Why Study at The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. They provide opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. UON challenges standard practice and received wisdom. They are world leaders in generating new knowledge and translating innovative ideas into real benefits to society.

UON is open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry.  We are champions of academic freedom and professional responsibility.


  • Business and Law
  • Education and Arts
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Medicine
  • Science

Areas of Study

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture, Building and Construction
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Community Services
  • Computing, Maths and Technology
  • Communication and Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Law
  • Science and the Environment
  • Society and Culture


Student Living is the University of Newcastle’s on-campus accommodation precinct at their Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, with a range of facilities and living environments to suit undergraduates, postgraduates, couples and students with special needs. Student Living provides an unparalleled accommodation experience that includes their exciting and unique ResLife program, 24 hour support and well-being services, customer-support initiatives and preferential living options.

UON residents are supported by a team of professional staff, including a Health and Well-Being Coordinator who work with the Residential Leadership Team to provide an integrated ResLife program that offers strong academic and social support and a wide variety of fun activities to cater for all tastes. UON’s student-focused facilities include study areas, common rooms and indoor and outdoor social spaces. Twenty-four hour security and on-call resident support provides peace of mind for those coming to live on-campus, as well as for their loved ones at home. Living on-campus is a perfect transition for students leaving home for the first time or who are arriving from other towns, cities or countries.

Each residence offers a choice of accommodation options, with the option of private or shared rooms and private or shared facilities to suit our student community. UON also offer a variety of living arrangements to suit students seeking the ease of fully catered meal options or the flexibility of semi-catered living, through to self-catered options for students seeking more independence.