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Featuring CCIS Programs

University of Newcastle, Australia

Callaghan, Australia (Australia & New Zealand)



Quick Facts

Spring 2018
Dates:  February 26 – June 29 
Application Deadline:  Oct 30, 2017
Costs:  $7,480 CCIS Member | $7,880 Non-Member

Fall 2018
Dates:  July 30 – November 30
Application Deadline:  April 30, 2018
Costs:  $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member



 

Program Overview

The University of Newcastle combines a country setting with the advantages of city living. Situated on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline north of Sydney, the port city of Newcastle boasts wonderful beaches, low cost of living, a favorable climate, and casual lifestyle. Established in 1965, the university has two campuses, Callaghan (the large campus) in Newcastle, and Central Coast Campus at Ourimbah (between Newcastle and Sydney).

Today, more than 26,000 students including 3,500 international students from 80 countries can choose from undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by eleven facilities. Both campuses have facilities to match their setting: well-stocked libraries, student clubs, shops, cafes, sports facilities, modern lecture halls, and laboratories. The University of Newcastle is a dynamic, research-intensive University ranked in Australia's top 10. The University has an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Besides that, The University of Newcastle is in the top 4 biomedical universities in New South Wales (Times Higher Education Supplement 2005).



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Truman State University
Alcidean Arias
Director of the Center for International Education Abroad

Questions? Contact me
ciea@truman.edu
Tel:(660) 785-4076

This program is sponsored and administered by Truman State University.

Academics & Program

The University of Newcastle in New South Wales

Newcastle offers many usual city advantages, such as restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, theaters, art galleries, shopping centers, and nightclubs. Less than an hour away to the north is the impressive harbor of Port Stephens, a popular center for big game fishing, sailing, surfing, and sail boarding. The University of Newcastle at Callaghan boasts one of the best campuses in Australia. Its three hundred acres of natural brush land, complete with Australian wildlife at the city's edge, offers peace and quiet, the perfect prerequisite for successful study.



Course Offerings

A semester at the University of Newcastle runs fourteen weeks. Students are able to choose from the full range of courses in Architecture, Art and Design, Arts and Social Science, Economics and Music, Nursing and Science and Mathematics.

The usual full-time academic load for undergraduate students is 16 semester-hours and a study abroad student must enroll for a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Major areas of study include Architecture, Building and Design, Arts, Business, Economics and Commerce, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Politics, Tourism, Electrical Engineering, Environmental & Life Sciences, Computer Science, Drama, Fine Art and Psychology.

Course link: www.newcastle.edu.au/course/

Academic Highlights

Newcastle is a young, dynamic university that provides an exceptional education. It is the perfect place to grow – academically, professionally and personally. The University of Newcastle is a progressive, comprehensive university with an international focus and a research reputation which is recognized globally. The University takes great pride in the quality of their teaching and research. Newcastle is particularly recognized for its strength in the professions, including medicine, engineering, teaching, architecture, law, psychology, nursing and health.

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The Student Union organizes many of the University's important social and cultural events. The Sports Union offers a variety of recreational activities, from hang-gliding, mountaineering, surfing, and snow skiing to archery, fencing, and the martial arts. Courses are available in sports such as scuba diving, golf and weight training.

The University boasts exceptional sporting facilities including a large multi-purpose sporting complex, featuring an indoor Olympic-standard swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, gymnasium and weight training room. Other sporting facilities at Callaghan campus include seven squash courts, a tennis complex, sports shop, five playing ovals, basketball, and volleyball courts. Wollatuka, the Aboriginal Studies Center, has several field trips, which are open to international students. Central to student life on campus is the University Union, which boasts more than 20,000 members. The Union organizes many of the University's important social and cultural events.

Housing

The University of Newcastle recognizes the importance of secure, affordable and comfortable accommodations and operates a range of free and confidential services to assist you in your search. The University offers four halls of residence at its Callaghan campus. All accomodations offer a range of social, cultural and sporting opportunities in an environment conducive to study and academic achievement. Students who choose to live off-campus may work through the International Student Support office to find accommodations.(see off-campus accomodations below) The Student Support office maintains an interactive database of current accommodations and will help you locate a house or unit. 

**Due to limited on-campus housing: students must consider both on-campus and off-campus options below.

On-Campus Accommodation: costs depend on housing choice and are paid directly to Newcastle. Students will not be permitted to enter campus housing until the accommodation fee is paid in full. Students may not receive an invoice for accommodations.

It is strongly recommended that they apply early and follow the steps at the following link: On-Campus Housing. Applying early does not guarantee housing on campus. When filling out the on-line application form international students do not require a”UAC Number.” The 'Student Number' is the reference number on the Letter of Offer which students receive after the application is reviewed.

For further advice please contact: oncampusaccommodation@newcastle.edu.au

Barahineban has 96 studio apartments which can be configured into single, double(for couples) or twin(for friends) occupancy. They are self contained incorting a private kithenette, ensuite and study area.
Edwards Hall: can house a grand total of 383 residents. 298 of these are main hall rooms with catering and 85 are self-catered beds in unit style buildings. International House: unique in that it has a higher ratio of international to domestic students. 226 residents meet a wide range of people from from diverse nationalities.
Evatt House: living in one of the 211 rooms has many advantages, not least of which it has the shortest walk to lecture rooms. Rooms are configured in 5,6, or 10 bedroom units.

Off-Campus Accommodation: Click here for an interactive database of current accommodations that will help you find a house or unit, as well as provide you with other important information.

University of Newcastle and Truman State University do not bear any responsibility for students living off-campus and will not intervene in student-landlord arrangements. For further advice please contact: OffCampusAccommodation@newcastle.edu.au

Learn more about life in Newcastle through these videos about Newcastle city, see Newcastle from the sky, and life in Newcastle!

Duration & Costs

Duration 
Spring 2018:  February 26 - June 29, 2018
Fall 2018:  July 30 - November 30, 2018


Costs
Spring 2018:  $7,480 member | $7,880 non-member
Fall 2018:  $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

Costs included:  Instructional Costs and CISI and OSHC Insurance

Costs not included:  Estimated, Airfare ($2,500), room and board ($4,500-7000), books ($250), passport ($125), visa ($600), Personal Expenses ($2,500) 

*Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing, meal plan, and other choices that are personal preference.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall:  April 30
Spring:  October 30

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA:  2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher
Minimum class standing:  Students should have at least sophomore standing 

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
 



Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

Two academic references
Official copy of transcript
Color copy of passport

 



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