How to apply

Domestic applicants

For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online.

If you wish to apply for one of the following programs, you will need to submit an application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) by the applicable deadline.

If you are not sure where to start, just click on the online application form and you will be directed to the correct area based on the information that you provide.

Apply direct to the University Apply via UAC

If you’re having trouble logging into AskUON, please visit account assistance to update your password. Once your password has been updated, you will be able to lodge your application.

For more information visit I'm having trouble signing up to AskUON, what can I do? Or Contact Us for assistance.

International applicants

If you are not an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Residency visa, you are able to apply directly through our International Office.

For more information, see How to Apply

Application closing dates

If you are applying directly to the University of Newcastle, please adhere to the application closing dates listed below. All required supporting documents must be received by these dates. Applications received after these dates will be considered for the next available intake:

Semesters 2021
Semester 1 - 14 February 2021*
Semester 2 - 4 July 2021
Trimesters 2021
Trimester 1 - 17 January 2021
Trimester 2 - 2 May 2021
Trimester 3 - 8 August 2021
Winter 2021
Winter Term - 6 June 2021

NOTE: Programs are available for admission in either Semesters OR Trimesters. Please review the detailed program information and key dates to see which applies to your program of choice.

*Please note that the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science has a strict Semester 1 2021 application closing date of Sunday 24 January 2021. No late applications will be accepted. Please refer to How do I apply for Postgraduate Psychology? for further information.

Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary) - Trimester 1 & 2 2022:

  • Applications for 2021 intakes have now closed. Applications for Trimester 1 2022 will open early September 2021.

Please refer to How do I apply for the Master of Teaching programs? for further information.

Master of Clinical Psychology (Semester 1 2022) and Master of Professional Psychology (Semester 1 2022):

  • Applications for Semester 1 2022 will open early September 2021.

Please refer to How do I apply for Postgraduate Psychology? for further information.

International students who wish to study online from their home country can apply online. See the 'before you get started' section below. Those wishing to study face-to-face or a combination of both should visit the International Admissions page.

Recognition of prior learning

At the University of Newcastle we recognise the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. When applying, check the admission requirements to see whether your program recognises previous professional experience.

Preparing and submitting your application

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, please be sure to complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Prepare any necessary certified supporting documents for upload.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.
  5. Click the 'Apply Now' button below.
  6. Complete each section of the form. You will need to provide information on personal and contact details, confirm your citizenship, give a summary of your previous study and /or work experience as well as confirm the type of study that you wish to complete. Please take the time to view the help points listed for many of the application questions.
  7. Based on the information that you provide, you will be required to upload supporting documentation prior to submitting your application.
  8. Upon submission of your online application, you will be notified by email that it has been received. Please keep this email for your records.
  9. Our Admissions staff will contact you to discuss any additional required supporting documentation.
  10. If you wish to discuss your application, please contact our Admissions team at

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Access your incomplete application

Once you begin an online application, an individual application link will be emailed to the email address you provided in Step 1 of the application form. Simply click on the link to pick up where you left off.

If you have any problems completing the online application, please contact us.

Phone (inside Australia): 1800 88 21 21
Phone (outside Australia): + 61 2 4921 8856

Or submit an enquiry.

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.