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University of Newcastle 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admissions at the University of Newcastle take place during Fall and Spring, with a limited number of courses available in winter and summer terms. UON is a highly reputed university with large enrolments of around 40,000 students each year. With 7,000 international students hailing from over 100 different nations, the university is a popular hub for those seeking higher education in Australia.

Considered to be one of the best Australian universities, the University of Newcastle falls in the country's top ten universities. International students can choose from across 12 study areas offering more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Currently, the admissions for the Fall session are open to the freshmen applicants. Entry to degrees at the University of Newcastle is competitive.

  • There is no application fee for direct applications
  • There are scholarships for international students at UON
  • ATAR Score is mandatory for UG courses
  • Admissions depend upon the personal statement, school or college reference, evidence of relevant skills or aptitude, any special circumstances which affects the overall application


Application PortalUniversity of Newcastle Online
Application Fee (non-refundable)No fee
Mode of PaymentN/A
Academic CalendarSemester-based, trimester based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Summer and Winter seasons
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships
International HelpdeskContact UON

University of Newcastle Admissions Deadline

The full-time academic session at the University of Newcastle begins in the Fall and Spring seasons. The students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision. Currently, the admission process for Semester 2 of 2020 and Semester 1 of 2021 for UON are on. Applicants can apply for these semesters.

Postgraduate Deadlines 2020
Semester 1February 16
Semester 2July 5
Trimester 1January 19
Trimester 2April 26
Trimester 3August 9

Application deadlines for some postgraduate programs vary with the course.

University of Newcastle International Admissions

Overseas students need to meet some additional requirements in order to apply for admissions at the University of Newcastle. Applications of all international applicants will be processed only after all the documents have been received. General documents include:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Completion certificate
  • Copy of the passport
  • Official scores of different standardized exams 
  • English language proficiency 
  • Curriculum Vitae/ updated Resume
  • Recommendations (professional or academic, as mentioned)

Please make sure that all the documents are scanned colored originals of your documents, or they are certified copies of the original ones. These certified documents must have an unmovable stamp, signature and date they were certified.

University of Newcastle English Language Requirements

International students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Newcastle:

Test NameScore Required
TOEFL (IBT)R:13 L:12 S:18 + Writing:21
Cambridge English Scale score169
PTE Academic54

Visa Process for International Students

All UON applicants are required to provide the following documents to receive the Australian student visa as a part of the visa process:

  • Copy of valid passport
  • Proof of financial support
  • Confirmation of the Enrolment document (COE).
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Medical checks

University of Newcastle Undergraduate Admissions

There are a number of undergraduate programs available at the University of Newcastle. Applicants can apply online or through a paper-based application. Agents can also help these students apply through a different portal. The most common way to apply for programs here is through their international application portal. The admission requirements and eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses are given below:

How to apply: University of Newcastle Online Application

Application Fees: No fee for direct applications

Academic Requirements: Official University Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores (optional), English Proficiency score for International students, Recommendation letters, Work Experience letters, copy of official passport, a minimum CGPA for each course.

Supporting Documents: Approved financial bank statement, Evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor.

International students must submit these documents for admission to UON undergraduate courses:

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants (optional).
  • A minimum CGPA is required for your application to be considered.
  • Letters of work experience.
  • Academic Transcripts.
  • Completion Certificate.
  • Financial support documentation or sponsor’s affidavit of financial support.
  • Visa certification
  • Copy of official passport.
  • CV/ Resume.

University of Newcastle Graduate Admissions

The University of Newcastle offers more than 100 graduate courses to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Each program’s requirements, deadlines and admission procedure differs from the other.

How to apply: University of Newcastle Online Application

Application Fees: No fee for direct applications

Academic Requirements: Applicants must submit TOEFL/IELTS Academic scores along with official transcripts from their previous University.

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, a current resume/CV, Letter of recommendation, work experience letter, English language proficiency, Research essay, a valid visa, photocopy of passport, evidence of sufficient funds, GRE/GMAT scores (optional).

Popular courses at University of Newcastle

Here are some of the most popular graduate courses at the University of Newcastle along with their entry requirements and season intake.

Name of the offered programsIntakeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Management- MBATrimester 1,2&3An undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent) in any field of study.IELTS: 6.5
Master of Information TechnologyTrimester 1,2&3A three year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study to Information Technology,
a minimum of two years of relevant senior-level industry experience.
IELTS: 6.5
Master of Professional Engineering(Electrical and Electronic)Semester 1&2A STEM-based Bachelor degree, other than engineering,
with at least 20 units (UON equivalent) of mathematics covering algebra and linear calculus.
IELTS: 6.5
Master of LawSemester 1&2 and WinterBachelor of Law (Honours) degreeIELTS: 7.0
Master of NursingTrimester 1,2&3Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.IELTS: 6.0
Master of Medical StatisticsSemester 1&2A 3-year undergraduate degree in a health-related field,
plus a minimum of one-year of relevant work experience.
IELTS: 6.0

The admissions office of the University of Newcastle reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, supporting documents and an on-time application submission with the required fee (if mentioned in the site).

Various scholarships for international candidates are available at the University of Newcastle. Candidates can also consider other sources to fund education in Australia.

To avoid last-minute confusion, students are recommended to submit their applications prior to the application deadline. Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post submission.


Ques. What programs is the University of Newcastle in Australia known for?

Ans. The university is world-renown for its research and innovation. It has a very high research output and a research quality 'well above standard'. It's most popular programs include accounting, business and entrepreneurship, education, law and health, and medical sciences. A variety of programs are offered by UON, including foundation programs, diplomas, certificates and degree programs.

Ques. I am an international student, can I apply for any scholarships?

Ans. Various scholarships are available for international graduate and postgraduate students at the University of Newcastle. There may also be some scholarships based on one's home country, the faculty or based on the academic performance of an applicant.

Ques. What is the average starting salary of a Newcastle graduate?

Ans. Average salary of a graduate from the University of Newcastle depends on the choice of their program. For instance, as per emolument, the average salary of an undergraduate is 71,000 AUD while that of a postgraduate is 88,000 AUD. 

Ques. As an international student, will I get any on-campus accommodation?

Ans. Yes, on-campus residential units are available for international students at the University of Newcastle. There are nine residences and students have the option to select from shared or private room options.

Ques. Can I work while studying?

Ans. Yes, students who are enrolled in a full-time study program are allowed to work in Australia. The Australian student visa allows you to work upto 40 hours every fortnight.

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