University of Newcastle

Rank 13
Location Callaghan
Established 1965
Famous For Agricultural Sciences, Humanities


The University of Newcastle is a renowned research-intensive university located in Newcastle, New South Wales. It was founded in 1965 and has since grown to become one of Australia's leading universities, consistently ranked in the top 200 universities across the globe.

UON offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a variety of fields, including business, engineering, health, humanities and social sciences, law, medicine and nursing, science, and education. The university has five faculties: Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Health and Medicine, and Faculty of Science. It also has a strong research focus, with world-class research centres and institutes in areas such as energy, health, neuroscience, and social sciences.

Services for International Students

UON has a diverse student body, with over 38,000 students from more than 115 countries. The university has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and offers a range of support services for students, including academic support with skills workshops, peer mentoring, one-on-one consultations, counselling to manage mental health concerns and career development services. 


  • 201-250th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2023
  • 30th in the Impact Ranking by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 173rd globally in the QS World University Rankings of 2024
  • 231st in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


The University of Newcastle offers a range of accommodation options for students, and the on-campus housing includes residential colleges and self-catered apartments. The residential colleges provide fully catered accommodation with shared facilities such as kitchens, common rooms, and laundry facilities. The self-catered apartments offer single and shared rooms with shared kitchens and common areas. Off-campus options are also available for students who wish to stay elsewhere. 

About Location

The university is situated in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The university's main campus is situated in the suburb of Callaghan, which is approximately 12 km from the city centre. Newcastle is a vibrant coastal city with a rich history and a range of cultural, recreational, and natural attractions. The university also has other campuses in Newcastle City, Port Macquarie, Singapore, and Sydney. 

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