The University of Newcastle, Australia

Domestic Undergraduate

Applications to change your program are usually opened twice a year – in May and October – but check the key dates for specifics.

Applications for changing degrees in Semester 2, 2019 are now CLOSED. Further information will be published here about when applications will open in October 2019 for Semester 1, 2020.

The application is free, provided you apply before the application deadline. If you miss the deadline, you may still be able to submit an application via UAC but this will include a processing fee.

Read the detailed information below before proceeding with your application.

Eligibility for an internal transfer

Current students can apply for an internal transfer to:

  • change from one undergraduate program to another at the University
  • add a Diploma of Languages to your studies
  • move from a single degree to a combined degree, or vice versa
  • change campuses for a Bachelor of Nursing

If you are eligible to submit an internal transfer application, then there is no need to also apply via UAC.

Semester 2 2019 application dates

  • Applications are open from Thursday 30 May 2019
  • Applications will close at Midnight Sunday 14 July 2019
  • Transfer Notifications provided to students Tuesday July 23 2019

Note: If you apply for a transfer and meet all requirements, there is no offer/accept process. For this reason, only apply if you truly wish to change degrees. Please do not apply simply to test if you will be eligible. You will be admitted and made active in your new chosen degree program for Semester 2, 2019 and discontinued from your current program of study.

The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Combined does not have an intake for Semester 2, 2019 and will not be available to select on the internal transfer application. However, current students already enrolled in combined law who just want to change the combination of their law program, can directly e-mail admissions@newcastle.edu.au to request a transfer. For example; B Commerce / B Laws (Hons) to B Social Science / B Laws (Hons).

Additional information

Students applying for B Music and B Music / B Arts are also required to complete the additional entry requirements before we can assess their eligibility for a place in these programs. Applicants should complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible, and by Friday 14 June 2019 to ensure that their audition can be assessed, and we can take the application into consideration.

The following scenarios for transfer will automatically be recognised as successful, with no further assessment required:

Degree currently enrolled in

Degree transferring to

Any degree

Another campus for the same degree (excluding B Midwifery and B Nursing)

Combined undergraduate degree

Single degree within the existing combination. For combined Law programs, students can only drop the Law component.

Combined undergraduate degree

Another combined degree where one of the named degrees remains the same (excluding combined Law programs).

Combined Law degree

Another combined Law degree

Internal / External delivery mode

To the other mode

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

B Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline)

B Computer Science

B Information Technology

B Computer Science

B Computer Science

B Information Technology

B Computer Science

B Engineering (Hons) (any discipline) excluding B Aerospace (Hons) and B Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

B Design (Architecture)

B Construction Management (Building) (Hons)

A number of UON degrees have high demand and limited places, with more people applying than the number of places available. These are referred to as 'Quota Programs', and admission to these degrees is closely managed. Quota programs are not available for Semester 2 entry. Further information will be supplied here for Semester 1, 2020.

If your program transfer application requires assessment, this will be on the basis of your educational qualifications and the program’s admission requirements. Your educational qualifications may include studies at the University (at least 20 units to calculate your Grade Point Average) and any other previous eligible studies such as TAFE qualifications.

Eligible qualifications that are detailed in your application will be used to calculate a rank and this will must be equivalent to, or higher than, the transfer program’s entrance rank cut-off based on the year of admission.

You must also meet any additional admission criteria for the transfer program. For example: students applying to transfer to a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts will be required to complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible.

The University supports students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage and recognises seven broad categories as outlined in the EAS booklet.

If your current studies have been affected then please complete these forms and upload, along with supporting documentation, as part of your internal transfer application.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can indicate that you would also like to be considered under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scheme.

The Student Engagement team at The Wollotuka Institute can provide advice and assist with your application to change programs.


Need help figuring out your options?

The University has a number of careers services and resources designed specifically for helping you reach your career goals. If you are thinking of changing degrees but are not sure what you want to study, or would just like to check out your options, visit our careers website.

Don’t forget, for any kind of advice about your studies you can drop in to Student Central. Our team there can put you on the right track and in touch with people who can help.