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Newcastle International College

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1984
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private for-profit
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Level 3, GP Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, 2308
    • Phone:
    • +61249218888
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Newcastle International College

Newcastle International College is your pathway to a degree at the University of Newcastle. The Foundation Program (FP) leads to over 60 undergraduate degrees, including Medicine. Newcastle International College Diploma programs are equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree.

  • Fast-track degree pathway into one of Australia's best universities.
  • Complete your bachelor's degree in 2 years, 8 months (instead of 3 years)*.
  • Small class sizes mean more personal attention from lecturers.
  • Excellent study location: state-of-the-art university campus.
  • Wide range of career options and very high graduate employment rate.

Academic Highlights

  • Foundation Program for Medicine
  • Diploma of Business and Commerce
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Media and Communication
  • Diploma of Medical Engineering

Life in Newcastle International College

During your time on campus you will have access to our exceptional facilities and services such as our libraries, and our International Student Support Librarian. Our world-class libraries provide access to more than 650,000 eBooks, over 80,000 electronic journal databases and more than a million physical items. You will also have the added benefits of personalized teaching, small class sizes and support from the Newcastle International College team.

School Ranking

Ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings (2020), and we put our people at the heart of everything we do.


Newcastle International College welcomes all applications from all countries, and will assess each application on its own merit. Newcastle International College will only consider academic subjects when determining average student performance. Mature-aged Entry: Applicants who are aged 21 years or above may be admitted to an academic program at Newcastle International College without meeting formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will need to be submitted at the time of applying. Recognition for Prior Learning: Students who have previously enrolled in post-secondary or tertiary studies may be recognized for their prior learning, and may wish to apply for exemptions. Applicants will be required to supply certified copies of all academic transcripts as well as detailed course syllabus information (outlining the content of that particular subject) for an assessment. Official transcripts and syllabus information must be supplied in English.

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University has more than 37,000 students from 114 countries, providing a vibrant and dynamic experience that combines a world-class academic environment with opportunities to engage in cultural, social and sporting activities.

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