How to apply as an international student to the University of Newcastle, Australia

How to apply

PHD and Research Master applicants apply here


If you have access to the Internet, please apply through our Online Direct Admissions tool. Both students and education agents can submit applications online. This is our preferred way of application. You can save your online application after you have started, and come back to it later.


If you cannot access the online application, you are welcome to complete and send a paper application by following these steps:

International Admissions
University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308


There is no cost to apply directly.

Alternatively you can send it to an education agent in your home country.


To apply, you will need to have the original or certified documents listed below. Your application will be processed only when we have received these documents.

  • Academic Transcript
  • Completion Certificate
  • Passport
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Work Experience

Make sure you attach the necessary documentation. The University will only accept original or certified copies of original documents. You can have your copies of original documents certified by one of the following:

Certified documents must include an unmovable stamp, a signature, and the date of certification.

If your qualifications were obtained under a former name, please attach certified evidence of your change of name documents. Certified translations must accompany documents that are not in English.

Original documents can be sent directly to the University of Newcastle via post. Please note that the University of Newcastle will not be able to return these documents to you by mail.

International Admissions Management
The University of Newcastle
University Drive

You must comply with the level of English proficiency for the program you are applying for.

When we receive and process your application, we will send you an email with your student number. Please include this number in all communication with the University of Newcastle.

We will send you a second email with a username and password that will allow you to login to our system and see the status of your application.

If your application is successful, we will send you a letter of offer. The letter of offer will include your program of study, program fees, start date and any conditions you must meet before accepting your offer.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will send you a letter to inform you of that decision.

Accept your offer and pay the required deposit fees. You will find the acceptance of offer form at the end of your offer letter. If you have received a conditional offer, you should meet the conditions described before accepting your offer.

When UoN receives your offer acceptance, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) as evidence of your deposit payment. Your CoE will allow you to access streamlined student visa processing, which is faster than the usual visa process.

The University of Newcastle is bound by the Privacy and Personal Information Act, 1998 and the Health Records Act 2002 and has a privacy management plan.

Please be advised that the University will not release a student's personal details, including academic information, to any agent, whether they are acting alone or on behalf of a family member, without the prior written consent of the student concerned.