Newcastle University


Quick Facts

  • Top 1% University, 28th in the UK and 162nd in the world (QS 2015/16).
  • Notable alumni, Simon Albert – Director at The Walt Disney Company and Rowan Atkinson – Actor & Comedian.
  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group with Oxford, Cambridge, and LSE.

Newcastle University can trace its origins back to 1834 and is a perennially popular choice with applicants, and small wonder. It’s got an impressive academic track record and is located in a city that has been named the UK’s best university city, one that inspires immense affection in locals and visitors alike. Newcastle is famous for its nightlife, and, with a relatively low cost of living and a compact city centre, going for a trawl around its varied pubs and clubs couldn’t be easier. But it’s also a regional centre for the arts, theatre and live music. It’s close to great countryside and the dramatic coastline.

The university puts a huge emphasis on student employability. The award-winning ncl+ initiative encourages all students to develop employability skills through activities such as working as a student ambassador or writing for the university newspaper.

Newcastle is a member of the Russell Group, representing 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Newcastle works not only on the supply side of knowledge creation and dissemination, but also responds to the demands side of societal challenges. The University is not only a large employer and a magnet for tens of thousands of young people, but an integral part of civil society.

Newcastle and Canada
Newcastle University is home to a diverse and cosmopolitan community with over 4,000 international students from over 110 countries worldwide.

The University has strong links in Canada and welcomes many Canadian students annually. Currently there nearly 60 Canadians studying at Newcastle University across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Some of the more popular programmes at undergraduate level are: Law and Medicine, and at Postgraduate level; Business, Biomedicine and Cultural and Heritage Studies.

Sarah from Canada – MSc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC) (2012)

I would recommend international students to definitely look in to Newcastle. It is in a great area of the UK which is often overlooked and the city and University has a lot to offer its students. You can live here on a low budget with a friendly atmosphere.

Schools and Departments
Newcastle’s academic structure contains 24 schools, research institutes and research centres.

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For information on international student fees (non-EU), click here.

Newcastle offers a range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 22,000 students and 3,500 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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Guaranteed for eligible first-year students. Most accommodation sites are within 10 minutes’ walk of the campus and the city centre.

The University library service is the only one in the UK to have been awarded the government’s charter mark for excellent customer service five times in a row, and the new customer services excellence standard. As well as the main library, which is open 24 hours a day, there are specialist libraries in the medical school and law school. There is computer provision across campus, including 24-hour computer clusters, free wireless connectivity and all student bedrooms are wired for internet and university network access.

With first-class sports facilities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a range of high-quality pitches and a water sports centre, Newcastle has finished in the top 15 out of 146 in the British Universities and Colleges Sports table for the past six years.

Recent developments include an £8m refurbishment of the grade-II listed student union. A brand new multimillion-pound teaching and accommodation complex for international students opened in 2012.

The campus is in the middle of the city and close to the Metro. There are easy links to London and Edinburgh, as well as a ferry port and an international airport.

Living in Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne (also known as Newcastle) is one of the largest cities in England located in Tyne and Wear. Situated North of the River Tyne it used to be known as the county town of Northumberland. There are many sites to see in the city of Newcastle such as the Tyne Bridge, the Discovery Museum and ‘St James Park’ the famous football ground.Newcastle has more theatres per person than anywhere in the UK, highlights include  Newcastle’s Theatre Royal (regional home to the Royal Shakespeare Company) and the Sunderland Empire providing world-class theatre to suit all tastes from West End productions to esoteric drama. Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as its’ audiences and Northern Stage is a world-class for theatre making.