University of Newcastle (UON), Australia

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The University of Newcastle (UON), is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The university also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore and the central business districts of Newcastle and Sydney.

Historically, the University of Newcastle Medical School has performed the problem-based learning system for its undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine program – a system later commissioned for use by the Australian Medical Council throughout Australia. It established Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) in the early 1990s. UMAT has since been accepted widely by various medical schools across Australia as an additional preference criteria.

The University of Newcastle is a member of Universities Australia and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 2015 Times Higher Education placed the University of Newcastle number 2 in Australia and number 30 in the world for universities under 50 years of age.


No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UON provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. Our degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally and provide a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry. Our graduates are competitive in global employment markets and some of our degrees have a 100 per cent employment rate (Bachelor of Medicine and Electrical Engineering)1. No matter what you study our graduates are sought after and earn a median starting salary that is almost five per cent higher2 than other graduates.


You will learn from the best of the best. Our award-winning educators and researchers are national and global leaders in their field. Our teachers also have strong links with industry and offer students with networks, opportunities and experiences like no other. Most of our teachers are also active researchers and offer students with access to cutting-edge thinking and discoveries. Our award-winning teaching professionals will help you lay the foundations for a lifetime of opportunities in your selected field.




UON equals quality in every way. We provide our students with quality programs that perform on an international scale. Strong partnerships and some of the longest professional placements in Australia enable us to focus on integrating industry with education, and on connecting students more closely to entrepreneurship and innovation. We are a recognized Centre of Excellence and we are developing sector-leading teaching spaces that are a vibrant mix of face-to-face and online and virtual learning. From Australia’s only radiation therapy simulation lab, to a fully-equipped 500-seat concert hall, to a $17.3 million multi-storey medical sciences precinct, to up-to-the-minute architecture prototyping technologies, our teaching facilities are cutting edge and prepare you for the real world, whatever your degree. What is more, our $95 million NeW Space facility in Newcastle’s CBD is set to take student learning to the next level from 2017.


Get a degree from UON and you open up career opportunities not only here but anywhere in the world. Our teachers and researchers are recruited from all over the world to provide you with the very best learning experience. We partner with more than 100 universities in 25 countries across the globe and provide various programs to gain global experiences while you study. Some of these include international exchange; volunteering; placements and internships; and study tours.

Contact us to find out more
International Student enquiries:
Phone: +60182414802
Email: [email protected]

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