University of Newcastle in Australia

Application for the University of Newcastle has been extended to November 1, 2013!

Bar Beach, Newcastle

Bar Beach, Newcastle. Photo by Alexandria Palomarez

Program Dates

February 10, 2014 – July 5, 2014

Academic Program

Course offerings include: Architecture, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Ceramics, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Design (Industrial Design, Photomedia, Visual Communication and Illustration) Economics, Education, Engineering (Architecture Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical) English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Global & International Studies, HSES, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language-Hearing, Strategic Communication, Visual Art (Ceramics and Visual Art Education), and Women’s Studies.

Program dates for the Fall semester are generally mid-July to late-November and mid-February to late June for the Spring semester.

Newcastle Course Equivalencies

University of Newcastle Conversion Guide

University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle offers students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Set in superb bushland and close to spectacular beaches, waterways and forests, the University is renowned internationally and among the top ten research universities in Australia. Newcastle is well known for its academic excellence and innovative teaching. The University’s setting and relaxed atmosphere combine to offer an excellent environment for academic pursuits and personal development. The university was established in 1965 and has more than 22,000 students. The campus is set on 300 acres of natural bushland complete with Australian wildlife. The university facilities are modern facilities that house the library, student clubs, shops, cafes, sports facilities, lecture theaters and laboratories.


The University of Newcastle has four on-campus accommodations. Placement in on-campus accommodations can be very competitive. Students will find out about placement in on-campus accommodations approximately one month before the semester starts.  Additional information about the on campus accommodations is available at


Applicants must be at least a second semester sophomore by the beginning of the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.