THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students

THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
  Undergraduate and
  Postgraduate Degrees
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                    The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
Welcome to New                           2
Experience a New Way                     4
Career-Ready Graduates                   8
Student Stories                          9
Global Research                         12
Spaces for Learning and Innovation      14
Leadership Experiences                  16
Connected to Industry                   18
Experience the World                    20
Indigenous Education                    21
Creating New Opportunities              23
Our Locations                           24
Campus Locations                        26
Cost of Living                          27
Accommodation                           28
Student Life                            30
World-Class Sport and Fitness Facilities 32
Student Support                         34
Our Services                            36
Your Pathways                           38
Costs and Scholarships                  41
Our Faculties                           42
New Starts Here                         44
Where to Start?                         46
Undergraduate Programs                  50
Postgraduate Programs                   56
Research, Phd and Masters               60
How to Apply                            62
Stay Connected                          67
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
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    TO NEW                           Now, more than ever, the world
                                     needs new thinking, new ideas, new
                                     approaches to solve the world's
                                                                                We offer the latest technologies and
                                                                                innovative learning spaces, including
                                                                                a new $95 million NeW Space facility,
                                     greatest challenges.                       to deliver an exceptional educational
                                     It needs entrepreneurs, creative
                                     thinkers and those eager to make an        The University of Newcastle is proud
                                     impact. A new generation of leaders in     of its strong connections to the local
                                     industry, society and community, who       community. Many of our lecturers
                                     dream of shaping a brighter future         work directly with local industry, and
                                     for all.                                   as a student you will benefit from
                                                                                countless opportunities that arise from
                                     If this sounds like you, the University
                                                                                this unique access to business and
                                     of Newcastle is your perfect partner.
                                     Studying here is a chance to open up
                                     your world, expand your academic           We also believe in connecting your
                                     horizons and connect with people from      degree with research that delivers
                                     around the globe.                          real impact, and we’re proud that our
                                                                                researchers are among the world’s
                                     For over 50 years we have specialised
                                                                                best. As a student, you will benefit from
                                     in delivering world-class education to
                                                                                groundbreaking research that creates
                                     talented students, just like you, from
                                                                                new advances, not just in Australia, but
                                     all walks of life. We embrace students
                                                                                around the world.
                                     from all over the world, and with 37,000
                                     students from 115 countries, you’ll        So, whether you are contemplating
                                     always feel welcome here.                  study options in different parts of
                                                                                the world, or seeking a new pathway
                                     Our degrees focus on real-world
                                                                                towards success, we can prepare you
                                     experience, strong connections to local
                                                                                for your chosen career in new and
                                     industry, entrepreneurial opportunities
                                                                                exciting ways.
                                     and interactive teaching and learning.
                                     We are recognised by QS World
                                     University Rankings 2019 as number
                                     214 globally, and 15 of our subjects are
                                     recognised in the world’s top 200, as
                                     per QS World University Rankings by        Professor Alex Zelinsky AO,
                                     Subject 2018.                              Vice-Chancellor and President                                                                                          The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
      Bachelor of Business/Bachelor
      of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
      Learn about Liam's start up business
                                             REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES                                          EXPERIENCE ACROSS THE GLOBE                                     STRONG INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
                                             Good things happen when you’re outside your comfort zone,       We offer our students global experiences that build rich        We’re proud of our strong connections to local industry.
                                             away from the classroom and beyond the text books. That’s       cultural and social awareness. We offer our students global     From tourism to health services, local government, mining
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                                             why real-world, practical experience is embedded into all       experiences within Australia and then beyond that build         and engineering and more – our students benefit from
                                             of our degrees. We see this as the best way to learn your       rich cultural and social awareness. It’s one step towards       the many opportunities that arise from this unique access
                                             craft and test out the things you learn. Our Work Integrated    you developing the tools to take on some of the world’s         to business and government. Many of our lecturers work
                                             Learning programs have forged strong partnerships with          biggest challenges. Whether it is studying a semester or        directly with local industry, meaning you gain real-world
                                             leading local and global organisations and challenge and        your entire degree with us, study tours or international work   knowledge and unrivalled contacts with industry groups.
                                             inspire students to acquire practical workplace skills. This    placements, there are options across every area of study.       Studying here is your chance to engage with a community
                                             could mean participating in a clinical or professional work                                                                     that is excited to engage with you.
                                             placement, practicum, internship or project-based learning.
                                                                                                             WAYS OF TEACHING
                                                                                                             We believe our staff and students should join in a dialogue     PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY
                                             ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES                                   together. That’s why we embrace new approaches to               We celebrate diversity. This means making studying here
                                             Entrepreneurship means different things to different people.    learning and teaching in the classroom. Our ‘flipped            accessible to students with varied backgrounds. Equity of
                                             Some imagine tech-starts ups, while others see a small          classrooms’ enable a dynamic and collaborative way of           access to higher education is fundamental to who we are.
                                             business growing at full-speed. Whatever it means to you,       teaching and more interactive learning. We do this because      We’re proud of our continued effort to support motivated
                                             we believe new can’t happen without it. It’s what innovates     it enables our students to collaboratively engage in their      and talented students, regardless of their background or
                                             and solves some of the world’s biggest challenges. That’s       learning, which prepares you for the workplace you’ll be        circumstances. Not only to gain entry, but to thrive in their
                                             why many of our degree programs are entrepreneurial             joining.                                                        field of study.
                                             and innovative in approach, helping you to bring your big
                                             ideas into reality. You may also choose to participate in our
                                             Innovation, Start-ups and Entrepreneurship course or learn
                                             how to get your ideas off the ground with our Innovation
                                             Hubs or Student Enterprise Club.


                                                                                                                             Innovative technology
                                                                                                                             provides virtual learning
                                                                                                                             for our students                                                                                                                                                                            The University of Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
    The University of Newcastle’s $95 million NeW
    Space facility (pictured) harnesses the latest
    technologies and innovation in teaching and
    learning to deliver an exceptional student
    experience. It is home to our world-class
    business, law and creative industries schools.
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                                                                                                                                                                 TOP 10
                                                                         in the world1
                                                                                                                                                                universities in Australia2

                                                           RANKED                                                     15 IN TOP                                                           200
                                                          in Australia for
                                                                                                                  15 subjects ranked in
                                                                                                                                                                                      Most International

                                                        overall satisfaction3                                     top 200 in the world4

                                                       of our graduates find employment within
                                                        four months of graduating – above the
                                                             Australian university average3                                                       maximum rating for overall experience,
                                                                                                                                                    learning resources, social equity
                                                                                                                                                         and student retention6

                                                       37,035                                                   TOP 10
                                                                                                                 Newcastle listed as top
                                                                                                                                                                                    TOP 8
                                                                                                                                                                              in Australia for research
                                                     students from 115 nations7
                                                                                                                  10 city in the world8                                     ‘well above world standard’9

                                                              1 QS World University Rankings 2019    2 QS World University Rankings 2018      3 Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching 2017 (
                                                                            4 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018    5 Times Higher Education: Most International Universities 2016
                                                                   6 Good Universities Guide 2017    7 UON MIS 7.2.18    8 Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities 2011     9 Excellence in Research Australia 2015                                                                                                                                          The
                                                                                                                                                                            The University
                                                                                                                                                                                University of
                                                                                                                                                                                           of Newcastle,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students
CAREER-                                                                                                                                          STUDENT

    READY                                                                                                                                            STORIES                                                                                                                            9

    At the University of Newcastle, we prepare our students                             - all designed to empower you to bring new into the world.
    for the real-world. Our degrees are shaped around global                            Our outstanding employment rates highlight our graduates’
    learning, work placements and entrepreneurship                                      success in securing employment after graduating.

      Bachelor of
                                                                      Bachelor of
                                                                                                                           Bachelor of
      Engineering                                                    Physiotherapy                                       Construction
    (Honours) (Civil)                                                 (Honours)                                          Management
                                                                                                                      (Building) (Honours)

          98%                                                           95%
                                                                   Bachelor of
                                                                                                                              Bachelor of            Telling the world’s stories                                      Designing new technologies to safeguard lives
          Bachelor of                                           Medical Radiation                                            Occupational
           Medicine                                            Science (Diagnostic                                             Therapy               Thandi believes the world is full of stories just waiting to
                                                                                                                                                     be told – and it’s her purpose to help tell them. So, in 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eric is driven to push technology into uncharted territories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – not only for the sake of progress, but to save lives.
                                                                  Radiography)                                                (Honours)              she left her home in Zimbabwe to pursue a Bachelor of             Embracing the University’s environment of innovation and
                                                                                                                                                     Communication (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.           state-of-the-art facilities, he designed a groundbreaking
                                                                                                                                                     Now a Producer for ABC Radio Melbourne and a freelance            rescue robot. The bot uses Virtual Reality technology to

                                                                    95% +
                                                                                                                                                     writer for not-for-profit health organisations, she’s living her allow rescue personnel to reach victims without placing
                                                                                                                                                     purpose. During her studies, Thandi took out the top prize        themselves in danger. He also designed an augmented
                                                                                                                                                     in ABC’s Heywire storytelling competition. Sponsored by the       reality control system for a Surf Life Saving drone, making
                                                                                                                                                     University, she also joined 800 other students from around        it possible to pinpoint the exact location of a swimmer
                                                                    Postgraduate                                                                     the world at the University Scholars Leadership Symposium         or surfer in distress. Eric’s projects imagine new ways to

                                                                  employment rate                                                                    in Hong Kong. Thandi’s work empowers new voices and
                                                                                                                                                     illuminates new perspectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       improve and safeguard our lives.

                                                                  - above national
                                                                  average of 92.7%

                                                                                                                                                     Thandi, Zimbabwe                                                 Eric, Australia
                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Communication (Honours), 2016                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Electrical and Electronic), 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Master of Professional Engineering
    *Employment rate is a combination of full-time and part-time work, four months after graduation. All degrees listed are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Electrical and Electronic), 2017
    undergraduate level only, except the overall postgraduate statistic. Graduate Outcome Survey, 2017
    1. Overall Employment - postgraduate coursework Graduate Destination Survey 2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-17 (

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The University of Newcastle, Australia
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     STORIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11

     Leading the Ebola response                Embracing international                   Helping global companies invest               Connecting Australian business            Scholarship opens up a world               Discovering new
     in Liberia                                opportunities in medicine                 in Singaporean real estate                    with the Chinese market                   of possibilities                           pathways to success

     Through her fearless commitment           Halfway through her Bachelor of           Accomplishing a Master of Business            As an Intern with Newcastle based         After completing a Bachelor of             Kenneth was passionate about
     to improving disease treatment and        Medicine degree at the International      Administration at the University of           marketing agency Fresh Marketing,         Mechanical Engineering at the              studying psychology at the University
     prevention across her home country        Medical University (IMU) in               Newcastle's Singapore campus helped           Bachelor of Business student Emma         National Institute of Technology           of Newcastle and wanted to do
     of Liberia, Neima Candy has saved         Malaysia, Pearl was ready for a           Kaushik achieve his dreams. Armed             helped expand an Australian business      (NIT) Tiruchirappalli, India, Denis        everything in his power to succeed.
     countless lives. After completing         new perspective. Inspired by the          with his MBA degree, Kaushik began            to the Chinese market. Organised          had a goal of expanding his career         Driven to improve his English language
     a Masters of Public Health at the         University of Newcastle’s world-class     his professional journey with UK-based        through the University of Newcastle’s     possibilities and he knew the University   skills, he enrolled in University’s
     University of Newcastle in 2013, she      medical program, she applied for a        multinational organization, Rentokil          Work Integrated Learning program,         of Newcastle could take him there.         English Language Intensive Course
     returned to Liberia as a Technical        transfer (through the IMU articulation    Initial, in Singapore. From his illustrious   the experience has allowed Emma           With an understanding of the value         for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
     Assistant with the Ministry of Health     agreement) and was on her way.            career in the finance industry, Kaushik       to work with real clients and hone        of managerial skills in business, Denis    Throughout the course, Kennith was
     and Social Welfare. During the Ebola                                                took the plunge into the real estate          her content marketing skills in a         was supported by the University’s          able to build his English skills by
     crisis, Neima was appointed National      The University’s focus on real-world      sector and never looked back. Now, as         friendly, collaborative and inspiring     scholarship program to undertake a         participating in the award-winning
     Ebola Coordinator for the Liberian        experience and clinical placements        an Associate Marketing Director, Real         professional environment. Having          Master of Engineering Management. He       Student Experience Program. Through
     Red Cross, leading a team of 100 staff    gave Pearl a professional edge,           Estate Broker and Investment Coach            previously studied at the Sichuan         has big plans following the completion     the program, he was able to practice
     members and 2,850 volunteers in the       allowing her to hone her skills at        for PropNex Reality, he helps leading         International University in her home      of his master’s degree. Denis hopes        his English outside of the class-room,
     fight to end the epidemic sweeping        internationally-recognised institutions   multinational and Singaporean clients         country of China, Emma says the           to develop his practical experience in     enabling him to build his confidence
     the country. In 2016, Neima was           like the John Hunter Hospital. In         make the best property investment             University of Newcastle offers so         Australia before returning to his home     and experience the local community.
     awarded the Advance Global Alumni         2017, she graduated with the medical      decisions possible. His excellent             many opportunities to meet and            country of India. His core ambition        Taking advantage of the ELICOS course
     Award at the Advance Global Australian    expertise and skills to improve           reputation continues to attract top           collaborate with students from all over   is to start his own business where         has meant Kenneth can excel in his
     Awards for her contribution to            individual and community health           companies from around the world.              the world. Plus, the University’s focus   he can use the knowledge and skills        four-year Bachelor of Psychology
     eliminating the Ebola virus in Liberia.   around the world. She currently works                                                   on the global business means Emma         he has developed to drive change in        degree and make the most of
                                               as a doctor, attending to Australia’s     Kaushik, Singapore                            will graduate with internationally        engineering in India.                      everything student life has to offer at
     Neima, Liberia                            rural communities at Tamworth Rural       Master of Business Administration, 2007       relevant knowledge, experience and                                                   the University of Newcastle.
     Master of Public Health, 2013             Referral Hospital in NSW.                                                                                                         Denis, India
                                                                                         The University of Newcastle,                  professional connections.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Master of Engineering Management           Kenneth, Hong Kong
     National Ebola Coordinator                Pearl, Malaysia                           Singapore Alumni Chapter
                                                                                                                                       Emma, China                                                                          Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 2017
     Liberian National Red Cross Society       Bachelor of Medicine, 2017                Former President                              Bachelor of Business, 2018
     Australian Awards Scholar                                                                                                                                                                                            The University of Newcastle, Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students

     For more than 50 years, our mission has been to provide
                                                                      NEWCASTLE INSTITUTE FOR

     talented students with learning environments that foster
     innovation and empower research discoveries. We continue         ENERGY AND RESOURCES (NIER)
     to build our global reputation as a research-intensive
     institution through new ideas and breakthroughs, not just in     Leading the way for research in sustainable energy
     Australia, but around the world.                                 production, NIER brings together the University’s leading
                                                                      researchers to address both regional and global challenges.
     The University of Newcastle is at the forefront of a number
     of research areas including health and medicine, science         NIER’s researchers are committed to delivering solutions
     and engineering and energy and the environment. Our              that address the transformation of the energy system and
     ability to attract world-leading researchers provides an         sustainability of resources and the environment.
     important platform, allowing us to develop solutions to the
     greatest problems affecting our key research fields.
                                                                      HUNTER MEDICAL RESEARCH
     Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute
     for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical
                                                                      INSTITUTE (HMRI)
     Research Institute (HMRI), deliver cross-disciplinary research   The University has been a partner of HMRI from the
     with real-world impact.                                          beginning. As the only major medical research institute in
                                                                      Australia outside a capital city, HMRI is home to more than
     WHAT WILL BE POSSIBLE                                            1,500 medical researchers, students and staff.

     FOR YOU?                                                         HMRI facilitates collaboration between researchers to
                                                                      translate scientific advances into better health care and
     When you study at the University of Newcastle, you will          boasts an international reputation for groundbreaking
     be exchanging ideas with some of the brightest minds in          medical research.
     the world. Our internationally-recognised academics and                                                                            Dr Sally Hewat’s take on speech therapy education is                                          families and friends — some for the first time in their lives.
     researchers are here to inspire, challenge, and encourage                                                                          being heard around the world. Recognised for her award-                                       Today, she’s assisting to establish the first speech therapy
     you to make your mark on the world.                                                                                                NEW GIVES HIM A VOICE
                                                                                                                                        winning work in Australia, Sally hasn’t stopped there. She’s                                  training programs in Vietnam that will enable teachers and
                                                                                                                                        connecting with international communities to help children                                    health practitioners there to carry on her work.
     Our students are supported through collaborative
                                                                                                                                        across the globe. Sally’s work has helped Vietnamese
     engagement with industry, business and government                                                                                                                                                                                Learn more at
                                                                                                                                        children with speech disabilities to communicate with their
     partners. We encourage new thinking and strive to support
     our students and researchers throughout their journey.
     Our world-class facilities provide the ideal environment to                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr Sally Hewat – speech pathology in Vietnam
     translate outstanding research into great innovation.
     Will it be your next idea that leads to groundbreaking

                                                                                                                                         TOP 8
                                                                                                                                           in Australia for
                                                                                                                                                                                           NO. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                     Innovation Connections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1,904 TOP 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Higher Degree                          in Australia for
                                                                                                                                        research ‘well-above                              for ‘industry                                      by Research3                          research income
                                                                                                                                          world standard'1                               collaboration'2                                                                              (HERDC)4

                                                                                                                                        1. Top 8 in Australia for research ‘well above world standard’ Excellence in Research Australia, 2015
                                                                                                                                        2. No. 1 “Innovation Connections for ‘industry collaboration’’ League table 2017 Innovation Connections program, Ausindustry
                                                                                                                                        3. UON Data Warehouse, as at 7 February 2018
                                                                                                                                        4. Top 10 in Australia for research income (HERDC) – The Audited Higher Education Research Data Collection returns 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students

     LEARNING AND                                                                                                                                                                                   15

                                                                                                                                  Dynamic spaces at
                                                                                                                                  our NeW Space in
                                                                                                                                  Newcastle City (left),
                                                                                                                                  Sydney Campus (above),
                                                                                                                                  science laboratory at
                                                                                                                                  Callaghan Campus
                                                                                                                                  (right), and Three76
                                                                                                                                  Hub in Newcastle
                                                                                                                                  City (below).

     Where you work can be just as important as how you work.      Located in the heart of Newcastle, I2N Hub Hunter Street
     If you want to change the world, you need to have inspiring   (formerly known as Three76 Hub) is an ideal space to create,
     surroundings.                                                 test and develop your innovative service or product. Over
                                                                   two levels, I2N Hub Hunter Street accommodates flexible
     Opened in 2017, our award-winning NeW Space facility
                                                                   co-working spaces and collaborative meeting zones with
     provides a unique environment for students to learn and
                                                                   the technology and programs to support startups in the
     engage in all aspects of the university experience. NeW
                                                                   Newcastle region.
     Space features a diverse range of learning environments
     and technology enabled spaces, as well as a range of          Our Integrated Innovation Network, I2N, links the University
     collaborative study spaces and informal learning spaces for   and partner incubation and acceleration hubs across the
     student interaction.                                          region. I2N places the University’s researchers and students
                                                                   at the new frontiers of entrepreneurial activities across a
                                                                   breadth of industries.                                                                                                                        The University of Newcastle, Australia
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW 2019-2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees International Students

     The iLead Plus Program is a global-facing leadership

     program designed to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.
     Open to all students, the three-stage program is tailored     NEW TAKES THE LEAD
     to develop your unique capabilities and goals. It offers
     professional mentorship, practical workshops, interactive     “iLEAD Plus is a great way to make
     online learning, professional placement, and a range of       yourself more employable by
     opportunities for global experience.                          developing skills outside of your
     Build valuable relationships with industry contacts, and      studies. The program has offered me
     connect with local, national and international networks to    numerous opportunities. In June 2017,
     accelerate your professional development and future career
                                                                   I attended the Youth 20 Dialogue (Y20)
                                                                   in Berlin which is the youth forum of
     Each stage has been designed to develop, test and advance     the G20 summit. I was able to increase
     the skills and experience needed to be a highly-effective
                                                                   my cross-cultural communication
     and globally-aware leader.
                                                                   skills, learn more about the world
     The iLead Plus program helps you:
                                                                   and broaden my thinking, all while
     • be inspired and stretch your understanding of leadership.   travelling the world.
     • explore your own leadership capabilities.
                                                                   I would highly recommend the iLEAD
     • partner with a mentor and expand your leadership goals to
                                                                   Plus program to students who aspire to
       create a plan for your future employability.
                                                                   be leaders in their chosen field.”
     • demonstrate your leadership capabilities through one of
       our amazing learning experiences.                           TEGAN KEIZER
     • make lasting personal and professional connections.         Global Voices Y20 Summit

     Find out more                                                                         The University of Newcastle, Australia
                                                                                                                               EMMA, CHINA
                                                                                                                               Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                               With fellow intern business student
                                                                                                                               Will, on professional placement


      TO INDUSTRY                                                                                                                                                                                             19

                                                                              "As the Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle, I
                                                                              strongly support the University of Newcastle's
                                                                              'Blueprint for a Global Future'.
                                                                              Key to the City of Newcastle's transformation

                 No.1                                                         from a great regional centre into an emerging,
                                                                              smart, global city has been the strength of
                                                                              the University of Newcastle, and the strong
       Innovation Connections for                                             and ongoing partnerships that have been
         'industry collaboration'1
                                                                              established with government, business,
                                                                              and the community to ensure continued
                                                                              international growth.

      142,000+                                                                The City of Newcastle is at the forefront
                                                                              of the smart city movement in Australia
                                                                              and is nationally recognised as a centre for
                 alumni based in                                              technology innovation.
                   145 countries
                 across the globe2                                            Newcastle is a progressive city that strongly
                                                                              values principles of fairness, equality and
                                                                              NUATALI NELMES
                                                                              Lord Mayor

     WORK                                                                     The City of Newcastle

     To make sure our graduates are
     career-ready we ensure their education takes
     place both in and out of the classroom. To do
     this we help local, national and international
     businesses find the right students to
     participate in internships, work experience or
     practical placements.
     In turn, our business partners help us shape
     our degrees so that we provide students with
     the latest industry knowledge.

         1. League table 2017, Innovation Connections program, AusIndustry.
         2. UON Alumni informtion System.                                                                                                                                  The University of Newcastle, Australia

                                                                                                                                        We have been a leader in Indigenous education in Australia      services for faculties within the University such as the Faculty

                                                                                                                                        for more than 30 years, and the work of our Wollotuka           of Health and Medicine, and undertakes research functions
                                                                                                                                        Institute is world-renowned. We’re proud to have one of the     on projects and grants with partners across the University
                                                                                                                                        largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments in     and the higher education sector.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The University reached the milestone of over 1,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indigenous enrolments in 2016, the first time that any
                                                                                                                                        THE WOLLOTUKA INSTITUTE                                         Australian university has achieved this. We recently became
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the first institute in Australia to receive accreditation from
                                                                                                                                        The Wollotuka Institute is committed to the advancement
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
                                                                                                                                        and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (WINHEC), recognising our strong outcomes within Australian

                                                                                                                                        and international level. It also continues to draw strength
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indigenous Higher Education.
                                                                                                                                        from culture, communities and past journeys.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the
                                                                                                                                        It provides our international students with the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lands on which our offices are located: the Pambalong
                                                                                                                                        to learn about Australian Indigenous history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clan of the Awabakal Nation (Newcastle), Darkinung People
                                                                                                                                        Wollotuka provides support services to Aboriginal and           (Central Coast) and Biripai People (Port Macquarie). We also
                                                                                                                                        Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of   acknowledge and pay respect to the other Aboriginal and
                                                                                                                                        Newcastle, and delivers degree programs specialising in         Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff
                                                                                                                                        Indigenous studies – including a new Bachelor of Global         and community are drawn.
     Are you adventurous? Keen to see the world and continue         STUDY ABROAD                                                       Indigenous Studies (from 2019). It also provides teaching
     your studies at the same time? Studying overseas is an          AT THE UNIVERISTY OF NEWCASTLE
     experience that will stay with you forever. It’s a chance to    Studying in Newcastle for a semester or year is your chance
     explore new cultures, expand your academic horizons and         to attend an internationally-recognised institution only
     connect with people from around the globe.                      moments from some of the most beautiful beaches in the
                                                                     world. A rising smart city, Newcastle is famous for its relaxed,
     STUDY OVERSEAS                                                  coastal lifestyle. A creative hub, it’s also known for its
     THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE                             thriving restaurant and bars scene, dining and arts culture,
                                                                     museums and three coastal baths.
     If you’re an international student enrolled in an
     undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University          Choose from a broad range of high quality courses across
     of Newcastle, you can take advantage of our suite of            diverse and exciting study areas. Study in state of the
     overseas opportunities. Spend a semester or year in the         art facilities including our $95 million NeW Space facility
     USA, complete a short-term language program in Europe           overlooking the harbour. You can also undertake one of our
     or intern for a multinational corporation in China. With over   specialty minors to expand your studies and enhance your
     100 partner institutions worldwide to choose from, there are    qualifications.
     endless possibilities to enhance your degree.
                                                                     Make the most out of your study abroad experience with
                                                                     one of our comprehensive Study Abroad Packages. These
                                                                     packages offer unique Australian experiences, access to
                                                                     leadership opportunities and internships, and activities and
                                                                     events tailored around your interests.
                                                                     If you’re ready to form a global network of new friends, and
                                                                     study and live with a dynamic community of students from
                                                                     all over the world, take the leap. The experience of a lifetime
                                                                     Learn more about all our overseas study options at
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                                      Jack Ma was an enterprising teenager who would ride his          “My Foundation and the University of Newcastle
                                      bike to practice his English with tourists. In 1980, one such     share the same values… supporting equity,
                                      encounter was with the Morley family from Newcastle, who
                                                                                                        social justice, excellence, innovation,
                                      kept in contact with Jack after they returned to Australia.
                                                                                                        integrity and sustainability.”
                                      This chance meeting sparked an enduring and life changing
                                      friendship. Mr Ma visited the family in Newcastle twice and      Jack Ma
                                      he credits these experiences with opening his eyes to the        Executive Chairman and Founder, Alibaba Group
                                      world and inspiring his yearning to make social change and       and supporter of the University of Newcastle
                                      do things differently.                                           through the Jack Ma Foundation
                                      To honour this special connection, he has through the
                                      Jack Ma Foundation made a US$20 million philanthropic
                                      commitment to the University of Newcastle to establish
                                      the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program. Mr Ma wants to
                                      provide students with opportunities to create life-changing
                                      experiences and friendships, like those he had with the
                                      with Morley family in Newcastle. He believes that these
                                      experiences will help to build the next generation of globally
                                      aware and socially conscious Australian leaders.
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     The University offers inspiring environments for connecting      NEWCASTLE CITY CAMPUS

     and learning across all of our locations – Newcastle             In the heart of Newcastle CBD, our city campus provides an
     (Callaghan), Newcastle City, Central Coast, Sydney, Port         integral link with industry in creativity, arts, business, law
     Macquarie, Singapore, and our five regional centres in           and education. Our state-of-the-art NeW Space building
     Tamworth, Armidale, Taree, Moree and Orange.                     delivers a ‘next generation’ university experience, while
                                                                      our Innovation Hub is where our students engage with
     NEWCASTLE: A CITY OF NEW                                         entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and developers to
                                                                      produce ideas that challenge the conventional.
     Newcastle truly embodies the spirit of new. The city draws
     entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, and visionaries.
     Newcastle is quickly evolving into a global leader in city       CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS (OURIMBAH)
     development. Innovative initiatives earned Newcastle a spot      The Central Coast region has long been celebrated for its
     among National Geographic’s 2017 Smart Cities.                   expansive waterways, beautiful national parks, and charming
     Newcastle is home to beautiful beaches and is an easy day        seaside villages. But just like Newcastle, the region is
     trip away from the stunning natural beauty of Port Stephens,     undergoing an exciting evolution.
     Barrington Tops National Park and Lake Macquarie, the            Emerging as a centre of research excellence and a health
     largest coastal salt water lake in Australia. The verdant        hub, with specialised health degrees and partnerships with
     Hunter Valley, where some of the world’s finest wines are        Wyong Hospital, along with a proposed new medical training
     made, is also a quick train or bus trip away.                    centre, it is perfectly situated between both Sydney and
     With over 500,000 residents, Newcastle is one of Australia’s     Newcastle. The degrees offered exclusively from this campus
     biggest small cities. Novocastrians get the benefit of           take advantage of booming local industry, strong regional
     world-class cultural experiences – alfresco dining in            partnerships, as well as top-quality research and
     award-winning restaurants, designer boutiques, museums           testing facilities.
     and theatres – without the gridlock and stress of a larger
     city. With a comparatively low cost of living, diverse housing
     options, and a vibrant cultural landscape, it’s not surprising
     Newcastle was selected as one of the top 10 cities in the        In the heart of the Sydney CBD, the University provides
     world by Lonely Planet in 2011.                                  world-class facilities and services to support innovation in
                                                                      learning, and a ‘next generation’ experience for our staff
                                                                      and students. Students can pursue a range of postgraduate
     NEWCASTLE CAMPUS (CALLAGHAN)                                     programs, professional development courses as well as
     Located 10km from Newcastle CBD. A unique mix of award-          ELICOS English Language Courses.
     winning buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered
     over 140 hectares. And it’s only 12 kilometres from beaches
                                                                                                                                       NEWCASTLE IS RANKED THE MOST LIVABLE CITY
     and the heart of Newcastle.
                                                                      Where better to learn about business than in the
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                                                                                                                                       1 The Property Council of Australia
     • On-campus train station        • Beaches > 20 minutes          entrepreneurial capital of the world and the education hub
       > 15 minutes to the city         by car                        of Asia. Programs include business, information technology
     • 3 on-campus bus stops, 18      • Bike hubs and bike paths      and engineering.
       routes servicing Newcastle                                                                                                                                                The University of Newcastle, Australia
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                                                                                                                               Before granting a student visa, the Australian Government            The following costs are based on the minimum amount you
                                                                                                                               Department of Immigration and Border Protection will                 will need to pay for basic living costs, and do not include
                                                                                                                               require you to show or declare that you have enough funds            the cost of tuition fees, study materials, overseas travel, or

                                                                                                                               to pay for your expenses while in Australia.                         personal items such as laptops or motor vehicles. All costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                    displayed are based on basic living and may be subject
                                                                                                                               The good news is, housing rental is cheaper in Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to change.
                                                                                                                               than all state capital cities.*
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tips and tricks on budgeting can be found at:

     LOCATIONS                                                                                                                   EXPENSES FOR
                                                                                                                                 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE

                                                                                                                                 Student visa

                                                                                                                                 Travel insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NOT CATERED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from $575

                                                                                                                                                                                                               To be researched by student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OFF CAMPUS SHARED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OR SMALL PRIVATE

                                                                                                                                 Australian health insurance                                     Overseas Student Health Cover: $603 per student annually

                                                                                                                                 Airfare                                                                       To be researched by student

                                                                                                    AUSTRALIA                    Tuition                                                                       See annual fee per full degree

                         NEW                                        NEWCASTLE                                     NSW
                                                                                                                                 School supplies and books                                                          Varies per program

                         SOUTH                                     CENTRAL COAST                                                 Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)                                              $298 / year

                         WALES                                    SYDNEY                                                         Accommodation application fee                           $100 / application         $100 / application                  N/A

                                                                                                                                 Community levy                                              $500 / year                $500 / year                     N/A

                                                                                       DRIVE TIME BETWEEN LOCATIONS              Accommodation fee                                       from $323.50 / week         from $191 / week            $120 - $250 / week

                                                                                Sydney > Central Coast          1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                 Groceries                                                   $50 / week                 $75 / week                  $75 / week
                                                                                Sydney > Newcastle              2 hrs 30 min
                                                                                Newcastle > Central Coast       1 hr
                                                                                                                                 Entertainment (dining out, cafés, activities, events)                               from $60 / week

                                                                                                                                 Phone and internet                                          $15 / week                 $15 / week                  $20 / week

                                                                                                                                 Transport (public transport)                                   N/A                         N/A                     $30 / week
      Season Period                                     Period                           Average daily temperature
      Summer                                            December to February             19˚C to 26˚C                            Additional personal expenses                                                           $20 / week
      Autumn                                            March to May                     15.2˚C to 22.5˚C
                                                                                                                                 Approximate cost per semester exclusive of tuition            $9,740                     $11,830                     $10,810
      Winter                                            June to August                   9.4˚C to 17.6˚C
      Spring                                            September to November            14.1˚C to 22.2˚C
                                                                                                                                 All costs are shown in Australian (AUD) currency
     NSW average temperature source: Bureau of Meteorology 2018

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     While the thought of moving away from your home country          RESIDENCE OPTIONS
     to study might seem daunting, we’re here to make this            With nine different residences to choose from, each can
     transition as easy as possible. We offer students secure,                                                                         “As an international student, living
                                                                      be tailored to suit most needs. This includes the option of
     affordable and comfortable accommodation while studying.         private or shared rooms and facilities, along with catering
                                                                                                                                       on campus is great because it
     Whether it’s on-campus accommodation that you’re after, a        packages for students wanting fully catered, semi-catered or     gives you easy access to classes,
     house off campus for you and your friends, or our Homestay       self-catered living.                                             campus life and the support
     program that fits your needs, we have many options for you.      Accommodation costs cover facilities and services including
                                                                                                                                       services available. It is also a safe
                                                                      24-hour security, Wi-Fi, access to two swimming pools,           environment to live in. One of the
     LIVING ON CAMPUS                                                 communal kitchens, laundry facilities and socialising            things that I love most is that you get
     If you want to meet lifelong friends, get involved with social
                                                                      equipment in common rooms across the precinct such as            to create your own family in such a
     activities, and enjoy countless amenities at your fingertips,
                                                                      TV’s, ping-pong and pool tables, plus more.                      vibrant community – forging great
     on-campus accommodation might be for you. There are              Students living on campus at Callaghan also have exclusive       friendships with students from all
     a range of facilities and living environments available to       access to a free shuttle bus to the nearby shopping precinct.    around the world."
     students – including those with special needs – at our
     Newcastle and Central Coast campuses.                                                                                             NORASYRIN, SINGAPORE
                                                                      LIVING OFF CAMPUS                                                Student Resident – PhD (Education)
     We pride ourselves on our reputation as a world-class            If off-campus accommodation is more suitable, either by          University of Newcastle
     leader in student living. In 2017, we were awarded Housing       yourself or with friends, we can help you get started on your
     Operator of the Year in the Asia Pacific Association for         journey to find the right place.
     Student Housing awards and in 2016 received the award for
     Excellence in Student Experience.                                Our off-campus accommodation service can offer free advice
                                                                      to students about shared housing and has a database of
     Living on campus provides an unparalleled accommodation          current rooms, apartments and houses that are available
     experience that includes our exciting and unique ResLife         to rent.
     program, 24-hour support and wellbeing services, customer-
     support initiatives and preferential living options.
                                                                      Our Homestay program is a great service where we connect
                                                                      students with local families willing to host them during their
                                                                      studies. They provide you with accommodation, a furnished
                                                                      room and daily meals during your time at university.

                                                                                                                                               The University of Newcastle, Australia
                                                                                                                                          “As the President of the Indian
                                                                                                                                          Student’s Association, I am able to
                                                                                                                                          connect with my cultural roots, build
                                                                                                                                          leadership skills and meet people
                                                                                                                                          from diverse backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                          One of the most rewarding things
     There’s always something new and exciting happening                 GETTING AROUND                                                   is being able to help new students
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     on and off campus which you can take part in. Studying              We aim to make transport on and off campus simple. Our
                                                                                                                                          – connecting them with one
     at the University of Newcastle will broaden your horizons           Callaghan campus has a train station (Warabrook) and             another, answering questions and
     beyond the walls of the lecture theatre. Our active, diverse        multiple bus stops located close by. Beautiful bike paths        hosting cultural events to make
     student community is made up of more than 37,000                    make riding around campus fun, and our bike hubs with            their transition to the University of
     students representing 115 countries. You’ll meet interesting
     people from a variety of social, educational and cultural
                                                                         showers and secure storage are available across the campus.      Newcastle easier.”
                                                                         A free express city shuttle also runs between Callaghan
     backgrounds and form a global network of new friends.               campus and our Newcastle City campus, NeW Space, every 30        VAISHNAVI VENKATESWARAN
                                                                         minutes during semester.                                         Bachelor of Social Science
     LIFESTYLE                                                                                                                            President – Indian Student’s Association
     National Geographic named Newcastle one of the world’s              SERVICES ON HAND
     seven Smart Cities in 2017.                                         There are a wide range of shops and services available to
     Our coastline is world famous. Access to Newcastle’s pristine       make campus life easier, including:
     beaches and three coastal baths is made easy with long              • bank                          • book shop and other
     stretches of uncrowded sand, accessible public transport,                                             retailers
     and plenty of free parking.                                         • medical centre and
                                                                           pharmacy                      • post office
     A creative hub, Newcastle is the home of innovators and
                                                                         • newsagency                    • childcare
     entrepreneurs. Enjoy a dynamic art and music scene, chilled-
     out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars.        • travel agency                 • counselling.

     The people are friendly, the beaches are picture perfect and
     the coffee culture is taken seriously. All this, and you’re still
     just two hours from Sydney.                                         ACCESSIBILITY
     Even closer to Sydney – at just an hour’s drive away – our          We are committed to providing an equitable learning
     vibrant Central Coast campus is surrounded by more                  environment for all future and current students – including
     beautiful coastlines, golden beaches and pristine National          those with a disability or medical conditions that may affect
     Parks, plus a thriving restaurant, cafe and bar scene.              their participation, engagement or learning opportunities.
                                                                         Our AccessAbility initiative aims to support students to reach
     CAFES AND BARS                                                      their full academic potential and create an environment that
                                                                         promotes independence and success.
     Whether it’s a good coffee to kick-start your day, a game of
     pool with friends, a cold drink after a long day of lectures
     or a tasty meal, we’ve got you covered with a wide range
     of cafes, food outlets and bars on campus. And you don’t
     have to venture too far to catch some of the world’s biggest
     musicians and bands – chances are they’ll be playing a gig
     at the iconic Bar on the Hill.

     The University is home to over 150 clubs, societies and social
     groups always looking for new members. Are you a budding
     mountaineer? Art appreciator? A diver? Dancer? Anime
     There are also over 20 cultural clubs representing countries
     all over the world, so you can stay connected to your culture
     while still enjoying the Australian university experience.
     Be part of something new, something exciting. Challenge
     yourself, or just have fun.
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     Our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sport and fitness        NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB
     facilities mean it’s easy to keep fit, healthy and energised     Rowing is a popular sport at the University – and a great
     while you study. Discover your passion for a new activity,       way to meet people, get some exercise and enjoy the great
     join a sporting team, keep up with your existing fitness         outdoors. Our regional rowing pavilion is based at Berry
     goals or set new ones.                                           Park. There’s a range of boats to suit all abilities and the
                                                                      Club is happy to provide coaching to newcomers.
     Our on-campus gym ‘The Forum’ has a 50-metre indoor              SHARED CYCLE PATHS
     pool, cardio and strength training zones, cycle zone, and a
                                                                                                                                     OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST
                                                                      Beautiful bike baths make riding around campus fun, and
     full program of group fitness classes. We also have one of                                                                      2018 PyeongChang
                                                                      our bike hubs with showers and secure storage are available
     the highest indoor climbing walls in Australia, two indoor                                                                      Winter Olympics
                                                                      across the campus. These scenic shared paths are also
     basketball courts and badminton courts.                          perfect for walking or jogging between classes.                Bachelor of Engineering
                                                                                                                                     (Civil)/Bachelor of Business
     SPORTING AND RECREATION OVALS                                                                                                   At the onsite state-of-the art
     Our six sporting ovals are perfect for a wide range of team                                                                     indoor fitness facility, the Forum.
     sports including cricket, rugby league, soccer, baseball,
     touch football and Ultimate Frisbee. The Ray Watt Oval and
     Pavilion is the official training ground of the Newcastle Jets
     professional football team.
     A new Covered Outdoor Recreation Area (CORA) at our
     Central Coast campus is a great place for students to
     be active, social and engaged all year round. The space
     includes a tennis wall and a multipurpose recreational court
     for basketball, netball and tennis.                                                                                                                                        The University of Newcastle, Australia
STUDENT                                                                                                                         LEARNING DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                     Our specialised team of Learning Advisors

                                                                                                                                     offer hints and tips, workshops and
                                                                                                                                     resources to help students learn effectively.
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                                                                                                                                     STUDENT ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                                     The student association and bodies at
                                                                                                                                     Newcastle and Central Coast campuses
                                                                                                                                     provide independent services to support
                                                                                                                                     students. Run for students by students, their
     Settling into university life in a new country shouldn’t be     about living and studying at the University. This includes a    core role is to serve you by representing
     daunting and your success is our top priority. We have a        range of social activities and off-campus outings to help       you on campus, providing welfare services,
     range of support systems and services to help you settle        you get to know the area and make new friends with other        resources and subsidised courses, such
     in and succeed.                                                 international students and students from Australia. Program     as First Aid and CPR, to enhance your
                                                                     specific information will be delivered by your faculty at       university experience.
                                                                     allocated sessions. Student Central is the University’s
                                                                     dedicated support team for all students, and can be found
     Once you have accepted your offer, we will provide you with     at our Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney campuses.
     all the information you need to know to prepare to study
     and live in Australia. This will include information on the
     University’s free airport pick-up service for international     ACADEMIC ADVICE
     students and support to find accommodation, how to get          The Student Advice Team can provide direction on your
     to your campus, the climate and Australian culture and          enrolment pattern and progression, visa rights and
     customs. You will be able to plan your orientation schedule     responsibilities or put you in touch with your Program
     including campus and city tours, introduction to student        Advisor. You can download the University of Newcastle
     clubs and social events.                                        Student Central app MyUON in the App Store or Google
                                                                     Play so you can stay up to date with everything about life at
                                                                     university while you’re on the move!
     Orientation (known as “O-Week”) is your first week at the       Download the Apps
     University of Newcastle before classes start. It includes
     information sessions that will give you practical information
                                                                                                                                              The University of Newcastle, Australia
                                                                                                                                       EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT                      "Working on campus allowed me to
                                                                                                                                       Work while you study                                   meet a diverse group of individuals,
                                                                                                                                       We offer a free service including support and          and help both local and international
                                                                                                                                       information about local part-time jobs and             students, while earning extra cash

                                                                                                                                       professional careers advice for current students and   at the same time. International
                                                                                                                                       graduates. Talk to us about our Career Hub online      students should check out the
                                                                                                                                       service, career counselling appointments, meeting
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                                                                                                                                       employers on campus, or creating the perfect resume.
                                                                                                                                       We are here to help you make the most of your
                                                                                                                                                                                              starting point to gaining local casual
                                                                                                                                       degree, earn money while you study, and support you    or part-time employment."
                                                                                                                                       in career development.                                 LADY HANIFAH R.
     ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT                                         DISABILITY SUPPORT                                                                                                      Philippines
     Learning Development offers a range of programs for              We provide practical assistance and advice for students with
     international students and students with English as an           a permanent or temporary disability or medical condition.
     additional language. This includes workshops where               This includes lecture and assessment support, exam
     learning advisers - who specialise in English language           adjustments, library support, materials and equipment,
     support - run workshops in grammar, pronunciation,               and mobility around campus.
     reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as
     discipline-specific sessions, such as clinical communication
     and listening.
                                                                      Our libraries are designed to be spaces where you can
                                                                      learn, research, explore and create. Library staff are on
     PEER ASSISTED STUDY SESSIONS (PASS)                              hand in the library for practical advice and help 24 hours
     We offer one-hour weekly review sessions for you to              a day. All libraries have informal work areas where you can
     compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly      meet friends, collaborate, prepare for exams and finish
     material with other students. These sessions are led by a        assignments, as well as ‘quiet and silent’ zones for when you
     student PASS Leader who previously achieved excellent            really need to knuckle down and study. Located within most
     results in your course.                                          libraries are Information Commons, available for students
                                                                      24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each space is equipped
                                                                      with computers, laptop and printing facilities, individual
                                                                      workspaces and a café. Our friendly staff are available if you
     We are a healthy university and strive to create an              need any extra help.
     environment that promotes healthy learning, working and
     living environments. The University has a range of services
     available for students.                                          STUDENT CENTRAL
                                                                      Student Central at the University is your place to connect
                                                                      with friends, and your first port of call on-campus for help
                                                                      and advice on almost anything student related. We have
     A medical centre is located at both Newcastle and Central        a range of specialty staff on hand to assist you with the
     Coast campuses. In addition to this, the Newcastle campus        information about your degree, completing online forms,
     has a pharmacy (for fast prescriptions, travel medicine          submitting or collecting assignments, student events and
     and general supplies), a physiotherapy clinic, a pathology       much more.
     service for blood tests. The Central Coast campus offers our
     oral health centre open to the public for services including     You’ll find Student Central locations at Callaghan, Newcastle
     oral examinations, oral hygiene, periodontal treatment and       City, Central Coast, and Port Macquarie. You can also seek
     preventative treatments.                                         assistance via the AskUON online portal
                                                                      or email au
     Our Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie campuses
     have professionally trained psychologists and social workers
     available for individual sessions to help you with personal or
     study-related issues. For those who are located in Sydney or
     Singapore or study online, you can access a range of online
     counselling options.                                                                                                                                                                    The University of Newcastle, Australia
                                      For international students who don’t meet the language or
                                      academic requirements for program entry, a range of pathway
                                      programs are available.

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                                      (ELICOS)                                                                                                                            39

                                                                                                         NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
                                      THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE                                        Newcastle International College (NIC) provides international
                                                                                                         students with an alternative pathway to the University of
                                      LANGUAGE CENTRE
                                                                                                         Newcastle. Small class sizes and one-on-one time with
                                      With 30 years of experience, the University of Newcastle           lecturers help students build the confidence needed to
                                      Language Centre has a well-established reputation for              succeed in their studies and progress to university. NIC is
                                      excellence in English language education and providing             part of Navitas, a world leader in education and training.
                                      a comprehensive and enriching learning experience for              NIC’s accredited Foundation and Diploma programs can lead
                                      students.                                                          to most of the undergraduate degrees currently available
                                      In 2018, students of The Centre ranked the institution in          at the University. Study areas include: Business and Law,
                                      the top three in Australia in the recent English Language          Education and Arts, Health and Medicine, Engineering,
                                      Teaching (ELT) Barometer. The survey also places the centre        IT and Media. NIC is located at the University’s Callaghan
                                      in the top six in the world, a remarkable increase of over 53      campus, and works closely with the University’s international
                                      places since 2016.                                                 team as well as the English Language Centre in arranging
                                                                                                         packaged enrolments for students to ensure a seamless
                                      The Centre provides a friendly, supportive and culturally
                                                                                                         transition to their university studies.
                                      diverse atmosphere embedded in the wider University
                                      environment. With central locations in both Sydney and             NIC also offers an international pathway to the Bachelor of
                                      Newcastle, you are offered more than 20 hours of classes per       Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine. The Foundation
                                      week, with full access to all university facilities and services   Program for Medicine (FPM) is an 8 month course with
                                      from your first day.                                               an intake commencing in April each year. A minimum of
                                                                                                         four places in the Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of
                                      Our English language courses are taught by experienced
                                                                                                         Medicine program are reserved for successful graduates
                                      teachers and enable you to develop your skills for a variety
                                                                                                         of the NIC FPM who meet the progression rules and are
                                      of purposes. We also offer a range of programs to suit
                                                                                                         successful in the selection process. No more than 30
                                      varying levels of English language proficiency. As a student
                                                                                                         students are accepted into the FPM each year.
                                      of the Language Centre, you are encouraged to take part in
                                      our award-winning Student Engagement Program, recently             To learn more about gaining entry to a degree through an
                                      recognised by English Australia as an innovative and holistic      NIC pathway and to submit an application, visit
                                      approach to enhance your in-class experience. The program
                                      is designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply
                                      your English skills in real world situations through engaging
                                      with both Australian students, other international students
                                      and the wider local community.
                                      To learn more about language pathway programs including
                                      dates and fees visit
                                                                                                         HUNTER TAFE: D2D (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
                                      2019                             2020                              Hunter TAFE is an education provider in the Newcastle and
                                      COURSE DATES                     COURSE DATES                      surrounding area which provides diplomas in a range of
                                      7 January – 8 February           6 January – 7 February            professional fields. The D2D program allows international
                                      11 February – 15 March           10 February – 13 March            students to undertake a one-year diploma and, if successful,
                                      18 March – 18 April              16 March – 24 April               gain admission into the corresponding bachelor degree
                                      29 April – 31 May                27 April – 29 May                 at the University of Newcastle. This also allows students
                                      3 June – 5 July                  1 June – 3 July                   to transfer credits from their diploma to their degree, and
                                      22 July – 23 August              20 July – 21 August               potentially complete their bachelor degree in a shorter time.
                                      26 August – 27 September         24 August – 25 September          Learn more about gaining admission to the University
                                      7 October – 8 November           5 October – 6 November            through a Hunter TAFE diploma, visit hunter.
                                      11 November – 13 December        9 November – 11 December
                                      ELICOS TUITION FEE               ELICOS TUITION FEE
                                      $440AUD per week                 $455AUD per week                                                                                              The University of Newcastle, Australia
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                                                                      Tuition, the cost of teaching, is the main fee that you will
                                                                      pay to the University. International students pay a deposit
                                                                                                                                        AUSTRALIA AWARDS
                                                                      fee when they accept their offer to study at the University.      SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                      The deposit will first be allocated toward Overseas Student
                                                                                                                                        The Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term
                                                                      Health Cover (OSHC) and the remaining amount will be put
                                                                                                                                        development awards administered by the Australian
                                                                      toward the first term's tuition fees and the Student Services
                                                                                                                                        Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
                                                                      Amenities Fee (SSAF).
                                                                                                                                        They provide opportunities for people from developing
                                                                      The price of tuition varies for each student, based on your
                                                                                                                                        countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or
                                                                      level of study, program of study, and the individual courses
                                                                                                                                        postgraduate study. They encourage students to drive
                                                                      that you take. The deposit may not cover the full cost of your
                                                                                                                                        change and contribute to the development outcomes of
                                                                      first term of fees.
                                                                                                                                        their own country.
                                                                      You may also be qualified to apply for a scholarship based
                                                                                                                                        For Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
                                                                      on your home country, academic performance, or area of
                                                                                                                                        student Lesi, it was the support he received as part of the
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                                      LESI VANUAVOU
                                      Bachelor of Education
                                      (Early Childhood and Primary)
                                      Australia Awards Scholar                                                                                                                             The University of Newcastle, Australia
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