Our Pathway programs are often free and will help you to develop the skills you need, not only to gain entry, but to find success at university and beyond.
Why study at the University of Newcastle?
The University of Newcastle offers many pathways and entry options to give you the best chance of getting in. Since 1974 over 60,000 people have entered university through one of our pathway programs. You will be mentored, supported and inspired by passionate teachers to set you up for success in your university career.
Our Diplomas provide a more supported start to university study. Upon completion, you will gain guaranteed entry into selected degrees and receive credit for specific courses when you enter your Undergraduate degree.
Get the best start to your uni experience
Make your transition to university a smooth and comfortable experience with a variety of guides and services that will make your pathways journey easy and stress-free.
NUPrep is your head start to Uni. NUPrep offers free academic preparation and support for all University of Newcastle students in the weeks leading up to each Semester. Taught by discipline experts, you can study a range of courses designed to prepare you for your degree.
Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre
The Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre has a proud history of delivering flexible and supportive pathways for motivated and talented students - not just to gain entry, but to thrive in their field of study.
Your guide on how to apply for pathways options and beyond at the University of Newcastle.
Guaranteed entry to over 40+ degrees
Our enabling pathway programs provide students with guaranteed entry to over 40+ degrees.
Guide to getting in
The University of Newcastle has a number of pathways, scholarships and entry options to help you with getting in to uni.
Learn more about your pathway options
Download our pathways guides to find out more about your study options, or let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest info and events relevant to you.
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