We are committed to supporting teachers, careers advisers and parents to assist high school students through an exciting, stressful and emotional time. So, to help we’ve put together some resources in one place so you can provide guidance and support to the students in your life.

These tools are designed to make the journey from high school and the HSC through to studying at university just that little bit easier.

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Key dates

Jun 4th Semester 1 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Jun 7th Semester 1 – Formal Examinations

June 7th - June 19th

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Jun 30th HDR Semester 1 - Concludes
Jul 1st HDR Semester 2 - Commences
Jul 2nd Semester 1 - Results released

Fully Graded Date

Jul 12th Semester 1 – Rescheduled Examinations

July 12th - July 17th

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Jul 19th Semester 2 - Commences
Jul 30th Semester 2 - Last day to add a course through myHub without approval
Aug 13th Semester 2 - Census date

Last day to withdraw or drop a course without financial penalty.

Aug 31st HDR Semester 2 - Census date
Sep 20th Semester 2 - Recess

September 20th - October 4th

Oct 5th Semester 2 - Resumes
Oct 29th Semester 2 - Concludes

Last day to drop a course without academic penalty

Nov 1st Semester 2 - Examinations

November 1st - November 13th

Nov 26th Semester 2 - Results released

Fully graded date

Dec 31st HDR Semester 2 - Concludes

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Featured events


LALS In Conversation

Event • 26 May 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Dr Alan Finkel AO

Join Dr Alan Finkel AO, for the first Looking Ahead In Conversation for 2021, as his public address helps the audience to understand the vast opportunities available through low emissions technology.

Student studying in library

Event • 25 May 2021 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

2021 Parent info session: Year 10 subject selection

Join to learn about the subject selection process and study options from student ambassadors at the University of Newcastle.


Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

students walking together on campus

News • 21 Apr 2021

University of Newcastle named the leading university partner for a better world

The University of Newcastle, Australia has been named #1 in the world for partnering for a more sustainable future in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

Student with high density apartment buildings in Hong Kong

News • 2 Mar 2021

Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.

HSC support

HSC support

We’re here to support you during your HSC, to help you make a successful transition to university and to support you through your studies.

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Useful information

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.