KEY FACTS
Duration 2-3 trimesters
Intakes March, June and October
Location Newcastle
Program Fee $24,000  (Additional Fees will apply)
CRICOS Code 104602J
OVERVIEW

The University of Newcastle College of International Education Foundation Studies Program can be completed in either 9 or 12 months and is designed to prepare students for university study, both academically and socially. It provides access to over a hundred undergraduate degrees offered by the University of Newcastle. This program will also help to increase your English and academic skills, making sure you are undergraduate study ready.

During the program you’ll be able to fine-tune your academic writing, enhancing your writing style, syntax and cohesiveness; participate in group discussions during presentations, with both presenting and answering/asking questions; practice analysing the academic reading material and critical thinking; delve into research and understand academic referencing. Learned via dedicated teaching and in a supportive environment, these skills and experience will ensure a seamless transition into your university life.

Pathway

Entry Requirements

For detailed information about the academic entry requirements for your country of origin please refer to our Entry Requirements page.

Course Structure

Four core courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Academic Communication
  • IT for Academic Studies
  • Australian Studies

Four of the following electives based on Bachelor destination:

Business & Commerce Stream
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Introduction to Media
Education, Arts & Communication Stream
  • Introduction to Media
  • Media Production
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Introductory Mathematics
Engineering, Science & IT Stream
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics for Science & Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Introduction to Media
Health Science Stream
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Introductory Mathematics

Percentage score requirements for Year 1 entry at the University of Newcastle:
Degree Overall Score Requirement Average Score Required in English for Academic Purposes and Introduction to Academic Communication Mid Year Intake Campus
Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Education) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (English & Writing) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Film, Media & Cultural Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (French Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Gender & Sexuality Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (German) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Global Indigenous Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography & The Environment) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Information Technology) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Studies of Religion) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Relations) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Anthropology 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Violence Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts (Writing Studies) 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science 67 50 Callaghan/Newcastle City
B
Bachelor of Biomedical Science 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Biomedicine / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) NEW 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Biotechnology 59 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (International Business) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (Leadership & Management) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (Politics & International Relations) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business (Tourism & Event Management) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce 59 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 59 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Business Analytics 59 50 Newcastle City
C
Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) 50 50 Newcastle City or Central Coast
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business Analytics 59 50 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 59 50 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Communication 50 50 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Computer Science 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) 59 50 Callaghan
D
Bachelor of Data Science 67 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Data Science / Bachelor of Computer Science 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Data Science / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Development Studies 67 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Business 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Communication 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Social Science 74 50 Callaghan
E
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business 81 50 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies) 50 65 Callaghan
Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies) 50 65 Callaghan
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies) 50 65 Callaghan
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management 59 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management / Bachelor of Business 59 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 59 75 Central Coast
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
F
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition 59 50 Central Coast
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition / Bachelor of Business 59 50 Central Coast
G
Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies 50 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
I
Bachelor of Information Technology 59 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business 59 50 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Newcastle City
M
Bachelor of Mathematics 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) 93 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Science 81 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) 81 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) 74 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) 74 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) 90 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts 50 50 Newcastle City
Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts / Bachelor of Arts 50 50 Newcastle City
N
Bachelor of Nursing 67 IELTS 7.0 all bands Callaghan
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) 81 75 Callaghan
O
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) 81 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy 81 75 Central Coast
P
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 81 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) 90 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Podiatry 74 75 Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science 59 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced) 93 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Business 59 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Communication 59 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Social Science 59 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Public and Community Health 59 50 Central Coast
S
Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity & Conservation) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) (Advanced Materials) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) (Medicinal & Organic) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Geography) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Physics) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Statistics) 59 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) 93 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 67 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Social Science 50 50 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 87 75 Callaghan/Newcastle City
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) 67 75 Callaghan or Central Coast
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) 67 75 Callaghan
Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) 74 50 Callaghan
Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) / Bachelor of Business 81 50 Callaghan/Newcastle City
V
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design 50 50 Callaghan

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all remaining intakes in 2021. These are awarded as a tuition fee reduction in the final trimester of your college program.

To find out what is available for you, please email CIE@newcastle.edu.au and we will send you the details of the scholarships available for your preferred program.