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Newcastle International College


  • Australian top 10 for research funding and outcomes.
  • QS Stars overall maximum rating of five stars.
  • Ranked in the top 1% (207) of world universities (QS World Rankings 2020).
  • The University of Newcastle is also a member of the Group of Eight Deans of Engineering and Associates which represents the ten most research intensive engineering faculties in Australia.

Student Life

A lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline, Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches, a low cost of living, a very favourable climate, a casual lifestyle and it's not far from Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.

On campus

The University of Newcastle consistently maintains its ranking in Australia's top 10 universities for research. Teaching and learning is an important focus for our university.

Sport & Recreation

With an Olympic size swimming pool on campus and outstanding sports facilities students can enjoy their pursuit of sports and recreation.

Study @ Uni of Newcastle.

More than 90 undergraduate degrees available - recognised among the best in the world.

Message from the Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle

Welcome to Newcastle. Whether you’re already a student of the Newcastle International College (NIC), or considering your study options, on behalf of the University of Newcastle I warmly welcome you to our campus and our city.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, and to creating a better future through a focus on innovation and impact. We are proud to be ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings (2020), and we put our people at the heart of everything we do.

We work closely with NIC to provide quality education programs, ensuring NIC graduates are well prepared for further studies, and have the skills and knowledge they need for future academic success.

During your time on campus you will have access to our exceptional facilities and services such as our libraries, and our International Student Support Librarian. Our world-class libraries provide access to more than 650,000 eBooks, over 80,000 electronic journal databases and more than a million physical items. You will also have the added benefits of personalised teaching, small class sizes and support from the NIC team.

Our University has more than 37,000 students from 114 countries, providing a vibrant and dynamic experience that combines a world-class academic environment with opportunities to engage in cultural, social and sporting activities.

We hope that you progress well with your foundational studies at NIC, and join the University to continue your education. Teaching and learning here is a transformative experience – exciting, innovative, and underpinned by scholarly rigour. There are endless opportunities available to our graduates, both here in Newcastle and around the world. Good luck.


Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO
Vice-Chancellor and President

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