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Apply for a degree

Enabling to undergraduate

If you are a current student of an enabling program (Newstep, Open Foundation, Yapug) and would like to apply for entry to an undergraduate degree, you do not need to apply through UAC. You can apply directly to UON by completing the Enabling to UG Application form (PDF, 320KB).

There is no application fee and you can choose up to 9 preferences (just like UAC). Completed forms should be sent to from your UON student email by Friday 13 November 2015.

Please note: This does not include applications to the Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) or the Bachelor of Midwifery. If you would like to apply for these programs you need to apply through UAC. Newstep and Open Foundation are not accepted for entry direct into the Bachelor of Medicine.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS): If you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage that has seriously affected your current foundation studies please read the EAS booklet for the seven broad categories recognised. Applications are to be lodged directly to UON on the UAC EAS application form with your supplementary evidence. Completed forms and supporting material should be sent to by Friday 13 November 2015.

Undergraduate study

Current undergraduate students enrolled at UON who wish to transfer to another degree program can apply by using the Internal Transfer form (PDF, 269KB). 

Applications will be assessed on the basis of your Grade Point Average (GPA) from UON studies and other previous eligible qualifications, if required.

Postgraduate study

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

Please note that some postgraduate coursework programs are ONLY available via lodging a UAC application. A number of these programs also have very early closing dates, including a number of deadlines in October.

PhD and Research Masters study

If you're looking to study a PhD or Research Masters, see information on how to:


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 Engineering and Built Environment

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) End on Honours Application

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.


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).


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

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.