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University of Newcastle

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Very limited exchange spaces are available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

Location: New South Wales, Australia (For information for exchange students, see Study Abroad and Exchange)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July - November


  • Three main campuses. The largest is Callaghan, 12km from the centre of Newcastle. The other is at Ourimbah on the Central Coast, halfway between Newcastle and Sydney. These campuses are set in superb bushland, minutes away from spectacular beaches, waterways, national parks and state forests.  The Newcastle city campus “New Space” is in the heart of Newcastle's CBD, a 1.4km walk to the beach and 700 metres from Honeysuckle (Harbour precinct)
  • Newcastle offers the largest single site accommodation complex of any university in Australia. There are close to 1,000 students living on the Callaghan campus in three traditional halls of residence and one new motel style complex


Area of study

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Australia Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Chinese, Classical Languages
  • Community Welfare and Human Services
  • Creative Arts
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Development Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • International Affairs
  • Japanese
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Policy
  • Psychology Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Societies and Cultures
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Writing
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sports Science
  • Physical Activity
  • Sustainable Resource Management

Course catalogue

See the course handbook for full course selection.

Use the link above to browse through our courses available. A warm reminder - our academic calendar is Semester 1 (February-June) and Semester 2 (July-November). Do not worry too much about having classes at Callaghan or Newcastle City campus as the two campuses are connected by the free shuttle bus! You are welcome to ‘mix and match’ courses from different disciplines/colleges as a Study Abroad student. It is strongly recommended that you check the 'assumed knowledge' and 'course requisites/compulsory components' for each course. To look for courses not likely to have pre-requisite: tick the box of “Electives” on the left panel. Please ensure you have the approval from your home institution to participate in any course.

TIP: Semester 1 courses for 2024 will not be released until around October so use the Semester 1 2023 courses as a guide

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Newcastle. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available. For more details, check the University of Newcastle's Accommodation Services website.
  • The University provides various types of accommodation, ranging from modern residences in towers to cosy dormitories. On campus accommodation is not guaranteed and we encourage exchange students to apply early.

  • For information about Off-Campus accommodation, click HERE.

How to apply

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