Admission schemes

The University of Newcastle have a range of entry schemes that may help you secure you place here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme can improve your chances of admission into The University of Newcastle.

Through the scheme, applications are assessed for admission to all undergraduate programs other than the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program.

Year 12 COVID Adjustment Points

Year 12 COVID Adjustment Points

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and in recognition of the extraordinary challenges the 2020 Year 12 HSC cohort has faced we will be providing each applicant with an additional 5 adjustment points (except for Joint Medical Program).

There is no separate application required. The points will be automatically added to your rank.

TAFE Entry

TAFE Entry

Want to take your TAFE qualification to the next level? 

Many of our successful students come to us after completing TAFE studies. You can gain guaranteed entry into many of our 2021 undergraduate programs if you have previously completed an accredited Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO).

Educational Access Scheme

Educational Access Scheme

Through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) you may get up to four additional adjustment points if you have experienced educational or other disadvantages.

For more information contact us at ASKUON or by phone on 1300 ASK UON.

Recent and non-recent school leaver applicants can be considered under this scheme.

Regional and rural students

Regional and rural students

HSC students who go to schools in selected postcodes are awarded five adjustment points. You don't need to apply for this one – apply for your preferred degrees through UAC and the points are automatically added to your rank.

See which postcodes attract adjustment points.

Recent school leaver applicants can be considered under this scheme.

Schools Recommendation Scheme

Schools Recommendation Scheme

In 2021, our Schools Recommendations Scheme offers early entry and guaranteed accommodation and scholarship opportunities for eligible students.

You can apply for early entry based on your Year 11 results and recommendations from your school through the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS). The SRS is available for all undergraduate degrees, excluding B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and B Midwifery.

Year 12 Subject Spotlight Early Entry Program

Year 12 Subject Spotlight Early Entry Program

Your ATAR is important, but it isn’t all that matters. This program rewards students who have excelled in one or more HSC subjects related to your degree with an early offer. For your best chance of getting in, just make sure you list the University of Newcastle as your first preference in UAC, no additional application required.

This scheme is available to recent school leaver applicants.

Year 12 Adjustment Scheme

Year 12 Adjustment Scheme

Our Year 12 Adjustment Scheme rewards high achieving students. Depending on the degree you choose, you may be awarded up to four adjustment points for your HSC results in particular subjects.

Find out which HSC subjects and band levels are attracting adjustment points (PDF, 216 KB).

Recent school leaver applicants can be considered under this scheme.

Elite Athlete

Elite Athlete

As a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program we support elite athletes to get into university. Up to four adjustment points may be added to your Selection Rank for verified elite athletes. Once you start at the University, we also provide a range of support services to help balance the demands of study with your sporting career.

Recent school leaver applicants can be considered under this scheme.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.