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. Applications received after these dates will be considered for the next available intake:

Trimester 1 – 20 January 2014 Semester 1 – 17 February 2014
Trimester 2 – 12 May 2014 Semester 2 – 14 July 2014
Trimester 3 – 25 August 2014 Summer 2014/15 - 10 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. Send certified hard copies of your supporting documents (if applicable) to the address below. Please include a cover sheet containing your name and contact details.

The University of Newcastle
IDC Building
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

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 you need to supply documentary evidence with your application, please be sure to send only certified copies, DO NOT send original documents. Academic transcripts are not required for programs you have previously studied at the University of Newcastle.

Please also note that certified documents need to be supplied in hard copy by post or in person; they cannot be emailed, scanned or faxed.

An authorised person of a tertiary or higher education institution may verify copies of original documents with an official stamp and signature. Copies may also be certified as true copies by a Justice of the Peace, a Judge, Magistrate, Legal Practitioner or Notary. The certifier must provide his or her name, address, phone number and identification number (if applicable) and the date on each document.