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Newcastle University

Newcastle, England   |   Established: 1834   |   Famous for: Psychology ・ Medicine ・ Translation

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Originating in 1834 as the School of Medicine and Surgery, Newcastle University was granted university status in 1963, classing it as a ‘red-brick’ university. It is situated in Newcastle in the north-east of England, about 544 km north of London, and has just over 20,000 students, of which 4,000 are international. Newcastle also has a campus in Malaysia for medicine and biomedical courses and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

As a result of its origins, one of Newcastle’s main strengths remains medicine. It currently works in partnership with the University of Durham and was selected as a national centre to demonstrate good practices in medical tuition. Cancer research facilities are some of the best in the country and Newcastle is in the top 5 for hospital and laboratory-based subjects.

Services for International Students

International Welcome Week is held at the beginning of the year to introduce international students to the UK, the university and each other. This includes a meet and greet service from Newcastle Airport as well as workshops, talks and social events like quizzes and ceilidh (traditional dance). In partnership with INTO, Newcastle offers free in-sessional language support throughout the year, as well as pre-sessional courses.


Currently, the university is ranked 18th by The Times, 27th by The Guardian and 22nd by The Complete University Guide. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, almost 60% of research submitted was considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Cancer research was by far the best performer, with 90% of work in the top two categories, with art & design, English, music and town planning and civil engineering also performing well.


Accommodation for international students is guaranteed for the first year of study. Newcastle University has almost 4,000 places on offer, about 25% of which are catered. Facilities vary, with en suite and standard rooms available, as well as larger single rooms, shared rooms and studio apartments. Self-catered rooms are generally arranged in flats with a shared kitchen. The Accommodation Service offers free advice for students looking to find private rented accommodation within Newcastle.


Newcastle is regarded as the capital of the north-east of England, 544 km north of London. It is a lively, compact, cosmopolitan and student friendly city which is located on the banks of the River Tyne. It is famous for its world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, fascinating history, great shopping and beautiful architecture.

Newcastle regularly hosts some of the biggest names in international music, theatre and comedy at one of its several concert and theatre venues, as well as numerous museums and art galleries. The city also has a reputation as one of the world’s best party destinations. Students love the extensive choice of nightlife available to them, whether it’s dancing in one of the many nightclubs or enjoying a drink with friends in the many pubs, bars and cafes across the city.

Stunning countryside and coastal scenery is within easy travelling distance of the city, including hills, lakes, castles and beautiful coastlines. The historic city of Durham is just a fifteen-minute train journey away. The cities of York and Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland – are easy to reach by train or bus, while London is only a three-hour train journey away. Explore Europe and beyond from Newcastle International Airport, which has links to some of Europe’s major cities including Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as a daily connection to Dubai.

Famous Alumni

  • Rowan Atkinson (Comedian)
  • Princess Eugenie of York
  • Jonathan Sacks (Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth)

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