The University of Newcastle, Australia

How to apply

Applications to start in Semester 2, 2017 are open between March and July. Apply through UAC. Applications to study in 2018 will open in early August 2017.

No matter if you are finishing high school or are a non-school leaver, if you want to study at UON you need to apply online with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Get yourself a copy of the UAC Guide as soon as possible. High school students can get a free copy from their school or you can purchase the guide from major newsagencies and bookshops. You can also order a copy online at the UAC website.

Applications open on 3 August and main round applications close on 2 December 2016. Get in quick as the fees increase the longer you leave it.

If you miss the main applications you can apply for mid-year entry to some degrees, starting Semester 2. Mid year entry opens in April/May each year. Mid-year applications are still completed online through UAC.

If you are currently studying an alternate pathway at UON (Newstep, Open Foundation, Yapug) and would like to apply for an undergraduate degree you don't need to apply through UAC. See the application information for enabling students for more information.

Choosing your preferences

You can nominate up to nine degree preferences in your UAC application. Once your initial application is submitted you can change your preferences as many times as you like up until early January.

It's important to carefully consider the ordering of your preferences. Make sure you list your preferences in order of what you really want to do. Put the course you would most like to do first.

Use your final preferences to select degrees that may be a stepping stone into the degree you really want, or to give you a second career choice.

Consider all degrees related to your area of interest. For example, if you want a career in marketing, you could consider studying a Bachelor of Business with a major in marketing.

You'll be offered a place in the first degree on your list where you achieve the degree cut-off.

Assumed knowledge and recommended studies

Most degrees will have assumed knowledge and recommended studies.

Assumed knowledge means that teaching will begin on the basis that you have the knowledge. These are often subjects that you should study before starting your degree as it is assumed you will have a certain level of knowledge when you begin.

Recommended study are HSC (or equivalent) subjects directly related to a particular degree. These subjects are highly recommended and will help you prepare for your university studies.

If you have not completed the listed recommended study you should take one of our bridging and refresher courses offered before the semester starts.

Additional entry requirements

Some degrees also have an additional application process that you will need to complete in order to be considered for a place. Look carefully at the web pages of the degree(s) you are interested in to find out about any additional entry requirements.

Other things to consider

  • To apply to study at UON, you must be a minimum of 16 years of age at 1 March of the year you start. If you are under the age of 16, you may apply directly to the Vice-Chancellor for consideration.
  • If English is not your first language, you must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.
  • The application process is different if you are planning to enter via an alternate entry pathway. See other pathways and study options for more information.