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  • Locations: Newcastle, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Aboriginal Studies, Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Film, French, Geography, Geology, German, Health Science, History, International Business, Japanese, Management, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Recreation and Tourism, Religion/Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Science, Statistics, Theater/Drama, Tourism
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
AustraliaUnivNewcastle
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Program Description

The University
The University of Newcastle is a dynamic, research-intensive university, ranked as one of Australia’s top ten universities. The main Callaghan campus is located 7.5 miles west of the city of Newcastle, and set in superb bushland just minutes away from spectacular beaches, waterways and forests. The Ourimbah campus is located about one hour south of Newcastle and sits on the central coast of New South Wales. Both campuses are well known for their academic excellence and innovative teaching.

The Surrounding Area
Located approximately 2 hours north of Sydney, Newcastle is an active port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s coastline. The Newcastle Callaghan campus is less than an hour’s drive from the impressive harbor of Port Stephens, a popular center for fishing, sailing, surfing and sail-boarding. To the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.

Nestled in a small township off the Pacific Highway, the Ourimbah campus is surrounded by coastal reserves, national forest and parkland. Nearby, the Ourimbah State Forest is revered for its excellent bushwalking, while another local attraction, the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary, provides visitors the opportunity to observe more than 126 native bird species.

Daytrips to Sydney are possible from both campuses, with adventures to Melbourne and the island of Tasmania well within reach.

Location 1.................................................. Newcastle, Australia
City Population ..............................................................141,700
Campus Enrollment.......................................................11,000+

Location 2.................................................. Ourimbah, Australia
City Population ..................................................................3,820
Campus Enrollment...........................................................3,165

Student Life
The University of Newcastle is a lively and dynamic environment in which to study. In addition to excellent educational facilities, the university’s Callaghan campus also offers students a variety of on-campus amenities such as banking, medical and dental services, sporting and social clubs, markets and festivals. Social life also plays an integral role in the Newcastle experience, with the university promoting a wealth of student organizations and activities.


Eligibility 

  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.50+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange/study abroad program with the University of Newcastle will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study available include anthropology, aviation science, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, drama, engineering, English, environmental studies, film studies, foreign languages, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, religion, social sciences, sociology and software engineering.

Housing

UNCW students live in single rooms in student residence halls or in off-campus, university-managed houses. These are normally within a 5-10 minute walk from campus. Other students opt to find off-campus housing near Newcastle’s beaches. Meals are available in inexpensive student cafeterias.


Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Late July to Late June

Fall Semester Dates
Late July to Late November

Spring Semester Dates
Mid-February to Late June  

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
  • Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. 

With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.


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