Fast Facts

Is there a minimum educational background?

Students would be advised to have a minimum educational level equivalent to Year 10.

What costs are involved?

There are no tuition fees. Students will have to purchase text books.

What is the choice of courses (subjects)?

Students study courses which relate to their preferred undergraduate degree program.

All students must study the compulsory courses Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations and Aboriginal Tertiary Foundation Studies 2.

What degrees can students be admitted to?

All undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle, including Medicine.

Do Yapug students have to pass all their courses?

Students must successfully complete 80 units of study.

Can Yapug students complete the program over more than one year?

Yes, students can complete Yapug over two consecutive years.

Do Yapug students have to apply through Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for admission to an undergraduate degree program?

Students who complete Yapug do not need to apply via UAC for entry to degree programs at the University of Newcastle, with the exception of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Midwifery.  (Applications for the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Midwifery degrees must still be lodged via UAC).

For all other degrees you are able to apply directly through the University.  There is no application fee.  Applications will open at the end of August each year.

Students who wish to apply for degrees at other NSW Universities must still apply via UAC.  Application fees will apply.

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.