The University of Newcastle is situated in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle in New South Wales. With nearly 36,000 students there are plenty of extra-curricular activities across their five Australian campuses. The University also runs events specifically for international students and offers opportunities to volunteer. There are also over 150 clubs and societies from scuba diving to drama as well as the option to start your own society.
Established in 1965, the Times Higher Education has placed the University of Newcastle as number 1 in Australia for universities under 50.
Newcastle holds strong ties to many sporting teams including rugby, basketball and water sports. The city also hosts a range of festivals during the year, from Jazz to Art. Newcastle is also only 100 miles away from Sydney, and there is a regular rail service.
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 308,308
University Population: 35,998
Climate: Newcastle has a borderline oceanic/humid subtropical climate like much of central and northern New South Wales. Summers tend to be warm and winters are generally mild.
Nearest airport: Newcastle Airport
University Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/
Study Abroad Office: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/study-abroad/