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University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle is a well-known university in Australia which is recognised for its high standards of education, learning and exploration. The University of Newcastle is situated at Callaghan, which is a suburb of Newcastle. The University of Newcastle is ranked among the top 10 universities of Australia. The University excels in fields of engineering and research oriented subjects. The University of Newcastle has a total strength of 26,000 students, out of which about 3,500 are international students from 80 and more countries. The University of Newcastle became an autonomous body in the year 1965. It was the first university to start the Master of Business Administration degree and Professional Program for Law integrated program for students.

The University of Newcastle offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These degrees are provided through five faculties:
  • Health
  • Education and Arts
  • Business and Law
  • Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering and Built Environment
The Faculty of Business and Law offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The schools under this Faculty include—School of Law, School of Business and Management and School of Economics, Politics and Tourism. The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment comprises of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Architecture and Built Environment and School of Engineering. The Faculty of Science and Information Technology comprises of School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Design, communication and Information Technology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Psychology. The Faculty of Education and Arts consists of School of Drama, Fine Art and Music, School of Education, Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies and School of Humanities and Social Science. The Faculty of Health comprises of School of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences. All of these schools offer undergraduate and postgraduate research options.

The course fee at the University of Newcastle depends on the course chosen at any of the schools. It is paid on a semester basis. The University also offers various Commonwealth Scholarships like Equity Scholarship Scheme University of Newcastle and Commonwealth Learning Scholarships for undergraduate students. These are offered to financially weak students. The other scholarships at the University of Newcastle include—Summer Vacation Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships, Research Higher Degree Scholarships, Scholarships for Commencing Students, Honours Scholarships, Scholarships for Continuing Students and University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme. These are available in various fields and are of different remunerations.

The University of Newcastle offers on campus accommodation facilities to all its first year students. The University has four residential colleges at the main campus of Callaghan and one at Ourimbah campus. The residential colleges at the main campus include—Edwards Hall, International House, Evatt House and Barahineban and Blue Gum House at Ourimbah campus. The room rates are different at each of these residential colleges and some of them include meal charges as well. The University of Newcastle also offers off-campus private accommodation facilities to students at both the main campus and Ourimbah campus.

The international students at the University of Newcastle are offered an Orientation Programme and they need to arrive before this programme starts. They arrive at the Sydney International Airport and need to meet the visa requirements as specified by the Australian Immigration Office. The University arranges for transportation from the airport by bus and rail services.
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