About NIC


NIC is your pathway to a degree at the University of Newcastle. The Foundation Program (FP) leads to over 60 undergraduate degrees, including Medicine. NIC Diploma programs are equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree.


  1. Fast-track degree pathway into one of Australia's best universities.

  2. Complete your bachelor's degree in 2 years, 8 months (instead of 3 years)*.

  3. Small class sizes mean more personal attention from lecturers.

  4. Excellent study location: state-of-the-art university campus.

  5. Wide range of career options and very high graduate employment rate.


University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus


Start in: February, June or October


International students are invited to apply.


*Timeline may vary depending on individual programs.

Message from NIC's College Director and Principal

NIC is proud to work in partnership with the University of Newcastle, offering a range of programs that prepare students for success in their degree studies and help them to achieve their career objectives and personal goals.

The College is centrally located on the main university campus, ensuring students are an integral part of the university community with easy access to an exceptional range of services and facilities.

NIC offers a specialised and supportive learning environment with small class sizes and extra care and assistance when needed. We have a friendly and committed team of academic and support staff dedicated to helping students realise their full potential.

I encourage you to make NIC your first step towards a world class education at the University of Newcastle, and look forward to welcoming you to the College community.

Professor Gary Prosser
College Director and Principal

NIC at University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus

Newcastle International College, Level 3, GP Building, University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308

Telephone: +61 (0)2 4921 8888
Facsimile: +61 (0)2 4921 2094