University of Newcastle

New South Wales


The University of Newcastle (UoN), informally known as Newcastle University, is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The university also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore, Newcastle CBD and Sydney CBD. The University is an exceptional achiever in research with an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. With campuses in both the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW, Newcastle serve a community of around a million people.

Students can undertake undergraduate degrees in different study areas through diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree or a bachelor degree.

The basic requirement for admission in Newcastle is an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank or ATAR. Entry help and bonus point schemes are available such as four bonus points for regional students, aboriginal and Torres Strait islander program and educational access scheme. A range of other entry pathways and options to study at Newcastle are also in place.

The University of New Castle welcomes many overseas students each year. They have various support programs in place to help international students adjust to their new life in Australia. Before students leave for Australia, pre-departure information is given regarding matters on student visa, accommodation options, arrival and customs, health cover, finance and what to do and bring. Upon arrival, a free airport pick-up will be waiting for new students.

While at New Castle, the university’s international office will assist and support international students throughout the duration of their studies. A dedicated team of friendly International Student Advisors can provide advice on student welfare concerns and referral to services for academic support, counselling and accommodation. Orientation programs and student activities are also offered.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $25,440 for business courses, $25,610 for Arts/Education, and $33,160 for Engineering/Science.

Newcastle has numerous undergraduate scholarships accessible to all students. These scholarships are offered in different study areas and students can apply based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership/community involvement and financial need.

A scholarship funded by the Newcastle or the Commonwealth government provides annual, relocation and thesis allowance as well as partial payment for tuition fee. Students looking for a scholarship and an industry experience that will enhance their skills before graduation can apply for industry scholarships.

#10th in Australia by QS Rankings
Type Public University
Size Large
37,181 Students
Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney
New South Wales


Courses Available

  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL (iBT and PBT), PTE-Academic, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
January round 1 - Preferences deadline
January round 2 - Application deadline
May round 1 - Application deadline
May round 2 - Application deadline
September Round 1 application deadline
September Round 2 application deadline
November Round 1 application deadline
November Round 2 application deadline

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 25,610
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available

Academic achievement scholarships
Disability scholarships
Financial disadvantage scholarships
Indigenous scholarships
International students scholarships
Women scholarships


Catherine and Peter Tay High Achiever Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Total Worth $32,000
Eligibility and Requirements Be commencing in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) undergraduate program within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment; Be enrolling full-time at the Callaghan Campus; Have an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) score of 99.0 or above NOT including bonus points; Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate in Australia must achieve a score of 45; Not be the recipient of another scholarship for the same program; Be enrolling in the first year of your first undergraduate degree; Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident; has not previously commenced a degree at the University of Newcastle
Application Deadline Separate application not needed. Scholarships are automatically awarded following Semester 1 Main Round Admissions.
Other Details This scholarship was established in 2013 by Catherine and Peter Tay, of Singapore. It is a continuing demonstration of appreciation that in 1968 Peter Tay received his undergraduate education for a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Newcastle through a Colombo Plan Scholarship from the Australian Government. That scholarship became a stepping stone in Peter's life-long achievements, and helped him to become what he is today. Catherine and Peter Tay hope that an Australian student may likewise benefit from the opportunities and experience that such a scholarship would offer. Its purpose is to encourage high achieving students in districts served by the University of Newcastle to enrol full-time in a Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment undergraduate degree at the Callaghan Campus.
FEBE Golden Jubilee Commemorative International Scholarship
Total Worth $140,000
Eligibility and Requirements Be a new student to the University of Newcastle; Be commencing in an undergraduate program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in the semester of scholarship offer; Be enrolled full-time; Be enrolling at the Callaghan Campus; Be eligible for entry to the program as a full-fee paying international student; Not hold another scholarship or have been awarded a tuition fee waiver for the same program; Not have previously completed an Australian undergraduate degree program.
Application Deadline December 10
Other Details This scholarship offers a full fee-waiver for the duration of a full-time undergraduate program, aimed at encouraging and supporting academically gifted international students to enrol in a program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus, with the long term view to continuation into Research Higher Degree candidature.
Joy Ingall Scholarship for Music Studies
Total Worth $60,000
Eligibility and Requirements Be enrolled in Bachelor of Music (including Honours) or any combined program incorporating Bachelor of Music in the Faculty of Education and Arts; Be enrolled full-time; Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students; Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage; Have demonstrated a high standard during performance either at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants; Not have previously received this scholarship; Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently; Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Application Deadline --
Other Details Joy Ingall (née Davis) demonstrated a natural talent for the piano early in her life. Her aptitude and dedication, coupled with her mother's support, saw her graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Diploma and Licentiate Certificates. Her ability was also recognised by the ABC, who featured her in radio broadcasts. Joy pursed her musical studies in the UK, eventually meeting and marrying her husband there. Returning to Australia, she raised six children and as a result, her musical career receded into the background. However, there were still occasional performances at public gatherings, such as parties and meetings of the Labour party. It was at one such function that she met Norman Bushman who, with his passion for music, recognised her talent and encouraged her to pursue her musical career. As a first step, she began giving lessons and played a key role in nurturing many fine musicians. Sadly, she succumbed to cancer before she could fulfill all her dreams and the hopes of supporters like Mr Bushman. Out of a deep respect for her dedication and musicianship, Norman Bushman took on the support of her family and made a commitment to keeping her memory alive. This scholarship provides tangible evidence of his commitment. Applicable to: Music, Undergraduate, Honours, High Achievers