University of Newcastle Australia - Schulich Only

Spend a semester under the Australian sun and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Australia's East coast.

University of Newcastle's main campus is located at Callaghan, 10 km from the coastal city of Newcastle, and has an excellent transit network including bus and train connection. Surrounded by natural bushland, UoN is ranked 10th in Australia and is known as one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in the country.

The University of Newcastle belongs to the top 300 universities worldwide and is among the top 40 institutions worldwide for Mineral & Mining Engineering and top 200 for all other fields of Engineering (QS 2020). It is known for outstanding education and world-class research.

Key information




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status


2020-21 applications

Deadline passed

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

2021-22 applications

Open Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

The University of Newcastle offers a variety of Engineering programs including Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Surveying and General Engineering. 

For a complete list of all courses available, please use the Course Handbook
The course numbers in the Handbook correspond approximately to year of study, e.g. 1000 = 1st year, 2000 = 2nd year, etc. Courses numbered 5000+ are Masters level courses and are not available for undergraduate exchange students.

standard full time workload is 4 courses (40 units) per semester. This is equivalent to 5 UCalgary half-courses.

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters.

  • Semester 1 runs from late February to late June
  • Semester 2 runs from late July to late November

Students can start in either semester, however full-year students must start in February (Semester 1).


Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

The estimated living costs are AU$18,610 per year. For more information see Newcastle's finance page

Additionally, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is mandatory for all students studying in Australia and will be applied for at the time of application to your host university. You will be required to provide evidence of OSHC for the duration of your Student Visa at the time of your visa application. For details see the study abroad program cost page


Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?  
Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

The university offers a variety of accommodation options including on-campus accommodation, off-campus accommodation and homestays. 

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in Schulich School of Engineering at UCalgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-) or permission of the exchange advisor.

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

What's special about Newcastle?

UON offers iLEAD Plus, a global leadership program tailored to help you develop your capabilities and goals. ILEAD is a three-stage program designed to connect students with local, national and international networks to accelerate professional development and future career readiness.

They also offer NUMATES, a program run by UON Global to engage international and domestic students through a range of fun activities. You will be connected with a small group of fellow students from globally diverse backgrounds. NUMATES will explore Newcastle and surrounds, creating lasting memories and friendships. 

UON is focused on Indigenous Collaboration through various activities run by the Wollotuka Institute, such as a self-guided educational bushwalk through campus (called the Birabahn Cultural Trail) and student participation in the annual Indigenous Nationals (a sports tournament which UON will host in 2020). 

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Kathryn Bauer

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.