University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle Overview

The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive, international university and one of Australia's leading research institutions. It is ranked in the top 10 research Universities in Australia and in the top 100 in the world.

It operates on two main campuses in Newcastle (Callaghan) and the Central Coast (Ourimbah). Both of these are set in natural Bushland on the beautiful East Coast of Australia. Its high academic standards, superb recreational facilities, natural surroundings, award-winning buildings and excellent access to the latest technology are all part of the reason why the University of Newcastle is an excellent choice as your Study Abroad destination.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Newcastle.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 18th July 2016 - 27th November 2016  20th February 2017 - 23rd June 2017


On campus accommodation - The University of Newcastle offers a range of on-campus accommodation at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses. There are 9 residences available offering 1800 beds, these try to accommodate your lifestyle and budget and include catered, semi-catered and self catered living. Each residence also offers a choice of either private or shared facilities, dormitory or unit style residences. For more information on what's on offer click here.

The University of Newcastle endeavours to give an equal opportunity to all accommodation candidates and for this reason utilises a 'first-in-best-dressed' policy. This year offers will be made upon checking availability and that the applicant has met the application requirements.  The offer will contain details of any applicable fees payable in order to accept the offer. These must be paid before the application can be confirmed. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Due to limited on-campus housing it is strongly recommended that students apply early and also consider researching off campus housing options. Applying early does not guarantee acceptance.

Off campus accommodation - Finding off-campus accommodation is one of the biggest decisions faced by students. For those students who do not get placed on campus or don't want live on campus, the Accommodation Service has a comprehensive database and accommodation guide, which offers access to an abundance of quality housing that surrounds the University and Newcastle area. Consequently there is an opportunity for students to live closer to the beach and night life. You can access some useful accommodation information on off campus accommodation here

Homestay - Homestay is a popular choice of accommodation for international student that provides the opportunity to live in a home environment while studying at the University. Each host family is interviewed and the accommodation is inspected before a student is placed with the family and Homestay staff will try to match the interests of students to those of our families. Information about your host family will be sent to you before you leave your home country for Australia.
Visit our Homestay page to find out more and to apply.


You will be responsible for other costs during your time in Australia, such as:

  • Living costs including accommodation, food, clothing, transport, entertainment etc
  • Incidental expenses including books, equipment required for your studies, Internet, sporting memberships etc.

You can also see amounts that you should have accessible for your stay in Australia, by month and year at UoN's International Student costs of living webpage.

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.