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University of Newcastle ARC SCA EXC
Newcastle, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Details:
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Architecture Design and Planning, Sydney College of the Arts
Program Description:


University of Newcastle
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Year Established: 1963
Student Population: 23,900
The University of Newcastle is a top ranking university with a world-class reputation for research excellence. It is spearheading three major significant societal challenges: Ageing and Health, Sustainability, and Social Renewal. The University is committed to academic excellence and is one of the top civic universities in the UK, meaning it has a clear sense of purpose.
The campus is located in the heart of the city, making it easy and affordable to get around. It’s highly regarded for its student experience, having recently heavily invested in facilities including student accommodation, upgraded IT, innovative, user friendly spaces, and a new library building. 
Unique Characteristics 
University of Newcastle has one of the largest selections of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in England. It comprises 24 academic schools and 40 research institutes and centres spread across three faculties. Its designing and planning course has links with Sydney College of the Arts and Architecture.
With its unspoiled beaches, rolling countryside and rich history, Newcastle is a popular place to study. It is a spirited mixture of heritage and urban sophistication with excellent galleries and a magnificent concert hall. The city is brimming with culture and is also known for its exceptional restaurants and bars, world-class attractions, theatres and festivals.

United Kingdom - University of Newcastle - building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Architecture (PG students only)

Visual Arts



Fine Arts


Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Term: September – December
Spring Term: January – March
Summer Term: April – June
Semester 1: September – January
Semester 2: February – June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


60 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The grading system used at Newcastle University (for undergraduate programmes), returns marks on a common percentage scale which relates to a common qualifications framework for higher education in England, as follows:
70-100 – Excellent
60-69 – Very good
50-59 – Good
40-49 – Basic
0-39 – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
When you have completed your period of study at Newcastle, a transcript stating the courses you have studied here and the Newcastle grade you have been awarded will be forwarded to the University of Sydney.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
See language requirements for non-native speakers of English. If your native language is not English you may be required to sit the UELA.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university. Please note that accommodation is only guaranteed for students studying a full year at Newcastle and who apply for accommodation before 30th June.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
International Welcome is part of an orientation programme of events designed to help you settle into life at Newcastle. It involves a schedule of information sessions to inform you about the practicalities of being a new student at Newcastle University and social activities to help you make new friends. It also includes a Meet and Greet Service from Newcastle International Airport.
Support Services 
Support Services are available free of charge to all students.
Information from the host university
Information from the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration


Student Experiences

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This program is currently not accepting applications.