Entry requirements

There are minimum academic entry requirements to the University of Newcastle by level of study. These vary by country and program. Use the below to check that your students meet them.

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.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Asia

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Rest of World

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - South Asia

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Europe

Post-secondary study

Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.

Additional requirements

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.

See full details of the University's English language proficiency requirements.

If you do not meet our English language requirements you can study at our Language Centre first.

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.