STEM, Liberal Arts & Education
University of Newcastle
Located in the Callaghan neighborhood of Newcastle, just 30-minutes inland from the pacific coast, the University of Newcastle offers students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning abroad. Internationally renowned and among the top ten research universities in Australia, the University of Newcastle focuses on problem-based learning and provides a hands-on approach to education. Not to mention, the University's spacious grounds are home to abundant bushland and waterways that provide a laid-back and enriching campus environment. AACSB Accredited, the University of Newcastle is an excellent choice for students seeking to take business classes abroad that align with their degree.
Cricos Code: 00109J
Fall 1 2021
Early Jul, 2021 - Mid Nov, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Forms and Payment Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
40 Host University Units
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses offered at the University of Newcastle are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Callaghan campus as well as the Newcastle City Precinct Campus.
Start your study abroad journey with ISA's exciting 5-day Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in the northern, tropical city of Cairns - click on excursions to learn more.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Newcastle Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
For GAP and First Year Students, the following additional materials are required: a high school diploma, a minimum ACT score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 750. Students must be 18 on or before the program start date.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Host University Units
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- SAMPLE COURSES AND SYLLABI
The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Program Manager.
- CREDIT CONVERSION
Per the University of Newcastle's recommendation, 10 units = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The transcript from the University of Newcastle will reflect Newcastle units of credit for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Newcastle (UoN) course codes. All UoN course codes consist of a four-to-six-letter abbreviation detailing the area of study of the course (such as BIOL for Biological Sciences), as well as a three-to-four-digit number. The first digit of the course code represents the level of the course. For example, a course coded 1000 level (eg ACFI1001) is likely to be taken in the first year of study and a course coded 2000 level (eg MARI2900) in the second year. ISA recommends 2000- and 3000-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
To locate courses available at the University of Newcastle:
1) Click on the " Go to Course Search" button linked below to view the University of Newcastle Course Handbook
2) You can either search for available courses using keywords in the search bar of the course handbook, or search using subject area prefixes (ex. BIOL, CHEM, PSYC etc.)
3) Click on the course title of interest to view course description and details.
4) Be sure to check that the course is offered during the appropriate academic year
5) Check to make sure that the course is evaluated as 1000 Level, 2000 Level, or 3000 Level
6) Check under 'Availability' to be sure that the course is offered at either the Callaghan Campus, or the Newcastle City Precinct Campus
7) Be sure that the course is offered during your scheduled program. Note that Semester 1 (U.S. Spring Semester) courses are taught from February to June, and Semester 2 (U.S. Fall Semester) courses are taught from July to November.
8) Be sure that you check the 'Requisites' or 'Assumed Knowledge' sections of the course page to ensure you meet all course requirements
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Newcastle housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges from $4,440 - $5,995 (estimated and subject to Change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Dorm Without Meals
This housing option offers students studying at the University of Newcastle the opportunity to live in a diverse and engaging residential community on campus which is home to International and local students alike. Students are placed in fully furnished, single bedroom dorms with shared bathrooms. Students can be placed in either a 6 bedroom townhouse or 5 or 10 bedroom flats. Each unit is co-ed with a shared living and kitchen space. Housing fees include rent, utilities, and WiFi, in addition to a basic linen pack. Coin operated laundry facilities are available within the complex, and community amenities include a swimming pool, central entertainment facilities, a billiards room, and BBQ, are also available to residents. Meal plans would be available at an additional cost once on-site.
Apartment Without Meals
Students interested in living on-campus within an independent living community may be interested in this available housing option at the University of Newcastle. This apartment style accommodation places students in brand new, fully furnished, 5-6 bedroom apartments with single bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Each unit in the residence is co-ed with living and kitchen spaces to be shared among all residents. A meal plan is not included with this accommodation; students are responsible for providing all meals. Other amenities at the accommodation include shared common rooms, a communal kitchen, BBQ areas, and multi-purpose rooms including a music and movie room. Housing fee includes rent, utilities, wifi, and full bed linens. A meal plan would be available at an additional cost once on-site.
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions present you with the opportunity to experience the diverse, Indigenous culture and inspiring landscapes of northeast New South Wales. As a student studying in Newcastle, you will begin your semester with an exciting Bridging Cultures Program in Cairns and will have the chance to attend one day trip and several cultural activities throughout the semester.
Cairns + Bridging Cultures Program
From scuba diving to chilling with koalas, ISA’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is one exciting and educational introduction to the land down under. Taking place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful experience abroad by acquainting you with the local culture, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. Our in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions and all the unique activities – including snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest – planned for the week, all you have to do is show up ready for an adventure!
Visit this prominent wine region in New South Wales, home to some of Australia's best Shiraz, and learn about the Australian wine industry and the wine-making process. Then, channel your inner foodie and put your taste buds to the test sampling regional wines, artisanal chocolate, and local cheeses.
Cultural Activities in Newcastle
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Newcastle. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Newcastle special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included movie nights, NRL Newcastle Knights rugby match, and local community service beach clean-up day.