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University of Newcastle Quick Snap
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
(Two hours north of Sydney)
Main Campus: Newcastle
City Population: 445,000 Greater Newcastle region
Student Population: 37,181
International Students: 7,082
Semester 1 Starts: February
Semester 2 Starts: July
Faculties: Business and Law
Education and Arts
Engineering and Built Environment
Health and Medicine

University of Newcastle


The University of Newcastle offers international students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Set in superb bushland and close to spectacular beaches, waterways and forests, the university campuses are well known for their academic excellence and innovative teaching.

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The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. UON's degree programs are internationally recognised and UON is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.


The University of Newcastle is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high-quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs.

Demonstrating the university's commitment to relevant teaching is their approach to problem-based learning, first pioneered by UON some 25 years ago, which underpins Newcastle's degree programs in medicine, engineering, architecture, nursing, social work and law.

The university's NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 focuses on delivering accessible, high-quality programs through innovative models. With an emphasis on good teaching and an outstanding student experience, Newcastle will continue to produce globally competitive graduates and maintain its place among the best in Australia for teaching and learning.

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at Newcastle

NeW Space

Canadians enjoy that the university has a solid reputation and is ranked in Australia's top 10 for research funding and outcome. The University of Newcastle has an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Canadians love that the university is located in a city that is designed around Australia’s beautiful ocean coastline. The campus scenery is fantastic with bushland, forests and duck ponds right on the doorsteps of the University’s classrooms. The city of Newcastle also offers a regional setting with many activities and a lower cost of living than other major cities in Australia.

Integrated learning environment

The University of Newcastle offers students an engaged approach to learning through programs that integrate study with practical experience, paid employment and research.

With practical work placement an assessable part of more than 90 per cent of programs offered across all five faculties, UON's career-ready graduates have some of the highest starting salaries in Australia. Seventy five per cent of the university's bachelor graduates secure a full-time job within four months of finishing their studies.

Location: Newcastle

Set on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s Pacific Ocean coastline, Newcastle is the only city in Australia where the central business district is positioned simultaneously on the beach and the harbour waterfront. The port entrance is home to Nobby’s Lighthouse and the Breakwater - both iconic imagery of Newcastle.


Newcastle’s harbour waterfront is a popular recreation and leisure area for locals and visitors. The Queen’s Wharf restaurants and the foreshore parkland, together with the 50 hectare Honeysuckle waterfront development, provide a five-kilometre stretch of waterfront attractions.

Newcastle boasts some of Australia’s best beaches and waterways for swimming, surfing, sailing and other water sports. Nearby Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia, which is four times the size of Sydney Harbour and a short drive from the city.

With a regional population of about 550,000, Newcastle supports a thriving business and commercial sector as well as an excellent network of health care and educational facilities. The region is famous for its coal, which is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Combined with a low cost of living and a favourable climate, Newcastle represents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle. Students enjoy average temperatures in summer of between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius and 7 to 18 degrees Celsius in winter.


Newcastle offers international students a coastal landscape, surf beaches, a working harbour, historic sites, the arts and a vibrant nightlife. The Civic Cultural Precinct is where you’ll find the Newcastle Regional Museum, Art Gallery, Civic Theatre, Civic Playhouse and the University’s music and business schools.

The city of Newcastle is about a three-hour train ride north of Sydney. Students can navigate from the campus to the city centre by train or bus, which takes approximately 15 (train) to 40 minutes (bus).

Some Popular Newcastle University Programs for Students from Canada


University of Newcastle Architecture School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

University of Newcastle Architecture School (Graduate)

  • Master of Property
  • Master of Architecture

University of Newcastle Arts and Humanities (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Natural History Illustration
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work

University of Newcastle Arts and Humanities (Graduate)

  • Master of Disability Studies
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Leadership and Management in Education
  • Master of Social Change and Development

University of Newcastle Business School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce

University of Newcastle Business School (Graduate)

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Business Research
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA / Master of Applied Finance
  • MBA / Master of Human Resource Management
  • MBA / Master of International Business
  • MBA / Master of Marketing
  • Master of Environmental and Business Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Marketing

University of Newcastle Engineering/IT School (Graduate)

  • Master of Digital Media
  • Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Information Technology

University of Newcastle Graduate Environmental Sciences Programs

  • Master of Environmental and Business Management (Online - via distance education)
  • Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability (Online - via distance education)

University of Newcastle Graduate Health Sciences Programs

  • Master in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)
  • Master of Family Studies
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Workplace Health and Safety

University of Newcastle Law School

University of Newcastle Graduate Linguistics/Language Programs

University of Newcastle Nursing School

  • Bachelor of Nursing

University of Newcastle Occupational Therapy School

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

University of Newcastle Physiotherapy School

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

University of Newcastle School of Public Health

University of Newcastle Undergraduate Science Programs

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Developmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Natural History Illustration
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science

University of Newcastle Graduate Science Programs

  • Master in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Master of Medical Statistics

University of Newcastle Teachers College in Australia

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