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Enabling to undergraduate

If you completed one our of enabling programs (Newstep, Open Foundation, Yapug) in Semester 1 2017, or will be completing in Semester 2 2017, and would like to apply for entry to an undergraduate degree in semester 1 2018, you do not need to apply through UAC (except for our Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine programs).

You can apply directly to UON for free and choose up to 3 UON preferences.

The Final Round of applications will open 11 January 2018 and close 11.59PM 24 January 2018 for Semester 1 2018 study.

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Students who completed Yapug, Open Foundation or Newstep prior to 2017 need to apply through UAC.

Undergraduate study degree transfers

The Final Round of applications will open 11 January 2018 and close 11.59PM 24 January 2018  for Semester 1 2018 transfers. For more information please visit our degree transfer page.

Postgraduate study

If you're a current student interested in postgraduate coursework, you can either apply through:

Please note that some postgraduate coursework programs are ONLY available via lodging a UAC application. A number of these programs also have very early closing dates, including a number of deadlines in October.

PhD and Research Masters study

If you're looking to study a PhD or Research Masters, see information on how to:


See our degrees for a list of Honours programs. You can apply to study Honours through the Direct Admission Application form (PDF, 296KB)

International students

How to apply

If you're an international student, you need to apply to study at the University of Newcastle with International Admissions.

Email International Admissions or phone 4921 6236 for more information.


You need to enrol in a full time study load in myHub through myUoN.

A semester full time load is 40 units. A trimester full time load is 30 units.

You will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which outlines the expected time it will take for you to complete your degree while studying full time at UoN. If you don't complete your degree within the time listed, you may need to apply for an extension on your student visa, and it can only be extended in the following circumstances:

  • Compassionate or compelling circumstances, e.g. illness where a medical certificate states you were unable to attend classes or where the registered provider (UoN) was unable to offer a pre-requisite unit.
  • The registered provider (UoN) has implemented an intervention strategy if you're at risk of not completing your degree.
  • An approved leave of absence has been granted.

Your program officer can provide you with a CoE extension letter.

See a sample Confirmation of Enrolment letter (PDF, 185KB).


As a condition of your student visa, you need to maintain a minimum 80% attendance rate during your study at UoN, otherwise your student visa may be cancelled. See the ELICOS and International Foundation Program Attendance Procedure.

If you fail more than 50% of your courses in a study term, you'll be asked to meet with the ESOS Student Compliance Unit to determine if there are compassionate or compelling issues that have impacted on your results.

See the Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure Manual - Coursework programs (pg 26), and the Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment Policy for further details.

The University of Newcastle adheres to the Educational Services for Overseas Students ESOS framework. For more information, email

Transferring to another university

If you want to transfer to another university after you've accepted your offer at UoN, please provide the following to the ESOS Student Compliance Unit:

  • Complete a Request for Letter of Release form (PDF, 125KB).
  • Attach your offer letter from your new university or provider to the above form.
  • If you're an ELICOS student, please contact the Language Centre to complete a withdrawal letter.
  • If you're a sponsored student or are studying at the University on a scholarship, please inform your sponsor/scholarship provider of your revised study situation and get their approval for this amendment to your study duration.

For more information, see the International Students Requesting Transfer to Another Institution Procedure.