The University of Newcastle offers two early/pre-entry programs for Indigenous students. The Newcastle Law School - Indigenous Early Entry Scheme and the School of Medicine and Public Health, through the Joint Medical Program - Miroma Bunbilla.
Newcastle Law School has some of the highest rates of graduate law employment in the country, excellent teaching staff, and a world-class legal research program. We run our own community legal centre and our students can receive extensive experience assisting real people to solve real legal problems.
Imagine having a guaranteed place in a law program before beginning your final HSC exams. Newcastle Law School is offering Indigenous students the opportunity to gain early entry to our degree.
Recognising the need to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian legal profession and allied fields, our School is inviting Indigenous students currently preparing for their Higher School Certificate to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined.
This is a five-year, full-time program, in which you will complete your Bachelor of Laws (Honours) alongside another degree program of your choice.
The Joint Medical Program is delivered jointly by the University of Newcastle and University of New England, and supported by the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Local Health District. The program uses state-of-the-art education technology and gives you hands-on experience throughout your medical degree.
The Joint Medical Program welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and offers students a culturally supportive educational environment.
Each year, up to 17 places are set aside for admission into the Joint Medical Program for applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Currently there are 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in our degree. To date 105 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors have graduated from our program.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates have the opportunity to apply for the Joint Medical Program through the Miroma Bunbilla Pre-Entry pathway.
Please refer to the Miroma Bunbilla Program page for further information.
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.