe.
Whether it’s improving the health of people and communities, forging new connections, unearthing renewable energy solutions or driving growth and investment across our regions – our researchers are working towards a healthier, sustainable and connected future.
From gaining part time work while you study, clarifying your longer term goals, or connecting with industry, we have a service or resource to fit your current needs and help you achieve your career goals.
Whether you're from across Australia or around the globe, your home on campus is where you'll form lifelong friendships and harness your potential in a supportive and diverse community.With nine residences to choose from, all within walking distance to class and only 20 minutes to our City campus via shuttle bus, you’ll have the unique opportunity to design your ideal on campus lifestyle.When you live with us, you become part of the Student Living family. With 24/7 security, an award-winning ResLife program, academic support and a passionate team dedicated to making your transition to uni as smooth as possible, you won’t want to be anywhere else!
We provide medical centres staffed by doctors and nurses at our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses.
Our medical centres are similar to a general doctors surgery and are open to both university students and staff.
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