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Why choose Newcastle?

  1. The campus is a mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland.
  2. There is ongoing investment in state-of-the-art buildings and facilities
  3. Fantastic sporting facilities include a 50m indoor heated pool and an 18m climbing wall (the second highest in Australia).


Quick Facts:

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

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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.