How to Apply

Application closing dates

Domestic on-campus students

If you wish to study face-to-face at one of the University of Newcastle campuses, please make sure that you review the University Admissions Centre application closing dates for your program.

Direct applications for online and multimode delivery

If you are applying directly to GradSchool to study online (or a mix of online and face-to-face), please adhere to the application closing dates listed below. All required supporting documents must be received by these dates. Applications received after these dates will be considered for the next available intake:

Trimester 1 – 19 January 2015 Semester 1 – 9 February 2015
Trimester 2 – 11 May 2015 Semester 2 – 13 July 2015
Trimester 3 – 24 August 2015 Summer 2014/15 - 17 November 2014 (Theology programs only)

NOTE: Programs are available for admission in either Semesters OR Trimesters. Please review the detailed program information and important dates to see which applies to your program of choice.

Application process

The application process varies according to the program; the study mode: face-to-face, online or a combination of both; and whether you are a domestic or international student.

Most applications are made to either the Universities Admission Centre, the University of Newcastle International Office, or directly using the GradSchool online application form. Certain specialist programs may have extra application requirements, which will be listed on the detailed program information page.

If you are also applying for credit please refer to our credit and exemptions section for further information and instructions.

International students

International students who wish to study online from their home country can apply online. See the 'before you get started' section below. Those wishing to study face-to-face or a combination of both should visit the International Admissions page.

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, please be sure to complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date as listed above.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Apply to study

If you are planning on studying your program entirely online or via blended delivery, you can apply directly using our online application form. Other applications should apply via UAC or the international office. If you are unsure which application process is most suitable for you please use the online form. You will be directed to the correct area based on the information that you provide.

Apply online

  1. Click the 'Apply Now' button below.
  2. Complete each section of the form. You will need to provide information on personal and contact details, confirm your citizenship, give a summary of your previous study and /or work experience as well as confirm the type of study that you wish to complete. Please take the time to view the help points listed for many of the application questions.
  3. Upon submission of your online application, you will be notified by email that it has been received. Please keep this email for your records.
  4. Within 48 hours of receipt, your GradSchool program officer will contact you to discuss any required supporting documentation.
  5. Email correctly certified copies of your supporting documents (if requested) to GradSchool at

Apply Now

If you have any problems completing the online application, please contact us.

Phone 1800 88 21 21
Outside Australia + 61 2 4921 8856
Email enquiry form

Certified supporting documentation

If GradSchool requests documentation to support your application for admission, you can email correctly certified copies of these documents to us.

A ‘certified copy’ is a copy of an original document that is verified or notarised as a true copy by an authorised person. To have your documents certified, you will need to give both the original and the copy to the person certifying the document.

The University of Newcastle accepts documents that have been certified by:

  • an authorised person of a tertiary or higher education institution who will sign and stamp the copies.
  • a Justice of the Peace, who will stamp and sign the copies and include the name, registration number and state of registration.
  • A person currently employed as (each certified copy must include an official stamp from the notary's employing institution):
  1. an accountant
  2. a bank manager
  3. a credit union branch manager
  4. a barrister, solicitor or attorney
  5. a police officer of the rank of sergeant or above
  6. a postal manager
  7. a principal of an Australian Secondary College. High school or primary school.