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Give University a Go

These holidays, Year 11 and 12 students aged 16+ are invited to participate in short courses at
the University of Newcastle. These NUPrep courses are free and are run by teaching staff in the


QS World Rankings

Over the last five years, the University of Newcastle has consistently ranked in the top 200 universities in the world. This year we ranked =179 in the world. With the same score last year we ranked =173. We remain proud to be a top 1% university in the world.

The rankings are incredibly competitive, with more than 1,500 universities ranked, it is natural to see some movement in the specific number.

To rank in the top 200 universities in the world is a testament to the University’s commitment to being a world-leading university for our regions, offering an exceptional student experience, and excellence in research.

Students can be certain that they are receiving a high-quality education when they attend the University of Newcastle.

Read more about the University of Newcastle’s rankings

MA and Morley Scholarship Program


The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program will prepare students to turn their dreams and ideas into reality.

Providing up to $75,000 in financial support throughout their undergraduate degree, along with a values-based leadership program that will help students to unlock their potential.

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program supports students who have potential and recognises this does not always come down to grades, but to resilience, innovation and having a strong connection to their values. For commencing students, the Program offers scholarships in three categories:

  • Educational Disadvantage - to support students who have faced hardship
  • Indigenous - to support students in becoming new leaders in their communities, and
  • Academic Excellence - to support students who have demonstrated their academic potential.

“This scholarship will impact me professionally, socially and spiritually. It’s [scholarship] equipping me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to do more, whether that’s in my community or globally.” – Georgia Stanford, 2021 Ma & Morley Scholar


For more info visit our website

Our Free School Holiday NUPrep Courses

Students aged 16+ are invited to participate in FREE short university courses. These NUPrep courses will contribute towards students’ preparedness for HSC exams, starting tertiary education and their success in future workplaces.

Courses run at different times over the holidays, either online or on campus. Check out our website and select “I am a school student” to browse the courses available and for further information. Enrolments are open now.

More information on our website

Open Day – Register Now

We look forward to welcoming you on campus for our 2024 Open Days 

Open Day is packed with everything you need to know about going to the University of Newcastle. Participate in degree presentations, info sessions and tours of the campus.

Enjoy a hands-on experience with our program activations and ask our student ambassadors questions about uni life.

The University of Newcastle welcomes prospective students to our Central Coast campuses on Saturday 17th August and our Newcastle Campuses on 31st August 2024.

Register today!


Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is a world leader in specialist games, film, animation and visual effects education. AIE offers courses from Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diploma right up to Bachelor Degrees. AIE Graduates have worked on the top games and film projects including Fortnite, Elden Ring, Mad Max: Fury Road and Avatar.

AIE offers various pathways for students and teachers interested in these areas such as VET in School Courses, School Workshops, Industry Experience Days and Film Production Workshops. To find out more, download our flyer here or come to our Open Day on Sunday 11 August 2024


We have put together a comprehensive PDF with eligibility requirements, how to prepare and step-by-step screenshots of the application process.

Click the link below to download the PDF as a resource for providing advice to Macquarie Leaders and Achievers applicants.



At ECU we teach creative thinking in our courses because it’s a skill required in all jobs. In fact, it’s one of the most sought-after skills by employers across the world.

So keep that in mind when you’re considering universities for next year.

And if you’re not sure what you want to study yet, this might help. Take our 5-minute Career Finder quiz.

Think of a career before choosing Year 11 Subject 

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Art and Design Education Resource Guide 2024 Print Edition



The ADERG book is published in early July each year..

The number one resource for students looking for a creative art or design course at a university, TAFE or Private college in Australia.

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