UON agents

Welcome to our valued education agents of the University of Newcastle (UON).

Our aim is to provide you with as much relevant information as possible, to help you succeed in your role as our representative.

Roles and responsibilities of agents are detailed in the Agent Agreement and include:

  • Proactively representing and promoting the education, training and services provided by the University
  • Recruiting students in an ethical and professional manner that reflects positively on the University
  • Providing accurate advice to students on our programs of study, admission criteria, fees and other matters concerning the University
  • Facilitating student application, enrolment and visa processes
  • Complying with all relevant policies and procedures introduced by the University, the National Code of Practice and the ESOS Act

We also undertake to support you wherever possible and look forward to working with you in promoting the University of Newcastle.


If you are interested in representing the University of Newcastle as an education agent, please submit a one-page expression of interest detailing:

  • Your country of operation, including recruitment territories;
  • Sectors you specialise in (e.g. ELICOS, pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate, research, study abroad);
  • Other institutions you represent;
  • Proposed marketing and recruitment activities with the University.

Email your expression of interest to the International Partnerships team at: ipc@newcastle.edu.au.

Expression of interests will be assessed by the Manager responsible for your market and may take several weeks to review. Due to the high volume of new agent enquiries, only agents who meet our broad strategic objectives and representation for the region will be contacted and asked to submit a formal application for assessment.

All applications are carefully assessed to ensure that only reputable and experienced agents can represent our institution.  UON agents are subject to strict controls for integrity and agent performance is continually monitored and reviewed.

If invited to submit a formal agent application, a comprehensive agent assessment process will be undertaken inclusive of visit to the agent office(s), staff interviews and the checking of qualified references.


2019 tuition fees

The cost of tuition will be different for each student. It is calculated from the courses you choose to take to complete your program of study. The documents below provide the average cost for each level and program of study, to give you an estimate of what you will pay for tuition.

Estimate Your Tuition

If you are already enrolled, you can estimate your tuition fee based on the courses (subjects) you are enrolled in. This fee estimate table (PDF, 16KB) may help you add up your individual course fees.

  1. Locate the course codes for the courses you are enrolled in. You can find your enrolment details by logging into myHub through myUoN, or check the requirements of your program in the degree finder under the handbook tab.
  2. The four letter abbreviation at the beginning of the course code shows the subject area of that course, for example, HIST for history. Every course within a subject area has the same fee.
  3. Look up the fee for each course code using the fee schedule for your level of study:
  4. 2019 International Undergraduate Fee Schedule
    2019 International Postgraduate Fee Schedule
    2019 International Research Higher Degree Fee Schedule

  5. Most courses have 10 units of academic credit. A full-time student usually takes 8 courses (80 units) per year or 4 courses (40 units) per semester/3 courses (30 units) per trimester.
  6. Add the fees for each course to get an estimate of your tuition fee.


If an international postgraduate student in 2019 were to take 3 courses in Mathematics (MATH), 2 courses in Science (SCIE), 2 courses in History (HIST) and 1 course in Chemistry (CHEM) then they would calculate their fees as follows:

Course code
Fee per course
Number of courses
with the same code
B x C
$4,140.00 3 $12,420.00
SCIE$5,045.00 2 $10,090.00
HIST $3,220.00 2 $6,440.00
CHEM $5,045.00 1 $5,045.00
   TOTAL $33,995.00

In this example, all courses have a 10 unit value. If a course has a value other than 10, then the course fee would change in proportion to the unit value.

International student course fees are adjusted regularly and are subject to change in future years.

Billing and Payment

You will receive two bills - one for your tuition fee and one for your Student Services and Amenities Fee. International tuition fee bills are delivered in the week before each semester/trimester. If you enrol after this time, you will receive your bill in the week after your enrolment. We will send an email to your student account each time a bill is ready. Bills can be viewed and paid by logging into myHub through myUON.

Payment Plans

If you can't pay your tuition fees by the due date, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan. Payment plans are only available if you are on a student visa and experiencing genuine and unexpected financial hardship. You will be required to pay half of your tuition fees before submitting a payment plan application. When you apply, you will also be asked to provide evidence of your financial hardship such as bank account statements or medical invoices and certificates. If your application is approved, your remaining balance will be divided into a maximum of three monthly payments (depending on when you apply). All payment plan applications must be submitted before Census Date of the term in which the fees are due. Click the link to apply for a Payment Plan.

If you accepted your offer but no longer plan to attend UON, find out about refunds of the international deposit fee.

There are minimum academic entry requirements to UON by level of study. These vary by country and program. Use the below to check that your students meet them.

Senior secondary school qualification

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Post-secondary study

Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.

Additional requirements

Some of our programs have additional requirements like an audition, or portfolio.

International Undergraduate Entry Requirements


A number of our postgraduate programs have academic and work experience requirements. You will need to check entry requirements specifically for your chosen program of study.

We assess eligibility for our research programs on a case-by-case basis.

You generally need to hold an Australian honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1, or similar from another country. Additional postgraduate research training such as a Masters degree with a significant research component may also be considered.

We accept a number of assessable qualifications, including the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The standard of English proficiency you need in these depends on your chosen program of study.

See full details of UON English language proficiency requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements you can study at our Language Centre first.

Download full list of UON undergraduate entry requirements.

You can use our credit transfer catalogue to search for approved credit transfer arrangements which are in place with Australian and international institutions.

Key dates can be found on the University Key Dates page.