Find information on how to apply for a degree.

Apply for a degree


Undergraduate study

If you're an undergraduate current student currently enrolled in a degree at UoN, and you want to apply for another degree, you'll need to reapply through UAC.


Postgraduate study

If you're a current student interested in postgraduate coursework, you can either apply through:


Research Higher Degree study

If you're looking to study a Research Higher Degree, find out how to apply:

See information on accepting your offer and enrolment for Research Higher Degree students.


Honours

See our degrees for a list of Honours programs. You can apply to study Honours through the Direct Admission Application form (PDF, 296KB)

Additional application forms may be required depending on which Honours program you're applying for.

Faculty of Education and Arts

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science and Information Technology


International students

How to apply

If you're an international student, you need to apply to study at the University of Newcastle with International Admissions.

Email International Admissions or phone 4921 6236 for more information.

Enrolment

You need to enrol in a full time study load in myHub through myUoN.

A semester full time load is 40 units. A trimester full time load is 30 units.

You will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which outlines the expected time it will take for you to complete your degree while studying full time at UoN. If you don't complete your degree within the time listed, you may need to apply for an extension on your student visa, and it can only be extended in the following circumstances:

  • Compassionate or compelling circumstances, e.g. illness where a medical certificate states you were unable to attend classes or where the registered provider (UoN) was unable to offer a pre-requisite unit.
  • The registered provider (UoN) has implemented an intervention strategy if you're at risk of not completing your degree.
  • An approved leave of absence has been granted.

Your program officer can provide you with a CoE extension letter.

See a sample Confirmation of Enrolment letter (PDF, 185KB).

Attendance

As a condition of your student visa, you need to maintain a minimum 80% attendance rate during your study at UoN, otherwise your student visa may be cancelled. See the ELICOS and International Foundation Program Attendance Procedure.

If you fail more than 50% of your courses in a study term, you'll be asked to meet with the ESOS Student Compliance Unit to determine if there are compassionate or compelling issues that have impacted on your results.

See the Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure Manual - Coursework programs (pg 26), and the Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment Policy for further details.

The University of Newcastle adheres to the Educational Services for Overseas Students ESOS framework. For more information, email esos@newcastle.edu.au.

Transferring to another university

If you want to transfer to another university after you've accepted your offer at UoN, please provide the following to the ESOS Student Compliance Unit:

  • Complete a Request for Letter of Release form (PDF, 125KB).
  • Attach your offer letter from your new university or provider to the above form.
  • If you're an ELICOS student, please contact the Language Centre to complete a withdrawal letter.
  • If you're a sponsored student or are studying at the University on a scholarship, please inform your sponsor/scholarship provider of your revised study situation and get their approval for this amendment to your study duration.

For more information, see the International Students Requesting Transfer to Another Institution Procedure.


Summer school study

Some courses are offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students over the university summer break through summer school. You may wish to complete a course over the summer break to catch up a course you've missed or to fast-track your degree.

If a course is part of your degree, you can add this to your degree program through myHub. If the course is not part of your degree, this is considered non-award study and fees apply which are additional to your degree.

Summer school courses are only available if there are enough students enrolled, and the maximum study load in a summer school is 20 units.

How to apply

To apply for summer school, complete the Summer School application (PDF, 139KB).

Email the Admissions office for available courses.

See the Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedure Manual - Coursework Programs (pg 46) for more details.


For more information on how to apply for a degree, see the Rules Governing Admissions and Enrolment Policy.