Your offer to Open Foundation

Congratulations! You have been made an offer to the FREE Open Foundation pathway program at the University of Newcastle's Callaghan Campus. It only takes 4 months and completion of Open Foundation guarantees you admission to over 40 University of Newcastle degrees.

Here's everything you need to know about your offer.


Why have I been made an offer?

You've been identified by our admissions team as a candidate for our Open Foundation program.

Although you weren't successful in receiving an offer directly into an undergraduate degree, we'd like to help set you up to start your degree as soon as possible.

What is Open Foundation?

Open Foundation is a free pathway program at the University of Newcastle, students who complete it can gain direct entry into an undergraduate degree.

You'll study 40 units of courses in Semester 1, 2021 and successful completion will mean you can start your degree in Semester 2, 2021. Courses are available at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, as well as online. If you don't want to study full-time don't worry, you have up to 2 years to complete Open Foundation at your pace.

Our website lists our study areas and identifies recommended courses to match the degree you're interested in.

Which degrees can I gain entry to?

Successfully completing Open Foundation will guarantee you an offer into over 40 University of Newcastle degrees, listed in the Guaranteed Admissions Scheme.

For any degree that is not listed in the Guaranteed Admissions Scheme your grades will be used to calculate a University Admission Rank (UAR), based on your average weighted mark and is similar to but not equivalent to an ATAR.

How do I accept my offer?

If you haven't already, the first thing you need to do is let us know if you want to accept or decline your offer for Open Foundation in myHub. We don't want you to miss the deadline, so make sure you respond within seven days of receiving your offer.

Simply login to our myHub system via the link below with your details:
Username - Your UAC number
Password - Your day and month of birth (DDMM)

Manage your offer here


I want to study at Ourimbah or Online

We've made you an offer into Open Foundation at the Callaghan (Newcastle) Campus.

If you'd prefer to study at the Ourimbah (Central Coast) campus, some or all of your courses Online simply fill out this form to request a change in location.

I've accepted - how do I get started?

Visit our orientation website for everything you need to know about starting Open Foundation in Semester 1, 2021.

Once you've accepted, we'll be in touch to let you know what comes next so keep an eye on your email.

We look forward to meeting you soon!