International alumni awards

Some countries offer awards to recognise graduates of any Australian university residing in their country. Our world-class graduates have been the winners of many of these awards and proudly build the good reputation of the University of Newcastle and extend its global footprint through their achievements.

If you know of outstanding graduates living in the countries listed below – please advise the Alumni Relations Office by email and we will consider preparing a nomination.

The Australia China Alumni Awards recognise and promote the exceptional and diverse achievements of Australian-educated university alumni who are now based in China.

The awards are presented to alumni who have achieved exceptional results in their field of endeavour. The University of Newcastle has world-class graduates in China who have been recipients and finalists since these awards began. Read their stories.

If you are a graduate and would like to be considered as a candidate for the 2013 Australia China Alumni Awards, please send your CV to

Read more about the award categories and details.

Graduates of the University of Newcastle living and working in Indonesia are eligible for the Australia Indonesia Alumni Awards. These awards are designed to recognise outstanding talent, achievements and contributions made to Indonesia by graduates of any Australian university living and working in Indonesia today.

The awards were first held in February 2008 and are an initiative of Australian Education International at the Australian Embassy in Indonesia. Our University has seen our world-class graduates feature as recipients and finalists in these awards. Read their stories.

To be eligible for nomination, alumni must have studied in Australia for at least 12 months (this can be at the primary or higher educational levels). Alumni do not have to be working in the particular discipline from which they graduated but it is essential to display an ongoing high level of achievement in the award category.

Categories include:

  • Excellence in Education
  • Research and Innovation
  • Sustainable Economic and Social Development
  • Excellence in Media, Culture and the Arts
  • Excellence in National Defence
  • Excellence in National Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Leadership and Business Management
  • Outstanding Contribution to Public Administration
  • Outstanding Young Alumni

For further information please email

Australia Education International introduced the Singapore Alumni Awards through the Australian High Commission in Singapore in 2011. Our truly world-class University has produced the recipients of the Eminent Alumni Award in both 2011 and 2012. These remarkable leaders have emphatically extended the global footprint of the University. Read their stories.

The Bangladesh Australia Alumni Awards recognise Bangladeshi students who have studied in Australia and have excelled in their field of study or area of work.

The University of Newcastle is looking to nominate graduates for these awards and welcome all alumni to submit a current version of their resume to be considered for nomination. If successful, the University will write, compile and submit your nomination for these awards on your behalf.

For more information please email

Candidates must be:

  • Bangladeshi or dual Australian-Bangladeshi citizen,
  • have been working in a professional capacity for the last four years,
  • have studied in Australia for at least 12 month and completed their program of study,
  • be able to provide contact details of a referee.