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University of Newcastle

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. 

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (34)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



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 of Newcastle is a research-intensive University focused on improving the quality of life in our regions and around the globe. Our academics, students and staff pursue innovative solutions to the world’s great challenges.The University is ranked 214 of the world's universities.


The University of Newcastle is a research intensive university and a leading contributor to research in Australia and the world. Across many discipline areas, our researchers are making discoveries that offer solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges.


Whatever your ambition, the University’s Careers Service is here to support you. Whether you have defined career goals, aren’t sure what you want to do, or are looking for a part-time job to pay the bills while you study, we are here to help you succeed in your working life – both now and in the future. The career services are available to current students and recent graduates of the University.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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214 10
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
276 14
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Office of Student Advocacy provides free and confidential assistance in navigating the rules and regulations of the University. Student Advocates can help with a range of things including providing an understanding ear to hear your issues, providing information and advice about policies and procedures, assisting you with appeals, and support you with mediation, negotiation and advocacy to resolve your issues.

Housing services

We know students need secure, affordable and comfortable accommodation when they are studying. Whether you’re interested in living on or off campus, we have services to help you.

More than 900 students, including many international students, live on campus at the University of Newcastle. You will find a diverse community of friends who study, play sports, and relax together. You can choose to live in a private or a shared room, and we can provide your meals or you can cook your own meals. Our nine campus residence buildings are close to class and 20-minutes to town and the beach.

Library services

Access Libraries, places and spaces:

  • Libraries
  • Cultural Collections
  • Information Commons
  • Library zones
  • Postgraduate rooms
  • Library hours

ICT services

  • ServiceUON
  • Email (Unify)
  • Forms, guides and templates
  • HRonline
  • Maximo
  • myUON
  • Fraedom
  • UONline

Student Life

Campus life

Our campuses are a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and we work hard to protect it.

Sports facilities

We have a range of state of the art sport and recreation facilities available depending on your campus. We also have numerous sporting clubs.

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Ovals
  • Squash courts
  • Multipurpose sports courts
  • Rock climbing

Student clubs

There are several bodies and associations that help students while studying at UoN: 

  • Newcastle University Students Association (NUSA)
  • Newcastle University Postgraduate Students Association (NUSA)
  • Ourimbah NUsport


The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation with the international accrediting body Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major) and Master of Human Resource Management programs are accredited with the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Honestly such a great time meeting new people and settling into a new environment, the Uni of Newcastle makes life easy with easy access to everything you need. only here for 2 months and it feels like home! Oh and the surf here is sick haha

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have been offered good opportunities at the University of Newcastle in all aspects of my course. However I would prefer to have had stronger relationships withy lecturers and to be able to approach them more.

Creating overall inclusion
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was great to be taught by lecturers from diverse backgrounds which provided insights into different work cultures. The best thing about the program is how each topic is taught with extensive research. The thing that can be improved most is provide students campus accommodation as it will save huge time and cost for international students and will also provide a more...

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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