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University of Newcastle Quick Snap
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
(Two hours north of Sydney)
Main Campus: Callaghan, Newcastle
City Population: 150,000 (550,000 Greater Newcastle region)
Student Population: 36,000
International Students: 7,000
Semester 1 Starts: February
Semester 2 Starts: July
Faculties: Business and Law
Education and Arts
Engineering and Built Environment
Health and Medicine
Science and Information Technology

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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  • Location
  • Popular Programs

The University of Newcastle hosts more than 36,000 students studying Bachelor, Master and Doctoral (PhD) programs across a wide variety of disciplines, including architecture and building; arts and humanities; business; commerce; design; economics; education; engineering; fine arts; food technology; health sciences; law; management; mathematics; medicine; music; nursing; science; and social science.


The University is also known worldwide for its problem-based learning programs. Used mainly in the disciplines of architecture, building, health sciences, medicine and nursing, problem-based learning places students in small groups where they solve problems they are likely to face in their working lives. In other words, it gives a purpose to learning.

The University of Newcastle at Callaghan boasts one of the best campuses in Australia. Its 120 hectares (300 acres) of natural bushland—complete with Australian wildlife—at the city's edge offers you peace and quiet—the perfect prerequisites for successful study.

Similarly, the Central Coast campus, nestled in a bush hillside, offers a tranquil environment. Modern facilities are set in an intimate campus layout. Both campuses have facilities to match their setting: well-stocked libraries, student clubs, shops, cafes, sports facilities, modern lecture theatres and laboratories.

The university also has two sites within the Newcastle CBD. Its School of Music and Conservatorium is located in the Civic Theatre precinct, while our School of Law, Legal Centre, and Graduate School of Business are located in University House. In addition to these the university's medical and nursing programs have a significant presence in major clinical, teaching, and research facilities at several hospitals and health centres.

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 seven 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).

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at Newcastle


Canadians also enjoy that the university has a solid reputation and is ranked in Australia's top 10 for research funding and outcome. The university 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.

Some Popular Newcastle University Programs for Students from Canada

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Environmental and Business Management
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Teaching
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