As one of Australia’s most naturally beautiful campuses, the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus is a great fit for students seeking an engaging learning environment combined with opportunities for outdoor exploration. Here, participants will challenge themselves in the classroom, benefiting from a wide variety of course offerings, while exploring a city that features five kilometers of waterfront attractions. Located two hours from Sydney, Newcastle is also just a short distance from the Lower Hunter Valley, a region famous for its wineries and national parks.

Overview

Select from the University of Newcastle's comprehensive academic program and enjoy the natural beauty of the bushland campus

Live in Newcastle, just two hours from Sydney, which features a lower cost of living than other major urban area, an amazing climate and many outdoor pursuits

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive five-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Enjoy living in the local community in our high-quality, ideally located off-campus student housing

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Newcastle-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details

Orientation

TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Housing

Newcastle students choose between living in university managed, on-campus housing with an option for self- or fully catered facilities (with the option of a single room pending availability). On-campus accommodation offers the convenience of easy access to all sporting, library, health, and academic facilities available to students, as well as walking distance to campus.

Alternatively, students can choose TEAN off-campus accommodation located in close proximity to public transportation, nightlife, local parks, iconic beaches, and cafes and restaurants. Off-campus accommodations offer a choice of single or shared room arrangements featuring kitchens, restrooms on each floor, and a shared living space that includes a television, couches, and lounge space for studying and getting to know your Australian housemates.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Throughout your semester you will meet with the Newcastle Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Meet the Team

University

About The University of Newcastle

  • Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle’s main campus hosts more than 24,000 students.
  • Set in a natural bushland setting, close to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, the campus is situated approximately seven miles west of the city and is easily accessible via train, bus or bike from the city center.
  • Employment rates and starting salaries for University of Newcastle graduates are higher than the national average as the university prides itself in producing self-confident, well-equipped, ‘job-ready’ graduates.
  • The university sits in the top 10 universities in Australia, in terms of its research funding performance.
  • Its Business School is AACSB accredited.
  • The school puts emphasis on protecting the flora and fauna that call the area home and have instituted many protected habitats making the campus’ natural bushland setting provides an inspiring environment in which to learn. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the kangaroo crossing signs!

Location

The University of Newcastle is located approximately seven miles west of the city center and just under 3 hours north of Sydney by train. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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Courses

Courses

The University of Newcastle offers more than 2,000 courses in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructionsStudents enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (between 30 and 50 Newcastle credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Find Courses 

Academic Departments and Schools at Newcastle are divided into five academic divisions: Business and Law; Education and Arts; Engineering and Built Environment; Health and Medicine and Science and Information Technology.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Parks & Recreation Managment
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Journalism (Print)
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Special Education
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Industrial
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • Art Therapy
  • Disability Studies
  • Family Studies (Health)
  • Food Science
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreation Management
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Family/Human Studies (Humanities)
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies / Theology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language / Studies
Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Statistics
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Studies
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocal Performance
  • Web Design

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a 2.2-2.5 are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • Students attending a two-year institution may be considered on a case by case basis.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Newcastle-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Newcastle. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Sydney Opera House Performance

While tourists stand around outside taking photos, the locals are inside the Opera House seeing some of the best theatre, opera, dance or musical performances in the world. We join the locals at one of the many performance spaces inside the Sydney Opera House to experience the wonderful arts scene of Australia.

Learn to Surf

Australians love the beach – being an island nation with beautiful coastlines and 85% of the population living within an hour of a beach, it’s not surprising. Surfing is the favorite pastime of Aussie beachgoers so we introduce you to this sport early on in the semester with a lesson to get you started riding the waves.


Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.  

South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Thailand

Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore incredible Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 18
Fall Deadline April 23

Spring 2019 Tentative Dates*

Date of Departure Feb 11
TEAN Orientation Feb 13 Feb 17
University Orientation TBD
Classes Begin Feb 25
Semester Break April 15 April 26
Classes End TBD
Study Period June 8 June 10
Exam Period June 11 June 28
Program Ends June 29

*Final dates will be posted as they become available.

Fall 2018

Date of Departure July 9
TEAN Orientation July 11 July 15
Housing Move-In July 15
University Orientation July 23
Classes Begin July 30
Semester Break Sept 24 Oct 5
Classes End Nov 9
Exam Period Nov 12 Nov 30
Program Ends Dec 1

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2019

  • Tuition and program fees: $11,580*
  • Housing (off campus): $4,440 – $6,100

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students are permitted to enroll in 3 courses but there is no tuition discount.


Fall 2018

  • Tuition and program fees: $11,480
  • Housing (off campus): $4,440 – $6,100

What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses) 
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus TEAN housing (University of Newcastle on-campus housing also an option)
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries 
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Newcastle Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our TEAN scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a Full Ride Scholarship. Refer to our scholarships page for details.

We Love Newcastle

Nathan Dunshea

Resident Assistant - Newcastle

Newcastle Tip
BBQ in the Park

Spend a day in one of the many parks around Newcastle with public BBQ use available for all. Get a group together and have a picnic – my personal favourite spot is King Edward Park.

Michelle Florance

Director - South Pacific

Newcastle Tip
Rent a Bike

Want to ride a bike? Find “Dan the Bike Man” he’ll rent you one for the semester. As a relatively flat city a bike is a great way to get around.

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