Global Education

University of Newcastle

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

The Newcastle program 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. The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive, international university and one of Australia’s leading research institutions.

Quick Facts

Location: Newcastle, New South Wales (population: 310,000)

University: Newcastle University (19,700 students)

Terms available: 

  • Fall (mid-July to late November)
  • Spring (mid-February to late June)

Minimum Application Requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: Australia page for detailed information.


Academic Program

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 along-side Australian students. Coursework is available in Australian studies, Business studies, Creative Arts, Cultural studies, Engineering studies, 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.

For more information about life at the university, go the the University of Newcastle website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn 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 foreign 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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of Newcastle website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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