How to Apply for Study Abroad
Students wishing to begin their Study Abroad Program in:
January (Trimester 1) must ensure that their application form reaches the University before 15 November in the preceding year.
February must ensure that their application form reaches the University before 31 December in the preceding year.
May (Trimester 2) must ensure that their application form reaches the University before 31 March of the year concerned.
July must ensure that their application form reaches the University before 15 May of the year concerned.
September (Trimester 3) must ensure that their application form reaches the University before 15 July of the year concerned.
Prospective international students interested in applying for admission to a Study Abroad Program can either apply directly to the University through International Admissions or through an official overseas representative of the University.
Detailed below are six stages in the application process:
Stage One - Applying for a Place in a Study Abroad/Exchange Program
a) Decide on the courses you wish to study and complete the Study Abroad application form.
Download Study Abroad Application here (PDF, 260KB).
Alternatively you can contact the Study Abroad Officer in Newcastle or an official representative of the University in your country.
b) Complete all relevant sections of the application form and attach certified copies of all academic transcripts confirming your current program of studies (including all grades for all courses taken). It is essential that you indicate which courses and the respective course code for each course you wish to study.
c) Send the completed application form directly to International Admissions at the University or to an official representative of the University in your country.
Stage Two - Wait for a Response
d) Successful applicants will receive from International Admissions an offer of a place which will provide information on the tuition fees, health insurance fees, the date of commencement of the program of study and the refund policy. (If an application is unsuccessful, applicants will receive an explanatory letter.)
Stage Three - Payment of Fees(e) In order to accept the offer of a place in the Study Abroad Program, you are required to pay one semester's (or trimester's) fee in advance. The payment should be in the form of an international bank draft/cheque made payable to The University of Newcastle. Please write your full name on the back of the bank draft/cheque. The bank draft/cheque can either be sent directly to International Admissions at the University or given to an official representative of the University in your country.
(f) Once payment has been received by the University, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment, which is required for completing your application for a student visa at the Australian Diplomatic Post in your country.
Stage Four - Applying for a Student Visa
g) In order to apply for a student visa at an Australian Diplomatic Post, you will need to obtain a student visa application form, either from the Australian Diplomatic Post or an official overseas representative of the University in your country.
h) 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.
Stage Five - Arranging Accommodation in Newcastle or on the Central Coast
i) The University strongly suggests that you book an air ticket as soon as you receive the Confirmation of Enrolment.
j) Decide on the type of accommodation you wish to have at Newcastle or on the Central Coast.
Stage Six - Arriving in Newcastle or Ourimbah
k) When you arrive in Sydney, you will need to transfer (either by air, rail or bus) to Newcastle or Ourimbah, depending upon where you will be studying. Information on how to transfer from Sydney to Newcastle or Ourimbah is available from either the International Student Support team on the Callaghan Campus or the Student Support Unit on the Ourimbah Campus.
l) Once you have arrived, you should go to the International Student Support team on the Callaghan Campus or the International Student Support Officer on the Ourimbah Campus as soon as you can. Staff will be able to assist you with opening a bank account, the Orientation Program and where you should go for your enrolment session. All international students are expected to participate in the University's Orientation Program which usually occurs one or two weeks before classes begin. An Orientation Program for newly arrived international students has been purposefully designed and includes information on enrolment, campus facilities and associations, public transport, shopping and recreational activities, a guide to either Newcastle or Ourimbah and the Central Coast (whichever is applicable) and social functions.