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May 05th, 2021

University of Newcastle

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Semester Abroad
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
The University of Newcastle (UON) is a comprehensive, international university and one of Australia’s leading research institutions.

UON offers an exciting and vibrant atmosphere with outstanding research and teaching facilities, well-stocked libraries, award-winning buildings, a state-of-the-art sporting complex, and shops and cafes all set within a natural bushland campus. At the same time, the campus is relaxed and friendly; perfect for a living and learning experience in Australia.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees & Housing
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- July through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- February through June
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
Program participants will take one required course of their choosing in Australian history or culture as well as the one-credit cross-cultural understanding course. The remainder of the courses is taken from the regular University of Newcastle curriculum alongside Australian students.

Coursework is available in Australian studies, business, creative arts, cultural studies, engineering, environmental studies, health studies, information studies, law, Old World-New World studies, scientific studies, and teaching and learning studies.
An on-site Program Coordinator will provide the orientation, teach the Cross-Cultural Understanding course, arrange housing and excursions, and assist participants with their cultural transition and learning.

To view the course selection, visit the University of Newcastle course catalog.

Students can expect to attend both lectures (usually 2 hours in length and made up of an average of 200 students) and tutorials (much smaller classes of about 20 people). The tutorials are meant to have discussions about what happened in the lecture. Over the course of the semester, most students will be responsible for 3 or 4 big assignments per class, which can be weighted heavier than the numerous assignments required in many HPU courses.

For more information about life at the university, go the the University of Newcastle website.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.