Starting out

Starting out

The University of Newcastle offers many pathways and entry options to give you the best chance of getting into uni. Some relate to specific degrees, others include our free enabling pathway programs like Newstep, Open Foundation and Yapug.

Progress your career

Progress your career

Pursue the career you really want with postgraduate study. If you are making a career change or chasing that next promotion, there is a qualification to suit your needs. With coursework degrees, short courses, and FEE-HELP options available, you can shape study around your lifestyle, making now the perfect time to do what’s important to you.

Discounted short courses

Discounted short courses

The time is now, study in 2021 and you may be eligible to receive discounts of up to 80% on your course fees.

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Deliver world-class research

Deliver world-class research

A research degree provides a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest, in a particular area of research. We have a strong research presence across our disciplines and approximately 180 research degrees to choose from.

Georgia, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Ma & Morley Scholar

With assistance from enabling lecturers and learning development staff, Open Foundation widened my knowledge, my belief in myself and in my learning capabilities.”

Georgia, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Ma & Morley Scholar

Key dates

25 Jan
Trimester 1 - Commences
22 Feb
Semester 1 - Commences
02 Apr
Semester 1 - Recess
16 Apr
Trimester 1 - Concludes
19 Apr
Semester 1 - Resumes
10 May
Trimester 2 - Commences
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04 Jun
Semester 1 - Concludes
19 Jul
Semester 2 - Commences
30 Jul
Trimester 2 - Concludes

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.