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  • Locations: Newcastle, Australia
  • Program Terms: 1 Year (Aug - June), 1 Year (Jan - Dec), Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Independent Agreement: University of Newcastle (UNC), Australia

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University of Newcastle is a world class institution well-known for the range and quality of its degrees, its quality research driving world class innovation, and of course, also of its superb recreational facilities and beautiful beaches.
University of Newcastle has multiple campuses totaling over 35,000 students and more than 6,600 international students from over a 100 countries.New Castle 5


Students should take the majority of their courses in the engineering department, but are welcome to take courses in other field of studies too. There is over 91 degree programs for undergraduate students and over 51 for graduate students.

Programs offered for undergraduate and graduate students are the following:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Communication
  • Biotechnology
  • Arts
  • IST
  • Mathematics
For specific course offerings at University of Newcastle please visit the undergraduate course catalogue or the postgraduate course catalogue.New Castle 4

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.Language of Instruction is in English.

Accommodation and meals are offered on campus and outside of campus. For more information about housing, please see Your Place on Campus (on-campus accommodation) and Your Place on Campus (off-campus accommodation)

Academic credit
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses you pass will earn your credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA.
Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.

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University of Newcastle is located in a natural wonder with wonderful beaches, and exciting city life: shops, entertainment, and restaurants in every corner of the city. Population is under 300000 inhabitants which makes it a big and small city at the same time.
There are so many points of interest when you are in Newcastle and Sidney is only 2.5 hours by train.


S&T Term S&T Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring October 1 Early March Mid-June
Academic Year March 1 Late July Mid-June
Fall March 1 Late July Early November


Applying to a study abroad program is the first step to a life-changing experience. Once you start your application to a study abroad program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. While there are several things to be done before you depart to study abroad, remember that we at the S&T study abroad office are here to guide you along the way!
1.    If you don’t know which program you are interested in, please request an advising meeting with an S&T study abroad advisor to discuss the study abroad opportunities. The study abroad advisor would be able to make recommendations based on your academic and personal goals. After you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.  

2.    If you have already spoken to a study abroad advisor and/or you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure. 

3.    Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following: 
o    Material submissions - Printable forms which require signature form campus officials. Most material submissions could be uploaded to the online application, but some may require physical submission of materials. Such material submissions include: a copy of your unofficial transcript, financial planning worksheet, application for credit, etc. 

o    Signature Documents - Items that may be digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.  Such a signature document is the assumption of risk and release. 

o    Recommendation Forms - You will have the option to request a recommendation letter from an S&T faculty or staff by entering their e-mail address. Recommendations may be submitted electronically by S&T faculty and staff. 

o    Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically. Such questionnaires include: emergency contact info, insurance information, application for the S&T Study Abroad scholarship, etc. 

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Step by step instructions can be found at Applying to an Independent Agreement Program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
1 Year (Aug - June) 2019-2020 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA