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.
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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