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Newcastle University

Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne View map
United Kingdom
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Newcastle University is a prestigious world-leading university dedicated to leading the way in innovation, creativity, and excellence. The things we do here make a difference out there.

We inspire students to think differently, take on new challenges, and gain the confidence to push boundaries – all the while forging lasting friendships and making incredible memories.

Our Newcastle campus has a history dating back to 1834, and is placed at the heart of a bright and vibrant student city, world famous for its arts and culture, sport, shopping, and close proximity to beautiful countryside and coastlines. We’ve been in the UK top 10 for student experience for 4 years running (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), and 86% of our students are satisfied with their Newcastle experience (National Student Survey 2018).

The university exists to find solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges, to pioneer new ways of thinking, and to provide students with the high-quality learning and teaching experience they need to start changing the world.

As a founding member of the Russell Group, we’re one of the top 24 research-intensive universities in the UK. We have a world-class reputation for pioneering research and innovation in the fields of:

We’re one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2018) and a thriving international community led by world-class teaching staff. Our academics include three T.S. Eliot Prize winners, the Scottish national poet Jackie Kay, and Turner Prize nominees.

Our teaching was awarded the highest possible award – The Gold Award – in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and we're in the top 10 in Europe for Teaching Excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018).

We welcome more than 28,000 students from 140 countries worldwide to learn and get career-ready. We’re a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts, and many of our 214,000 alumni are accomplishing great things in sectors as diverse as digital technology, finance, and fine art.

Whether it's by educating the leaders of tomorrow or finding solutions to some of society's greatest challenges, our work at Newcastle University is making a difference. Find out more about how you can be part of it.

Newcastle University is a truly international institution, educating students around the globe with a campus in Newcastle, a business school in London, and a science and engineering facility in Singapore

We were also the first UK university to establish a fully-owned international campus for medicine at our NUMed campus in Malaysia.

We’re home to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the National Innovation Centre for Data, and the National Centre for Energy Systems. Our Urban Observatory is the largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world.

A number of subject-specific facilities on and off-campus include two farms, a marine laboratory and vessel, purpose-built music studios, and one of the largest exhibition spaces in North East England – which includes in its permanent collection works spanning five centuries of art. Our libraries house over one million print books, a wide collection of rare books and manuscripts, half a million e-books, and 600 computers.

There are over 3000 networked computers across our main campus, plus free Wi-Fi across campus. Students have access to their own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with 24/7 access to reading lists and course handouts, and online discussions with tutors and fellow students. The university has one of the largest and most comprehensive lecture capture services (ReCap) in the UK, allowing students to revisit selected lectures online.

If English isn’t your first language, we offer pre-sessional English courses with INTO Newcastle. We also have pathway courses where you can prepare for direct entry onto one of our degrees.

Dedicated maths and writing support is available for students studying any subject, and access to our award-winning Language Resource Centre means students have the option to learn a language for free, too.

The Newcastle University Counselling and Mental Health Team provide support for students who may be struggling with life concerns which cause unmanageable emotional or psychological distress. A programme of well-being workshops is available throughout the year, with face-to-face and telephone appointments with internal and external specialists also free to use.

Newcastle University's Students' Union building is at the heart of campus and is the hub of student life. NUSU hosts an on-site Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, and Subway, a student bar and shop, weekly club nights, regular gigs, and dedicated quiet and social study spaces available 24 hours a day.

NUSU has over 200 student societies and sports clubs covering different sports, subjects, cultural interests, politics, religion, and the chance to get involves with over 150 volunteer projects to develop skills, benefit the community, and to make new friends. There's also the multi-Guardian-award-winning Courier weekly student newspaper, Newcastle Student Radio, and NUTV (The Courier Television).

NUSU's Give It a Go programme offers one-off taster activities to help students make the most of their spare time, while Go Play gives students a chance to try a new sport under the guidance and support of coaches, with no experience or commitment necessary.

When it comes to student accommodation, we know how important it is to find the right home from home. Our Newcastle accommodation ranges from historic Victorian halls to ultra-modern scene-stealers. Most residences are within ten minutes' walk of the city-centre, and some are based right at the heart of campus.

We have a wide range of catered, self-catered, en-suite, and standard accommodation to suit all needs, budgets, and backgrounds. All first-year undergraduate students who meet the criteria and apply before the deadline are guaranteed a home in university or managed partnership accommodation. Take a look at our website to find out which style, location, and price range of accommodation suits you.

Find out what Kinsey said about our accommodation:

Kinsey’s student profile – International Marketing MSc

“I am living in University accommodation that is majorly comprised of postgraduate students and international students. Living with English locals and other international students from around the world adds such a fun dynamic to my living experience and also provides for many interesting dinner conversations. Sorting out accommodation was a fluid process with much support available, if needed.”

Our Undergraduate applications in the UK are through UCAS. In the US, we also operate via Common App.

All our courses have their own required criteria, and this is published on our University website. ABB is typically the minimum requirement with many courses requiring higher grades. The international qualification equivalencies are also published on our website.  When applying it is important to provide full details of previous and current qualifications to evidence ability to meet the criteria. 

We invest millions of pounds in financial support for students who choose to come and study here. Our generous scholarships will support new eligible undergraduate students starting their degrees in 2019. Scholarship provision for 2020 entry is not yet confirmed, and when it is we will publish up to date undergraduate scholarship and postgraduate scholarship information on our website.



Newcastle University is in the top 10 for graduate prospects in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), with 85% of graduates in employment in professional or managerial roles.

Our graduates benefit from careers support and business start-up support for up to three years after graduation. Advice and support from the award-winning Careers Service includes one-to-one sessions with a careers adviser, drop-in CV checks, academic modules, online resources, and skills development workshops covering topics such as how to succeed at interviews.

The university's STARTUP programme offers students with entrepreneurial ideas support from a dedicated team of business advisers, a programme of workshops and events, and access to workspace. The university has a good record of supporting students, with 179 start-up businesses currently trading with an annual turnover of £26.8m, creating 449 full-time equivalent jobs between them. Our Graduate Connections online networking tool enables current students to access the careers-related knowledge and experience of our alumni, too.

Our Careers Service helps students to find work while they’re with us, too. An online job search facility includes vacation work, placements and internships, and a searchable directory of over 600 graduate employers in the North East.

Our internship programme offers Newcastle University students paid placements in local businesses. There are also jobs available on campus, if you don't want to travel too far. Our on-campus job agency matches students with temporary or casual work assignments within the university.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Newcastle Law School

School of Engineering

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Philosophical Studies

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

School of Engineering

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

University Highlights

Total students - 25,247


International students - 7,205


Total faculty staff - 2,464


Total students - 25,247


International students - 7,205


Total faculty staff - 2,464



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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