University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, Australia, is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high-quality teaching and learning, and exciting, contemporary academic programs.

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.

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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.


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, 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.  

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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