Australia’s University of Newcastle is set to get a new campus in Gosford, in proximity to Sydney and Newcastle. This was announced by the New South Wales government recently.
The university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky acknowledged that the youth on the Central Coast look for more study opportunities at the university level.
“We’ll offer courses to support the development of a health, innovation and education campus and will work with business and industry in the area to identify skill needs and gaps, and to provide work integrated learning opportunities for students,” he said.
- The University of Newcastle is ranked among the top 200 in the world.
- The university’s strengths are in Information Technology, Engineering, Nursing, and other disciplines.
- The university expects to see more than 1,000 students studying at the Gosford campus once complete.
What’s In It For International Students
In 2021, the university hosted 39,096 students from 98 countries and supported 7,406 completions across 203 degree programs. Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global, University of Newcastle, said, “We are delighted to welcome back international students to our Australian campuses. International students form an important part of our university, enriching the learning experience for all students and bringing global perspectives into our region. As a top 200 university with a regional location and industry connections, we are a destination of choice for international students looking for quality education and employability outcomes.”
The Newcastle University’s student enrolment numbers from India are already up significantly this year. Information Technology, Engineering, Nursing, and other disciplines are among the Newcastle University courses which are perfectly placed to provide a highly regarded qualification and exceptional employment prospects for Indian students.
Explaining more about the university’s initiatives towards welcoming foreign students, Professor Anderson said, “As part of welcoming back international students, we have established the South Asia Excellence Scholarship for high performing students that come to study with us. To support students in their application to come to the university, we have a team of current students who have been through the process themselves, and are on hand to provide assistance and advice in navigating the post-COVID complexities of studying in another country.”
More than 1,000 students are expected to be studying at the Newcastle campus in Gosford once complete, with this figure growing to around 3,000 students located in Gosford over the next decade. The university will offer courses, including nursing, to support the development of a health, innovation and education campus and will work with business and industry in the area to identify skill needs and gaps, and to provide work integrated learning opportunities for students.
Around 93% of its postgraduate students are able to find employment within four months of finishing their studies. Some of the other campuses of the university include the ones located in the city of Newcastle, Ourimbah and Callaghan.
Scholarships For International Students
The university offers a range of scholarships to international students. These include the International Excellence Scholarship (Information Technology and Computer Science) 2022. This merit-based scholarship recognises applicants with a strong academic background. The scholarship is valued at AU$15,000 for each year of study under full-time study load.
An applicant must be starting study in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate program at the university in 2022 and beyond at an Australian or online campus as indicated on the offer letter. You must be an international full-fee paying student as well.
Some of the programs that are covered under this include Bachelor of Information Technology; Bachelor of Computer Science; Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science.
Another scholarship on offer is the International Excellence Scholarship (Management, Accounting and Finance) for meritorious international students to study in 2022 and beyond.
The South Asia Excellence Scholarship also recognises applicants with a strong academic background. This scholarship is valued at AU$10,000 for each year of study under full-time study.