Where to start

Deciding what to do for your future is exciting but it can also be a little daunting. But we are there to help you every step of the way.

Our advice is to start planning and researching early. There is lots to look at to decide on and prepare for uni. Use these steps below to make sure you think of everything.

Research degree options

Browse our degrees and make a list of possible options. If you aren't sure what you want to study why not use our study areas to find degrees that match your interests. Make sure you have a plan B - use the program plans to pick some back up degrees with lower Selection Ranks (SR) and similar first year subjects.

Plan your way in

There are lots of different ways into uni. If you are finishing Year 12 this year have look at relevant adjustment points and entry schemes that may be applicable to you. If you aren't applying straight from school look at your entry options and check any credit you may be able to get. And if you don't think you have the right marks and qualifications to get in, you can always complete our alternate entry paths like Open Foundation.

Work out how you will afford uni

We understand that the cost of a uni degree may be daunting. Calculate what it will cost you and the fee help available. Also look into any relevant scholarships you may be able to apply for to help manage the costs of studying.

Find out more about the University of Newcastle

Find out more about why Newcastle is the right choice for you. Look into our campus locations for a better idea of where you will be studying. You might also want to get a better idea of the fun stuff and what its like to be on campus, as well as the support and services available. If you are thinking about relocating to study, why not look at our accommodation options.


You have decided to apply - great! Click apply on your preferred degree and check out the application information. Also look out for any additional application processes that you might have to complete - this is the case for degrees like Medicine, Midwifery and Music. You will need to be organised with this as you may need to complete some activities before applications even open. You may also want to check that you meet the requirements for Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies. Many degrees are applied for through the Universities Admission Centre. However there may be some that you apply with us directly. For help read our Application FAQ.

Manage your application

Once you have applied with us be sure to keep an eye in your inbox. We will send you an email with the login details for your very own application management site. Here you can learn more about similar degrees to help you manage your preferences, look further into the subjects you will be studying and link off to any offers that you may have received. You may also want to check out the new students section to see how you can prepare for uni.

Submit other applications

While you are waiting to see if you have received an offer, you could start preparing other applications. If you haven't already check out the available scholarships and prepare your application. Apply for credit to reduce your study time. Look into the NUPrep courses available to hep you prepare for study or brush up on knowledge. Also depending on when you have applied make sure you lodge your accommodation application to secure your place.

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