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Newcastle University

Newcastle is one of the UK’s leading universities with an international reputation for excellence. The main campus is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting cities, famous for its friendly locals and fun-loving character. With a low cost of living and consistently strong graduate employability record, Newcastle is the university of choice for over 6,000 international students from more than 150 different countries. 

Known for their warm Geordie welcome, Newcastle is one of those rare places where you instantly feel at home. A big city in a small space, offering all the excitement of a modern metropolis combined with small-town friendliness. Consistently voted one of the best student cities in the UK, Newcastle attracts over 50,000 students each year. In fact, one in six people in Newcastle is a student, helping create the city's energetic social scene and legendary nightlife. Newcastle also has world-class arts, music, shopping, and sport right in the city centre and is just 25 minutes' from beautiful beaches via the underground Metro system. 

Newcastle University has a long history of teaching dating back to 1834 and is a Russell Group university. Their reputation for academic excellence, high graduate employability, and an amazing student experience attracts students from all over the globe. 

Getting to Newcastle is easy, whether you fly into Newcastle International Airport or take a train to Central Station. You are less than 3 hours by train from London and 90 minutes from Edinburgh.

Affordable

With lower than average student rents, you’ll have more money left in your pocket to spend on the things you love. Food and drink prices are refreshingly low in Newcastle, so it won’t break the bank to enjoy an evening out, and there are plenty of shops specialising in affordable fare to help you look after your pennies. 

Supporting you

Whatever your support needs, help is on hand. Newcastle is proud to offer a range of support services - before you apply and once you arrive - to give you the confidence and support you need to reach your full potential. 

Throughout your studies you’ll have a Personal Tutor (an academic member of staff from your course of study) who will be there to help and guide you for the duration of your degree. Newcastle also has Student Peer Mentors who help you to set your expectations about your studies and help you settle into your course in the first semester. In addition, there is the friendly staff based in the dedicated Student Services building, Kings Gate. 

Campus life

Student life is not all about study! Newcastle's Student Union is the centre of student social life; with over 200 societies and 65 sports clubs to join there are endless opportunities to make friends and experience new things. 

Newcastle University is one of the best universities in the UK for student sport, ranked 10 in the Universities Sports League. Take advantage of the university's fantastic facilities and wide range of sports clubs to try something new or continue with a sport you love. If you’re already playing sport at a high level, find out about sports scholarships and support package that nurture sporting talent. 

If you are interested in studying at Newcastle University, speak to one of our Across the Pond Advisors today!

Student population: 28,000

Number of international students: 6,000

City population: 280,000

Location: Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center

Closest airports: Newcastle International Airport

Date of establishment: 1984

Areas of expertise: Media and Journalism, Cross Cultural Communication, History & Archaeology, Creative Writing, International Politics

Cost of Tuition per year: from £17,010 per year (2019/20)

Accommodation cost: £85-£175 per week on campus

Notable alumni:

Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) BSc Electrical Engineering and Princess Eugenie (BA Combined Honours: English Literature and History of Art)

January 15th deadline

If you're thinking of applying, consider applying before January 15th! While generally the 15 January UCAS deadline doesn't apply to international students, there are some exceptions and it helps to beat the rush of UK/EU students who will be submitting.  

We can help you apply ASAP!

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