Supporting documentation

If you do not have a University of Newcastle student identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

For information about identity documents, see How do I prove my identity?

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide evidence of Australian citizenship or residency.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a colour or certified copy of your Australian citizenship certificate or Australian passport.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you will need to provide a colour or certified copy of the passport linked to your visa.

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy.

If you have not previously completed education in an English speaking environment, or completed a formal English language test, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

Certified documents

All documentation supplied with your application must be a full colour copy of the original document, or a certified black and white copy.

For more information, see What is a certified copy?

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.