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University of Newcastle

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The University of Newcastle

A research-led university with extensive industry connections, based in Newcastle, Australia, a safe and vibrant coastal city.

Why choose the University of Newcastle?

Top 200 in the world 

QS World University Rankings 2023 

#1 university in Australia for industry collaboration

Innovation Connections IC Data 2015–2022

Top 8 in Australia for research 

Excellence in Research Australia 

The University of Newcastle continues to build its global reputation and is known its academic and research excellence, industry connections and sustainability.

Take a closer look at The University of Newcastle

Here’s why our students love Newcastle

Newcastle is a safe and friendly city with an exciting culture. It’s part of a stunning stretch Australia’s coastline, and is just two hours from the buzzing city of Sydney. 

The seaside near Newcastle

Newcastle is where you can gain specialist knowledge. 

Much of its research is rated “well above world standard” by Research Excellence Australia. 

Your route to The University of Newcastle 

If you want to study at The University of Newcastle but don’t meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at the on-campus International College and progress to the University.  


On campus

The University of Newcastle College of International Education

  • On-campus degree preparation courses  
  • Access to university facilities from day one 
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of Newcastle degree*  

*When you successfully complete your degree preparation course at the required level.

Life on campus

The University’s main campus at Newcastle has a great location on Australia’s beautiful east coast, two hours from Sydney in New South Wales. 

The University’s Newcastle campus offers state-of-the-art facilities in a central city location. 


international students


countries represented on campus 


in Australia for industry collaboration (Innovation Connections IC Data 2015–2022) 


clubs and societies to join 


in Australia for sustainability (Impact Rankings 2022) 


of research at or above world standard 

Any other questions?

Where is Newcastle? 

Newcastle is a scenic port city, with beautiful beaches, on Australia’s stunning east coast. It is in New South Wales, the country’s most populous state. 

What can I do in Newcastle? 

There’s so much to see and do in Newcastle. You can enjoy spectacular views on popular coastal walk, the Bather’s Way, or go shopping at the city’s many markets. There’s also plenty of culture on offer at the regional art galleries, museums and theatres. 

Is Newcastle a good place for international students? 

Newcastle is a historical city in the middle of an exciting urban renewal, and is the leading regional economy in Australia. The University of Newcastle a truly international institution, with over 39,000 students from more than 110 countries worldwide. Here, everybody is welcome! 

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