Australia: University of Newcastle

‌Newcastle is located about 2 hours (3 hours by train) north of Sydney and is situated right on the coast.

The University is about a 30 to 45-minute bus ride from the city center and from the beach. The University of Newcastle, on the northern side of the city, provides international students with the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning.

Newcastle is a comprehensive university so academically, it aligns really well with UNI. Today about 30,000 students study at the University of Newcastle (UoN) with over 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries. Students choose from 150 courses of study offered by 6 faculties (Colleges).

Check out the 10-minute introduction presentation by the University of Newcastle staff.


Dates & Deadlines

Term: Spring 2025
App Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Program Dates: Monday, February 17 - Saturday, June 21, 2025 (dates are subject to change)

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Location

Newcastle is located about 2 hours (3 hours by train) north of Sydney and is situated right on the coast. The University is about a 30 to 45-minute bus ride from the city center and from the beach. The University of Newcastle, on the northern side of the city, provides international students with the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning.

Newcastle is a down-to-earth Australian beach side city which combines a country setting with all the advantages of city living. Newcastle is an industrial city, but it boasts wonderful beaches, casual lifestyle and it’s not far from Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.

Its population of 350,000 supports a thriving business and commercial sector and an excellent network of leading health care and educational facilities.

 A few kilometers south of the city is Australia's largest seaboard lake, Lake Macquarie, scene of many national and international sailing events. Less than an hour drive to the north is the magnificent harbor of Port Stephens, a popular center for big game fishing and sailing, surfing, and sail boarding. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley.

Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost: $18,081*

*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Estimated Total Program Cost$18,081
Estimated U-bill Charges$10,564
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs$7,516

 

Fall 2024 Exchange Estimated Budget Sheet (PDF)

Fall 2024 Non-Exchange Estimated Budget Sheet (PDF)

Spring 2024 Exchange Estimated Budget Sheet (PDF)

Spring 2024 Non-Exchange Estimated Budget Sheet (PDF)

Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees$4,864
Room & Board$4,580
Books$400
Personal Expenses$878
Transportation$320
Total$11,042

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/cost-aid

‌Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:

  • ‌Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
  • If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
    • Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.