Why University of Newcastle?

The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive institution with two main campuses in Newcastle (Callaghan campus) and the Central Coast (Ourimbah campus). As a student at UON, you will choose from a wide variety of courses and become immersed in our diverse community and beautiful natural setting. 

Newcastle itself is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Its thriving harbour is the economic hub of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region. In addition to a spectacular coastline and surf beaches, Newcastle has excellent cafes and restaurants, bars and pubs, boutique shopping and a diverse arts scene.

Newcastle is also perfect for students wishing to spend their free time travelling to Australia’s other must-see destinations. It’s around two hours from Sydney, one hour from the Hunter Valley Vineyards, and just off the main coastal highway for exploring Australia’s many picturesque seaside towns. 

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19% of total student population

“We deliver the highest quality in everything we do and benchmark ourselves against the world’s best.” 


This scholarship opportunity is aimed at encouraging engineering students to experience exchange programs with Global E3 partner institutions to further enhance their studies.

The scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as $5,000 each semester after the census date.

The scholarship is ongoing for the remaining length of the program at time of award, and up to a maximum of four years.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview may be held if required.

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in the World by QS World University Rankings

Top 50

in the world for Mining Engineering

Top 100

Architecture, Anatomy, Nursing, Education, Sport

Top 150

Civil Engineering, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology


Campus life is full and a broad range of services are on offer.

Our fantastic sporting facilities include a 50m indoor heated pool, an 18m climbing wall (the second highest in Australia), a fully equipped gymnasium, martial arts/aerobic studios and two competition indoor courts.

We have a wide selection of food, beverage and retail outlets – including our famous Bar on the Hill –  and throughout the year, various social and cultural events on campus bring students, staff and the broader Newcastle community together.

Callaghan is a great place to work, study, relax and enjoy all that university life has to offer. Find out more about campus life here.

Our campus has inspired the personal and professional development of countless graduates across a host of industries. From ground-breaking researchers to award-winners in their respective fields, we are proud of the achievements of our alumni.

The University of Newcastle Sydney Campus is located in brand new, purpose-built premises on Elizabeth Street. This easily accessible, central location in the heart of the Sydney CBD provides world-class facilities and services that support innovation in learning and a next generation experience for our students and staff.

Sydney Campus is a rapidly growing educational centre of excellence for both international and domestic students, offering a range of flexible study options, from postgraduate programs and Masters degrees through Postgraduate Study, to ELICOS English Language Courses, all within a friendly, supportive environment.

Whether you are considering a short course or long-term study, we have a suitable option for your lifestyle. Apply today to find out where studying at Sydney Campus can take your career

Being centrally located, the City campus enjoys easy access to the growing number of services and facilities available in the city and the ever-popular Darby Street, including great shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries. Marketown Shopping Centre is less than one kilometre away.

Our City campus library located in NeW Space has resources to support our music, business and law programs and is accessible 24/7.

Music students enjoy access to a specialist collection focusing on classical European and Australian contemporary music as well as over 32,000 musical scores and collections in music therapy and ethnomusicology.

Our Port Macquarie campus gives students from the northern regions of NSW  the chance to gain first-rate qualifications in important fields without having to travel too far from home and without the pressures of living in a bigger city.

The University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute share the Port Macquarie campus. This multi-sectoral campus offers both University and TAFE programs to approximately 4,000 students and a number of joint services and facilities.

Celebrated as one of Asia’s most advanced education, research and innovation hubs, Singapore has been the ideal location for the delivery of the University of Newcastle’s programs in the region since 2002. Our strategic location is even more relevant today with the rise of Asia.

Established as a wholly-owned entity of the University in 2006, UON Singapore has continued to deliver and expand both its full-time and part-time programs. Our strong partnerships with leading local institutions provide our diverse range of local and international students access to a broad variety of professional networks when they graduate.

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Frequently asked questions

Tuition fees can differ based on a variety of factors such as course studied, fee help and scholarships. If you would like to find out the cost of a specific course, please contact one of our friendly GSP councillors.

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The University of Newcastle offers a variety of student support services including; student information hubs, free legal advice, careers guidance & advice, student mentors, disability support, language & learning support and financial help.

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