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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Newcastle Australia (UON) provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. UON’s degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally, providing a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry.

UON is ranked in the top 250 universities globally by the QS World Rankings of Universities, and has 14 subjects recognised in the world’s top 200.

We have a sector-leading reputation for supporting students from diverse backgrounds to access higher education and achieve great outcomes. Our degrees are structured to ensure that our graduates are globally competitive and career-ready. Approximately 95 per cent of our undergraduate programs include work-integrated and experiential learning. This approach has been well received by our students, who voted us in the top ten of Australia’s universities for quality teaching, graduate satisfaction and for developing skills valued by employers.

UON’s face-to-face learning environment is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, including high-tech laboratories and digitally connected information hubs.

As a regional research-intensive university, we have established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and global significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) work with partners to deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into word-class innovation.

Our three main campuses are located on the beautiful New South Wales coast – at Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie – and our presences in Singapore and Sydney are growing rapidly. With over 40,000 students, UON’s learning community is vibrant and dynamic, offering students and researchers a world-class academic experience and a diverse professional, cultural and social learning environment.

UON Student Living is the University of Newcastle's on-campus residential precinct at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, with a range of facilities and living environments to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, UON Student Living provides an unparalleled student living environment. UON Student Living are global leaders in student accommodation with our unique ResLife program, 24 hour support services, facilities, customer-support initiatives and preferential living options.

Voted as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities, Newcastle is a favourite for its relaxed coastal lifestyle, diverse nightlife, award-winning dining and arts culture. Newcastle boasts three coastal baths, a thriving small bar scene and a stack of local Australian designers. Smaller than Sydney, Newcastle is a favourite for those that move in search of a city vibe that isn’t overwhelming. The people are friendly, the beaches are postcard perfect and the coffee culture is taken seriously.

  • 44
    Overall Score
  • 40
    Academic Reputation
  • 49.1
    Citations per Faculty
  • 37
    Employer Reputation
  • 28.4
    Faculty Student
  • 99.5
    International Faculty
  • 74.6
    International Students
  • 62.1
    Overall Score
  • 45.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 85.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 74.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 78
    H-index Citations
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 44.2
    Alumni Outcomes
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 9%
Undergraduate 91%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 58%
Undergraduate 42%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

47 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

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