How to apply

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date. Late applications may be considered for next available intake.

Find an agent in your country

Our agents have the expertise to assist you in streamlining your application to the University of Newcastle, and applying for a visa from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. You should ensure that your agent is contracted to the University of Newcastle to avoid delays with your application.

Apply online

International applicants are able to apply through our International Application System. Once you have started your online application form you will be provided a reference number. Should you have any questions you can contact International Admissions with your reference number.

Information for agents

Apply by email

If you are unable to apply online, the University of Newcastle will also accept submission of a paper-based application form. Please contact the International Admissions team at for further information.

What you will need

As part of your application you will need to provide scanned coloured original or certified copies of original documents.

Examples of documents that you may need to provide are:

  • Academic transcript
  • Completion certificate
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Passport biometric page
  • For programs requiring work experience, a curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and/or letters of work experience are recommended.

Make sure you attach the necessary documentation to your application. The University will only accept scanned coloured originals 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.

Please send your International Application form and scanned coloured original or certified documents to

If you are unable to send the application via email you can work with your Education Agent or send to the International Admissions address noted in the paper-based section.

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 the University 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.

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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.