Experience a university that celebrates you.

The University of Newcastle provides high quality education to prepare you for your future career. It's a place where you'll gain access to world-class programs, collaborative learning environments, scholarships, industry connections and real-world experience. Our innovative research program changes lives and leads the way to a better future.

What’s more, South Asian students get to experience a multicultural, diverse and safe city to study in and the right to work in Australia once you finish your studies.

Top 200 ? university in the world Find out more
Top 200
15 subjects ranked in the top 200 in the world
94.8% ? of our postgraduate graduates find employment within four months of graduating
89.5% ? of our undergraduate graduates find employment within four months of graduating
23000+ Work Integrated Learning experiences delivered each year at the University of Newcastle
Getting ready to study on campus in Australia? Everything you need to know about commencing your studies in Australia Be part of a vibrant student community

Be part of a vibrant student community

We are a university that prides itself on cultural diversity and welcome students from around the globe.With friendly support and services teams, we help make your stay safe and secure, so you can focus on your study and get a true taste of plethora of options Newcastle has to offer.

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Life on campus

For study and living, Newcastle and the Central Coast are more affordable than most major cities in Australia. The University of Newcastle makes it very easy for students to adjust to university life, whether you choose to live on or off campus.

We have a dedicated support team to help students adjust to the new environment. With self-contained apartments, dormitory-style shared accommodation or apartment towers with a cinema, communal commercial kitchens and music rooms, we have many options for student living.

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How does Newcastle compare?

The good news is that Newcastle is more affordable when compared with most Australian capital cities across categorised including groceries, leisure activities and accommodation.

For accommodation, Newcastle is

  • 60% cheaper than Sydney
  • 22% cheaper than Melbourne
  • 6% cheaper than Brisbane

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International Student Arrival Pilot Plan

A small initial NSW International Student Arrivals Pilot Plan has been approved. Our University has been working collaboratively with government and other universities on this pilot initiative since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Worried about the cost of studying in Australia? The University of Newcastle is one of the more affordable options for study in Australia.

We also offer many scholarship opportunities for South Asian students that can greatly reduce the cost of tuition and other study-related expenses.

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Studying at the University of Newcastle

We want to help you make the most of your study experience in Australia. You will learn from world-class teaching staff at innovative facilities, interact with local and international students and experience Australian culture and way of life.

Build on your classroom theory with practical experience and increase your employability with Work Integrated Learning (WIL). These skills are learnt in actual or virtual workplace environments including clinical or professional placements, practicum or internships, as well as field work, community engagement activities and project-based learning.

The University of Newcastle also supports international students to study abroad as part of their education through numerous exchange partnerships we have with universities around the world.

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Global impact in South Asia

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News • 21 Jan 2021

University microplastics research in the United Nations spotlight

Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.


News • 10 Aug 2020

Nanomaterials PhD student handpicked as global talent

A talented nanomaterials researcher, Ahmad Tabish, has been selected for the highly competitive Distinguished Talent Visa under the Government’s newly launched Global Talent Independent Program.

Professor Ajayan Vinu

News • 20 Sep 2019

Newcastle nanotechnologist awarded prestigious international lecture

Leading the charge in translating basic materials research into real-world products, Professor Ajayan Vinu has been awarded the highly coveted C.N. Rao Distinguished Lecture on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) Bombay – the highest ranked university in India*.

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Open Day On-Demand

Our live sessions may be over but don't forget that you can still watch any session recording on our site at a time that suits you.

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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.