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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

Location

The University of Newcastle (UON), Callaghan, Newcastle, Callaghan Australia

Ranking

# =179QS World University Rankings

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51Undergraduate programs

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40Postgraduate programs

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About The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We are ranked  in the top 200 of the world’s universities by QS World University Rankings.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally- recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive meaningful innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols 37,000  students (Pathway, English Language, Undergraduate and Graduate/Post Graduate) from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially- oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

At the essence of the University of Newcastle is our motto: “I look ahead.” This is the ethos that drives Looking Ahead, our 2020-2025 University of Newcastle Strategic Plan—a plan of our regions and for our regions. In shaping our vision, we invited students, staff and communities to share what was most important to them. With over 4,500 contributions, we believe our strategy reflects the voice of the people with whom   we will share our future.

Together, we will imagine and realise possibilities that honour this shared purpose: preparing our students for life in our complex, interconnected society with an exceptional student experience; championing research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home; becoming a leading advocate for excellence and equity in higher education; and bringing relevant research solutions to local, national, and global problems.

The University of Newcastle has a proud history of making a positive impact and  creating extraordinary outcomes at home and across the world.

At the University of Newcastle, we work hard to deliver on our promise of access, participation and success in education. Each year, some 3,000 students enrol in our enabling courses, which provide a pathway to a great  education and support to thrive in each chosen field of study.

We are fully committed to supporting and providing a safe space for our Indigenous students, and we greatly value the knowledge, culture and talents of our Indigenous communities. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to Indigenous education in Australia. This vital work continues   today with our Wollotuka Institute and our Indigenous Health Unit. We’re proud of our over 1,500 Indigenous graduates who are making an impact in their   communities,   now and in the future.

Here, innovative teaching and learning is woven into every student   experience. We strive for a dynamic teaching culture and we’re known for   developing high-quality graduates. As competition for the best and brightest students increases, our long history of offering innovative, problem-based   learning across our programs means we are poised to meet the education   challenge.

We are a research-intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government    and the community, here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on   the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our   position as a competitive destination for the world's best researchers and   global innovation leaders. And, our students get the great advantage of being taught by leading researchers and innovators at the cutting edge of their   fields. 

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located. The Worimi nation and the Pambalong clan of the Awabakal nation (Newcastle) Darkinjung people (Central Coast) and the Gadigal clan of the Eora nation (Sydney). We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge and pay respect to the other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn.

 

About The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We are ranked  in the top 200 of the world’s universities by QS World University Rankings.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally- recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive meaningful innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols 37,000  students (Pathway, English Language, Undergraduate and Graduate/Post Graduate) from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially- oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

At the essence of the University of Newcastle is our motto: “I look ahead.” This is the ethos that drives Looking Ahead, our 2020-2025 University of Newcastle Strategic Plan—a plan of our regions and for our regions. In shaping our vision, we invited students, staff and communities to share what was most important to them. With over 4,500 contributions, we believe our strategy reflects the voice of the people with whom   we will share our future.

Together, we will imagine and realise possibilities that honour this shared purpose: preparing our students for life in our complex, interconnected society with an exceptional student experience; championing research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home; becoming a leading advocate for excellence and equity in higher education; and bringing relevant research solutions to local, national, and global problems.

The University of Newcastle has a proud history of making a positive impact and  creating extraordinary outcomes at home and across the world.

At the University of Newcastle, we work hard to deliver on our promise of access, participation and success in education. Each year, some 3,000 students enrol in our enabling courses, which provide a pathway to a great  education and support to thrive in each chosen field of study.

We are fully committed to supporting and providing a safe space for our Indigenous students, and we greatly value the knowledge, culture and talents of our Indigenous communities. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to Indigenous education in Australia. This vital work continues   today with our Wollotuka Institute and our Indigenous Health Unit. We’re proud of our over 1,500 Indigenous graduates who are making an impact in their   communities,   now and in the future.

Here, innovative teaching and learning is woven into every student   experience. We strive for a dynamic teaching culture and we’re known for   developing high-quality graduates. As competition for the best and brightest students increases, our long history of offering innovative, problem-based   learning across our programs means we are poised to meet the education   challenge.

We are a research-intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government    and the community, here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on   the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our   position as a competitive destination for the world's best researchers and   global innovation leaders. And, our students get the great advantage of being taught by leading researchers and innovators at the cutting edge of their   fields. 

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located. The Worimi nation and the Pambalong clan of the Awabakal nation (Newcastle) Darkinjung people (Central Coast) and the Gadigal clan of the Eora nation (Sydney). We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge and pay respect to the other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn.

 

Available programs

At the University of Newcastle Australia, our students and researchers are working to solve the world’s great challenges. 

For over 50 years, we have made it our mission to deliver superior education to talented students from all walks of life. Our degrees are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to develop the problem-solvers and innovators of the future. 

With state-of-the-art facilities, offer innovative and inspiring approaches to delivering education across all of our locations - Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. With over 37,000 students, the University'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.

The University of Newcastle is ranked 207 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020. Seven of our subjects were ranked in the world's top 150 by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. 

The University of Newcastle's world-leading research and innovation creates new thinking, new ideas and new breakthroughs, not just in Australia, but around the globe. We're proud that our researchers are among the world's best. The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the University the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality 'well above world standard.' 

We've established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and international significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into life-changing innovation. 

At the University of Newcastle, we are committed to equity, excellence and social justice, and we are delighted that Jack Ma, Executive Chairman and founder, Alibaba Group and supporter of the University through the Jack Ma Foundation, shares our core values. 

"My foundation and the University of Newcastle share the same values ... supporting equity, social justice, excellence, engagement, innovation, integrity and sustainability," says Jack Ma.

We offer quality on-campus student living facilities to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, our Student Living team offers 24 hour support services and a unique ResLife program to make students feel welcome, included and comfortable in their new home. 

At the University of Newcastle Australia, our students and researchers are working to solve the world’s great challenges. 

For over 50 years, we have made it our mission to deliver superior education to talented students from all walks of life. Our degrees are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to develop the problem-solvers and innovators of the future. 

With state-of-the-art facilities, offer innovative and inspiring approaches to delivering education across all of our locations - Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. With over 37,000 students, the University'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.

The University of Newcastle is ranked 207 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020. Seven of our subjects were ranked in the world's top 150 by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. 

The University of Newcastle's world-leading research and innovation creates new thinking, new ideas and new breakthroughs, not just in Australia, but around the globe. We're proud that our researchers are among the world's best. The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the University the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality 'well above world standard.' 

We've established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and international significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into life-changing innovation. 

At the University of Newcastle, we are committed to equity, excellence and social justice, and we are delighted that Jack Ma, Executive Chairman and founder, Alibaba Group and supporter of the University through the Jack Ma Foundation, shares our core values. 

"My foundation and the University of Newcastle share the same values ... supporting equity, social justice, excellence, engagement, innovation, integrity and sustainability," says Jack Ma.

We offer quality on-campus student living facilities to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Awarded the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience, our Student Living team offers 24 hour support services and a unique ResLife program to make students feel welcome, included and comfortable in their new home. 

University information

Bachelor

1090+
2+
6+
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Master

2+
6+
13,298
86%
14%
1,970
50%
50%
1,067
51%
49%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is one of the top public universities in Callaghan, Australia. It is ranked #=179 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #268
  • 2014
    #298
  • 2015
    #=257
  • 2016
    #=256
  • 2017
    #=245
  • 2018
    #=224
  • 2019
    #=214
  • 2020
    #207
  • 2021
    #197
  • 2022
    #197
  • 2023
    #192
  • 2024
    #=173
  • 2025
    #=179

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