Applying for Undergraduate Entry to the University
There are a number of ways to gain entry to undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. You may be considered for admission on the basis of:
NSW HSC or equivalent – irrespective of age of qualification
Completed or partly completed higher education studies
TAFE qualifications – completed Certificate IV or higher
Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies
Post-secondary professional qualifications including – health care practitioner qualifications, defence qualifications or commissioned officer status
One of the University's alternative entry schemes
You will be considered for entry based on:
- your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), University Admissions Index score (UAI) or equivalent
- your higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications including TAFE and other accredited providers and/or
- equivalent overseas qualifications as well as satisfying English language requirements and/or
- performance in one of the approved alternative entry schemes
- be a minimum of 16 years of age at 1 March of the year of admission. Applicants under the age of 16 years may apply directly to the Vice-Chancellor for consideration.
If you have more than one of these qualifications, you may need to consult with the relevant faculty for advice regarding how they are applied.
You also need to meet any additional selection criteria specified for the degree in our Undergraduate eHandbook or in the current edition of the University Admissions Centre (UAC) guide.
More information on admission and program choices at the University of Newcastle programs can is available at our Advisory Days.
Undergraduate applications are lodged through UAC.
Key dates for Semester 1 2013 UAC applications
|Applications for Semester 1, 2013 open||
|On-time applications close||Friday 28 September 2012|
|Late applications close (fee)||Wednesday 31 October 2012|
|Late applications close (fee)||Friday 30 November 2012|
|Change of preferences close (for main round offers)||Friday 04 January 2013|
|Main round offers e-released (9pm)||Wednesday 16 January 2013|
|Change of preferences close (for late round offers)||Wednesday 23 January 2013|
|Late round offers e-released (9pm)||Wednesday 30 January 2013|
|Change of preferences close (for final round offers)||Thursday 31 January 2013|
|Final application closing date (fee)||Thursday 31 January 2013|
|Final round offers e-released||Wednesday 6 February 2013|
Accept or Defer Your UAC Offer
When you receive a UAC offer to study at the University of Newcastle, it is important to either accept or defer your offer. If you do not accept your offer of admission within the designated period, it will lapse and you will need to contact Admissions on (02) 4921 5000 or email email@example.com.
You have 7 days from the date of the offer letter to advise us whether you wish to accept or defer your offer.
How to accept your offer
You can accept your offer online.
How to defer your offer
You may defer your offer for a period of one year or until it is next offered. If you have previously deferred your program offer, you are not eligible to apply for another deferment for the same program.
You can defer your offer online.
Bachelor of Medicine students wishing to defer cannot defer online and must contact the Bachelor of Medicine Admissions Officer on 02 4921 5680. Requests to defer from the Bachelor of Medicine are not granted automatically and will require you to submit an additional statement outlining why deferment is sought.
Bachelor of Midwifery students wishing to defer cannot defer online and must contact the Bachelor of Midwifery Program Officer on BMidwifery-PO@newcastle.edu.au. Requests to defer from the Bachelor of Midwifery are not granted automatically and will require you to submit an additional statement outlining why deferment is sought.
Remember - if you need to accept or defer by mail, make sure you allow enough time for it to reach us. It is advisable to return the paperwork by Express Post or Certified mail and retain the receipt as proof of postage.