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International future students

What happens next?

Wait for a response

Processing normally takes at least six weeks from the time that a completed application is received.

Successful applicants will receive an offer of a place from International Admissions which will provide information on:

  • tuition fees
  • health insurance fees
  • date of commencement
  • supervisory arrangements
  • refund policy
  • any conditions that have been placed on your candidature

If an application is unsuccessful, applicants will receive an explanatory letter.

Payment of Fees

Unless you have been offered a scholarship by the University, you are required to pay a deposit in order to accept the offer of a place in a program.

If you have applied for a University of Newcastle scholarship but not yet been notified of the outcome, you can await the outcome of this before you accept the offer.

Apply for a student visa

In order to enter Australia you will need to obtain a student visa. Your nearest Australian Diplomatic Post or an official overseas representative of the University in your country can help you with this. You will need to complete all relevant sections of the student visa application form and attach and submit all relevant documentation and visa application fee. Further information concerning the visa application process is available from the Department of Immigration's website .

Travel to Australia and arrange accommodation in Newcastle or on the Central Coast (Ourimbah)

The University strongly suggests that you seek advice about booking an air ticket as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). Decide on the type of accommodation you wish to have at Newcastle or on the Central Coast.


When you arrive in Sydney you will need to transfer (either by air, rail or coach) to Newcastle or Ourimbah, depending on where you will be studying. Information on how to transfer from Sydney to Newcastle or Ourimbah will be provided with your offer letter. Once you have arrived you are also required to visit the Office of Graduate Studies where we will go through some additional formalities with you, provide information on the RHD Induction Program and advise you how to enrol in your research program and obtain a student ID card. You will be sent an email to organise an appointment time to meet with staff from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Further information

Please contact the International Office.

T: +61 2 4921 6236