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If you need to move closer to one of our campuses to study in 2014, check out our accommodation website. It has information on both on-campus and off-campus accommodation.

Alternative entry

If you want to apply to study at the University of Newcastle and you don't have the means to get in, don't stress. We offer a number of programs that you could study in 2014, which will enable you to apply for university in the future:

  • Open Foundation - for people 20 years of age and over
  • Newstep - for people 18-20 years of age
  • Yapug - for Indigenous Australians aged 18 years or over

Apply for credit

Are you eligible for credit? Did you know that credit for previous studies may reduce your study load?

If you have previously studied at TAFE, the University of Newcastle, or another university or institute in Australia or overseas then applying for credit now could reduce your study time – saving you time and money.

Find out more about some of the approved credit transfer arrangements and how to apply.

Bonus points

If you sat the HSC and received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in 2013, you may be awarded up to eight bonus points when you apply to study with us in 2014 as part of our Regional and Rural HSC bonus point schemes. These points might get you into a degree program that you really want.

Changing preferences

It's important to carefully consider the ordering of your preferences - make sure you put the degree you would most like to do first. You will be offered a place in the first degree on your list that you are eligible for.

Use your other preferences to select degrees that may be a stepping stone into the degree you really want, or to give you a second career choice.

Once you have secured a place in a degree, you can always apply to transfer into another degree. You can also use your university grades to get into a degree with a higher cut-off. It's best to come to our Information Session or speak to our staff about what your best options are if this is your contingency plan to get into your first preference.

Enrolment and orientation

To help you enrol in your degree you will be sent an Enrolment Information Booklet after you accept your offer. The booklet will enable you to enrol from home and will also have details of your Orientation day which will help introduce you to university life.

Information session

If you would like to see us in person to discuss your degree options come along to our Information Session. Here you can talk face-to-face with our staff about your UAC preferences.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Drop-in anytime between 4-6 pm at the:

Newcastle campus
Purdue Room (Great Hall)
University Drive

Central Coast campus
Student Hub
Chittaway Road

If you are unable to make the Information Session in person, we will be running a live Facebook chat on the day to answer all of your questions about mid-year applications. Make sure to like UON Future Students to stay up-to-date.


Scholarships are available to help with all kinds of study costs including textbooks, fees, accommodation and living expenses. These types of scholarships range from $500 to $15,000 per annum. Recipients of our Industry Scholarships can receive up to $75,000 plus up to 10 weeks worth of industry placement with their sponsor company.

Bridging and refresher courses

UON Prep Bridging Courses are offered prior to the start of your degree. These free courses are designed to improve your academic skills and refresh your knowledge in key subject areas. Normally the courses run for 15 hours across one week.

Once you have received your offer you will be able to register for the UON Prep Bridging Courses of your choice.