What is Take1? 

Take 1 is a packaged program offered at different times throughout the year and allows you to take 1 online course and to experience cultural activities offered by the University of Newcastle within the comfort of your own home. It is named as the Take 1 program as it gives you the advantage of sampling a virtual course before you decide to commit to a full semester with us.

Online courses taught at the University of Newcastle allow you to watch or listen to a recorded lecture giving you the flexibility to listen in at your own time. You will also get a taste of Australia through the virtual cultural activities and interactions that we can ‘deliver’ fresh from Newcastle to your doorstep!

What’s in it for you

  • Access a wide range of time zone friendly classes across disciplines.
  • Select a course not available from your home university!
  • Internationalise your degree from your own home.
  • Flexible study – be enrolled while studying your current home university courses.
  • A chance to engage with Australian students.
  • Cultural activities and virtual visits to local highlights including indigenous culture, Australian wildlife, beach, city and campus tours.
  • A taster before your real adventure to Australia.
  • An academic transcript from a world class University.

What can I study?

Check out the list of courses starting in July, Semester 2 2021 HERE


Check out the GPA and English language requirements HERE


The 2021 tuition fee is $2400.

Next Intake and Application deadline

The next intake for the Take1 Program is Semester 2 2021 which runs from 19 July 2021 to 13 November 2021 (including exam period).

Submit your application by 11 July 2021

Apply now

What support is available?

Studying online means that you will have access to:

  • 24/7 access to interactive online learning.
  • Tutors experienced in online delivery.
  • A wealth of online library resources through the University's Newcat+ library catalogue.
  • Access to library services, counselling, careers assistance, IT services and more.


If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Global Experience Team at study-abroad@newcastle.edu.au

Take 2: Travel to Australia to study in the future

After participating in our online program, come and experience the real thing in Newcastle!

The Exchange Program

Students from our exchange partner universities are welcome to study at the University of Newcastle for one or two semesters.

  • Nomination from home university required.
  • Pay tuition to home university.

The Study Abroad Program

Students from non-exchange partners are welcome to study at the University of Newcastle for one or two semesters.

  • No nomination from home university required.
  • Pay tuition (study abroad fee) to the University of Newcastle

Check out the information here

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.