Why Study with the University of Newcastle

Choosing to study at the University of Newcastle can give you a competitive advantage for your future career.   Here are some of the top reasons to study with us.

1. Study at a top 200 university in the world

You will have access to world-class programs, inspiring and collaborative learning environments, and opportunities to put theory into practice with real-world experiences.  

Learn from our passionate and talented teaching staff who have strong industry connections and experience.

2. Gain additional post-study work opportunities 

The Australian Government allows students who meet study and skills criteria to stay temporarily in Australia after they complete their study and gain valuable work experience. To promote living and working in regional areas, students are eligible to stay from three years to five years depending on the level of Australian study qualification.


3. Build your professional networks and connect with our industry partners

We offer the chance to tap into the University's industry connections for practical work experience, greater connection with local, regional and national industry partners, and the opportunity to grow your professional network, unlocking opportunity for professional growth and development.  

4. Experience more career opportunities and earn higher salaries

More than 89.8% of our undergraduates and 93.3% of our postgraduates gain employment within four months of completing their studies. Our students start post-study work with higher salaries than the Australian average. 

5. Study free from distraction in a welcoming setting

Newcastle and the Central Coast have the convenience and benefits of a big city, without the usual distractions from study. All campuses have dedicated study spaces to allow students to focus. Our strong industry partner connections throughout Australia provide benefits for students from all study areas. 


6. Engage in practical learning experiences while you study

We have practical learning experiences in all of our study programs. This ensures you will be well prepared for the workplace and ready to take on new challenges.

7. Enjoy a more affordable Australian study experience

For study and living, Newcastle and the Central Coast are more affordable than most major cities in Australia. We also run workshops and classes to help you find part-time work while you study. With a range of international scholarships, there are many affordable ways to study with us. 

8. Be part of a vibrant student community

Our international and domestic students love studying at our beautiful campuses. With friendly support services and staff, we help make your stay safe and secure, so you can focus on your study and gain unforgettable experiences.

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