Yapug, offered at the Newcastle campus, is a tertiary preparation program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people qualify for entry into undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle.
Through your time in Yapug you will develop the academic skills and self-discipline required for success in undergraduate study. The Wollotuka Institute Indigenous Student Support and Development Unit offers services to support you through your studies, including counselling and student support, tutorial assistance, a well-equipped resource centre, audio and visual materials on Indigenous topics and issues, health support and cultural programs.
Yapug is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders wanting to:
- Gain admission to an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle in, for example, the health sciences (including medicine), science, education, social sciences or business.
- Develop the academic skills necessary to succeed at university level.
- Become familiar with the University of Newcastle and its environment; and
- Develop different learning methods and skills, including problem-based learning, whilst enjoying a supportive learning environment (culturally, personally and academically).
Yapug offers flexible study options. You can enter the program in either March or July and you can choose to study:
- Full-time over one year (two semesters); or
- Part-time over two years (three or four semesters).
The maximum time allowed to complete the program is two years.
The program is offered at the Newcastle campus at Callaghan, a modern campus set in a bushland environment, 12 kilometres from the Newcastle city centre. It is easily accessed by public transport.
Are you keen for a little bit of extra preparation for your studies? Why not try one of our pre-semester Bridging courses? These are free and are designed to give you the skills and knowledge to do well in your studies.