University of Newcastle

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  • 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.


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.  

Housing services

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!

Library services

  • The University of Newcastle provides library services at six campuses and a number of affiliate locations.
  • There are 24 hour study spaces available at Auchmuty Library, Ourimbah Library and NUspace.
  • Our aim is to provide our students with welcoming places where students can come to meet, read, study and learn.

Medical services

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. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • The original campus for the University of Newcastle, Callaghan is a beautiful mix of award-winning, architecturally designed buildings sitting across 140 hectares in a natural setting. Our relaxed campus environment allows you to study free from distraction.
  • Also in our city campus are the Newcastle Legal Centre and Newcastle Graduate School of Business which are located in NUspace. Our student art gallery, the Watt Space Gallery, is located in the recently refurbished Northumberland House, directly across the road from University House.

Student clubs

  • Newcastle University Sport (NUsport) is the peak sporting body at the University. NUsport aims to promote sport as an essential part of life and facilitate sporting, fitness and recreational activities that help you keep fit, make friends and have fun while studying at UON.
  • UNSA is the organisation at the University that supports and represents over 30,000 students at all onshore locations (Callaghan, Gosford, Newcastle, Ourimbah, Port Macquarie and Sydney) as well as the 4,000+ students studying online (the Cloud Campus).

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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