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Newcastle University

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a public research university situated in Newcastle on Tyne, in the north-east of England. Established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne was founded in 1963. Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group and has one of the largest research portfolios in the EU in the UK.

Newcastle University currently inspires the minds of 28,000 students from more than 140 countries.

It is one of only eight Russell Group universities to achieve Gold TEF rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Newcastle is ranked 16th in the United Kingdom for Research Excellence (Research Excellence Framework), with 78 per cent of research assessed as world-leading.

Newcastle University is the top ten in the UK for graduate prospects, with 85 per cent of graduates in professional or managerial roles. The University has a well-established relationship with some of the largest graduate recruiters.

Newcastle University is a world leader in the areas of ageing and health, energy, data, cities and creative arts.

Newcastle University is considered by QS to be one of the top 150 universities in the world and the University's overall satisfaction is 91%, one of the country's highest scores. Graduate Destinations survey also showed that 94 per cent of Newcastle University leavers were employed or further studied six months after graduation.


Newcastle is a truly global institution, with campuses in Malaysia, Singapore and the London campus. Newcastle's single site, the city center campus, is a lovely place to learn and socialize.

Facilities in Campus

  • £58 million Urban Sciences Building 
  • £34 million Learning and Teaching Centre 
  • On campus art gallery, theatre, and Great North Museum
  • Two commercial farms and a biological field station
  • Music and media studios
  • A sea-going vessel, coastal station and marine lab
  • Learning Resource Centre 
  • Sports Centre

The University has invested millions in developing its campus and facilities and a further £100 million is planned over the next few years.

 Location Specialities 

  • Newcastle University campus is located right in the heart of the city, with quick and easy transport links to the rest of the country.
  • Newcastle is considered to be the capital of the north-east of England, 544 km north of London.
  • The city is surrounded by stunning coastal, heritage and rural attractions, which can be reached in minutes by local metro and public transport.


  • • All first-year undergraduate students who meet the criteria and apply before the deadline will be guaranteed a place in university or managed partnership accommodation.
  • • The university offers many different styles of accommodation, ranging from historic Victorian halls to a purpose-built residence with its own cinema. They provide a range of catered and self-catering, en-suite and standard accommodation to suit all budgets. Most of the residences are located within or near the city center campus.


  • 28th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 35th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 146th in the QS World University Rankings 2020

Teaching Quality

Teaching at Newcastle University has been officially recognized by the UK Government as being of the highest quality in the country with Gold in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Its teaching staff consists of three T.S. The winners of the Eliot Prize, the Scottish national poet Jackie Kay, and the Turner Prize, and the University are internationally recognized for their world-class teaching.

Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  •  Faculty of Medical Sciences
  •  Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Study Options

Why Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne?

Global University Newcastle 

University educates students around the globe with a campus in Newcastle, a business school in London, and a science and engineering center in Singapore. It is also the first UK university to establish a fully-owned international medical campus at its NUMed campus in Malaysia.

Leading University: 

Newcastle University is a global leader in aging and health, data, energy, cities and creative arts.

Award  Winning Programs

The University is ranked 16th in the United Kingdom for Research Excellence (Research Excellence Framework) and 78 per cent of its research is considered to be world-leading. Newcastle Universities research is renowned for its world-class reputation and consistently ranked among the top three in terms of excellence in areas as diverse as computing, environmental and English.

Member of Russel Group

 Newcastle University Group is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Research-intensive Universities.

A top-ranked education  

Newcastle University ranks as one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)

Highly employable graduates – 

the University has one of the best records for graduate employability in the UK

Student city location – 

a vibrant campus with a long history of excellence, located in one of the most popular student cities in the UK

How to Reach? Or Travel

Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast mainline, and just a short walk or Metro ride from the university. This station is well connected to all the major cities across the UK. London is just 3 hours away by train.

Newcastle International Airport is 6 miles north of the city.

There is also a daily ferry from the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields (7 miles) to Amsterdam.

Newcastle University Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Meritorious students receive scholarships and financial aid, some of the scholarships are listed below:-

  • Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships: £ 1,500 - £ 5,000
  • Vice Chancellor’s Global scholarships: £ 4,000
  • Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarships: 50% tuition fee waiver for students from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Turkey and USA. 100% waiver for students from India and USA.

Famous Aluminis

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

English language Requirements:


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – Overall 90 and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • PTE – Overall 62 and a minimum of 51 in all components.


  • IELTS – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 6.0
  • TOEFL – Overall 90 and a minimum of 20 in Writing and 19 in Listening, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking
  • PTE – Overall 62 and a minimum of 56 in all components.

The Requirements for some Programs may Defer.

Newcastle University Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1834
Endowment £ 80.6 million
International fee UG: £ 32,323
PG: £ 30,150
Mode of Program Full time, distance and online

Newcastle University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Expenses Estimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate tuition fee 20,747
Postgraduate tuition fee 18,574
On-campus accommodation 8,746
Average cost of living 11,576

Newcastle University Admissions

Candidates can refer to the official website of the University for Details regarding specific courses.

Application Process

  • Application:

UG applications- Apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS).

PG applications- Apply through University’s online application system

  • Application deadline:

UG Courses: January 15th, for Medicine –October 15th

PG Courses: Varies as per programs

  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official degree completion certificate, Letter of Recommendations
  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, personal statement, essay, and research proposal (for research programs).
  • English Proficiency Test: The acceptable English test scores are given below:
English Test Minimum scores required
IELTS Academic 6.5; minimum 5.5 in all components
PTE 62, 51 minimum in each component
CPE, CAE 176

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Newcastle University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 21,435


£ 20,850

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 3,780

Campus accommodation

£ 4,800

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.