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University of Newcastle, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

# 256 QS World University Rankings 2015
8 Undergraduate programs
2 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 15%
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About University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle (UoN) 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. We are a research intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community - here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our position as a competitive destination for the world's best researchers and global innovation leaders.



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The University provides almost 1,000 beds in five residences; Edwards Hall, Evatt House, International House and a motel-type residence called Barahineban on the Callaghan Campus plus Blue Gum House on the Central Coast Campus. You can choose between catered, semi-catered or self-catered accommodation.For more information on living on campus visit Accommodation Services.

If you do not wish to live on-campus, the University offers assistance in finding off-campus accommodation. We have a database of off-campus accommodation where you will find a variety of off-campus options.

International students who are intending to live off-campus generally choose to stay somewhere temporarily (approximately 3 – 10 days) while they source more permanent housing.

Homestay is a popular choice of accommodation for international students, providing the opportunity to live in a home environment while studying at the University.

Families offering homestay provide a friendly environment where students have the opportunity to practice language skills and form new friendships.

Further to the off-campus database you can also search for rental properties which are managed by real estate agents.


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.

band playing at The Bar On the HillWe 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.

The Newcastle campus is 12 km from the Newcastle CBD and comprises high-tech laboratories and teaching facilities across 140 hectares of bushland.

Our Newcastle City precinct comprises University House, home of the Graduate School of Business and the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, and the Conservatorium of Music. It will soon be the home of our state-of-the-art NeW Space facility.

On the Central Coast of NSW, the multi-sector Central Coast campus (Ourimbah) offers University, TAFE and community college programs.

On the mid-north coast of NSW, the multi-sector Port Macquarie campus offers University nursing, teaching and foundation studies courses and TAFE programs.

The University of Newcastle teaches more than 1500 students in Singapore in association with its partner institutions – PSB Academy and BCA Academy.

At Bathurst Street in the centre of Sydney, the University offers postgraduate studies in business and professional accounting, and English language studies.

Located on the central tablelands of NSW in Orange is the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health operates from various locations in northern NSW.

In order to maintain a healthy environment all campuses will be smoke-free, except for designated smoking areas, from 1 July 2014.

Newcastle campus is located 12 kilometres north west of Newcastle CBD. Entrances are located on University Drive, Callaghan.

Callaghan is well serviced by both bus and train services and has excellent access to the F3 Freeway.

Newcastle itself is a lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline. The city boasts wonderful beaches, a favourable climate, a casual lifestyle, proximity to Sydney and is also one of the city rated in the Top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011.

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle.

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