Welcome International Student! This page is for you. We’ve gathered information on move preparation, arrival in Australia, being a student and finding community and support. Here is everything you need to guide you through your experience in Australia with the University of Newcastle!


Frequently Asked Questions

The COVID-19 situation is always changing and updating. For current advice, please read the information on The University of Newcastle’s COVID-19 information page.

  • Please request a Confirmation of enrolment from the Program Advice team to ensure it covers the remainder of your studies before you reapply.
  • Please request a 1545 form from the Program Advice team to waiver the fee of your visa application.

The Australian Government requires all holders of a student visa to have approved health cover for the duration of their visa, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Visit here for more information.

Information on how to find out what courses you should enrol can be found here.

There are multiple transport options for students to get to and from the University.

Visit Arrival and Customs to view the range of travel options available for each campus.

Please refer to our key dates so that you are aware what dates Semester and Trimester commence and that you leave enough time to arrive before the terms starts.

The Australian university regulator, TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency), has provided advice on flexible arrangements as a result of COVID-19 impact and border closures. This flexibility is currently applicable to the 2020 and 2021 academic years and will extend to the 2022 academic year (until offshore students return to Australia or when there is further advice from TEQSA).Please contact our international admissions team ia@newcastle.edu.au if you are not able to commence your studies in Australia. For more information, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.