Entry requirements

GPA requirements

Undergraduate admissions: Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 or equivalent. Students should have completed at least one year of full time study at a university or other institution of higher education.

Postgraduate Admissions: Students are required to have a completed bachelor degree in a relevant discipline.

Gap year Admissions: Students are required to submit a completed high school transcript to be assessed on a case by case basis.

English requirements


Quick Guide to Undergraduate English Proficiency Equivalences





Undergraduate and
Gap year students


(No subtest below 6.0)

64 - 78

No subtest below:

R: 13 - 18
L: 12 - 19
S: 18 - 19
W: 21 - 23

4 stars in all 3 areas

Postgraduate students 6.5

(No subtest below 6.0)
83 - 93

No subtest below:

R: 19 - 23
L: 20 - 22
S: 20 - 24
W: 24 - 26
5 stars in all 3 areas

Please refer to the English proficiency policy for further accepted qualifications and Postgraduate English Proficiency requirements.

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.