"It’s been a great adventure for me, and a time I’ve really loved. I’m proud of the education I’ve received, and I feel like it’s grown me as a person. I’m confident that when I head home, I’ll be ready to start a career – and start a life."

David Lotimer from Canada (completed Bachelor of Law at UON, 2014)


Offering a world class education in a uniquely beautiful location, the University of Newcastle was established in 1965. Recently ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities (QS World University Rankings 2013), it offers a range of programs preparing tomorrow’s global leaders, across five faculties: Business and Law; Education and Arts; Engineering and Built Environment; Health; and Science and Information Technology. Over 37,000 students attend the university, with more than 7,000 originating from outside Australia. This thriving international student community enjoys a range of support networks - from financial and academic support services to fun social activities and events. And it all happens near some of Australia’s best beaches, in one of its friendliest and most affordable cities.


The university has a strong research culture, with an external annual research income of over $84 million. Studying at the university gives you access to leading researchers who drive innovation on the world stage – particularly in areas of health, biomedical science, energy and the environment, engineering and science.

It also features many undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are unique to the university, with an emphasis on practical experience and the transition to professional life. It’s a place where education students can experience real teaching environments, and where law students can actively experience the local law firms and courthouse. No matter what area you wish to study in, you’ll find that something extra for your future’s success.


The university has three major campuses along the sunny Australian East Coast, plus a new presence in Sydney. The main Newcastle Campus (divided between the city precinct and Callaghan) offers an unforgettable experience of one of Australia’s most loved cities, with beautiful beaches and the country’s busiest harbor just a short train ride away. Newcastle was recently placed in the Top 10 cities of the world by Lonely Planet for its laid-back but vibrant culture, its friendly locals, and its affordability. An increasing number of international students are choosing Newcastle for this reason – it’s much less stressful and not as expensive as other major cities, but still a cosmopolitan setting with plenty of things to see and do, and with a visible student culture. And it’s particularly popular with students chasing that famous Aussie sun, with short, dry winters and long tropical summers. The University of Newcastle is a great place to study - but also lots of fun!

* QS World University Rankings 2013, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013