Apply for credit


Credit refers to the units of study that make up your University of Newcastle degree program. In order to participate in an academic program overseas, you must arrange a credit transfer for the courses you are going to study, to ensure they count back towards your University of Newcastle Program.

  • Academic Short Course:  You can apply for a maximum of 20 units of credit depending on the length of the course.
  • Semester Exchange Program: You need to ensure you have enough credit approved for fullā€time study (30 - 40 units) contributing towards your University of Newcastle degree program.  Please use the Credit Equivalence Table to determine how your host institution units align to University of Newcastle Units. E.g. 3 US credit equals 10 University of Newcastle units.

Applying for Credit

Complete the Overseas Study Credit Worksheet. Once completed, please return via email to

If you need any assistance with your credit worksheet, details for your program advisor can be found here:
Undergraduate Program Advisor/Convenor list
Postgraduate Program Advisor/Convenor list

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