How can I apply?

Direct applications to start Newstep in 2021 are now closed. Check back later this year to apply for 2022.

Application process

Create an account

You’ll need to create an account to start a new application:

  • use your full name as listed on your personal identification
  • use a valid email address that you can check regularly
  • store your password safely

If you've studied with the University of Newcastle before, you can log in as a past student to complete your application.

Complete your application

Once you log in with your account above, you'll be taken straight to the application.

As part of your application, you must:

  • Select your preferred campus of study
  • Provide 100 points of identification with certified copies of your documentation.
  • If you have completed Year 12 and would like to be considered for the Fast-Track Open Foundation program, you must provide a copy of your HSC results showing Band 2 grades or higher.

What happens after I apply?

If you meet the admission criteria and have provided any necessary supporting documentation you can expect to hear from us within 4 weeks of submitting your application. Please continue to check the email address you used to submit your application.

We’ll be in contact with information about next steps including choosing your courses, enrolling, preparing for your study, attending orientation and meeting your support team.



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