Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply for Newstep if you are turning 18 to 20 years of age in the year you commence Newstep, and one or more of the following criteria:

  • you have completed Year 12 but did not meet the requirements for entry to a university degree program;
  • you have not attempted Year 12 but have completed a post-secondary academic qualification;
  • you have started year 12, but were unable to complete it;
  • Due to adverse circumstances or disadvantage, you have been unable to complete senior secondary school

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency status.

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.