Meet Our International Students
International students enrich our university community. They bring valuable cultural and life experiences to our Australian students while they experience our Aussie lifestyle.
They are living the experience and enjoying everything our region has to offer, from cultural events to major bands and national sporting events, all without the hustle and bustle of big city living - or the high costs.
You don't have to take our word for it, though. Our students can tell you all about their experiences themselves; how they find the balance between student life and following their career aspirations. They can give you an idea of what your future could look like at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
STUDYING: Master of Scientific Study
Newcastle is beautiful and offered the degree that is designed perfectly to suit to my goals. I get to discuss my ambitions with my faculty advisor and also my courses are targeted to meet those ambitions. I also wanted a change of scenery (somewhere warm) from the Canadian environment where I previously studied.
Because of the way the degree is tailored, I study only what is suitable and specific to my career goals, thus giving me a better hand and experience in my area. Learning from some of the best professors in the industry also keeps me up to date with current research and technology.
If you are looking for a quiet, relaxed atmosphere to study, Newcastle is it. It offers a wide variety of courses and the facilities are quite nice.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Commerce
I chose Newcastle because the study program cost is affordable. The Bachelor of Commerce program is accredited by the various Professional Bodies such as CPA and CA. The program structure itself is very comprehensive. It covers all aspects which an undergraduate bachelor degree in Accounting should be.
The degree is just a passport to something else; a stepping stone to be somebody in the future. I can choose to be a CPA, to be in the banking and finance industry, or be involved in auditing.
I like the laid-back lifestyle of Newcastle and its crystal clear beaches.
If you are looking for diversity in your daily interaction, if you are looking for affordability of study and living costs and still be close enough to Sydney, then The University of Newcastle is the place to be.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Speech Pathology
I decided to enrol in International Foundation rather than direct entry to my degree, as I did not have the science background which I needed. It has greatly helped me. I am now very familiar with the University.
As I took Directed Studies, I had to write essays in my area of study (speech pathology). This made me more aware of the different ways of writing essays and referencing. The small classes and the teachers are all so nice and helpful. Very interactive.
I chose Newcastle as a destination as I had relatives here. It's quiet and has a non distractive environment that aids my study. I like the fact that it is away from the big city and crowds. You get the right balance of studying and having fun. The people are very friendly and helpful. The beach is one of the most beautiful places.
STUDYING: English Language Program (ELICOS)
I chose to study at the University of Newcastle because it is a more quiet and peaceful city. Also there is not much traffic and I have relatives that live in Newcastle.
The best things about my program are things like the teachers are very polite and experienced. They try to help us in any way possible such as effective talking and writing, which is great as I would like to use these skills in the work environment when I go back to Turkey.
I think Newcastle is beautiful because of its beaches and friendly community. If you want to learn English effectively, I definitely recommend you to Newcastle University.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Nursing
My favourite thing about studying in Newcastle is meeting new international students from all over the world. The staff here are also so caring, helpful and friendly.
It's a really good university and the services available are great. My clinical placements are really interesting - it's the best and most educational part of my program.
My school results were not eligible for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing, so at first I enrolled in the International Foundation. The foundation program was helpful in various ways such as essays and referencing, about which I had no idea until I did the foundation program. Introduction to Health Studies helped the most, because it is directly related to Nursing and it helped me understand what studying Nursing would be like.
I like everything about Newcastle! Especially the nightlife and the relaxed lifestyle.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Newcastle is a suitable place to study as it is nice and quiet with not that many distractions. The beaches here are great too. The university is comfortable and has a natural look. The people here are also friendly and you can find people from all over the world which makes it interesting.
My degree utilises Problem Based Learning, which is a very good system as it is more interesting than studying from a book. The teachers in my program were very helpful and friendly.
My degree helps change the way I think. It teaches me how to work in teams and learn to work with people from different countries and learn to communicate with one another.
The things I enjoy the most about Newcastle are weather and the beaches! It's a relaxing place to be.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
I could have stayed back in Zambia for my A Levels, but I opted to start my studies in International Foundation rather than direct entry to the degree. It was better preparation for studying business and law, and for university in general.
I knew that I wanted to study law, so the UK and Australia were my options (because they have the same legal system as Zambia), but Australia has a similar climate to home and Newcastle seemed like a good study environment.
I like the fact that it's easy to get around Newcastle and easy to get used to, so it didn't feel too "foreign". Everyone is really friendly. I think Newcastle is the best place to study - it's a great student town. Everything centres around the University.
STUDYING: Bachelor of Nursing
I chose to study at Newcastle because it was in a coastal city which promised to be vibrant and also with few distractions. The location and city made it possible for me to balance my life and studies without compromising either one.
he best thing about my program is that it's highly interactive. Its problem based and evidence based thus it enables me to develop skills individually. The teachers don't just feed you information but they encourage us to think as individuals having to read extensively peer referenced journals and prescribed text books. My program is recognised world wide which means for my career I can be as mobile as I want and that the sky is the limit for me as long as I have goals to achieve.
I enjoy the Newcastle city life. You decide what you want to do. If you want to party you go party, if you want quite time you get it. It is tailored for every lifestyle. Besides with the beaches and the harbour in close proximity to the University - what more can one ask for?