What can I study?
Senior secondary school qualification
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. To check if your qualification is recognised for direct entry into the University of Newcastle, please refer to the entry requirement tables below.
Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.
Some of our programs have additional requirements like an audition, or portfolio.
We assess eligibility for our research programs on a case-by-case basis.
You generally need to hold an Australian honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1, or similar from another country. Additional postgraduate research training such as a Masters degree with a significant research component may also be considered.
We accept a number of assessable qualifications, including the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The standard of English proficiency you need in these depends on your chosen program of study.
If you do not meet our English language requirements you can study at our Language Centre first.
Pathways to entry
For those who do not meet the academic requirement for direct entry Newcastle International College (NIC) offers direct pathways to our degrees in a supportive environment designed especially for international students.
Study English with us
If you are looking for English language courses to further your education, enhance your career or just to study for fun, we also have a number of options for you.
The Language Centre provides a friendly, supportive and culturally diverse atmosphere as part of the wider University of Newcastle environment. Each year the Centre successfully trains approximately 800 students from over 30 countries.
Find out more about studying English at the University.