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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

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Key Information
Rank 37
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Established 1834
International Students 19.3%
Famous Courses Medicine, Architecture, Education
International Fees £20,900-28,800
Key Information
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Established 1834
Famous Courses Medicine, Architecture, Education
International Fees £20,900-28,800

Newcastle University Overview

Newcastle University is a world-class institution established in 1834 with an international reputation for academic excellence. Newcastle University is a founding member of the elite Russell Group, a group of 24 highly research-intensive universities in the UK. High-quality teaching, strong research profile, and outstanding student support make the University one of the most popular institutes in the UK.

Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world. Delivering world-class research and teaching, we are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in our key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts, and one planet. We educate for life, nurturing the next generation of creative practitioners, clinicians, scientists, engineers and educationalists.

Our campus is beautiful, with green spaces and a blend of old and modern architecture. It is perfectly situated less than two minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of the main city centre shopping area. Newcastle is one of the world's best student cities and one of the most affordable cities in the UK. Newcastle boasts friendly local people and a cheap and easy-to-understand transportation system.

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Newcastle University Services for International Students

International Welcome Week, which is held at the beginning of the academic year for international students, provides an opportunity for international students to get to know each other, as well as introduce them to life in the UK and the university. During Welcome Week, there will be a meet and greet service at Newcastle Airport, information sessions and social events.

We also provide an academic skills kit, maths-aid, health and wellbeing, peer mentoring, language learning resources and career services to support your personal and professional growth throughout your time at Newcastle University.

Newcastle University Rankings

  • 37th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 67th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 129th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 168th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 78th in the Leiden Ranking 2022
  • 176th in the University Ranking by Academic Performance 2021
  • Top 25 in the World for sustainable development in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
  • Awarded 5 Plus QS Stars for Overall Excellence 2022

Satisfaction ratings

The ratings below show how satisfied different groups of students are with their overall experience at Newcastle University. Currently, Newcastle University's satisfaction ratings are as follows:

  • 71% in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021
  • 78% in the Postgraduate Research Survey 2021

Sector rankings

Newcastle University is ranked in various league tables comparing UK universities on specific metrics, from student satisfaction to our environmental record. Currently, Newcastle University is ranked:

  • 93% of full-time graduates in a job or further study, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020
  • Top 10 for sport in the British Universities and College Sports (BUCS)
  • Top 5 in the UK for sustainable development in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 

Newcastle University Business School is one of the few elite business schools to be triple accredited by the three major accrediting bodies, providing a high-quality education. Most programs are professionally accredited and provide an excellent education for your future career.

Newcastle University Accommodation

Accommodation for international students is guaranteed for the first year of study. Newcastle University has almost 4,000 places available, about 25% of which are catered. Facilities vary, with en suite and standard rooms available, as well as larger single 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. A full list of the available accommodation at Newcastle for undergraduate and postgraduate students can be found here.

Newcastle University Location

Newcastle is regarded as the capital of the north-east of England and 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.

Stunning countryside and coastal scenery is within easy travelling distance of the city, including hills, lakes, castles and beautiful coastlines. The historic cities of Durham, York and Edinburgh are easy to reach by train or bus, while London is only a three-hour train journey away. Newcastle Airport has links to major cities including Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as a daily connection to Dubai.

Newcastle University Alumni

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

Newcastle University Blogs, News and Updates

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