• Australian top 10 for research funding and outcomes.
  • QS Stars overall maximum rating of five stars.
  • Ranked in the top one percent (256) of world universities (QS World University Rankings 2017/18).
  • 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 University of Newcastle's Vice Chancellor

The University of Newcastle (UoN) is a world-class institution with a strong commitment to delivering first rate education, research and innovation. Internationally, we rank in the top three percent of universities in the world, and the latest Times Higher Education rankings of the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 ranks UoN number 1 in Australia and 28th globally.

Educating first rate graduates is our most important role, and as a student of NIC you will be warmly welcomed as part of our university community. NIC works closely with UoN to provide quality education programs to ensure 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 UoN's exceptional facilities and services, including digitally connected information and student hubs. Our five libraries house a collection of more than 1.3 million items and provide access to over 80,000 electronic journals. You will also have the added benefits of personalised teaching, small class sizes and support from the NIC team.

UoN offers a world-class education that prepares graduates to be competitive in the workplace and we engage students for the world of work in exciting and challenging ways.

Approximately 90 percent of our undergraduate programs include the opportunity for a work integrated learning component, which means that students can study and learn 'on the job' in a professional environment. Our students rated UoN in the top 10 in Australia for teaching and overall satisfaction in the recent Australian Graduate Survey, and almost three quarters of our graduates find a full-time job within four months of completing their bachelor degree.

Complementing our strong education record, UoN is in the top 10 research universities in Australia. As a research-intensive university, we partner with government and industry across priority areas to work on some of the world's most complex challenges including in health, energy and science.

With almost 40,000 students including more than 7,500 from over 100 countries, our university community is vibrant and dynamic, offering a first rate experience that mixes a world-class academic environment with opportunities to engage in cultural, social and sporting activities.

I wish you the very best for your studies and look forward to welcoming you to the UoN community.

Professor Caroline McMillen
Vice-Chancellor and President

Why the University of Newcastle

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