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 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.
Daytrips to Sydney are possible, with adventures to Melbourne and the island of Tasmania well within reach.
Location 1.................................................. Newcastle, Australia
City Population ..............................................................300,000
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.
- 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
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. This program is AACSB accredited and approved by the Cameron School of Business for business students.
At the University of Newcastle, classes are called courses and departments are called faculties. A typical course load is three or four courses per semester. This is equivalent to 12-15 UNCW credit hours. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Australia to discuss Newcastle's course offerings and credit transfer process.
UNCW students may live in a variety of on-campus, university-managed residence halls or apartments, or in off-campus housing, located in close proximity to the university. Most accommodations are self-catered (no meal plans). Meals are available in inexpensive student cafeterias. Accommodation is priced weekly and costs are stated in Australian dollars (AU$).
Accommodation is priced weekly and costs are stated in Australian dollars (AU$).
As with all Australian schools, Newcastle follows the southern hemisphere calendar.
Fall Semester Dates (this is Australia's Spring term or Semester 2)
Late July to Late November
Spring Semester Dates (this is Australia's Fall term or Semester 1)
Mid-February to Late June
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad. Currently, exchange spots are very limited at Newcastle, however, study abroad placements are unlimited.
- 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 the education abroad advisor for Australia to discuss your program budget and to determine 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.